The Fixer

Film, Action and adventure

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.


Release details

130 mins

Cast and crew

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