The Fixer (1968)
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Yakov Bok (Alan Bates) is a Jewish handyman living in the ghetto of Kiev. His people suffer from the anti-Semitic persecution of the Czarist troops that march through the ghetto without warning. One day, he is accused of the murder of a young boy. When he denies the charges and refuses to confess under torture, he is thrown into jail without trial. He endures unspeakable brutality at the hands of his captors, but his faith and convictions give him the strength to endure the hardships. After many years of imprisonment, his case becomes a cause for international concern over issues of human rights and religious freedom. The story is taken from the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Bernard Malamud, with the screenplay by Dalton Trumbo, himself a victim of McCarthy era persecution during the communist witch hunts of the early 1950s by the U.S. Senate. … More
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Critic Reviews for The Fixer
Alan Bates received an Oscar nomination (his only one) for this mediocre version of the famous novel.
Great Alan Bates starrer directed by Frankenheimer.
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