1968 · Beverly Hills, CA
Directed by Frankenheimer, based on the 1966 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Bernard Malamud, written for the screen by Dalton Trumbo, and starring Alan Bates, Dirk Bogarde, and Ian Holm. Set in the era of Czarist Russia, Frankeheimer's adaptation is a brutal realization of Malamud's novel, wherein a poor Jew named Yakov Bok assumes the identity of a Gentile after moving from the country to Kiev, in order to secure a job working for a drunken anti-Semite. When Bok is wrongfully accused of murder, he winds up having to go to prison to avoid stigmatizing the entire Jewish community. Alan Bates was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actor for his portrayal of Bok.
Set in Russia, shot on location in Hungary
8.5 x 6 inches. Near Fine. (Inventory #: 144528)