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Poitier, Sidney

Works: 464 works in 1,475 publications in 8 languages and 52,140 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Records and correspondence  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Television programs  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Director, Originator, Costume designer, Artist, Film editor, Host, Speaker, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Sidney Poitier
Publications by Sidney Poitier
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In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison( visu )
76 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,961 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( visu )
53 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,920 libraries worldwide
When the daughter of well-to-do liberal parents plans to marry a black doctor, both families must sit down face to face and examine each other's level of intolerance
A raisin in the sun by Daniel Petrie( visu )
38 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 2,846 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( visu )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 1,875 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( visu )
47 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,866 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( visu )
23 editions published between 1963 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 1,671 libraries worldwide
A free-spirited ex-G.I. stumbles upon five German refugee nuns in Arizona and helps them build a chapel
Blackboard jungle by Richard Brooks( visu )
12 editions published between 1955 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,444 libraries worldwide
Urban drama about an idealistic teacher in a slum area who fights doggedly to connect with his unruly students. Based on Evan Hunter's novel
Sneakers by Phil Alden Robinson( visu )
15 editions published between 1992 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,420 libraries worldwide
A thriller about five computer hackers with questionable pasts and an equally questionable government job
The Jackal by Michael Caton-Jones( visu )
19 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in English and held by 1,151 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
The defiant ones by Stanley Kramer( visu )
43 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,089 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
Separate but equal ( visu )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,011 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
Montaro Caine : a novel by Sidney Poitier( Book )
7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 996 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 ( visu )
13 editions published between 1965 and 2009 in English and held by 932 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( Sound Recording )
7 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 611 libraries worldwide
A collection of Greek myths
Stir crazy by Sidney Poitier( visu )
22 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 592 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( visu )
17 editions published between 1970 and 2007 in English and Multiple languages and held by 569 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( visu )
8 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 515 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( visu )
12 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 494 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
For love of Ivy ( visu )
16 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 471 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
Buck and the preacher by Sidney Poitier( visu )
22 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 461 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
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Poitier, Sidney, 1927-
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