APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ, THE
Ted Kotcheff's (FIRST BLOOD, WAKE IN FRIGHT, WEEKEND AT BERNIE'S) dark comedy about a young man struggling to make his name and fortune won the Golden Bear at the 1974 Berlin Film Festival. Richard Dreyfuss stars as Duddy Kravitz, the younger son of a working-class Montreal Jewish family and a man of serious ambition. While working as a waiter at a Jewish resort hotel in the Laurentian Mountains, Duddy sees an opportunity to make his mark. Chronicling Duddy's short and dubious rise to power, Mordecai Richler adapted the Oscar®-nominated screenplay from his own celebrated novel. DIR Ted Kotcheff; SCR Mordecai Richler, from his novel; PROD John Kemeny. Canada, 1974, color, 120 min. RATED PG
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