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Poitier, Sidney

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Most widely held works by Sidney Poitier
Guess who's coming to dinner by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

119 editions published between 1967 and 2019 in 6 languages and held by 3,153 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 Daniel Petrie( Visual )

74 editions published between 1961 and 2020 in English and Multiple languages and held by 3,051 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
To Sir, with love by James Clavell( Visual )

80 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,981 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
In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison( Visual )

113 editions published between 1967 and 2020 in 7 languages and held by 1,919 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil Tibbs is a renowned homicide detective from Philadelphia returning to Mississippi in the sweltering summer to visit his mother, when a rich factory owner is found dead. The industrialist was white, Tibbs is black and in the Deep South at the time, that is enough reason for the local cops to arrest him on suspicion murder. After his identity and credentials are established, the Chief of Police lets Tibbs go and attempts to enlist his help in solving the case. An uneasy and complicated relationship develops between the southern Sheriff and the city slicker. Sidney Poitier stars as the superior sleuth who rediscovers the small town racism he escaped through his education. Rod Steiger is the local sheriff who is forced to examine his own prejudices and repent them
The greatest story ever told by James Lee Barrett( Visual )

30 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 1,792 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
Lilies of the field by Ralph Nelson( Visual )

39 editions published between 1963 and 2021 in 4 languages and held by 1,790 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 = Les escrocs by Phil Alden Robinson( Visual )

32 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in English and held by 1,540 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 )

29 editions published between 1955 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 1,412 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dedicated young teacher soon loses his idealism when he has to deal with the tensions that threaten to destroy his classroom. This film set in an inner-city high school was the first to use a rock 'n' roll soundtrack
The Jackal by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

47 editions published between 1997 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,258 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
In the heat of the night( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 1,078 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
Separate but equal( Visual )

17 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,048 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the ground-breaking Brown vs. the Board of Education case in 1954; viewers follow a young Thurgood Marshall, the lawyer who argued the racially-charged lawsuit before the Supreme Court. When the black students of Clarendon County, South Carolina are denied their request for a single school bus, a bitter and courageous battle for justice and equality begins
The defiant ones by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

58 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 981 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
A patch of blue by Elizabeth Kata( Visual )

27 editions published between 1965 and 2021 in English and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A blind white woman falls in love with a black man, much to the consternation of her racist mother
Montaro Caine : a novel by Sidney Poitier( Book )

7 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 904 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
Stir crazy by Sidney Poitier( Visual )

40 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and Multiple languages and held by 732 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
The last brickmaker in America by Sidney Poitier( Visual )

14 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 660 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
D'Aulaires' book of Greek myths by Ingri D'Aulaire( Recording )

13 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of Greek myths
They call me Mister Tibbs!( Visual )

28 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 556 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
Buck and the preacher by Sidney Poitier( Visual )

33 editions published between 1972 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 510 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
Ralph Bunche : An American Odyssey by William Greaves( Visual )

12 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discusses the personal and professional life of the statesman and diplomat who was one of the founders of the United Nations and who received the Nobel Prize for his peacemaking efforts
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Montaro Caine : a novel
D'Aulaires' book of Greek mythsSidney Poitier : man, actor, iconThis lifeLife beyond measure : letters to my great-granddaughterThe measure of a manThe Poitier effect : racial melodrama and fantasies of reconciliationPoitier revisited : reconsidering a black icon in the Obama age
Alternative Names
Poitier, Sidney 1927-

Sidney Poitier acteur et cinéaste américain

Sidney Poitier actor y director estadounidense

Sidney Poitier aktor amerykański

Sidney Poitier American-born Bahamian actor, film director, author, and diplomat

Sidney Poitier americký herec, režisér a aktivista

Sidney Poitier Amerikaans filmacteur

Sidney Poitier Amerikaanse akteur en diplomaat

Sidney Poitier amerikai színész, filmrendező

Sidney Poitier amerikansk skuespiller, filminstruktør, forfatter og diplomat

Sidney Poitier amerykański aktor, reżyser filmowy, dyplomata

Sidney Poitier attore e regista statunitense

Sidney Poitier bahamansk-amerikansk skådespelare, regissör och filmproducent

Sidney Poitier Bahamiano-Amerikano nga aktor, direktor ti pelikula, mannurat, ken diplomata

Sidney Poitier US-amerikanischer Schauspieler und Filmregisseur

Sidney Poitier yhdysvaltalainen näyttelijä

Sidni Puatye

Sidnijs Puatjē bahamiešu/amerikāņu aktieris, kinorežisors

Sir Sidney Poitier KBE

Sydney Poitier

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