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Movies: “The Pawnbroker”

June 11, 1964 - “The Pawnbroker,” a feature film drama produced in New York City in the fall of 1963, has been selected as the official American entry in the Berlin Film Festival, June 26 through July 7. The drama, which stars Rod Steiger, deals with a survivor of a Nazi death camp and details his involvements with his Harlem pawnshop customers and his intrusive memories of the destruction of his family by the Nazis.

Sidney Lumet directed “The Pawnbroker” from a script by Morton Fine and David Friedkin from the 1961 novel by the late Edward Lewis Wallant. Geraldine Fitzgerald, Brock Peters, and Jaime Sanchez appear in principal roles.

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