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The Pawnbroker (1965)

NR 116 min - Drama - 20 April 1965
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Based on the novel by Edward Lewis Wallant, this drama focuses on former professor Sol Nazerman (Rod Steiger), the survivor of a German concentration camp who now runs a pawn shop in East Harlem. Having witnessed his family's death at the hands of the Nazis, he is embittered toward humanity and pushes away anyone around him, including his young Puerto Rican employee, Jesus (Jaime Sanchez). As Nazerman contends with his internal conflicts, the harsh realities of the city affect his life as well.

Director:  Sidney Lumet
Stars:  Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, Jaime Sánchez, Thelma Oliver, Marketa Kimbrell, Baruch Lumet, Juano Hernández, Linda Geiser, Nancy R. Pollock, Raymond St. Jacques

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Based on the novel by Edward Lewis Wallant, this drama focuses on former professor Sol Nazerman (Rod Steiger), the survivor of a German concentration camp who now runs a pawn shop in East Harlem. Having witnessed his family's death at the hands of the Nazis, he is embittered toward humanity and pushes away anyone around him, including his young Puerto Rican employee, Jesus (Jaime Sanchez). As Nazerman contends with his internal conflicts, the harsh realities of the city affect his life as well.



Genres: Drama

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English, German, Spanish
Release Date:  20 April 1965

Box Office

Budget:  $500,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Allied Artists, American International Pictures (AIP), Landau Company, The Pawnbroker Co.

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 56 min

Academy Award Nominations

ACTOR — Rod Steiger {“Sol Nazerman”}


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