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Cobb, Lee J. 1911-1976

Overview
Works: 434 works in 1,180 publications in 4 languages and 29,834 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Television plays  Biography  Film and video adaptations  Audio adaptations  Juvenile works  Detective and mystery stories 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Instrumentalist, Author, 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 )
79 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 4,612 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 )
68 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 3,862 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 )
53 editions published between 1973 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 2,289 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 1,538 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 1,502 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, though 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
How the West was won by Henry Hathaway( Visual )
23 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and French and held by 1,289 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 )
18 editions published between 1200 and 2012 in English and German and held by 1,264 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 )
38 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 953 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 )
6 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and held by 824 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 )
13 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and held by 774 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 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 )
2 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 453 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 )
8 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and held by 372 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
Massacre at Fort Holman & Hot lead ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 354 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 ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 348 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
Coogan's bluff by Don Siegel( Visual )
12 editions published between 1968 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 347 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
Man of the west by Anthony Mann( Visual )
12 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 330 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
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
Golden boy ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 303 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
Jacob, Leo 1911-1976
Jacoby, Leo
Jacoby, Leo 1911-1976
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