"The Pawnbroker" is a Drama film directed by Sidney Lumet, and written by Morton S. Fine (screenplay), released in the USA on April 20 of 1965 . Rod Steiger is starring, alongside Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, Jaime Sánchez, Thelma Oliver and Marketa Kimbrell.
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Who directed "The Pawnbroker":
The Pawnbroker was directed by Sidney Lumet, an American director, producer, writer, and actor.
Before directing The Pawnbroker, Sidney Lumet had directed Long Day's Journey Into Night, released in 1962, The Fugitive Kind (1959), That Kind of Woman (1959), Stage Struck (1958), 12 Angry Men (1957). Since, he directed Fail-Safe, released in 1964, The Group (1966), The Deadly Affair (1966), Bye Bye Braverman (1968), The Sea Gull (1968), and The Appointment (1969).
When was "The Pawnbroker" released:
The Pawnbroker was first released on Tuesday, April 20, 1965, in the United States.. This was fifty-four (54) years ago.
It has been released on September, 1966 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, June 10, 1964 in Germany and on Saturday, August 10, 1968 in Japan.
What is the cast of "The Pawnbroker":
At the casting of The Pawnbroker we find Rod Steiger, previously seen in Indifferenti, Gli (1964) and Le Mani sulla città (1963); Geraldine Fitzgerald (Ten North Frederick (1958), The Late Edwina Black (1951)); Brock Peters (Heavens Above! (1963), To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)) [ more... ]
- Raymond St. Jacques and Thelma Oliver also worked together in Black Like Me, released in 1964.
- Baruch Lumet and Juano Hernandez also appeared in Hemingway's Adventures of a Young Man, released in 1962.
- Brock Peters and Raymond St. Jacques also appeared together in Lost in the Stars, released in 1974.
What is the Storyline of "The Pawnbroker":
With the rise of Hitler, Sol Nazerman (Steiger), a German-Jewish university professor, was dragged to a concentration camp along with his family. He saw his two children die (one while riding in a cattle car) and his wife raped by Nazi officers in the camp. Now he operates a pawnshop in East Harlem, while living in an anonymous Bronx high-rise apartment. Numbed by his experiences, he has worked hard not to experience emotions. Nazerman is bitter and alienated, viewing the people around him as "rejects, [...]
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