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Cobb, Lee J. 1911-1976

Works: 423 works in 1,134 publications in 4 languages and 29,569 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Television plays  Fiction  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Audio adaptations  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Contributor, Instrumentalist, Narrator, Host
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Lee J Cobb
12 angry men by Sidney Lumet ( Visual )
76 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,593 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 )
64 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 3,858 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 )
50 editions published between 1973 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,238 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 )
18 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An abbreviated television adaptation of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a middle-aged man's emotional turmoil
Double indemnity by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,506 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
The three faces of Eve by Nunnally Johnson ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and held by 1,505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on a true story, this psychological drama about a woman with three personalities explores the dimensions of the human mind
How the West was won by Henry Hathaway ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,274 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This saga follows a family's move west through generations. Restored clarity eliminates the film's original panoramic three-panel join lines
Exodus by Otto Preminger ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1200 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,240 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 )
37 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of a little man, his wife and sons caught in a reality that knows no escape
The man in the gray flannel suit by Nunnally Johnson ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and held by 811 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 )
12 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and held by 778 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
The Brothers Karamazov by Richard Brooks ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 572 WorldCat member 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
Franz Werfel's The song of Bernadette ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 443 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 "a beautiful lady."
Thieves' highway by Richard Conte ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 369 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
Boomerang ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 347 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
Coogan's bluff by Don Siegel ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 335 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
Massacre at Fort Holman & Hot lead ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hot Lead: A new rancher attempts to support his family while dealing with rivals and his own personal demons
Captain from Castile ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 319 WorldCat member 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
Man of the west by Anthony Mann ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and held by 303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Western drama about a reformed outlaw whose past returns to haunt him when the train he is on is robbed by his old gang and he is forced to rejoin his ex-boss in order to save himself and other innocent people from the gang's mistreatment
Golden boy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A young and gifted violinist earns money for his education by prizefighting
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Cobb, Lee
Cobb, Lee 1911-1976
Colt, Lee
Colt, Lee 1911-1976
Jacoby, Leo
Jacoby, Leo 1911-1976