I Like Mike (film)
|I Like Mike|
|Directed by||Peter Frye|
|Produced by||Yitzhak Agadati|
|Written by||Peter Frye|
|Edited by||Nellie Gilad|
I Like Mike is a 1961 Israeli drama film directed by Canadian-born Peter Frye. It was entered into the 1961 Cannes Film Festival. Based on Aharon Megged play and become an Habima Musical theatre. 
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.
- Batya Lancet as The mother, Yafa Arieli
- Gideon Singer
- Ze'ev Berlinsky
- Ilana Rovina as The daughter, Tamar
- Meira Shor
- Seymour Gitin as Mike (Michael Abrahams), an American tourist
- Geula Nuni
- Avner Hizkiyahu
- Eitan Gitin
- Bernie Rachelle as Arik (with Topol)
- "Festival de Cannes: I Like Mike". festival-cannes.com. Retrieved 21 February 2009.
- I Like Mike in Habima, Davar, September 21, 1956
- Meir Schnitzer, Israeli Cinema: Facts/ Plots/ Directors / Opinions, Kinneret Publishing House, 1994. P. 52.
- Amy Kornish and Costel Safirman, Israeli Film – A Reference Guide, Praeger, 2003, p. 81.
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