Approved | | Drama
A Jewish pawnbroker, victim of Nazi persecution, loses all faith in his fellow man until he realizes too late the tragedy of his actions.
One of the rules that United Artists, who initially flirted with financing the film, insisted on was that there should be no overt depictions in the film of the Holocaust as it was such a depressing subject. Ted Allan, who was the first hire to write the screenplay, found this a difficult thing to work around.
Say, how come you people come to business so naturally?
Sol Nazerman: You people? Oh, let's see. Yeah. I see. I see, you... you want to learn the secret of our success, is that right? Alright I'll teach you. First of all you start off with a period of several ...
Jesus Ortiz: ...
When the next customer comes in right after Sol is beaten up, if you look to the left of the customer, next to a filing cabinet you can see a person's arm moving during the shot.
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