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The Sidney Poitier collection, (videorecording)

Label
The Sidney Poitier collection
Title
The Sidney Poitier collection
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Edge of the city: If you need a job Charlie Malik can find a spot for you in the dockside railyards. All he needs in return is that you show up on time, work hard, and kick back part of your pay. Two New York City longshoremen, Axel Nordmann, an Army deserter, and Tommy Tyler, an easy-going freight car loader, join forces against a corrupt New York waterfront union official. The two share a bond that cuts across society's black/white divide. A patch of blue: Selena D'Arcy is accidentally blinded by her prostitute mother, Rose-Ann, at the age of five. For the next 13 years she is confined in the tiny Los Angeles apartment that they share with her grandfather. One afternoon at the local park, Selena meets Gordon Ralfe, an office worker whose kind treatment of her results in her falling in love with him, unaware that he is black. They continue to meet in the park every afternoon and he teaches her how to get along in the city. But when Rose-Ann learns of their relationship, she forbids Selena from having anything more to do with him. Selena continues to meet Gordon despite Rose-Ann's fury. Something of value: In the British East Africa country of Kenya, former childhood playmates Peter McKenzie and Kimani have maintained their deep friendship, even though they have a difference in race, class and tradition. Then the bloody Mau Mau spread violence and terror in an effort to sweep the British from the land, the uprising destroys their magnificent homeland. The men discover that even the strongest bond may be stronger than the beat of the drums or the crack of rifles and the cry for freedom. A warm December: Dr. Matt Younger and his daughter have arrived in London for a month long visit. They are there for dirt-bike racing competition and unexpectedly, the widowed Dr. Younger begins a new romance. His new love interest is the beautiful and playful Catherine who seems to enjoy eluding Dr. Younger as much as she enjoys eluding the mysterious men who are following her. Their romance develops gradually and Dr. Younger begins to understand what is going on with this charming woman and the complications she brings with her
Related
Member of
Cataloging source
KNJ
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Edge of the city: music, Leonard Rosenman ; editor, Sidney Meyers ; director of photography, Joseph Brun. A patch of blue: music, Jerry Goldsmith ; director of photography, Robert Burks ; editor, Rita Roland. Something of value: music, Miklos Rozsa ; director of photography, Russell Harlan ; editor, Ferris Webster. A warm December: editors, Pembroke J. Herring, Peter Pitt ; music, Coleridge-Taylor Perkinson ; director of photography, Paul Beeson
Intended audience
A warm December: MPAA rating: PG
Language note
English or dubbed French dialogue (English only on A warm December), English or French (or Spanish on A patch of blue) subtitles; English subtitles for the deaf and hard of hearing; A patch of blue is closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.S495 2009
PerformerNote
Edge of the city: John Cassavetes, Sidney Poitier, Jack Warden, Kathleen Maguire, Ruby Dee, Val Avery, Robert Simon, Ruth White, William A. Lee, John Kellogg, David Clark, Estelle Hemsley. A patch of blue: Sidney Poitier, Shelley Winters, Elizabeth Hartman, Wallace Ford, Ivan Dixon, Elizabeth Fraser, John Qualen. Something of value: Rock Hudson, Dana Wynter, Sidney Poitier, Wendy Hiller, Juano Hernandez, William Marshall, Robert Beatty, Walter Fitzgerald, Michael Pate, Ivan Dixon, Ken Renard, Samadu Jackson, Frederick O'Neal. A warm December: Sidney Poitier, Esther Anderson, Yvette Curtis, Johnny Sekka, George Baker, Earl Cameron, Hilary Crane
Runtime
405
Technique
live action
Label
The Sidney Poitier collection, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • A patch of blue: based on "Be ready with bells and drums" by Elizabeth Kata. Something of value: based on the novel "Something of value" by Robert C. Ruark
  • Originally released as motion pictures from 1957-1972
  • Special features: theatrical trailers; additional on A patch of blue: optional audio commentary by writer-director Guy Green; stills gallery; "Sidney Poitier : the legacy" essay; awards notes
  • Universal Product Codes: 085391116943 (Set), 012569795587 (Edge of the city), 012569795549 (A patch of blue), 012569795594 (Something of value), 085391116936 (A warm December)
  • Warner Home Video: 3000018333 (Set), 3000018256 (Edge of the city), 3000018335 (A patch of blue), 3000018334 (Something of value), 3000018257 (A warm December)
Color
  • black and white
  • multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • Disc 1: Edge of the city -- Disc 2: A patch of blue -- Disc 3: Something of value -- Disc 4: A warm December
  • (114 min.)
