Most widely held works by Paramount Productions
Duck soup ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1983 and 1998 in English and held by 852 libraries worldwide
As Prime Minister Firefly of Freedonia, Groucho soon reduces the kingdom to shambles. Harpo and Chico are secret agents disguised as peanut vendors and Zeppo is Firefly's secretary.
Mae West the glamour collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 315 libraries worldwide
Mae West had an inexhaustibly playful interest in language, and a rare, sometimes perplexing, and even lofty wit, spiced by low-down slang. Well before the second wave of feminism, she wrote all her own material, insisted on total control of her work, and was wildly popular for a short time, right before the Production Code lowered the boom on adult attitudes being expressed in films. She made only 12 movies, but three are first-rate, and these were enough to seal her fame and launch a legend. In her first film appearance, "Night after night," a successful ex-boxer buys a high-class speakeasy and falls for a rich society girl. As the bold Tira in "I'm no angel," she works as a dancing beauty and lion tamer at a fair. For "Goin' to town," West goes Western. Cleo Borden is a former dance hall queen who has become newly rich. She falls for--and pursues--an upper crust Englishman. This is followed by "Go west young man," where she plays Mavis Arden, a movie star stranded in the country. To stifle her boredom, she trifles with a young man's affections. "My little chickadee" pairs West with a legend of similar stature, W.C. Fields. As Flower Belle Lee, she is rightly suspected of illicit relations with the Masked Bandit, and run out of Little Bend. Surprisingly, things change very little when she arrives in Greasewood City to start over.
Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 227 libraries worldwide
Egypt, 48 B.C. Cleopatra is facing palace revolt in her kingdom. She decides to embrace the arrival of Julius Caesar as a way of solidifying her power under Roman rule. When Caesar is led astray by Cleopatra and is killed, she transfers her affections to Marc Antony. She does all that she can to dazzle Marc on a barge fit for a king. But her trick may not work this time around. A web of royal deception and betrayal.
Star trek, the original series. Season three ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 215 libraries worldwide
Space is our final frontier. In the 23rd century, The U.S.S. Enterprise embarks on a five year mission to explore the galaxy. The Enterprise is under the command of Captain James T. Kirk, whose First Officer is Mr. Spock, from the planet Vulcan. The Chief Medical Officer is Dr. Leonard 'Bones' McCoy. With a determined crew of 430, the Enterprise encounters Klingons, Romulans, time paradoxes and genetic supermen. Their mission is to explore strange new worlds, to seek new life and new civilizations, to boldly go where no man has gone before.
Island of lost souls ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
"Charles Laughton plays Dr. Moreau, the benign-looking doctor who lives and works on his own private South Seas island. When a shipwreck leaves Edward Parker stranded on the island, he learns of the hideous experiments that the doctor has been conducting in an area of the island known as "the House of Pain". When Parker encounters the beautiful creature Lota, the panther woman, Dr. Moreau gets the idea to create the first human-animal child through the two of them. The lines between humans and animals, however, begin to blur and Dr. Moreau could become the next victim of his own twisted creations"--Container.
No man of her own ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in English and held by 185 libraries worldwide
A gambler on the run meets and marries a librarian after she wins a coin toss.
Cleopatra ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
"Claudette Colbert gives a stunning performance as the alluring Queen of the Nile in this colossal epic of passion and deception. Determined to exert her power over Julius Caesar, Cleopatra uses her beauty and wit to seduce the Roman leader into leaving his wife for her. After Caesar's downfall, Cleopatra turns her attention to the dashing Marc Antony. But as their passionate love affair threatens the peace of the empire, Cleopatra fights a desperate battle to hold onto her happiness and her throne." From container.
Meet Joe Black ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 94 libraries worldwide
Meet Joe Black: Death appears to claim a man who bargains for more time, during which Death falls in love with his daughter.
Four frightened people ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and held by 91 libraries worldwide
Four castaways embark on a journey beyond their wildest dreams in this glorious romantic adventure. When deadly bubonic plague breaks out on a coastal steamer, four passengers steal a lifeboat and set out on a mission of survival. They land on a remote Malayan island and soon shed all trappings of their former selves. But when the native guide is suddenly murdered, they find themselves at the mercy of hostile islanders and must use their newfound survival skills if they are going to escape a terrible fate.
The sign of the cross ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 90 libraries worldwide
In the year 64 C.E., the corrupt and maniacal Emperor Nero torches Rome, and is advised to blame the ensuing destruction on the unsuspecting Christians. Meanwhile, Roman Prefect Marcus Superbus falls for an innocent and beautiful Christian maiden, Mercia. When the seductive and wicked Empress, Poppaea, learns that she has a rival for Marcus' affections, she conspires to send all Christians to a chilling death.
