The Fixer
Poster of The Fixer (film).jpg
Directed by John Frankenheimer
Produced by Edward Lewis
Written by Bernard Malamud (novel)
Dalton Trumbo
Starring Alan Bates
Dirk Bogarde
Georgia Brown
Music by Maurice Jarre
Cinematography Marcel Grignon
Editing by Henry Berman
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) 8 December 1968
Running time 132 min.
Country United States
Language English

The Fixer is a 1968 film based on the 1966 semi-biographical novel of the same name, written by Bernard Malamud.


Like the book, the film has for its main character Yakov Bok, a Jew living in the Russian Empire, who was unjustly imprisoned based on prejudice and the charge of having committing blood libel. It was based on the incidents of the Beilis Trial in 1913, in which Menahem Mendel Beilis was wrongly accused of having murdered a Ukrainian boy named Andrei Yushchinsky, with blood libel being presented as the alleged motivation.


  • Alan Bates as Yakov Bok
  • Dirk Bogarde as Bibikov
  • Georgia Brown as Marfa Golov
  • Hugh Griffith as Lebedev
  • Elizabeth Hartman as Zinaida
  • Ian Holm as Grubeshov
  • David Opatoshu as Latke
  • David Warner as Count Odoevsky
  • Carol White as Raisl
  • George Murcell as Deputy Warden
  • Murray Melvin as Priest
  • Peter Jeffrey as Berezhinsky
  • Michael Goodliffe as Ostrovsky
  • Thomas Heathcote as Proshko
  • Mike Pratt as Father Anastasy

Oscar nomination

It was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor in a Leading Role (Alan Bates).

External links

This page uses content from the English Wikipedia. The original article was at The Fixer (film). The list of authors can be seen in the page history.

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