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Poitier, Sidney

Works: 531 works in 2,088 publications in 9 languages and 54,644 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Biography  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Autobiographies  Records and correspondence  Bible films  Fiction  Religious films 
Roles: Actor, Author, Narrator, Performer, Director, Interviewee, Originator, Editor, Costume designer, Other, Artist, Film editor, Host, Speaker, fmd, Singer
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 )

124 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 8 languages and held by 3,119 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 )

105 editions published between 1967 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 3,086 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 Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

55 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,868 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
To Sir, with love by James Clavell( Visual )

71 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,977 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
Lilies of the field by Ralph Nelson( Visual )

33 editions published between 1963 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,923 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 Katja M Becker( Visual )

26 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and held by 1,848 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 )

25 editions published between 1992 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,555 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 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,448 WorldCat member 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
The Jackal by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

39 editions published between 1997 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,254 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
The defiant ones by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

62 editions published between 1958 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,069 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 )

18 editions published between 1965 and 2015 in English and held by 946 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 905 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 )

32 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and Multiple languages and held by 719 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 )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 637 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 )

10 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

24 editions published between 1970 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 570 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 )

24 editions published between 1972 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-Union Army Cavalry sergeant becomes a scout for freed slaves heading to the Colorado frontier. Tagging along with him are his wife and a Bible-thumping con artist. Attacked by racist bounty hunters, Buck and his followers must summon courage in order to help settle the Wild West
No way out by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

14 editions published between 1950 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 486 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
The simple life of Noah Dearborn( Visual )

11 editions published between 1999 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 457 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a small southern Georgia community lives Noah Dearborn. He is a master craftsman and farmer who cherishes his solitude. When a greedy real estate developer sets his sights on Noah's land, Noah rejects his offer. Now he must summon all his strength in order to defend his property, his way of life and ultimately his sanity
The measure of a man : a memoir by Sidney Poitier( Book )

16 editions published between 2000 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

-- Captures the essential Poitier
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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 American-born Bahamian actor, film director, author, and diplomat

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

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 JackalA patch of blueStir crazyD'Aulaires' book of Greek mythsThe measure of a man : a memoir