The Crusades ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 86 libraries worldwide
When the Saracens retake the holy city of Jerusalem, King Richard the Lionheart vows to reclaim the city for Christianity. In order to get crucial supplies, he resigns himself to marry Berengaria of Navarre -- but this marriage of convenience turns to one of passion when the beautiful and determined young woman joins him in the treacherous battle to save the holy city.
Superman. vol. 1, The bulleteers ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
Superman: Clark Kent and Lois Lane investigate a scientist working on a death ray, and when the scientist kidnaps Lois, Superman must save her. The mechanical monsters: A scientist creates an army of robots to rob banks, and when the robots steal Lois Lane as well as a vault full of jewels, Superman must save her. Billion dollar limited: When a train carrying a billion dollars in gold bullion is hijacked, Superman must regain control of the train. The Arctic giant: When Lois Lane travels to the Arctic to investigate a mysterious creature frozen in ice, Superman follows. The bulleteers: An armed gang in a bullet-shaped rocket car terrorizes the city until Superman intervenes. The magnetic telescope: Superman must stop a comet drawn to Earth by a well-meaning scientist's magnetic telescope. Electric earthquake: A madman creates an electric generator capable of making earthquakes and unleashes it on unsuspecting cities until Superman stops him.
International house ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1933 and 1987 in English and held by 54 libraries worldwide
A zany scientist in China invents a radio you can see : television. Every country wants to buy the rights, so characters from around the world converge on China and collide into a free-wheeling double-dealing variety show.
Pre-Code Hollywood collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 44 libraries worldwide
In 1934, Hollywood was turned upside down by the enforcement of a strict "Production Code" that would change the way movies were made for the next 34 years. But during the "pre-Code" period (1929-1934), censorship barely existed and filmmakers had free reign to make the movies they wanted and the public demanded. No subject was taboo including adultery, murder or sex.
Murders in the zoo ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 36 libraries worldwide
Insanely jealous millionaire sportsman Eric Gorman (Lionel Atwill), discovers his wife's romantic intrigues and touches off a round of ingenious killings with animals and unleashes a zoo-full of terror.
The fighting westerners ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 28 libraries worldwide
An entertaining, exciting, at times comical, murder mystery set in the Old West. A mining engineer (Scott) shows up at the Ballard Ranch and learns that his brother-in-law is wanted for murder of the patriarch of the ranch. The town deputy (Sale) proves unable to unravel the mystery and Scott decides to help him find the real culprit. The late Ballard's daughter, Rita (Sheridan), falls for Scott and joins him in his quest to solve the murder.
To the last man ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1987 and 1999 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
A story of feuding families whose ancient dispute is reignited when one family turns to cattle rustling.
The Barber shop ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A comedy featuring W.C. Fields in a barber shop.
W.C. Fields double feature ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
W.C. Fields stars in six comedy films. In "The Golf Specialist" he poses as a golf instructor at a fashionable hotel and gives some hilarious golf lessons to the wife of a jealous house detective. -- "The Dentist" is about a day in the life of a dentist. -- "The Fatal Glass of Beer" in which Fields' son drank the fatal glass, went to jail, but returns. -- "The Pharmacist" is about the trials and tribulations of the pharmacist Fields and his encounter with a gangster. -- In "The Barber Shop" Fields, the barber, is to change the identity of a gangster by cutting his hair, but decides to capture him and claim the reward. -- In "Pool shark" Fields decides to "duel" for a girl at the pool table.
She done him wrong ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Mae West as Lady Lou, a tough lady with a heart of gold, who dallys with assorted beaus, becomes entangled in murder, saves a Bowery Mission and still has enough energy left to belt out a tune or two!
Action and adventure films Animal experimentation Antonius, Marcus,--83?-30 B.C Betrayal Boop, Betty (Fictitious character) Caesar, Julius Circus Cleopatra,--Queen of Egypt,--d. 30 B.C Comedy films Comedy films Death (Personification) Deception Drama Egypt Exploration of outer space Fantasy films Feature films Feature films Fiction films Fiction television programs Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Gamblers Historical films History Horror films Kirk, James T. (Fictitious character) Librarians Man-woman relationships McCoy, Leonard (Fictitious character) New York (State)--New York Outer space Persecution Political science Prohibition Romance films Romantic comedy films Rome Science fiction films Science fiction television programs Scott, Montgomery (Fictitious character) Spock (Fictitious character) Sulu, Hikaru (Fictitious character) Television programs--for the hearing impaired United States Videocassettes Video recordings Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films Women--Conduct of life