Set in tsarist Russia around the turn of the century and based on a true story of a Russian Jewish peasant Yakov Bog who was wrongly imprisoned for a most unlikely crime - the "ritual murder" of a Gentile child in Kiev. We witness the unrelenting detail of the peasant-handyman's life in prison and see him gain in dignity as the efforts to humiliate him and make him confess fail. Written by
They accused him... They beat him... They condemned him... and after all that, they were more afraid of him than ever.
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Pg. 96 of Steve Martin
's memoir 'Born Standing Up', relates a story in which Trumbo's daughter tells Martin: "He's got a screenplay due in four days and he hasn't started in yet." This is in reference to her father writing 'The Fixer' at the last minute. See more
The law will protect you unless you're guilty.
[closes the door
Guilty of what?
Referenced in Lionpower from MGM