WorldCat Identities

Cobb, Lee J. 1911-1976

Works: 337 works in 1,337 publications in 8 languages and 30,649 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film noir  Western films  Legal films  Made-for-TV movies  Historical films  Horror films  Television adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Instrumentalist, Author, Contributor, Host, Narrator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Lee J Cobb
12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

150 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 4,897 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 )

96 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 3,919 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 )

103 editions published between 1973 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,511 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 )

31 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,626 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 )

29 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 1,532 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
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

4 editions published in 2006 in Undetermined and English and held by 1,488 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 )

40 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,328 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 )

25 editions published between 1200 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 1,304 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 )

39 editions published between 1950 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 888 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 )

11 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and Spanish and held by 845 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 )

30 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 782 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
Franz Werfel's The song of Bernadette by Henry King( Visual )

17 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and German and held by 641 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 Fyodor Dostoyevsky( Visual )

16 editions published between 1957 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 573 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 )

38 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 431 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 )

17 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 400 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 )

16 editions published between 1968 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 386 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 374 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 )

18 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 367 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
Captain from Castile( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2011 in English and held by 316 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 by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

4 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joe Bonaparte was born to be a violinist, but feeling suddenly that life is fleeting and that his practice is getting him nowhere, he decides to take up boxing. His father, the owner of a modest grocery store, is proud of his son's musical gift and spends his savings to buy Joe a fine violin. On the night that he is to present it to his son, Joe enters the fight ring, wins one hundred dollars, and decides that fighting is his game. Turning his back on his father's dreams, Joe hooks up with fight manager Tom Moody and makes a rapid rise. As the novelty of boxing wears off, however, he finds his inner conscience dictating his return to the violin. Moody's sweetheart, Lorna Moon, works on the boy to continue fighting for fame and money, but when the pair fall in love, Lorna comes to understand Joe's love for music and tries to persuade him to give up fighting. When racketeering gangster Eddie Fuseli moves in to assume Joe's contract for betting manipulations, Lorna becomes disillusioned and agrees to marry Tom. Joe's indecision finally ends when he kills an opponent in the ring, and tortured by his conscience, he discards his gloves and returns home to his father, his violin and Lorna"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
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Arthur Miller's Death of a salesman
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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 aktor amerykański

Lee J. Cobb Amerikaans acteur

Lee J. Cobb amerikansk skådespelare

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