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Uniform Title Pawnbroker (Motion picture)
Title The pawnbroker / Ely Landau and Herbert R. Steinmann present an Ely Landau production ; produced by Roger Lewis, Philip Langner ; screenplay by Morton Fine, David Friedkin ; directed by Sidney Lumet.

Publication Info. Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Artisan Home Entertainment, 2003.


Location Call No. Status
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Media Room  DVD PAWNBROKER    Check Shelf
 Windsor, Main Library - Adult Department  DVD PAWN    Check Shelf
Description 1 videodisc (approximately 111 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1; 2.0 Dolby stereo surround; full screen (1.33:1) presentation; digitally mastered.
Note Based on the novel by Edward Lewis Wallant.
Cast Rod Steiger, Brock Peters, Jaime Sanchez, Thelma Oliver, Juano Hernandez, Marketa Kimbrell, Raymond St. Jacques, Nancy R. Pollock, Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Credits Director of photography, Boris Kaufman ; film editor, Ralph Rosenblum ; music, Quincy Jones ; production designer, Richard Sylbert.
Note Originally produced as an American motion picture in 1964.
Audience Not rated.
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.
Language English dialogue; closed-captioned.
Note GMD: videorecording.
Subject Pawnbrokers -- Drama.
Holocaust survivors -- Drama.
Inner cities -- Drama.
Criminal behavior -- Drama.
Jews -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Gangsters -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Harlem (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Film adaptations.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Added Author Lumet, Sidney, 1924-2011. Director.
Landau, Ely. Producer.
Steinmann, Herbert R., 1902-1990. Producer.
Lewis, Roger, 1918-1984. Producer.
Langner, Philip. Producer.
Fine, Morton, 1916-1991. Screenwriter.
Friedkin, David. Screenwriter.
Steiger, Rod, 1925-2002. Actor.
Peters, Brock. Actor.
Sánchez, Jaime, 1938- Actor.
Hernandez, Juano. Actor.
St. Jacques, Raymond, 1930-1990. Actor.
Fitzgerald, Geraldine, 1913-2005. Actor.
Jones, Quincy, 1933-
Wallant, Edward Lewis, 1926-1962. Pawnbroker.
Republic Pictures Corporation.
Republic Entertainment Inc.
Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm)
Standard No. 017153145878
Music No. 14587 Republic Entertainment
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