Martin BALSAM

* 04.11.1919, The Bronx / New York (City), USA † 13.02.1996, Rom (Roma), Italien

Schauspieler * 1941 Debüt am Broadway in Ghost for Sale - 1947-56/57 tritt dort in sieben weiteren Stücken auf (The Rose Tattoo, 1951) * Kriegsdienst beim Army Air Corps * Schauspielausbildung an der New School (for Social Research), und (ab 1947) im Actors Studio, New York * erste kleine, unerwähnte Filmrolle in On the Waterfront (1953/54) * 1956 Beginn seiner eigentlichen Filmkarriere als Vorsitzender der Geschworenenjury in Sidney Lumets Klassiker 12 Angry Men - in folgenden Jahren arbeitet für Kino, Fernsehen (Gastrollen in zahlreichen Serien; Serie Archie Bunker's Place, 1979-83) und gelegentlich Theater (1968 Tony Award für You Know I Can't Hear You When the Water's Running) und etabliert sich in mehr oder weniger anspruchsvollen (Neben)rollen ("The supporting role is always potentially the most interesting in a film", 1966) als einer der versiertesten Charakterdarsteller des internationalen Films * seit Anfang der 70er Jahre umfangreiche Filmtätigkeit in Europa, vor allem in Italien

FILMS

12 Angry Men (Die zwölf Geschworenen, 1956-USA * Sidney Lumet ... 1. Geschworener) (5704)

Time Limit (Wenn Männer zerbrechen, 1957-USA; R: Karl Malden, B: Henry Denker, K: Sam Leavitt, M: Fred Steiner, D: Richard Widmark, Richard Basehart, Dolores Michaels, June Lockhart, Carl Benton Reid, MB-Sergeant Baker) 96m-Kriegsdrama (Bühnenstück von Henry Denker & Ralph Berkey, 1956) (04-05; 5710)

Marjorie Morningstar (Die Liebe der Marjorie Morningstar, 1957-USA; R: Irving Rapper, B: Everett Freeman, K: Harry Stradling, M: Max Steiner, D: Gene Kelly * Natalie Wood / MB-Dr. David Harris) 124m-Melodram (Roman von Herman Wouk, 1955) (08-11; 5804)

Al Capone (Al Capone, 1958-USA; R: Richard Wilson, B: Malvin Wald, Henry F. Greenberg, K: Lucien Ballard, M: David Raksin, D: Rod Steiger, Fay Spain, James Gregory, MB-Mac Keeley & Nehemiah Persoff) 105m-Gangsterbiografie (09-10; 5902)

Middle of the Night (Mitten in der Nacht, 1959-USA; R: Delbert Mann, B: Paddy Chayefsky, K: Joseph Brun, M: George Bassman, D: Fredric March * Kim Novak / MB-Jack) 118m-Drama (01-02; 5906)

Psycho (Psycho, 1959/60-USA * Alfred Hitchcock ... Milton Arbogast) (Roman von Robert Bloch) (11-02; 6006)

Tutti a casa / La grande pagaille / Quand la guerre finira... (Der Weg zurück, 1960-I/F; R: Luigi Comencini, B: Age[nore Incrocci], [Furio] Scarpelli, Luigi Comencini, Marcello Fondato, K: Carlo Carlini, M: Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, D: Alberto Sordi ° Serge Reggiani / MB-sergente Fornaciari) 100/20m-Tragikomödie (Sommer; 6010)

Breakfast at Tiffany's (Frühstück bei Tiffany, 1960-USA * Blake Edwards ... O.J. Berman) (Kurzroman von Truman Capote) (10-12; 6110)

Ada (Ada Dallas, 1961-USA * Daniel Mann ... Steve Jackson) (Roman von Wirt Williams) (6108)

Cape Fear (Ein Köder für die Bestie, 1961-USA * J. Lee Thompson ... Mark Dutton) (Roman von John D. MacDonald) (6204)

La città prigioniera (1962-I; d: Mario Chiari; [Regieüberwachung] Joseph Anthony, B: Guy Elmes, Eric Bercovici, Marc Brandell, K: Leonida Barboni, M: Piero Piccioni, D: David Niven * Lea Massari * Ben Gazzara / MB-Joseph Feinberg) 98m-Kriegsdrama (Roman The Captive City von John Appleby, 1955) (6212)

