WorldCat Identities

Cobb, Lee J. 1911-1976

Overview
Works: 508 works in 1,544 publications in 7 languages and 31,375 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film noir  History  Detective and mystery films  Western films  Legal films  Horror films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Television plays 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Other, Contributor, Instrumentalist, Host, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Lee J Cobb
12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

114 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 4,281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tempers rise as a jury of middle-aged men find themselves unable to sway a single member of their group to the majority opinion. Confronted with a seemingly clear-cut case, bolstered by opinions and assumptions, but with no verdict in sight the group threatens to become deadlocked. Will the 12th juror, stubbornly convinced of a young defendent's innocence, be able to sway the entire group to his viewpoint, or will the group ultimately force the holdout to forego his concerns, potentially ignoring truth in a rush to judgment?
On the Waterfront by Elia Kazan( Visual )

106 editions published between 1954 and 2017 in 5 languages and held by 3,942 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 )

104 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,650 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
Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller( Visual )

29 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,661 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 )

30 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 1,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a fact-based story about a young Georgia housewife named Eve, who suffers from multiple personalities. Eve's husband, confused by his wife's aberrant behavior when assuming her two "other selves" seeks out help from a psychiatrist. Carefully probing Eve's subconscious via hypnosis, the doctor finds out that, through each of Eve's personalities is aware of the other's existance, none are related. After months of therapy, Eve is purged of her negative selves and is totally cured
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a widow tries to collect on the double indemnity clause in her husband's insurance policy, an investigator becomes suspicious of what seems to be the perfect crime, and begins to doubt that her husband's death was an accident
How the West was won by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

43 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,420 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 )

26 editions published between 1200 and 2016 in 5 languages and held by 1,333 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
Death of a salesman by Arthur Miller( Recording )

40 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 849 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
The man in the gray flannel suit by Nunnally Johnson( Visual )

11 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and held by 833 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
Call Northside 777 by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

17 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and held by 755 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. Based on a true story
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 650 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Church and state officials persecute a simple peasant girl who claims to have seen a vision of "a beautiful lady" at the site of what becomes the Shrine of Lourdes
The brothers Karamazov by Richard Brooks( Visual )

12 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and German and held by 562 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
Man of the west by Anthony Mann( Visual )

13 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 419 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A reformed outlaw becomes stranded after an aborted train robbery with two other passengers and is forced to rejoin his old outlaw band
Thieves' highway by Jules Dassin( Visual )

13 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 407 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
Coogan's bluff by Don Siegel( Visual )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 399 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Coogan, an Arizona cop, is sent to New York to escort a prisoner back. Before they can leave, the prisoner escapes and Coogan sets out to capture his prisoner
12 angry men( Visual )

3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 387 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
Massacre at Fort Holman & Hot lead( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member 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
Boomerang! by Elia Kazan( Visual )

15 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in English and German and held by 378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A prosecutor's fight to prove the innocence of a man accused of a notorious murder. Based on a true story
Golden boy by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

6 editions published between 1938 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young and gifted violinist earns money for his education by prizefighting
 
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Death of a Salesman
Alternative Names
Cobb, Lee

Cobb, Lee 1911-1976

Colt, Lee

Colt, Lee 1911-1976

Jacob, Leo 1911-1976

Jacoby, Leo

Jacoby, Leo 1911-1976

Lee J. Cobb acteur américain

Lee J. Cobb aktor amerykański

Lee J. Cobb Amerikaans acteur

Lee J. Cobb amerikansk skådespelare

Lee J. Cobb amerikansk skodespelar

Lee J. Cobb amerikansk skuespiller

Lee J. Cobb attore statunitense

Lee J. Cobb US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Llee J. Cobb

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The exorcistDeath of a SalesmanHow the West was wonExodusDeath of a salesmanFranz Werfel's The song of BernadetteThieves' highwayCoogan's bluffGolden boy