  • A warm December
  • a National General Pictures release ; First Artists presents ; produced by Melville Tucker ; written by Lawrence Roman ; directed by Sidney Poitier
  • (101 min.)
  • Edge of the city
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; produced by David Susskind ; story and screenplay by Robert Alan Aurthur ; directed by Martin Ritt.
  • (85 min.)
  • A patch of blue
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; produced by Pandro S. Berman ; written for the screen and directed by Guy Green
  • (105 min.)
  • Something of value
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by Pandro S. Berman ; screenplay by Richard Brooks ; directed by Richard Brooks
Control code
ocn428807424
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (405 min.)
Isbn
9781419845123
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085391116943
  • 012569795587
  • 012569795549
  • 012569795594
  • 085391116936
Other physical details
sd., b&w and col.
Publisher number
  • 3000018333
  • 3000018256
  • 3000018335
  • 3000018334
  • 3000018257
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o428807424
  • (OCoLC)428807424
System details
DVD; widescreen (matted, enhanced); Dolby Digital mono, dual-layer
Terms governing use
These DVD discs are copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The Sidney Poitier collection, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • A patch of blue: based on "Be ready with bells and drums" by Elizabeth Kata. Something of value: based on the novel "Something of value" by Robert C. Ruark
  • Originally released as motion pictures from 1957-1972
  • Special features: theatrical trailers; additional on A patch of blue: optional audio commentary by writer-director Guy Green; stills gallery; "Sidney Poitier : the legacy" essay; awards notes
  • Universal Product Codes: 085391116943 (Set), 012569795587 (Edge of the city), 012569795549 (A patch of blue), 012569795594 (Something of value), 085391116936 (A warm December)
  • Warner Home Video: 3000018333 (Set), 3000018256 (Edge of the city), 3000018335 (A patch of blue), 3000018334 (Something of value), 3000018257 (A warm December)
Color
  • black and white
  • multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Contents
  • Disc 1: Edge of the city -- Disc 2: A patch of blue -- Disc 3: Something of value -- Disc 4: A warm December
  • (114 min.)
  • A warm December
  • a National General Pictures release ; First Artists presents ; produced by Melville Tucker ; written by Lawrence Roman ; directed by Sidney Poitier
  • (101 min.)
  • Edge of the city
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; produced by David Susskind ; story and screenplay by Robert Alan Aurthur ; directed by Martin Ritt.
  • (85 min.)
  • A patch of blue
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer presents ; produced by Pandro S. Berman ; written for the screen and directed by Guy Green
  • (105 min.)
  • Something of value
  • Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ; produced by Pandro S. Berman ; screenplay by Richard Brooks ; directed by Richard Brooks
Control code
ocn428807424
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
4 videodiscs (405 min.)
Isbn
9781419845123
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 085391116943
  • 012569795587
  • 012569795549
  • 012569795594
  • 085391116936
Other physical details
sd., b&w and col.
Publisher number
  • 3000018333
  • 3000018256
  • 3000018335
  • 3000018334
  • 3000018257
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o428807424
  • (OCoLC)428807424
System details
DVD; widescreen (matted, enhanced); Dolby Digital mono, dual-layer
Terms governing use
These DVD discs are copy protected.
Video recording format
DVD

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