Who's Been Sleeping in My Bed? (Wer hat in meinem Bett geschlafen?, 1963-USA; R: Daniel Mann, B: Jack Rose, K: Joseph Ruttenberg, M: George Duning, D: Dean Martin, Elizabeth Montgomery, MB-Sanford Kaufman) 103m-Komödie (?-04; 6312)

Seven Days in May (Sieben Tage im Mai, 1963-USA; R: John Frankenheimer, B: Rod Serling, K: Ellsworth Fredericks, M: Jerry Goldsmith, D: Burt Lancaster * Kirk Douglas * Fredric March * Ava Gardner, Edmond O'Brien, MB-Paul Girard) 118m-Politthriller (Roman von Fletcher Knebel & Charles W. Bailey II, 1962) (?-07; 6402)

The Carpetbaggers (Die Unersättlichen, 1963-USA; R: Edward Dmytryk, B: John Michael Hayes, K: Joseph MacDonald, M: Elmer Bernstein, D: George Peppard * Carroll Baker / MB-Bernard B. Norman) 150m-Drama (Roman von Harold Robbins, 1961) (09-12; 6404)

A Thousand Clowns (Tausend Clowns, 1964-USA; R: Fred Coe, B: Herb Gardner, K: Arthur J. Ornitz, M: Don Walker, D: Jason Robards * Barbara Harris, MB-Arnold Burns) 118m-Tragikomödie (Bühnenstück von Herb Gardner, 1962) (?-07; 6512)

The Bedford Incident (Zwischenfall im Atlantik, 1964/65-GB/USA; R: James B. Harris, B: James Poe, K: Gilbert Taylor, M: Gerard Schurmann, D: Richard Widmark * Sidney Poitier / MB-Lt. Commander Chester Potter) 102m-Drama (Roman von Mark Rascovich, 1963) (?-02; 6510)

Harlow (Die Welt der Jean Harlow, 1965-USA; R: Gordon Douglas, B: John Michael Hayes, K: Joseph Ruttenberg, M: Neal Hefti, D: Carroll Baker, MB-Everett Redman, Red Buttons, Michael Connors, Angela Lansbury, Peter Lawford, Raf Vallone) 125m-Biografie (Buch Harlow: An Intimate Biography von Irving Shulman, 1964) (04-05; 6506)

Caccia alla volpe / After the Fox (Jagt den Fuchs!, 1965-I/USA; R: Vittorio De Sica, B: Neil Simon; Cesare Zavattini, K: Leonida Barboni, M: Piero Piccioni, D: Peter Sellers, Victor Mature, Britt Ekland / MB-Harry) 103m-Gaunerkomödie (?-09; 6609)

Hombre (Man nannte ihn Hombre, 1966-USA; R: Martin Ritt, B: Irving Ravetch, Harriet Frank, Jr., K: James Wong Howe, M: David Rose, D: Paul Newman * Fredric March * Richard Boone * Diane Cilento / MB-Henry Mendez) 111m-Western (Roman von Elmore Leonard, 1961) (6703)

Me, Natalie (Ich, Natalie, 1968-USA; R: Fred Coe, B: A. Martin Zweiback, K: Arthur J. Ornitz, M: Henry Mancini, D: Patty Duke ° James Farentino ° Salome Jens ° Elsa Lanchester & MB-Onkel Harold) 112m-Drama (?-09; 6907, NY)

The Good Guys and the Bad Guys (Die Letzten vom Red River, 1968-USA; R: Burt Kennedy, B: Ronald M. Cohen, Dennis Shryack, K: Harry Stradling, Jr., M: William Lava, D: Robert Mitchum * George Kennedy, MB-Bürgermeister Wilker) 91m-Westernkomödie (?-12; 6910, LA)

Tora! Tora! Tora! (Tora! Tora! Tora!, 1968/69-USA/J; M: Jerry Goldsmith > amerikanisches Segment * R: Richard Fleischer, B: Larry Forrester, K: Charles F. Wheeler, D: MB-Admiral Husband E. Kimmel, Joseph Cotten, E.G. Marshall, James Whitmore & Jason Robards | japanisches Segment * R: Toshio Masuda, Kinji Fukasaku, B: Hideo Oguni, Ryuzo Kikushima, K: Shinsaku Himeda, Masamichi Sato, Osamu Furuya, D: So Yamamura, Tatsuya Mihashi, Takahiro Tamura, Eijiro Tono, Koreya Senda) 144/9m-Kriegsfilm (Buch Tora! Tora! Tora! von Gordon W. Prange /1969/ + Buch The Broken Seal von Ladislas Farago /1967/) (12-?; 7009)

