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Thelma Oliver in The Pawnbroker

The Pawnbroker

1965 UR

Rod Steiger stars as Sol Nazerman, a Jewish pawnbroker and Holocaust survivor embittered and broken by his experience. Sol becomes increasingly removed from his friends and his business in Harlem, which has attracted the attention of a mobster. Can Sol turn around his life and his shop? Steiger won Best Actor honors at the 1964 Berlin International Film Festival and the 1965 BAFTAs for his role this Oscar-nominated drama directed by Sidney Lumet.