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Rod Steiger (In the Heat of the Night) earned a Best Actor Oscarr nomination for his stunning performance in this powerful story of hope and empathy from celebrated director Sidney Lumet (Dog Days Afternoon). Steiger plays Sol Nazerman, a survivor of a WWII Nazi death camp where his wife, parents and children were murdered. His soul robbed of hope, he takes refuge in misery and a bitter condemnation of humanity while managing a Harlem pawnshop subjected to an endless parade of prostitutes, pimps and thieves. Jamie Sanchez (The Wild Bunch) plays Ortiz, Sol's underprivileged and idealistic assistant who dreams of a better life. Two of the film's best features are the gorgeous black-and-white cinematography by the great Boris Kaufman (On the Waterfront) with a memorable trumpet score by the legendary Quincy Jones (The Getaway). The wonderful cast also includes Geraldine Fitzgerald (Wuthering Heights), Brock Peters (To Kill a Mockingbird) and Raymond St. Jacques (Cotton Comes to Harlem).
A man escapes the Nazi concentration camp, but is haunted by his past because the Nazis destroyed his life, leaving him an empty shell.Published 15 days ago by Kyzyl
Every friday at my Arnor Theater, we do classic movie night. Sometimes it's just old movie night. This is, in my opinion, a classic. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Michael T. Feeney
this film clearly stands the 'test of time'....it is a work of art and extraordinary humanity...
i find it even more powerful now than almost 50 years ago.... Read more
Rod Steiger is simply superb here delivering a career defining performance of a Jewish Pawnshop owner coming to terms with his memories of WW2. Read morePublished 6 months ago by John Walsh
This is truly a great film. One must see this film before one dies.Published 7 months ago by Damian Cano