THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ (1974)
- Run Time: 120 min.
- Rating: PG
- Director: Ted Kotcheff
- Writer(s): Lionel Chetwynd and Mordecai Richler (based on his novel)
- Star(s): Richard Dreyfuss, Micheline Lanctôt, Jack Warden, Randy Quaid
Duddy Kravitz (Dreyfuss) is a brash, working-class Jewish kid from Montreal, determined to make a name for himself in society, no matter what it takes. Taking to heart his grandfather’s advice that “a man without land is nothing,” Duddy gets involved in a series of get-rich-quick schemes in order to purchase a lakeshore property in the Laurentian mountains.
As his business ventures backfire in different ways, Duddy has to come to terms with the fact that he’s attaining his goals at the expense of something more important — friendship and love. Both funny and touching, The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is a true Canadian classic.
The film was nominated for Academy Awards for Best Writing and Best Screenplay adapted from other material and won Film of the Year at the Canadian Film Awards, the precursors to the Genies.
About the Director
Toronto-born Kotcheff has produced and directed films in the UK, the US and Canada, including Fun with Dick and Jane, Joshua Then and Now, Split Image and The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz, which won the Golden Berlin Bear at the Berlin International Film Festival.
Thursday, Jun 4, 2009
Ted Kotcheff of st. gilby said:
i loved the book and the movie was even better