The Apprenticeship Of Duddy Kravitz


(out of 5)

 appears in an early starring role of this quirky film version of Mordecai Richler’s popular novel. He plays the son of working-class Jewish parents in Montreal who is absolutely determined to make something of himself in life, though he’s not entirely sure what. While working at a summer resort to make money, he meets a lovely girl (, lovely) with whom he starts an affair. His plucky personality leads him to such ventures as pinball machines and drug trafficking until eventually he starts making home movies for Bar Mitzvahs. Also starring , this one is an interesting and enjoyable experience peppered with a few laughs here and there, but not as satisfying as reading Richler’s work itself.

Astral Bellevue Pathé, Canadian Film Development Corporation, Duddy Kravitz Syndicate, Famous Players, International Cinemedia Center, United Welco

Canada, 1974

Directed by

Screenplay by , adaptation by , based on the novel by Mordecai Richler

Cinematography by

Produced by

Production Design by

Costume Design by , ,

Film Editing by

Academy Awards 1974

Golden Globe Awards 1974

New York Film Critics Awards 1974.  

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