Tevye and His Seven Daughters
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Film poster
Directed byMenahem Golan
Screenplay bySholem Aleichem
Menahem Golan
Haim Hefer
Based onTevye and His Daughters
by Sholem Aleichem
Produced byArtur Brauner
Menahem Golan
StarringShmuel Rodensky
CinematographyNissim Leon
Edited byTova Biran
Release date
  • 5 May 1968 (1968-05-05)
Running time
119 minutes

Tevye and His Seven Daughters (Hebrew: טוביה ושבע בנותיו, translit. Tuvia Vesheva Benotav) is a 1968 Israeli drama film directed by Menahem Golan. Based on stories by Sholem Aleichem, which were also the basis for the stage musical and 1971 film, both titled Fiddler on the Roof.


The film is about a poor Russian Jew named Tevye who tries to make a living. When he slowly lands money, he attempts to get his daughters married.


Shmuel Rodensky (right) on the set of Tevye and His Seven Daughters
Shmuel Rodensky (right) on the set of Tevye and His Seven Daughters


The film was listed to compete at the 1968 Cannes Film Festival,[1] but the festival was cancelled due to the events of May 1968 in France.


  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: Tevye and His Seven Daughters". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 5 April 2009.