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Time Out says

Blacklisted screenwriter Dalton Trumbo adapted Bernard Malamud's heavyweight novel, a tale of injustice set in pre-revolutionary Russia, but despite obvious effort all round this remains one of those worthy responsible movies trading on its self-proclaimed prestige. Bates suffers his way to an Oscar nomination as Yakov Bok, the Jew who refuses to confess to a crime (the ritual murder of a child) of which he's innocent and is imprisoned without trial. Bogarde, on the other hand, as the melancholy lawyer, who's murdered for attempting to help Bok, has a touch more charisma. Not a patch on the director's earlier Bird Man of Alcatraz.
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Release Details

  • Duration:130 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:John Frankenheimer
  • Screenwriter:Dalton Trumbo
  • Cast:
    • Alan Bates
    • Dirk Bogarde
    • Georgia Brown
    • Jack Gilford
    • Hugh Griffith
    • Elizabeth Hartman
    • Ian Holm
    • David Warner
    • Murray Melvin
    • Peter Jeffrey
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