Lumet, Sidney 1924-2011
Most widely held works about Sidney Lumet
Most widely held works by Sidney Lumet
12 angry men ( Visual )
38 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in English and held by 3,079 libraries worldwide
Depicts a jury of men who must decide the fate of a teenage boy who has murdered his abusive father. The jurors are from all walks of life, and bring with them their own opinions, prejudices, fears, and personal demons.
Network ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,992 libraries worldwide
A satirical look at the politics and power struggles of television executives as a network news anchorman turns the tables on the "ratings."
Long day's journey into night ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1961 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,558 libraries worldwide
Based on Eugene O'Neill's 1956 autobiography, this film depicts a day in the life of a family deteriorating under drug addiction, alcoholism, and imminent death.
Making movies by Sidney Lumet ( Book )
25 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,455 libraries worldwide
The award-winning director journeys inside the world of film to illuminate the arduous process of creating movies, discussing the art and craft of directing, writers and actors, the camera, art direction, editing, sound tracks, and more.
The verdict ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 1,453 libraries worldwide
An alcoholic lawyer stumbles upon one last chance to redeem himself by taking on a controversial court case against seemingly insurmountable opposition.
Dog day afternoon ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1975 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,333 libraries worldwide
Based on actual events that took place one hot August afternoon in 1972, the movie recreates the incredible circumstances surrounding an ill-fated Brooklyn bank robbery attempt.
Before the devil knows you're dead ( Visual )
16 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,144 libraries worldwide
A stock broker, who is having financial troubles and in need of extra cash, and his younger brother conspire to pull off the perfect, victimless crime. No guns, no violence, no problem. The only problem is that the owners of the jewelry store are their own parents. But when an accomplice ignores the rules and crosses the line, his actions trigger a series of events in which no one is left unscathed.
The pawnbroker ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1964 and 2003 in 3 languages and held by 982 libraries worldwide
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.
Murder on the Orient Express ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 940 libraries worldwide
Hercule Poirot is a dapper detective for whom murder-solving is a precise, intellectual exercise. When a murder occurs aboard the Orient Express, Poirot agrees to interview all aboard the famous train's Calais coach, hoping to find the killer of an American millionarie before the local police arrive.
Fail-safe ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 925 libraries worldwide
A computer malfunction causes nuclear-equipped American bombers to destroy Moscow and the president of the United States has to take terrible measures to appease the Soviets and prevent all-out nuclear war.
Serpico ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 894 libraries worldwide
Adaptation of the true story of a young New York police officer refuses to extort money from criminals as the other officers do. His fellow police officers turn against him when he seeks to expose the situation during a grand jury investigation.
The Wiz ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1978 and 2010 in English and Miscellaneous languages and held by 852 libraries worldwide
Dorothy is a 24-year-old Manhattan kindergarten teacher who is whisked away from her inner-city neighborhood via a snowstorm to the mysterious land of Oz. Oz is a sprawling, decaying, nightmarish, and dangerous megalopolis that resembles the physical characteristics of New York City.
Seven samurai ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in Japanese and held by 841 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of a sixteenth-century village whose desperate inhabitants hire seven out-of-work warriors to protect them from invading bandits.
Equus ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 6 languages and held by 709 libraries worldwide
A middle-aged psychiatrist tries to find out why a young man has blinded six horses entrusted to his care.
Deathtrap ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 600 libraries worldwide
A famed mystery playwright with a recent string of flops may be planning to murder a talented former student in order to steal his work.
乱 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in Japanese and held by 590 libraries worldwide
An aging warlord decides to split his kingdom between his three sons, who will live in three separate castles. The two eldest sons are quite happy, but the youngest thinks his father has gone mad, and predicts that it won't be long until the two older brothers are fighting with each other.
Find me guilty ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and German and held by 584 libraries worldwide
Mobster Jackie Dee DiNorscio tries to strike a bargain with police: a shorter prison term in exchange for ratting on his fellow mobsters. He takes matters in his own hands when he defends himself instead, turning the courtroom upside down.
Running on empty ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 553 libraries worldwide
Ever since antiwar activists Arthur and Annie Pope blew up a napalm lab in 1971, the Popes and their children have been on the run from the law. Now elder son Danny is 17 and he wants to stop running from a past he had nothing to do with.
The Wiz ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1999 and 2009 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
A discontented kindergarten teacher living in Harlem is lost in a blizzard and comes upon the wonderland of Oz. There she meets new friends, tries to find her way home, and finds that her life is not so bad after all.
The fugitive kind ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1959 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 496 libraries worldwide
A smoldering, snakeskin-jacketed Val Xavier is a guitar-strumming drifter trying to go straight. He finds work and solace in a Southern small-town variety store run by Lady Torrance, who's lonely, sexually frustrated, and abused by her vile, deathly ill husband, and who proves as much a temptation for Val as local wild child Carol, who tries to seduce him.
Abused children Bank robberies Brothers Caper films Capital punishment Crimes without victims Criminal behavior Criminal procedure Criticism, interpretation, etc. Drama Families Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Gale, Dorothy (Fictitious character) Gangsters Handbooks, manuals, etc. History Japan Jewelry stores Jews Jurors Jury Legal films Lumet, Sidney,--1924-2011 Motion pictures Motion pictures--Production and direction Murder--Investigation New York (State)--New York O'Neill, Eugene,--1888-1953 Parricide Poirot, Hercule (Fictitious character) Police Police corruption Police films Robbery Rose, Reginald Samurai films Sensationalism in journalism Serpico, Frank Stockbrokers Television broadcasting of news Television news anchors Thrillers (Motion pictures) Trials (Murder) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired
Lumet, Sydney 1924-2011
Smithee, Alan 1924-2011
Multiple languages (55)
No Linguistic content (48)
Greek, Modern (1)
Miscellaneous languages (1)