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The pawnbroker

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Blu-ray version.


Rod Steiger, Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, Jaime Sanchez, Thelma Oliver, Marketa Kimbrell, Juano Hernandez, Nancy R. Pollock, Raymond St. Jacques.

Publication Information

[Hollywood, CA] : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2014]

Physical Description

1 videodisc (116 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.


Not rated.


Sol Nazerman is 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. Ortiz is Sol's underprivileged and idealistic assistant who dreams of a better life.


Based on the novel by Edward Lewis Wallant.

Originally released as a motion picture in 1965.

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