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The Resource The pawnbroker, Republic Pictures ; Ely Landau and Herbert R. Steinmann present ; an Ely Landau production ; produced by Roger Lewis, Philip Langner ; screenplay, Morton Fine, David Friedkin, based on the novel by Edward Lewis Wallant ; directed by Sidney Lumet, (videorecording DVD)

The pawnbroker, Republic Pictures ; Ely Landau and Herbert R. Steinmann present ; an Ely Landau production ; produced by Roger Lewis, Philip Langner ; screenplay, Morton Fine, David Friedkin, based on the novel by Edward Lewis Wallant ; directed by Sidney Lumet, (videorecording DVD)

Label
The pawnbroker
Title
The pawnbroker
Statement of responsibility
Republic Pictures ; Ely Landau and Herbert R. Steinmann present ; an Ely Landau production ; produced by Roger Lewis, Philip Langner ; screenplay, Morton Fine, David Friedkin, based on the novel by Edward Lewis Wallant ; directed by Sidney Lumet
Contributor
Actor
Director
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
A long time ago, Sol Nazerman was a professor. He had a wife, children. Then the Germans came. Sol survived the concentration camp, his family did not. Now, as the pawnbroker in a shop owned by a racketeer, he grows increasingly bitter and callous, withdrawing still further from the world around him. His eager assistant Jesus looks to him as both a teacher and a father figure, but Sol eschews involvement or compassion. This detachment leads to a tragedy, which awakens Sol's humanity, wherein he can finally acknowledge his burden of grief and guilt
Awards note
Named to the National Film Registry in 2008 by the Library of Congress ; Nominee, Best Actor in a Leading Role (Rod Steiger), 1966 Academy Awards (USA) ; Winner, Best Foreign Actor (Rod Steiger), 1967 BAFTA Awards ; Winner, Best Written American Drama (Morton S. Fine, David Friedkin), 1966 Writers Guild of America Awards.
Cataloging source
NAB
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Boris Kaufman ; film editor, Ralph Rosenblum ; music, Quincy Jones ; production designer, Richard Sylbert
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA Rating: Not Rated
Language note
Closed-captioned
PerformerNote
Rod Steiger, Brock Peters, Jaime Sanchez, Thelma Oliver, Juano Hernandez, Marketa Kimbrell, Raymond St. Jacques, Nancy R. Pollock, Geraldine Fitzgerald
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1924-2011
  • 1925-2002
  • 1938-
  • 1930-1990
  • 1913-2005
  • 1933-
  • 1926-1962
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Lumet, Sidney
  • Steiger, Rod
  • Peters, Brock
  • Sánchez, Jaime
  • Hernandez, Juano
  • St. Jacques, Raymond
  • Fitzgerald, Geraldine
  • Jones, Quincy
  • Wallant, Edward Lewis
  • Republic Pictures Corporation
Runtime
115
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Wallant, Edward Lewis
  • Pawnbrokers
  • Holocaust survivors
  • Inner cities
  • Criminal behavior
  • Jews
  • Gangsters
  • Harlem (New York, N.Y.)
Technique
live action
Label
The pawnbroker, Republic Pictures ; Ely Landau and Herbert R. Steinmann present ; an Ely Landau production ; produced by Roger Lewis, Philip Langner ; screenplay, Morton Fine, David Friedkin, based on the novel by Edward Lewis Wallant ; directed by Sidney Lumet, (videorecording DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
That age-old charm -- Main title -- Hard man, not a talker -- Professor once -- Just a handout -- Gift from a friend -- "Teach me gold" -- Avoiding October -- Smart boy like that -- Partners in love and misery -- Miss Birchfield's lunch date -- "You people?" -- "Good boy" -- Coward's survival -- Bitterness vs. loneliness -- Only other absolute -- If if if -- Look at something pretty -- Money from filth -- Fear rushing in -- People on the train -- "You're nothing like me" -- Worried about Ortiz -- "So kill me!" -- Wrong sacrifice -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (111 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
017153145878
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
14587
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm53967610
  • 448518
  • (OCoLC)53967610
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; Dolby 2.0 stereo surround ; full screen presentation, preserving the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of the original motion picture ; digitally mastered
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The pawnbroker, Republic Pictures ; Ely Landau and Herbert R. Steinmann present ; an Ely Landau production ; produced by Roger Lewis, Philip Langner ; screenplay, Morton Fine, David Friedkin, based on the novel by Edward Lewis Wallant ; directed by Sidney Lumet, (videorecording DVD)
Publication
Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Contents
That age-old charm -- Main title -- Hard man, not a talker -- Professor once -- Just a handout -- Gift from a friend -- "Teach me gold" -- Avoiding October -- Smart boy like that -- Partners in love and misery -- Miss Birchfield's lunch date -- "You people?" -- "Good boy" -- Coward's survival -- Bitterness vs. loneliness -- Only other absolute -- If if if -- Look at something pretty -- Money from filth -- Fear rushing in -- People on the train -- "You're nothing like me" -- Worried about Ortiz -- "So kill me!" -- Wrong sacrifice -- End credits
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (111 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
017153145878
Other physical details
sd., b&w
Publisher number
14587
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • ocm53967610
  • 448518
  • (OCoLC)53967610
System details
DVD ; NTSC, Region 1 ; Dolby 2.0 stereo surround ; full screen presentation, preserving the 1.33:1 aspect ratio of the original motion picture ; digitally mastered
Video recording format
DVD
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