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Based on the true story of a Jewish handyman (Bates) in 1911 Tsarist Russia who's accused of murdering a gentile boy. Wrongly imprisoned he's tortured to confess to the crime, which he refuses to do. Bogarde is the lawyer who tries to help him. Strong direction and acting in an unrelenting drama. Adapted from Bernard Malamud's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel.

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Available on Running time 132 minutes.

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Genres
Men in Prison, Judaism, Period Piece: 1910s, Russia/USSR, True Stories, Books to Film: Bernard Malamud
Screenplay
Dalton Trumbo
Cast
Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde, Georgia Brown, Hugh Griffith, Elizabeth Hartman, Ian Holm, David Opatoshu, David Warner, Carol White, Murray Melvin, Peter Jeffrey, William Hutt
Director
John Frankenheimer
Music
Maurice Jarre
Producer
Edward Lewis, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures

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