Cobb, Lee J. 1911-1976
Most widely held works about Lee J Cobb
Most widely held works by Lee J Cobb
12 angry men ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1956 and 2008 in English and held by 2,992 libraries worldwide
Depicts a jury of men who must decide the fate of a teenage boy who has murdered his abusive father. The jurors are from all walks of life, and bring with them their own opinions, prejudices, fears, and personal demons.
On the waterfront ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 2,387 libraries worldwide
Terry Malloy is a washed-up ex-prize fighter corrupted along with brother Charley at an early age by a ruthless Mob-connected union boss named Johnny Friendly, who runs the waterfront. Malloy is now an errand-boy for the union, while Charley (in return for a college education) is now a lawyer for them. Malloy assists in the killing of a longshoreman who was talking to the crime commission investigating the union. He soon meets the dead man's agonized sister, Edie Doyle, and has a change of mind. Activist priest Father Barry argues with Malloy about morality, responsibility, and doing the right thing. Malloy's guilt, his romantic feelings for Edie, and an assault on Father Barry overwhelm him and he turns informer. Malloy's defiant testimony before the commission leads to a climactic bloody battle that wrests the union from the boss' tenacious grasp.
Double indemnity ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,415 libraries worldwide
"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container.
The Three faces of Eve ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in English and held by 1,254 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, this psychological drama about a woman with three personalities explores the dimensions of the human mind.
Death of a salesman ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1949 and 2008 in English and held by 1,249 libraries worldwide
An abbreviated television adaptation of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a middle-aged man's emotional turmoil.
The exorcist ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1990 and 2010 in English and held by 1,099 libraries worldwide
Actress Chris MacNeil becomes increasingly disturbed by the inexplicable behavior of her 12-year-old daughter Regan--mouthing obscenities, predicting the murder of one of Chris's friends, and urinating in public. Doctors and psychologists have no explanation and as a last option, Chris consults a priest. Father Damian Karras, a Jesuit who is having doubts about his own faith following his mother's death, investigates. Karras comes to no other conclusion that Regan is possessed by a demon. Father Merrin, an older Jesuit, helps Father Karras perform an exorcism, battling the demons inside the child. As much a film about Catholicism and the crisis of faith in the modern world as possession, the Exorcist remains a brilliant horror film, one with an archetypal ability to reach and disturb viewers.
Death of a salesman by Arthur Miller ( Recording )
29 editions published between 1956 and 2004 in English and held by 970 libraries worldwide
The story of a little man, his wife and sons caught in a reality that knows no escape.
How the West was won ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and French and held by 893 libraries worldwide
A western adventure spanning three generations, the breadth of a wild, unsettled country, and fifty of the most excitingly turbulent years of this nation's history.
On the waterfront ( Visual )
34 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 788 libraries worldwide
A young dockworker tries to break the hold of a waterfront boss.
Exodus ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 782 libraries worldwide
This film dramatizes part of the Israeli independence moment, dealing with various factions involved in the internecine struggle between the moderate Haganah and the radical terrorist Irgun Zvai Leumi. Interspersed throughout are segments showing the migration of European Jews to the new land, paying special attention to the ragged survivors of Nazi death camps on board the vessel Exodus, blockaded in a Cyprus harbor by British warships. The film also depicts the struggle of the Jews in Palestine to gain partition, then profiles the main characters after the partition, fighting to continue as the nation of Israel.
The man in the gray flannel suit ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2005 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
A veteran of World War II, still haunted by memories of the war, gets a job in a public relations firm. He attracts the attention the firm's lonely CEO, and his career takes off. But his marriage suffers. Finally he must choose between career and family.
Call Northside 777 ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in English and held by 663 libraries worldwide
A Chicago reporter finds himself stuck in a decade-old murder investigation when he follows a newspaper ad offering a cash reward for information leading to the arrest of the killer.
The Brothers Karamazov ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 1993 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of four wildly disparate brothers in 19th century Czarist Russia, who stand to gain an inheritance from their father, and together they weave a web of intrigue and murder.
The Exorcist ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
A young girl becomes possessed by the devil and causes several violent deaths before she can be cured.
Franz Werfel's The song of Bernadette ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 356 libraries worldwide
Until a miracle changes their minds, church and state officials persecute a simple, ingenuous peasant girl who claims to have seen a vision of "a beautiful lady".
Exodus ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1960 and 2009 in English and held by 354 libraries worldwide
Chronicles the story of the postwar Jewish struggle for independence and their fight to establish a homeland in Israel, beginning with the exodus from a Cypriot detention camp of a shipload of courageous European Jews headed toward Israel aboard a weathered freighter.
Thieves' highway ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 337 libraries worldwide
"Vividly depicts the perilous world of 'long-haul boys', who drive by night to bring their goods to the markets of America's cities. Ex-G.I. Nick Garcos [is] a tyro trucker bent on satisfaction from the man responsible for crippling his father, ruthless market operator Mike Figlia. But when Figlia gets wise to his plan, Nick finds himself in a web of treachery and heartbreak."--Container.
Captain from Castile ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 286 libraries worldwide
Forced to flee his home during the Spanish Inquisition, nobleman Pedro De Vargas escapes with a beautiful peasant girl and joins Cortez on his dangerous expedition to conquer Mexico.
Massacre at Fort Holman ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 260 libraries worldwide
"Massacre at Fort Holman:" During the Civil War a Union colonel seeks revenge against the man who killed his wife during a Confederate raid against Fort Holman. "Hot Lead:" A new rancher attempts to support his family while dealing with rivals and his own personal demons.
Man of the west by Anthony Mann ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1958 and 2009 in English and German and held by 245 libraries worldwide
When the train he is on gets robbed, Link Jones finds himself unwillingly reunited with his old gang. Dock Tobin, the gang's sadistic, half-crazed patriarch, was like a father to Link some twenty years past and welcomes him back. To survive, Link must take up his old ways--his killing ways.
Abused children Action and adventure films Adultery Blatty, William Peter Capital punishment Clergy Corruption Criminal procedure Demoniac possession Double indemnity Drama Exorcism Families Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Film noir Film noir Films for the hearing impaired Frontier and pioneer life Gangster films Gangster films History Horror films Insurance agents Insurance investigators Johnson, Malcolm M.--1904-1976 Jurors Jury Legal films Loman, Willy (Fictitious character) Made-for-TV movies Miller, Arthur,--1915-2005 Multiple personality New York (State)--New York Organized crime Parricide Rose, Reginald Sales personnel Schulberg, Budd Thrillers (Motion pictures) Trials (Murder) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films West (U.S.) Western films
Cobb, Lee, 1911-1976
Colt, Lee, 1911-1976
Jacoby, Leo, 1911-1976
Jacoby, Leo 1911-1976
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