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Balsam, Martin 1919-1996

Works: 369 works in 1,242 publications in 9 languages and 33,409 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Historical films  Action and adventure films  War films  Horror films  Western films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Contributor, Other, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Martin Balsam
Most widely held works by Martin Balsam
12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

58 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 4,764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tempers rise as a jury of middle-aged men find themselves unable to sway a single member of their group to the majority opinion. Confronted with a seemingly clear-cut case, bolstered by opinions and assumptions, but with no verdict in sight the group threatens to become deadlocked. Will the 12th juror, stubbornly convinced of a young defendent's innocence, be able to sway the entire group to his viewpoint, or will the group ultimately force the holdout to forego his concerns, potentially ignoring truth in a rush to judgment?
Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

98 editions published between 1960 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Horror melodrama in which a woman disappears after spending the night in an isolated motel which adjoins an eerie Victorian mansion, inhabited by a disturbed young man and his mother
Breakfast at Tiffany's by Blake Edwards( Visual )

47 editions published between 1961 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 3,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Holly Golightly is an eccentric New York City playgirl determined to marry a Brazilian millionaire. Her next-door neighbor, a writer, is "sponsored" by a wealthy patroness. Guessing who's the right man for Holly is easy; seeing just how romance blossoms is one of the enduring delights of the film
Tora! Tora! Tora! by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

99 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,531 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization chronicling the bombing of Pearl Harbor from both the Japanese and American points of view
Little Big Man by Arthur Penn( Visual )

65 editions published between 1969 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 2,427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jack Crabb is 121 years old. And he's done it all. He's been a full-fledged Cheyenne, an Indian fighter, a snake oil merchant, master gunman, drinking buddy of wild Bill Hickok, colleague of Buffalo Bill, and is the only survivor of Custer's Last Stand. Crabb is either the Old West's most neglected hero or the biggest liar ever to cross the Mississippi. Little Big Man is Jack Crabb's story
Cape Fear by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

23 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fourteen years after being imprisoned, psychopath Max Cady emerges with a single-minded mission: to seek revenge on his attorney Sam Bowden
Catch-22 by Mike Nichols( Visual )

82 editions published between 1970 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yossarian, a reluctant bombadier stationed in the Mediterranean in World War II, has come to the utterly sane conclusion that everyone is trying to kill him. The Germans, yes, but also commanding officers supposedly on his own side like Col. Cathcart, who keeps raising the number of missions his flyers must perform to finish their tours. Everybody seems equally dead-set on his destruction, and Yossarian is just as determined to stay alive. An enormous and excellent ensemble cast bring to life the lunacy and logical illogic of Joseph Heller's classic novel
Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express by Fiona Beddall( Visual )

41 editions published between 1974 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 1,629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the early 1930's, Hercule Poirot solves a murder on a snowbound train
All the president's men by Alan J Pakula( Visual )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 1,574 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the investigation of the Watergate break-in by two Washington Post reporters that drove a U.S. president from office
Hombre by Martin Ritt( Visual )

10 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and held by 724 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A white man raised by an Arizona Apache tribe is forced to confront the society he despises when he sells the boarding house he inherits
Seven days in May( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"It happens with startling swiftness and violence. An armed cadre seizes state control. Fortunately, a coup d'etat can't happen here. Or can it? ... At odds are a popular general and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman and an unpopular President with a pacifist agenda. At stake is the survival of the Republic. A vigilant colonel uncovers the scheme. But are the seven fateful days ahead enough time to derail a disaster?"--Container
The taking of Pelham 1 2 3 by Tony Scott( Visual )

28 editions published between 1974 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Four ruthless men seize a New York City subway car and the seventeen passengers on board are suddenly caught in a perilous game of life and death
A thousand clowns by Fred Coe( Visual )

9 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 434 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A non-conformist TV writer is investigated by a beautiful social worker who questions his ability to raise a precocious 12-year old boy
Alfred Hitchcock's Psycho by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disgruntled Phoenix office worker Marion Crane is fed up with the way life has treated her. She only gets to meet her lover Sam during lunch breaks and they cannot get married because of Sam's high alimony payments. One Friday, Marion is trusted to bank $40,000 by her employer. Seeing the opportunity to take the money and run, Marion leaves town and heads towards Sam's California store. Tired after the long drive and caught in a storm, she gets off the main highway and pulls into The Bates Motel. The motel is managed by a quiet young man called Norman who seems to be dominated by his mother
The Delta Force by Menahem Golan( Visual )

22 editions published between 1986 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a fanatic band of ruthless terrorists hijack a commercial jetliner, a small anti-terrorist squad strikes with awesome force
The Bedford incident by Mark Rascovich( Visual )

5 editions published between 1965 and 2003 in English and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Nerve-racking suspense surrounds The Bedford incident, the tale of a U.S. naval vessel on a routine NATO patrol that ends up in a freakish showdown with a Russian submarine"--Container
The twilight zone by Rod Serling( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The fourth season of this classic groundbreaking series saw the beginning of one-hour episodes. This allowed for more elaborate and detailed stories which plunged viewers even further into the twilight zone
The Anderson tapes by Blue Wave( Visual )

11 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 233 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Newly released from prison, an ex-con assembles his professional pals and plans a multi-million dollar robbery of an entire luxury apartment house. He is unaware that a hoard of lawmen are recording their activities
The carpetbaggers by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

12 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A depiction of the wild life in Tinseltown's early days. A story about the ruthless tycoon who built a multi-million dollar empire. Includes a striptease performance atop a glittering chandelier that helped to break the Production Code
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All the president's men
Alternative Names
Balsam, Martin Henry

Balsam, Marty 1919-1996

Martin Balsam acteur américain

Martin Balsam Amerikaans acteur

Martin Balsam amerikansk skådespelare

Martin Balsam amerikansk skodespelar

Martin Balsam amerikansk skuespiller

Martin Balsam attore statunitense

Martin Balsam US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Μάρτιν Μπάλσαμ Αμερικανός ηθοποιός

Бэлсом, Мартин

Мартин Болсам

Մարտին Բոլսամ

מרטין בלסם

مارتن بلسم

مارتین بالسام بازیگر آمریکایی



Breakfast at Tiffany'sCape FearAll the president's men