Catch-22 (Catch 22, 1969-USA * Mike Nichols ... Colonel Cathcart) (Roman von Joseph Heller) (01-08; 7006)

Little Big Man (Little Big Man, 1969-USA * Arthur Penn ... Mr. Meriweather) (Roman von Thomas Berger) (07-?; 7012)

Confessione di un commissario di polizia al procuratore della repubblica (Der Clan, der seine Feinde lebendig einmauert, 1970-I; R: Damiano Damiani, B: Damiano Damiani, Salvatore Laurani, K: Claudio Ragona, M: Riz Ortolani, D: Franco Nero * MB-Bonavia) 101/7m-Krimidrama (7103)

The Anderson Tapes (Der Anderson-Clan, 1970-USA * Sidney Lumet ... Tommy Haskins) (Roman von Lawrence Sanders) (08-10; 7106)

Imputazione di omicidio per uno studente (Mordanklage gegen einen Studenten, 1971-I; R: Mauro Bolognini, B: Ugo Pirro, Ugo Liberatore, K: Giuseppe Ruzzolini, M: Ennio Morricone, D: Massimo Ranieri * MB-Aldo Sola) 105m-Politdrama (7201)

Il vero e il falso (Allein gegen das Gesetz, 1971-I; R: Eriprando Visconti, B: Luigi Malerba, Eriprando Visconti, K: Marcello Gatti, M: Giorgio Gaslini, D: Terence Hill * MB-Turrisi) 99m-Krimidrama (7204)

The Man (1971-USA; d: Joseph Sargent, B: Rod Serling, K: Edward Rosson, M: Jerry Goldsmith, D: James Earl Jones * MB-Jim Talley * Burgess Meredith * Lew Ayres * William Windom & Barbara Rush) 93m-Politdrama (Roman von Irving Wallace, 1964) (7208, LA) > ursprünglich TVM

Summer Wishes, Winter Dreams (Sommerwünsche - Winterträume, 1972-USA; R: Gilbert Cates, B: Stewart Stern, K: Jerry/Gerald Hirschfeld, M: Johnny Mandel, D: Joanne Woodward, MB-Harry Walden) 93m-Drama (10-12; 7310)

Il consigliori / El consejero (Im Dutzend zur Hölle, 1973-I/E; R: Alberto De Martino, B: Adriano Bolzoni, Alberto De Martino, Vincenzo Flamini, Leonardo Martin, K: Aristide Massaccesi, M: Riz Ortolani, D: MB-don Antonio Macaluso * Tomas Milian) 100m-Gangsterdrama (7308)

The Stone Killer / L'assassino di pietra (Ein Mann geht über Leichen, 1973-I/USA; R: Michael Winner, B: Gerald Wilson, K: Richard Moore, M: Roy Budd, D: Charles Bronson, MB-Al/berto Vescari) 95m-Thriller (Buch=Roman A Complete State of Death von John Gardner, 1969) (03-05; 7308)

The Taking of Pelham One Two Three (Stoppt die Todesfahrt der U-Bahn 123, 1974-USA * Joseph Sargent ... Green [Harold Longman]) (Roman von John Godey) (7410)

Murder on the Orient Express (Mord im Orient-Expreß, 1974-GB * Sidney Lumet ... Bianchi) (Roman von Agatha Christie) (04-06; 7409-BBFC)

Corruzione al Palazzo di Giustizia (Korruption im Justizpalast, 1974-I; R: Marcello Aliprandi, B: Marcello Aliprandi, Gianfranco Clerici, Fernando Imbert, K: Gastone Di Giovanni, M: Pino Donaggio, D: Franco Nero / MB-Carlo Goja) 110m-Politthriller (Bühnenstück von Ugo Betti, 1949) (7501)

Mitchell (Mitchell, 1974/75-USA; R: Andrew V. McLaglen, B: Ian Kennedy Martin, K: Harry Stradling, Jr., M: Larry Brown, Jerry Styner, D: Joe Don Baker * MB-James Arthur Cummins * John Saxon) 96m-Krimi (12-?; 7509)

Cipolla Colt / El Cibollero / Zwiebel-Jack räumt auf (1975-I/E/D; R: Enzo G. Castellari, B: Luciano Vincenzoni, Sergio Donati, K: Alejandro Ulloa, M: Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, D: Franco Nero * Sterling Hayden * MB-Lamb) 91/100m-Westernkomödie (7508)

