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Paramount Productions

Overview
Works: 294 works in 441 publications in 1 language and 5,494 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  War films  History  Romance films  Historical films  Biographical films  Short films  Horror 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
The scarlet empress by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spoiled princess is sent to Russia to marry Grand Duke Peter, but is horrified to discover her intened is a half-wit and depravity rules in her new home. Before long, however, she is initiated into the sadistic power politics that govern the court, paving the way for her transformation into the imperious libertine Catherine the Great
Island of lost souls( Visual )

4 editions published between 1932 and 2011 in English and held by 587 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 Leo McCarey( Visual )

11 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in English and held by 539 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The small state of Freedonia is in a financial mess, borrowing a huge sum of cash from wealthy widow Mrs. Teasdale. She insists on replacing the current president with crazy Rufus T. Firefly and mahem errupts. To make matters worse, the neighbouring state sends inept spies Chicolini and Pinky to obtain top secret information, creating even more chaos!
Cecil B. DeMille's Cleopatra by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

6 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and held by 493 WorldCat member 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
W.C. Fields : 6 short films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This compilation of films pays tribute to America's cantankerous comedy genius, W.C. Fields. Legendary one-liners and slapstick routines are preserved in these early shorts that chronicle the development of Fields' irascible screen persona
Mae West : the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 357 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 329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now and Forever: Shirley Temple stars as a little rich girl whose father, a jewel thief, comes to claim her from his late wife's relatives
No man of her own( Visual )

5 editions published between 1932 and 2007 in English and held by 256 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 Frank Borzage( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first, and arguably greatest, film adaptation of Hemingway's great war novel in which lovers find their affair undermined by the horrors of the most brutal war the world had yet witnessed
The sign of the cross by Cecil B DeMille( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 114 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 112 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 102 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 Bu rui si te ma ding( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Death takes a holiday: Death poses as a mortal man to find out more about humans. When he stays at the Duke Lambert's estate posing as a prince, he falls in love with the duke's daughter, even though she's betrothed to someone else
W.C. Fields comedy favorites collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 71 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
War collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 68 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
Superman( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 65 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
Betty Boop( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 59 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
Betty Boop : the essential collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 48 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
Pre-Code Hollywood collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 42 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
Murders in the zoo( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2016 in English and held by 37 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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