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6 Ratings



Directed by Maurice Schwartz
United States, 1939


The original, non-musical film version of the book which inspired “Fiddler on the Roof”.

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Tevye Directed by Maurice Schwartz

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  • FISCHER's rating of the film Tevye

    Personnage emblématique de la littérature yiddish, "Tevye der Milkhiker" fut aussi adapté en comédie musicale, début des années 1970, et qui pour cette remarquable version de 1939 bénéficia d'une exceptionnelle interprétation et prestation de Maurice Schwartz, assumant à la fois le rôle principal du film et sa patente réalisation...

  • McSmith's rating of the film Tevye

    Condensing Tevye the Dairyman's tales to that of just this one daughter does heighten the film's tragic potential, but loses much of the comedy and poignancy of the original, meandering and less directed stories.

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