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Poitier, Sidney

Works: 513 works in 1,566 publications in 7 languages and 52,679 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Records and correspondence  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Television programs  Television adaptations  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Director, Originator, Costume designer, Artist, Film editor, Speaker, Host, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Sidney Poitier
In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison ( Visual )
76 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small town Southern sheriff finds himself in an uneasy alliance with a big-city black homicide detective as they investigate a murder
Guess who's coming to dinner by Stanley Kramer ( Visual )
55 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Crusading newspaper publisher Matt Drayton's liberal principles are put to the test when his daughter, Joey, announces her engagement to John Prentice, an internationally renowned African-American physician. While Matt's wife, Christina, readily accepts Joey's decision, Matt intends to withhold his consent, forgetting that when it comes to matters of the heart, true love is colorblind
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry ( Visual )
37 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,851 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations
The greatest story ever told by George Stevens ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 1,870 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama of the life of Christ, the teacher and saviour, healer of the hopeless and champion of the poor, from Galilee to Golgotha
To Sir, with love by E. R Braithwaite ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,838 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A teacher in England abandons the traditional curriculum of education in dealing with a class of students rejected by other schools
Lilies of the field by Ralph Nelson ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A free-spirited ex-G.I. stumbles upon five German refugee nuns in Arizona and helps them build a chapel
Sneakers by Phil Alden Robinson ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A thriller about five computer hackers with questionable pasts and an equally questionable government job
Blackboard jungle by Richard Brooks ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Urban drama about an idealistic teacher in a slum area who fights doggedly to connect with his unruly students
The Jackal by Michael Caton-Jones ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and Italian and held by 1,157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jackal--the greatest assassin in history--out to eliminate a top U.S. government official. Declan Mulqueen, an imprisoned underground operative, is the only man who can stop him. Now, the Deputy Director of the FBI is taking the biggest risk of all ... he's releasing one criminal to stop another
Separate but equal by Sidney Poitier ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The year is 1950 ... and America is divided between black and white. Schools, restaurants, trains and buses ... even drinking fountains cannot be shared by both races. Although slavery has been outlawed for nearly a century, segregation is legal. But white and Negro facilities are separate and unequal ... and the tension has reached a breaking point for the blacks of Clarendon County, South Carolina. When their request for a single school bus is denied by whiteschool officials, a bitter, violent and courageous battle for justice and equality begins ... putting black against white and friend against neighbor all across the country
The defiant ones by Stanley Kramer ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1958 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two convicts escaping from a Southern work gang discover that they are bound together by an unbreakable iron chain and separated by a hatred for each other. But in order to elude capture they must overcome their hostility
Montaro Caine : a novel by Sidney Poitier ( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 1,059 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Montaro Caine, CEO of the Fitzer Corporation, is losing control of the company he built. At this moment of crisis, a man and woman appear at his office with a coin of unknown provenance, composed of a metal unknown on Earth. Montaro immediately recognizes it as the companion of a coin he analyzed as a graduate student working in a lab at MIT, which was later returned to its unidentified owner. But the value of the coin lies not in its monetary worth but in its hold on the people who come into contact with it
A patch of blue ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 920 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother
D'Aulaires' book of Greek myths by Ingri D'Aulaire ( Recording )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 617 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
No education is complete without a large slice of Greek mythology. And there's no better way of meeting that literary quota than with the D'Aulaires' book. All the great gods and goddesses of ancient Greece are depicted in this big, beautiful classic, lovingly illustrated and skillfully told. Young readers will be dazzled by mighty Zeus, lord of the universe; stirred by elegant Athena, goddess of wisdom; intimidated by powerful Hera, queen of Olympus; and chilled by moody Poseidon, ruler of the sea. These often impetuous immortals flounce and frolic, get indiscreet, and get even. From petty squabbles to heroic deeds, their actions cover the range of godly--and mortal--personalities. The D'Aulaires' illustrations have a memorable quality: once pored over, they will never leave the minds of the viewer. Decades later, the name Gaea will still evoke the soft green picture of lovely Mother Earth, her body hills and valleys and her eyes blue lakes reflecting the stars of her husband, Uranus the sky. No child is too young to appreciate the myths that have built the foundation for much of the world's art and literature over the centuries. This introduction to mythology is a treasure. (Ages 10 to adult)
Stir crazy by Sidney Poitier ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two zany drifters are mistakenly sent to prison for a robbery they didn't commit. They must rely on their wits in order to survive a sadistic warden, a hulking mass-murderer and worst of all, the inter-prison rodeo
They call me Mister Tibbs! by Gordon Douglas ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 569 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Detective Virgil Tibbs has been assigned to solve the murder of a prostitute. His pal, a political-minded minister who is spearheading a referendum on community control, is suspected of the homicide and Tibbs is faced with the decision of whether or not to invesigate
The last brickmaker in America by Sidney Poitier ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Henry spends his time working in the brickyard owned by his family and grieving the loss of his wife. When a young boy enters Henry's life, both man and child find what they desperately need in each other
No way out by Joseph L Mankiewicz ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and Multiple languages and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When a young African-American doctor operates on two white brothers brought in for gunshot wounds, it sets off a chain of violent confrontations between a vicious psychopath, his gang and the black community. Includes original theatrical trailer
Buck and the preacher by Sidney Poitier ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This is the story of the perils faced by a wagon train of courageous black settlers. It's the 1860s and Abraham Lincoln's Emancipation Proclamation has just freed the country's slaves, but a group of vigilante nightraiders are resentful of the black men's newly-gained freedom
For love of Ivy ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A wealthy family, afraid of losing their housekeeper to a secretarial career, fix her up with a man-about-town, who is secretly involved in illegal gambling
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Alternative Names
Poitier, Sidney 1927-