The Pawnbroker

The Pawnbroker (1964)

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  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 1964-06-01
  • User Rating: 7.1/10 from 150 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 56min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: The Pawnbroker Co.
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Sidney Lumet
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A Jewish pawnbroker, a victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.

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  • Rod Steiger

    as Sol Nazerman
  • Geraldine Fitzgerald

    as Marilyn Birchfield
  • Brock Peters

    as Rodriguez
  • Jaime Sánchez

    as Jesus Ortiz
  • Thelma Oliver

    as Ortiz's Girl
  • Marketa Kimbrell

    as Tessie
  • Juano Hernández

    as Mr. Smith
  • Linda Geiser

    as Ruth
  • Nancy R. Pollock

    as Bertha
  • Raymond St. Jacques

    as Tangee
  • Baruch Lumet

    as Mendel
  • John McCurry

    as Buck
  • Charles Dierkop

    as Robinson
  • Eusebia Cosme

    as Mrs. Ortiz
  • Warren Finnerty

    as Savarese
  • Jack Ader

    as Morton
  • Marianne Kanter

    as Joan
  • Ed Morehouse

    as Oratory Award
  • Reni Santoni

    as Junkie Selling Radio (uncredited)
  • Morgan Freeman

    as Man on Street (Uncredited)
  • Marc Alexander

    as Rubin (uncredited)
  • Donny Burks

    as Minor Role (uncredited)
  • Robert Dahdah

    as Jew in Cage (uncredited)
  • Hilda Haynes

    as Mrs. Harmon (uncredited)
  • E.M. Margolese

    as Papa (uncredited)
  • Donnie Melvin

    as David Nazerman (uncredited)
  • Donnell O'Brien

    as Man (uncredited)
  • Bill Steele

    as Man (uncredited)
Costume & Make-Up Anna Hill Johnstone Costume Design
Writing Morton S. Fine Screenplay
Editing Ralph Rosenblum Editor
Directing Sidney Lumet Director
Writing David Friedkin Screenplay
Sound Quincy Jones Original Music Composer
Writing Edward Lewis Wallant Novel
Production Roger H. Lewis Producer
Production Jessica Levy Casting
Art Richard Sylbert Production Design
Production Philip Langner Producer
Production Worthington Miner Executive Producer
Camera Boris Kaufman Director of Photography
Production Ely A. Landau Producer
Directing Dan Eriksen Assistant Director
Costume & Make-Up Ed Callaghan Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Bill Herman Makeup Artist
Sound Jack Fitzstephens Sound Editor
Sound James A. Gleason Sound Mixer
Sound Alan Heim Sound Editor
Sound Dennis Maitland Sound
Sound James Perdue Sound
Editing Sheila Bakerman Assistant Editor
Directing Maggie James Script Supervisor
Art Jack Flaherty Set Dresser
Art Albert Brenner Assistant Art Director
Costume & Make-Up George Newman Wardrobe Supervisor
Costume & Make-Up Marilyn Putnam Wardrobe Supervisor
Production Ulu Grosbard Unit Manager