I Like Mike (film)

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I Like Mike
Directed byPeter Frye
Produced byYitzhak Agadati
Mordecai Navon
Ya'akov Shteiner
Written byPeter Frye
Aharon Meged
StarringBatya Lancet
CinematographyNissim Leon
Edited byNellie Gilad
Release date
  • 1961 (1961)
Running time
120 minutes

I Like Mike is a 1961 Israeli drama film directed by Canadian-born Peter Frye. It was entered into the 1961 Cannes Film Festival.[1] Based on Aharon Megged play and become an Habima Musical theatre. [2]


Yafa Arieli wanted to marry her daughter to Mike, a young American visiting in Israel, son of a Texas tycoon, but her daughter Tamara is in love with Micha, a Nahal officer and a poor Kibbutznik. During his flight to Israel, Mike saw in the newspaper a picture of a Yemenite Soldier, fell in love and swore to find her. Eventually, Mike finds Nilli, the Yemenite Soldier who lives in a Kibbutz in the Negev region, and decides to become a Kibbutznik.[3][4]



  1. ^ "Festival de Cannes: I Like Mike". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 21 February 2009.
  2. ^ I Like Mike in Habima, Davar, September 21, 1956
  3. ^ Meir Schnitzer, Israeli Cinema: Facts/ Plots/ Directors / Opinions, Kinneret Publishing House, 1994. P. 52.
  4. ^ Amy Kornish and Costel Safirman, Israeli Film – A Reference Guide, Praeger, 2003, p. 81.

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