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Fiddler On the Roof

Rated G, 181 min. Directed by Norman Jewison. Starring Topol, Norma Crane, Leonard Frey, Molly Picone.

REVIEWED By Marjorie Baumgarten, Thu., July 22, 1999

Famed Israeli actor Topol, who headed the London stage version of the musical, stars in this all-out filmization of the popular show. Papa Tevye fights to preserve Jewish traditions in the face of modernization and pogroms. The show's songs are now all classics; the thematic violin-playing is by Isaac Stern.

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