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Paramount Productions

Overview
Works: 277 works in 392 publications in 1 language and 4,953 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Comedy films  Historical films  Romance films  Musical films  Horror films  Mad scientist films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Paramount Productions
 
Most widely held works by Paramount Productions
Island of lost souls( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2011 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mad doctor conducts ghastly genetic experiments on a remote island in the South Seas, much to the fear and disgust of the shipwrecked sailor who finds himself trapped there
Duck soup by Marx Brothers( Visual )

9 editions published between 1933 and 1998 in English and held by 634 WorldCat member 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
The scarlet empress by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catherine, a German princess, is forced into an arranged marriage with the Grand Duke Peter, the heir to the Russian throne. The mad Grand Duke tries to have Catherine assassinated because she has given birth to an illegitimate child, but she seizes the throne instead
Cleopatra by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

5 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member 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
Mae West the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member 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
Shirley Temple( Visual )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2007 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Little Miss Marker: Shirley Temple melts the hearts of a gang of hardened gangsters when she's left as an IOU for a debt
No man of her own( Visual )

5 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Clark Gable plays Babe Stewart, a cardsharp gambler, who meets and marries Connie Randall (Lombard) on the flip of a coin. She tries to change him into an early-rising, respectable time clock puncher. The reformation process provides some of the funniest moments of the video
A farewell to arms by Ernest Hemingway( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wounded American soldier falls in love with his beautiful English nurse during World War I
The sign of the cross by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member 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
Four frightened people by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

3 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Off the Malayan coast, four people escape from a pleasure cruise that is infested with bubonic plague, and are forced to plunge into the jungle with Montague, a guide. Judy Jones, a prim Chicago schoolteacher, is more worried about sleeping close to her two male companions, Stewart Corder, a famous journalist and Arnold Ainger, an introverted chemist, than she is about the dangers of the jungle. Her spirits are fortified by the gregarious socialite Mrs. Fifi Mardick, however. As the men find Judy unattractive, they try to soothe her nerves by telling her they do not think of her as a woman. After three exhausting days, Montague admits they are lost. Judy worships Stewart as a hero after he saves her from a deadly cobra, and she attempts to ingratiate herself on him. Her attempt fails miserably, however, when she accidentally burns his only shoes. Unable to deal with his fury and both men's disregard of her, Judy strikes out on her own. Her companions find her surrounded by the Semang tribe, who request payment of rice in exchange for safe passage through their territory. The natives tie up the men and take Mrs. Mardick hostage, threatening to kill her if they do not return within one month with the rice. After this experience, Judy takes command of the remaining group, ordering Montague to cut the men down. Her self-confidence makes her more alluring, and Stewart and Arnold vie for her affection. In time, Arnold and Judy fall in love, despite the fact that he has a wife back home. He, too, has grown more confident, and feels more manly than he ever did in civilization. The group discovers they have been walking in circles. After returning to the camp, Stewart shoots what he thinks is a monkey, but is actually a Sakai pygmy. When Montague tries to appease the pygmies by offering some of the rice shipment they hope to get when they find civilization, he is killed by an arrow through his throat. Before he dies, he tells his friends that the Sakai will be forever disgraced because they have killed a white man, which is against their beliefs. When another pygmy attacks Stewart, Arnold takes an arrow that was meant for Judy, and he collapses. The natives tie Judy and Arnold to a tree while Stewart goes for water, and when he returns he releases them. In the meantime, Mrs. Mardick is ousted from the village because she has been teaching the women birth control. The chief agrees that the birth rate will be up to women from henceforth, and Mrs. Mardick is escorted to town. Arnold recovers from his wound, and Stewart finally leads them out of the jungle. When Arnold returns to his home, his wife cannot understand why he did not write her a letter, and believes herself to be the laughing-stock of her friends because of her neglectful husband. Arnold wholeheartedly agrees to a divorce. Stewart gains even more fame by relating his adventures over the radio, as does Mrs. Mardick. Judy returns to the classroom, but her class is interrupted one day by Arnold, who leads her out of the classroom, into his life"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
The Crusades by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member 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 marrying 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
Meet Joe Black by Martin Brest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member 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
Superman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 67 WorldCat member 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
W.C. Fields comedy favorites collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From his early days on stage in vaudeville and Broadway through his live appearance on radio, W.C. Fields created an iconic persona that has never been matched. The comic genius of Fields is best captured forever in his body of films that highlight his notoriously sarcastic quick wit and slapstick routines. In these ten films, see W.C. Fields at his best
Betty Boop( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded as one of the first and most famous sex symbols on the animated screen, Betty Boop was a symbol of the Depression era and a reminder of the more carefree days of the Roaring Twenties. Her popularity was drawn larger from adult audiences and the cartoons, while seemingly surreal, contained many sexual and psychological elements. Features twelve re-mastered episodes from over four thousand scans of the original negatives and finegrains
War collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wake Island : Based on the true story of a handful of U.S. Marines holding out against an overwhelming Japanese air, land and sea assault
Pre-code Hollywood collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torch singer: Sally Trent has an illegitimate child, but cannot support her. She gives the baby up for adoption. Michael Gardner is the father who leaves for China not knowing about the baby. Sally assumes he has abandoned her for life. She gets a job as a torch singer and changes her name to Mimi Benton. She becomes notorious for her drinking and philadering. Then, Mimi fills in on a children's radio program singing and telling bedtime stories. She uses the airtime to find her daughter. She leaves her partying days behind and reunites with Michael
International house( Visual )

2 editions published between 1933 and 1987 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member 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
Betty Boop : the essential collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 36 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Regarded as one of the first and most famous sex symbols on the animated screen; she was a symbol of the Depression era and a reminder of the more carefree days of the Roaring Twenties. The queen of the animated screen returns to allure and entice audiences all over again in this volume-four compilation featuring many of her greatest adventures. Including thirteen animated short films produced by Max Fleischer and directed by Dave Fleischer
Murders in the zoo( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 34 WorldCat member 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
 
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