Fiddler on the Roof

Fiddler on the Roof (1971)

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Corrected entry: The unmarried daughters wearing head scarves is inaccurate - married women wore head coverings (orthodox women still do) for modesty - to keep other men from seeing their hair, but unmarried girls would have been trying to advertise their "crowning glory."

Correction: Yes, it is true that unmarried girls do not cover their hair. However, in the film the daughters' hair is exposed around the scarves, most likely those scarves are to keep their hair out of their eyes while working. Their hair is uncovered at their sister's wedding, as it should be. Married orthodox women wear scarves, snoods or wigs to cover all of their hair, none would be showing.


Audio problem: At one point near the end of the movie, you can hear Tzeitel's baby crying. Watch closely, and you'll see that the baby's mouth is not moving. It's even closed at times.

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Perchik: Your daughter has a quick and witty tongue.
Tevye: Yes, the wit she gets from me, as the good book says.
Golde: The good book can wait, it's time for Sabbath.
Tevye: The tongue she gets from her mother.

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Trivia: During the three days it took to shoot the "If I were a Rich Man" scene, Topol had a bad abscess in a tooth and was in dire pain. The pain in his face, which helped win him an Oscar for the role, was generated by the pain in his tooth. No acting was required.

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