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Lee J. Cobb

Lee J. Cobb



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Also Known As: Died: February 11, 1976
Born: December 8, 1911 Cause of Death: heart attack
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: Cast ...


Cast (feature film)

Cross Shot (1976)
That Lucky Touch (1975) as General Steedeman
A European arms dealer (Roger Moore) meets a liberated woman journalist (Susannah York), who is writing a story about the ridiculous things men do with the armaments during a NATO war games meeting. Needless to say, the two meet and make sparks. A rather simple love story ensues.
Nark, The (1975)
Ultimatum (1975)
Dr. Max (1974) as Dr Max Gordon
A curmudgeony big-city doctor's concern for his patients in a rundown Baltimore neighborhood puts him at odds with his own family. This is a similar contemporary version of the Paul Muni film "The Last Angry Man" (1959), which itself was remade as a TV movie and shown first several weeks after this
Trapped Beneath the Sea (1974)
A drama based on the true story of four men entombed in a mini-sub in waters off the coast of Florida in 1973.
Great Ice Rip-Off, The (1974) as Willy Calso
A heist comedy pitting a dogged retired cop against a dapper gangster and his cohorts who, with four million dollars in diamonds in their possession, use a cross-country bus to make their getaway.
The Exorcist (1973)
A priest battles to save a young girl possessed by demons.
Double Indemnity (1973) as Barton Keyes
A TV remake of Billy Wilder's film classic (1944) about a scheming wife who inveigles an insurance agent into helping her bump off her husband and of the dogged investigator, the agent's boss, who stalks them after deciding that the man's death was not accidental.
The Man Who Loved Cat Dancing (1973)
A kidnapped woman joins forces with her captors in the old West.
Heat of Anger (1972) as Frank Galvin
A woman attorney and her young associate defend a wealthy contractor, accused of murdering an iron worker who was having an affair with his teenage daughter. Susan Hayward replaced ailing Barbara Stanwyck in this pilot for a prospective Stanwyck series that was to have been called "Fitzgerald and Pr
Lawman (1971) as Vincent Bronson
A by-the-books sheriff courts disaster when he takes on a corrupt town boss.
Macho Callahan (1970) as Duffy
A bitter Union soldier escapes from prison and seeks revenge against the man who put him there.
The Liberation of L. B. Jones (1970) as Oman Hedgepath
A black undertaker stands against racism in a small Southern town.
Mackenna's Gold (1969) as Editor
A group of men, lead by a questionable sheriff and a wanted bandit, descend upon the desert in search of a lost canyon of gold.
They Came To Rob Las Vegas (1969) as Skorsky
A casino blackjack dealer plots to hijack and rob an armored car.
Mafia (1969) as Don Mariano Arena
Based on the Leonardo Sciascia novel of the same title, this story deals with the difficulties facing a northern police officer investigating a Mafia murder in a small Sicilian town in 1961. Salvatore Colasbena, a construction supplier, was murdered # and buried under a blanket of tar # because he refused to join the Mafia-controlled roadbuilding group. His widow, Rosa, is investigated by the police, but honest Captain Bellodi comes to suspect Mafia boss Don Mariano Arena when he can find no witnesses, no evidence, only hostile obstruction by corrupt government influences. Captain Bellodi has no idea that his pursuit of the truth will stir up a hornet's nest. Powerful figures have a vested interest in ensuring that the very existence of the Mafia can be denied. The movie dramatizes the hold that the Mafia has on Sicilian life: the police, the judiciary, politics, and the Catholic Church. Everyone in the village is afraid to talk to Bellodi for fear they will be silenced forever.
Coogan's Bluff (1968) as Lieutenant McElroy
An Arizona sheriff tracks an escaped killer to the wilds of New York City.
In Like Flint (1967) as Cramden
A super-agent must save the world from a secret organization of women who plan to seize power.
Our Man Flint (1966) as Cramden
When scientists use eco-terrorism to impose their will on the world by affecting extremes in the weather, top agent Derek Flint is called in.
How the West Was Won (1963) as Lou Ramsey
Three generations of pioneers take part in the forging of the American West.
Come Blow Your Horn (1963) as Mr. Baker
A big city swinger teaches his sheltered brother how to become a chick magnet.
The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse (1962) as Julio Madariaga
Members of an Argentinian family fight on opposite sides during World War II.
Exodus (1960) as Barak Ben Canaan
A young Israeli activist fights to set up a homeland for his people.
The Trap (1959) as Victor Massonetti
Lawyer Ralph Anderson arrives in Tula, an amazingly remote town in the desert, as reluctant emissary of mob chief Victor Massonetti, who wants the airstrip clear for his unofficial exit from the country. Ralph's arrival has a profound effect on his estranged father, the sheriff; his brother Tip, an alcoholic deputy; and his ex-sweetheart Linda, now married to Tip. Tension builds as a small army of gangsters takes over the town. Then the situation abruptly changes...
