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Cobb, Lee J. 1911-1976

Overview
Works: 539 works in 1,633 publications in 7 languages and 31,887 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  History  Gangster films  Television adaptations  Made-for-TV movies  Western films  Legal films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Other, Instrumentalist, Contributor, Host, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Lee J Cobb
12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

121 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,270 WorldCat member 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 by Elia Kazan( Visual )

97 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,545 WorldCat member 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
The exorcist by William Friedkin( Visual )

110 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,644 WorldCat member 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
Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman by Arthur Miller( Visual )

28 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An abbreviated television adaptation of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a middle-aged man's emotional turmoil
The three faces of Eve by Nunnally Johnson( Visual )

27 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 1,516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story, this psychological drama brilliantly explores the dimensions of the human mind
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,459 WorldCat member 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
How the West was won by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

49 editions published between 1962 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,428 WorldCat member 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
Exodus by Otto Preminger( Visual )

24 editions published between 1200 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,334 WorldCat member 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
Franz Werfel's The song of Bernadette by Henry King( Visual )

20 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and German and held by 975 WorldCat member 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 the Virgin Mary
Death of a salesman by Arthur Miller( Recording )

41 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 819 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A milestone of the American theater. In the person of Willy Loman, the aging, failing salesman who makes his living riding on a smile and a shoeshine, Arthur Miller redefined the tragic hero as a man whose dreams are at once insupportably vast and dangerously insubstantial. He has given us a figure whose name has become a symbol for a kind of majestic grandiosity-- and a play that compresses epic extremee of humor and anguish, promise and loss, between the four walls of an American living room"--Penguin Books
Call Northside 777 by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

19 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member 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 man in the gray flannel suit( Visual )

2 editions published between 1956 and 2005 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member 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
The brothers Karamazov by Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Visual )

12 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and German and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fyodor Karamazov is the wealthy father of four grown sons: Dmitri, an elegant officer, always broke and at odds with his father; Ivan, the intellectual; pious Alexe; and half-brother Smerdyakov. Tensions erupt to a murderous end when libertine father and romantic son find themselves vying for the affections of the same woman, the wild Grushenka. Finding themselves adrift without the dark anchor that held them together, the four brothers must now find peace, each in their own way
12 angry men( Visual )

6 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jury of white men is ready to pass judgment on a Puerto Rican teenager charged with murdering his father. However, one juror forces the others to consider whether the evidence--or the jurors' own prejudices--influences their deliberations. The story plays out in real time over ninety minutes in one sweltering room
Man of the west by Anthony Mann( Visual )

14 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 424 WorldCat member 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
Coogan's bluff by Don Siegel( Visual )

19 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coogan's bluff: An Arizona lawman's unorthodox methods of capturing an escaped murderer angers a tough NYC police lieutenant
Thieves' highway by Jules Dassin( Visual )

12 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member 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
On the waterfront by Marlon Brando( Visual )

8 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as the tough prizefighter-turned-longshoreman Terry Malloy in this raggedly emotional tale of individual failure and institutional corruption. This film charts Terry's deepening moral crisis as he must choose whether to remain loyal to the mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly and Johnny's right-hand man, Terry's brother, Charley, as the authorities close in on them
Boomerang! by Elia Kazan( Visual )

16 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in English and German and held by 376 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This dramatization of a factual incident opens in a quiet Connecticut town where a kindly priest is murdered while waiting at a street corner. The citizens are horrified and demand action from the police. All of the witnesses identify John Waldron, a nervous out-of-towner, as the killer. Although Waldron vehemently denies the crime, no one will believe him. District Attorney Henry Harvey is then put on the case and faces political opposition in his attempt to prove Waldron's innocence
Massacre at Fort Holman & Hot lead( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 375 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hot Lead: A new rancher attempts to support his family while dealing with rivals and his own personal demons
 
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Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman
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The exorcistArthur Miller's Death of a salesmanHow the West was wonExodusFranz Werfel's The song of BernadetteDeath of a salesmanCoogan's bluffThieves' highway
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Cobb, Lee

Cobb, Lee 1911-1976

Colt, Lee

Colt, Lee 1911-1976

Jacob, Leo 1911-1976

Jacoby, Leo

Jacoby, Leo 1911-1976

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Lee J. Cobb Amerikaans acteur

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