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The Pawnbroker

Author: Ely LandauHerbert R SteinmannRoger LewisPhilip LangnerMorton FineAll authors
Publisher: [Los Angeles, CA] : Republic Entertainment ; Santa Monica, CA : Distributed by Artisan Home Entertainment, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: National Film Registry
Feature films
Films for the hearing impaired
Film adaptations
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Fiction films
Drama
Named Person: Edward Lewis Wallant
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Ely Landau; Herbert R Steinmann; Roger Lewis; Philip Langner; Morton Fine; David Friedkin; Sidney Lumet; Rod Steiger; Brock Peters; Jaime Sánchez; Juano Hernandez; Raymond St Jacques; Geraldine Fitzgerald; Quincy Jones; Edward Lewis Wallant; Republic Pictures Corporation.; Republic Entertainment Inc.; Artisan Home Entertainment (Firm)
OCLC Number: 53967610
Language Note: Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally produced as a motion picture in 1964.
Credits: Director of photography, Boris Kaufman ; film editor, Ralph Rosenblum ; music, Quincy Jones ; production designer, Richard Sylbert.
Cast: Rod Steiger, Brock Peters, Jaime Sanchez, Thelma Oliver, Juano Hernandez, Marketa Kimbrell, Raymond St. Jacques, Nancy R. Pollock, Geraldine Fitzgerald.
Awards: 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.
Target Audience: MPAA Rating: Not Rated.
Description: 1 videodisc (115 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
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.
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.
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.

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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.

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