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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
Screenwriter
Director
Producer
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
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.P38 2003
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
  • 1902-1990
  • 1918-1984
  • 1916-1991
  • 1924-2011
  • 1925-2002
  • 1938-
  • 1930-1990
  • 1913-2005
  • 1933-
  • 1926-1962
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Landau, Ely
  • Steinmann, Herbert R.
  • Lewis, Roger
  • Langner, Philip
  • Fine, Morton
  • Friedkin, David
  • Lumet, Sidney
  • Steiger, Rod
  • Peters, Brock
  • Sánchez, Jaime
  • Hernandez, Juano
  • St. Jacques, Raymond
  • Fitzgerald, Geraldine
  • Jones, Quincy
  • Wallant, Edward Lewis
  • Republic Pictures Corporation
  • Republic Entertainment Inc
  • Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm)
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 (115 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
  • 2518814
  • (OCoLC)ocm53967610
  • (OCoLC)53967610
  • 2518814
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 (115 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
  • 2518814
  • (OCoLC)ocm53967610
  • (OCoLC)53967610
  • 2518814
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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