The Fixer
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John Frankenheimer directed this intense film adaptation of the Bernard Malamud novel. During the days of Czarist Russia, a poor but educated Jew, Yakov Bok (Alan Bates) is abandoned by his wife Raisl (Carol White). Yakov decides to leave his small village and travel to Kiev. Since it is the time of the pogroms, Yakov poses as a gentile and takes a job as a handyman for Lebedev (Hugh Griffith), a drunken anti-Semitic merchant. Yakov rises up the ladder in Lebedev's establishment, and he is eventually promoted to factory overseer-accountant. But when a neighborhood boy is murdered,… More
Rotten Tomatoes Score: 67%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Alan Bates received an Oscar nomination (his only one) for this mediocre version of the famous novel."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Great Alan Bates starrer directed by Frankenheimer."
‑ Steve Crum, Dispatch-Tribune Newspapers
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