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Poitier, Sidney

Works: 583 works in 1,697 publications in 9 languages and 51,084 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Records and correspondence  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Autobiographies  Bible films  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Performer, Interviewee, Director, Originator, Artist, Editor, Other, Speaker, Costume designer, Host, Film editor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Sidney Poitier
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Most widely held works by Sidney Poitier
In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison( Visual )

110 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 3,069 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
Guess who's coming to dinner by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

61 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,944 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

45 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,856 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Chicago South Side black family experiences the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees it as the means of realizing long-nurtured dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations
Lilies of the field by Ralph Nelson( Visual )

26 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A free-spirited ex-G.I. stumbles upon five German refugee nuns in Arizona and helps them build a chapel
The greatest story ever told by George Stevens( Visual )

25 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 1,854 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
Sneakers = Les escrocs by Phil Alden Robinson( Visual )

19 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,551 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 )

23 editions published between 1955 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,427 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 )

35 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,215 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
Separate but equal( Visual )

10 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 1,163 WorldCat member 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 white school officials, a bitter, violent and courageous battle for justice and equality begins ... putting black against white and friend against neighbor all across the country
The defiant ones by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

44 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,064 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 )

15 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and held by 939 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 )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 938 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
To Sir, with love by James Clavell( Visual )

12 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En attendant un poste d'ingénieur, Mark accepte un poste d'enseignant dans un lycée. Il hérite d'une classe de révoltés, d'enfants à la dérive, vivant en vase clos et refusant toute forme de dialogue. Coincé entre la démission de ses collègues et la violence de ses élèves, il établit ses propres règles, loin de toute théorie pédagogique. (Source : jaquette)
Stir crazy by Sidney Poitier( Visual )

24 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and Multiple languages and held by 684 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 )

7 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in English and held by 618 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 )

9 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 599 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

20 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
No way out by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

9 editions published between 1950 and 2010 in English and German and held by 488 WorldCat member 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
Buck and the preacher by Sidney Poitier( Visual )

17 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 474 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
For love of Ivy( Visual )

14 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and held by 463 WorldCat member 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
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Guess who's coming to dinner
Alternative Names
Poitier, Sidney 1927-

Sidney Poitier acteur et cinéaste américain

Sidney Poitier aktor amerykański

Sidney Poitier Amerikaans filmacteur

Sidney Poitier Amerikaanse akteur en diplomaat

Sidney Poitier amerikai színész, filmrendező

Sidney Poitier attore e regista statunitense

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

Sidney Poitier US-amerikanischer Schauspieler und Filmregisseur

Sidni Puatye

Sidnijs Puatjē bahamiešu/amerikāņu aktieris, kinorežisors

Sydney Poitier

Σίντνεϊ Πουατιέ

Пуатье, Сидни американский актёр

Сидни Поатие

Сидни Поатје

Сыдні Пуат’е

Сідні Пуатьє

Сідні Пуацье

Սիդնի Պուատյե

סידני פואטייה

سيدنى بواتييه

سيدني بواتييه

سیدنی پوآتیه

ಸಿಡ್ನಿ ಪ್ವಾಯ್ತಿಯೆ

ซิดนีย์ พอยเทียร์

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A Raisin in the SunSneakers = Les escrocsBlackboard jungleThe JackalSeparate but equalA patch of blueStir crazyD'Aulaires' book of Greek mythsFor love of Ivy