Il tempo degli assassini (Die wilde Meute, 1975-I; R: Marcello Andrei, B: Piero Regnoli, Alvaro Barizio, Marcello Andrei, K: Luciano Trasatti, M: Albert Verrecchia, D: Joe Dallesandro * MB-Katroni * Magali Noel) 100m-Actiondrama (7512)

All the President's Men (Die Unbestechlichen, 1975-USA * Alan J. Pakula ... Howard Simons) (Buch von Carl Bernstein & Bob Woodward) (05-11; 7604)

Con la rabbia agli occhi (Höllenhunde bellen zum Gebet, 1975/76-I; R: Anthony M. Dawson [=Antonio Margheriti], B: Pierluigi Andreani, Leila Bongiorno, K: Sergio D'Offizi, M: Guido & Maurizio De Angelis, D: Yul Brynner, Barbara Bouchet, MB-commissario Gambardella) 98m-Gangsteraction (7610)

Pronto ad uccidere / Tote pflastern seinen Weg (1976-I/D; R: Franco Prosperi, B: Peter Berling, Antonio Cucca, Claudio Fragasso, Alberto Marras, K: Roberto D'Ettorre Piazzoli, M: Ubaldo Continiello, D: Ray Lovelock * MB-Giulianelli * Elke Sommer) 88/94m-Krimi (7610)

Two-Minute Warning (Zwei Minuten Warnung, 1976-USA; R: Larry Peerce, B: Edward Hume, K: Gerald Hirschfeld, M: Charles Fox, D: Charlton Heston * John Cassavetes, MB-Sam McKeever, Beau Bridges, Marilyn Hassett, David Janssen, Jack Klugman, Walter Pidgeon, Gena Rowlands) 115m-Katastrophenthriller (Roman von George La Fountaine, 1975) (?-04; 7611)

Raid on Entebbe (...die keine Gnade kennen, 1976-USA; R: Irvin Kershner, B: Barry Beckerman, K: Bill Butler, M: David Shire, D: MB-Daniel Cooper, Charles Bronson, Horst Buchholz, Eddie Constantine, Peter Finch, Yaphet Kotto, John Saxon, Sylvia Sidney, Jack Warden, James Woods) 124/50m-Actiondrama (7704-D) > TVM (7701)

The Sentinel (Hexensabbat, 1976-USA; R: Michael Winner, B: Michael Winner, Jeffrey Konvitz, K: Dick/Richard Kratina, M: Gil Melle, D: Chris Sarandon * Cristina Raines, MB-Professor Ruzinsky, John Carradine, Jose Ferrer, Ava Gardner, Arthur Kennedy, Burgess Meredith, Sylvia Miles, Deborah Raffin, Eli Wallach) 93m-Horrorthriller (Roman von Jeffrey Konvitz, 1974) (05-07; 7702, LA)

Silver Bears (Silber, Banken und Ganoven, 1976-USA; R: Ivan Passer, B: Peter Stone, K: Anthony B. Richmond, M: Claude Bolling, D: Michael Caine * Cybill Shepherd * Louis Jourdan * Stephane Audran * David Warner * Tom Smothers & MB-Joe Fiore) 113m-Komödie (Roman von Paul Erdman, 1974) (09-10; 7804)

Occhi dalle stelle (Terror, 1977-I; R+B: Roy Garrett [=Mario Gariazzo], K: Erico Menczer, M: Marcello Giombini, D: Robert Hoffmann * Nathalie Delon * MB-James Grant) 105m-Science-Fiction (7802)

Diamanti sporchi di sangue (1977-I; d+B: Fernando Di Leo, K: Roberto Gerardi, M: Luis Enriquez Bacalov, D: Claudio Cassinelli * MB-Rizzo * Barbara Bouchet) 102m-Thriller (7803)

Gardenia, il giustiziere della mala (1979-I; d: Domenico Paolella, B: Augusto Caminito, K: Sergio Rubini, M: Franco Califano, D: Franco Califano * MB-Salluzzo * Robert Webber * Eleonora Vallone) 100m-Drama (7905)

Cuba (Explosion in Cuba, 1979-USA * Richard Lester ... General Bello) (7912)

There Goes the Bride (Daddy dreht durch, 1979-GB; R: Terence/Terry Marcel, B: Terry Marcel, Ray Cooney, K: James Devis, M: Harry Robinson, D: Tom Smothers, Twiggy, MB-Elmer Babcock) 91m-Komödie (8007)

