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Lee J. Cobb


Song of Bernadette, TheSong of Bernadette, The (1943) Recommended
Dir. Henry King
Feat. Jennifer Jones, Vincent Price, Charles Bickford
Religious melodrama set in 19th century rural France, where Jones controversially has visions of the Virgin Mary. Over–lavish (and long), this…
Anna and the King of SiamAnna and the King of Siam (1946)
Dir. John Cromwell
Feat. Irene Dunne, Rex Harrison, Linda Darnell
The first version of the true story of an English governess (Dunne) who in the 1860s journeyed to South East Asia to look after the King of Siam's 62…
Captain from CastileCaptain from Castile (1947)
Dir. Henry King
Feat. Tyrone Power, Jean Peters, Cesar Romero
Extravagant technicolour epic set in the early years of the 16th century, recounting the adventures of a young nobleman (Tyrone Power) who flees…
Call Northside 777Call Northside 777 (1948) Recommended
Dir. Henry Hathaway
Feat. James Stewart, Lee J. Cobb, Richard Conte
An enjoyable 'noir' yarn, based on the true story of a man unjustly imprisoned for the murder of a policeman in 1930s Chicago. Jimmie Stewart…
Thieves' HighwayThieves' Highway (1949) Recommended
Dir. Jules Dassin
Feat. Richard Conte, Valentina Cortese, Lee J. Cobb
One of dir. Dassin's early noir triumphs, this has Conte seeking to avenge his father's maiming at the hands of a corrupt Californian fruit…
SiroccoSirocco (1951)
Dir. Curtis Bernhardt
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Lee J. Cobb, Zero Mostel
Standard–issue thriller, with Bogie playing a gun–runner who tangles with the Syrian authorities, French occupiers and an underground…
On the WaterfrontOn the Waterfront (1954) Recommended
Dir. Elia Kazan
Feat. Marlon Brando, Karl Malden, Lee J. Cobb
Brooding tour–de–force with Marlon Brando in his prime as the square–jawed misfit entangled in corrupt union politics. Winner of 8…
Man in the Gray Flannel Suit, TheMan in the Gray Flannel Suit, The (1956)
Dir. Nunnally Johnson
Feat. Gregory Peck, Jennifer Jones, Fredric March
Adapted from the novel by Sloan Wilson, this powerful drama evokes the multiple crises of an Madison Avenue advertising executive (Peck), whose…
Twelve Angry MenTwelve Angry Men (1957) Aro Favourite
Dir. Sidney Lumet
Feat. Henry Fonda, Lee J. Cobb, Ed Begley
Henry Fonda holds–out on a unanimous jury who wish to convict an alleged murderer. A sweltering tension is worked up as he struggles to…
Three Faces of EveThree Faces of Eve (1957) Recommended
Dir. Nunnally Johnson
Feat. Joanne Woodward, David Wayne, Lee J. Cobb
Joanne Woodward pulls out all the stops as a southern housewife who suffers multiple personality disorder, and won an Oscar for her portrayals of…

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