Green Mansions (1959) as Nuflo
A young adventurer falls in love with a mystical woman in the South American jungle.
But Not for Me (1959) as Jeremiah MacDonald
Russ Ward, after 30 years of producing Broadway plays, is ready to quit. His secretary, Ellie Brown, on being given notice, tells him she loves him. Russ proceeds to turn this into a hit play starring Ellie and romance her in a May-December affair.
The Brothers Karamazov (1958) as Fyodor Karamazov
In this adaptation of the Dostoevsky classic, four brothers fight to adjust to the death of their domineering father.
Party Girl (1958) as Rico Angelo
A showgirl and a crooked lawyer try to break with a powerful mob boss.
Man of the West (1958) as Dock Tobin
A reformed outlaw is among the hostages when his former colleagues rob a train.
The Big Show (1957) as
Based by a true story of an estranged couple stranded in a blizzard at Christmas, Suzanne Shemwell's estranged husband Jim unexpectedly comes to Idaho for a family visit just before the holiday, Suzanne is less than thrilled, but their two daughters, 16-year-old Miranda and seven-year-old Taryn, are
The Garment Jungle (1957) as Walter Mitchell
A dress manufacturer brings in the mob to fight unionization.
The Three Faces of Eve (1957) as Dr. Curtis Luther
A psychiatrist tries to help a woman integrate her split personalities.
12 Angry Men (1957) as Juror 3
A jury holdout tries to convince his colleagues to vote not guilty.
Miami Expose (1956) as Bart Scott
A police detective uses the only witness to a gangland murder to smoke out the mobsters.
The Man in the Gray Flannel Suit (1956) as Judge Bernstein
A public relations man must cope with revelations about a wartime romance.
The Road to Denver (1955) as Jim Donovan
The Mayhew brothers flee from one Texas town to another as older brother Bill repeatedly attempts to keep younger brother Sam out of jail. Bill finally gives up on his younger brother and heads for Colorado. He gets a job and all is well until his brother shows up and takes a job that puts them on opposite sides of the law.
The Left Hand of God (1955) as Mieh Yang
The new priest at a Chinese mission takes an unorthodox approach to spreading God''''s word.
The Racers (1955) as Maglio
A man alienates everyone around him on his goal to become a world-famous race car driver.
Yankee Pasha (1954) as Sultan
Salem, Massachusetts, 1800. Mountaineer Jason Starbuck rides into town with furs to sell and dreams to fulfill. He falls in love with Roxana, who breaks her previous engagement and leaves for France to await Jason. Roxana's ship is attacked by pirates and she is sold into slavery in Morocco. Jason follows her to Morocco and must win the support of the sultan in order to continue his efforts to locate and rescue her.
On the Waterfront (1954) as Johnny Friendly
A young stevedore takes on the mobster who rules the docks.
Day of Triumph (1954) as Zadok, Zealot leader
Gorilla at Large (1954) as Detective Sgt. Garrison
At sinister carnival The Garden of Evil, the main attraction is Goliath, "world's largest gorilla...cost the lives of 1,000 men before his capture." Barker Joey Matthews is about to enter the gorilla act, teamed with seductive mantrap Laverne, the owner's wife. Then a man is found dead of a broken neck. Was it Goliath or someone wearing Joey's gorilla suit? Detective Sgt. Garrison finds four interlocked romantic triangles among the suspects...
The Tall Texan (1953) as Capt. Theodore Bess
Sirocco (1951) as Colonel Louis Feroud
A mysterious American gets mixed up with gunrunners in Syria.
The Family Secret (1951) as Howard Clark
When his son accidentally kills someone, a lawyer must defend the man wrongly charged with the murder.
The Man Who Cheated Himself (1951) as Lt. Ed Cullen
A woman in the process of divorce shoots her husband and gets her police lieutenant boyfriend to help hide the body.
Thieves' Highway (1949) as Mike Figlia
A war-veteran-turned-truck driver attempts to avenge the crippling and robbing of his father at the hands of an amoral produce scofflaw.
The Dark Past (1949) as Dr. Andrew Collins
A psychologist tries to analyze the criminal who's taken him hostage.
Call Northside 777 (1948) as Brian Kelly
A Chicago reporter re-opens a ten year old murder case.
The Miracle of the Bells (1948) as Marcus Harris
A town supports the memory of an aspiring actress who dies before her first film premieres.
The Luck of the Irish (1948) as D. C. Augur
Captain from Castile (1948) as Juan GarcĂ­a
The invasion of Mexico by Cortez, as seen by a young Spanish officer fleeing the Inquisition.
Johnny O'Clock (1947) as Inspector Koch
Gambling hall owners get mixed up with a cop on the take, leading to murder and mystery.
Boomerang! (1947) as Chief Harold F. "Robby" Robinson
A prosecutor fights to prove the defendant in a scandalous murder case is innocent.
Anna and the King of Siam (1946) as Kralahome
A young Englishwoman becomes royal tutor in Siam and befriends the King.
The Song of Bernadette (1945) as Dr. T. Dozous
A French peasant girl''''s visions of the Virgin Mary create controversy as pilgrims flock to her small town for healing.