L'avvertimento (Die tödliche Warnung, 1980-I; R: Damiano Damiani, B: Nicola Badalucco, Damiano Damiani, Massimo De Rita, Dino Maiuri, K: Alfio Contini, M: Riz Ortolani, D: Giuliano Gemma * MB-Martorana) 108m-Politthriller (8008)

The Salamander / La Salamandra (Kennwort: Salamander, 1980-GB/USA/I; R: Peter Zinner, B: Robert Katz; Rod Serling, K: Marcello Gatti, M: Jerry Goldsmith, D: Franco Nero * Anthony Quinn, MB-Stefanelli) 101m-Thriller (Roman von Morris L. West, 1973) (8109-BBFC)

The Goodbye People (1983-USA; d+B: Herb Gardner, K: John Lindley, D: Judd Hirsch * MB-Max Silverman * Pamela Reed) 105m-Komödie (Bühnenstück von Herb Gardner, 1968) (?-05; 8602, LA)

Hermano del espacio (Brother from Space, 1984-E/I; R: Roy Garrett [=Mario Gariazzo], B: Roy Garrett, Jose Luis Martinez Molla, K: Alejandro Ulloa, M: Franco Campanino, D: MB-Pater Howard * Agostina Belli * Silvia Tortosa Davis) 89m-Science-Fiction (8806) [unreleased in Italy]

St. Elmo's Fire (St. Elmo's Fire - Die Leidenschaft brennt tief, 1984-USA * Joel Schumacher ... Mr. Beamish) (10-12; 8506)

Death Wish 3 (Death Wish III - Der Rächer von New York, 1985-USA; R: Michael Winner, B: Michael Edmonds, K: John Stanier, M: Jimmy Page, D: Charles Bronson / MB-Bennett) 90m-Action (04-?; 8510)

The Delta Force (Delta Force, 1985-USA; R: Menahem Golan, B: James Bruner, Menahem Golan, K: David Gurfinkel, M: Alan Silvestri, D: Chuck Norris, Lee Marvin; MB-Ben Kaplan) 129m-Action (8602)

Whatever It Takes (1985-USA; d: Bob Demchuk, B: Chris Weatherhead, Bob Demchuk, K: John Drake, M: Garry Sherman, D: Tom Mason, Chris Weatherhead, James Rebhorn, Maura Shea, MB-Hap Perchicksky) 93m-Drama (8603)

P.I. Private Investigations (Private Investigations, 1986-USA; R: Nigel Dick, B: John Dahl, David [W.] Warfield, K: David Bridges, M: Murray Munro, D: Clayton Rohner, Ray Sharkey, Talia Balsam, Paul Le Mat, MB-Cliff Dowling & Anthony Zerbe) 91m-Krimi (07-?; 8706)

Due occhi diabolici / Two Evil Eyes (Two Evil Eyes, 1989-I/USA > Il gatto nero / The Black Cat * R: Dario Argento, B: Dario Argento, Franco Ferrini, K: Beppe/Giuseppe Maccari, M: Pino Donaggio, D: Harvey Keitel / MB-Mr. Pym) 115/7m-Episodenfilm (07-09; 9001)

L'ultima meta / L'ultima partita (The Last Match, 1990-I/USA; R: Larry Ludman [=Fabrizio De Angelis], B: Gianfranco Clerici, Vincenzo Mannino, K: Giuseppe Ruzzolini, M: Guglielmo Arcieri, D: Oliver Tobias, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Napier, Henry Silva, MB-Anwalt) 90m-Action (01-?; 92?? > censura: 9101)

Cape Fear (Kap der Angst, 1990/91-USA * Martin Scorsese ... Richter) (Roman von John D. MacDonald) (11-03; 9111)

The Silence of the Hams / Il silenzio dei prosciutti (Das Schweigen der Hammel, 1993-USA/I; R+B: Ezio Greggio, K: Jacques Haitkin, M: Parmer Fuller, D: Ezio Greggio ° Dom DeLuise ° Billy Zane / MB-Detective Balsam) 85m-Thrillerparodie (05-?; 9403)


Legend of the Spirit Dog (Spirit Dog - Die Fährte des Geisterhundes, 1994/96-USA * Michael Spence, Martin Goldman ... Gramps) 86m-Abenteuer > nur Videovertrieb (PG; 9708)

AWARDS

National Board of Review Award (bester Nebendarsteller) für The Carpetbaggers (1964)

Academy Award / Oscar (bester Nebendarsteller) für A Thousand Clowns (1966)

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