Winged Victory (1944) as Doctor
The Moon Is Down (1943) as Dr. Albert Winter
Small town Norwegians resist a Nazi takeover during World War II.
Buckskin Frontier (1943) as Jeptha Marr
Tonight We Raid Calais (1943) as Monsieur Bonnard
British Intellengence dispatches Commando Geoffrey Carter (John Sutton) on a one-man raid to destroy a munitions plant that manufactures bombs in Nazi-occupied France. He enlists the aid of a patriotic farmer, M. Bonnard (Lee J. Cobb), that lives near the plant, over the objections of his daughter Odette Bonnard (Annabella), who believes that the British were responsible for the fall of France. Her attitude softens toward Carter, who is living with the family as posing as a son, but Odette cannot bring herself to aid in Carter's plan because of her fear of reprisals against her family. She turns informer and the Nazis capture Carter.
Paris Calling (1942) as [Hauptman] Schwabe
This Thing Called Love (1941) as Julio Diestro
A new bride insists on postponing the wedding night until she and her husband are sure it''''s forever.
Men of Boys Town (1941) as Dave Morris
Father Flanagan continues to fight for his pioneering orphanage.
Golden Boy (1939) as Mr. Bonaparte
A crooked promoter lures a young violinist to give up music for boxing.
Phantom Creeps, The (1939)
"The Phantom Creeps" was Universal's 44th sound-era serial (between "The Oregon Trail" and "The Green Hornet")and was re-issued to theatres in 1949 by Commonwealth Pictures Corporation, a distribution set-up handling primarily Universal re-issues. Commonwealth had no hand at all in the production of this serial (as incorrectly shown on site) as they were a distribution company only. Some sources mistakenly identify them as the serial producer because all of the 1949 re-issue prints (and the 16mm prints sold to television circa 1952) show "Commonwealth Pictures Corp. Presents" above the title.There is a whole lot of difference between "presenting" and "producing", a fact that some sources appear to not know or don't care. The serial is of interest to some collectors as it re-unites Bela Lugosi and Edwin Stanley from 1931's "Dracula", and the crater-discovery of the meteorite fragment by Zorka (Bela Lugosi)in the serial is stock footage from Universal's 1936 "The Invisible Ray." The stock footage of an explosion and avalanche used in Chapter 11 comes from Universal's 1934 serial, "The Vanishing Shadow." Plot finds eccentric scientist Dr. Alex Zorka (Bela Lugosi)carrying on various experiments in his secret laboratory with the aid of his assistant Monk (Jack C. Smith). Zorka has invented many strange weapons of warfare, including a devisualizer belt which renders him invisible; a terrifying, eight-foot tall robot (played by stuntman Edwin "Bud" Wolfe and not circus giant Bud Wolff), and he also has a deadly meteorite fragment (which he found in a 1936 movie with Boris Karloff)from which he extracts an element which can induce suspended animation in an entire army. Foreign spies, operating under the guise of a foreign language school (great cover), are trying to buy or (mostly) steal the meteorite element, while his former partner, Dr. Fred Mallory (Edwin Stanley), miffed that Zorka will not turn his inventions over to the U. S. Government, blows the whistle on him to Captain Bob West (Robert Kent) of the Military Intelligence Department. Tired of answering the door and saying no to the spies and the government, Zorka moves his lab and when his beloved wife (Dora Clement) is killed, Zorka, puttering around for his own amusement up to this point, gets hacked off as only Lugosi can, swears eternal vengeance against society, and decides to use his inventions to make himself world dictator. And would have if not for his assistant Monk, an escaped convict virtually enslaved by Zorka, who is cowardly, treacherous and totally incompetent, and whose accidental or deliberate interference with Zorka's efforts repeatedly frustrates his master's grand schemes.
Danger on the Air (1938) as Tony
Rustler's Valley (1937) as Cal Howard
Hoppy is the foreman on a ranch owned by Randall Glenn. Lawyer Cal Howard is trying to pressure Glenn into mortgaging his property, but Hoppy saves the ranch and gets the girl, Glenn's daughter.
North of the Rio Grande (1937) as Goodwin
Hoppy arives posing as an outlaw to avenge his brother's killing by Plunkett. After robbing a train and killing Plunkett, he gets to meet the boss known as the Lone Wolf and lead his next job. Seeking help from Stoneman to capture the outlaws, he realizes too late that Stoneman is the Lone Wolf and is captured.
Ali Baba Goes to Town (1937) as Arab
After stumbling onto a movie set, a hobo dreams he''''s caught up in an Arabian Nights adventure.

Director (special)

Tennessee Ernie Ford Meets King Arthur (1960) as Director
When a clause in his contract forces him to become the guinea pig of a scientist demonstrating a time machine on TV, Tennessee Ernie Ford is whisked back into time--to England and the days of King Arthur. The story, adapted from "A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court" by Mark Twain, relates E

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