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United Artists Corporation

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Works: 2,095 works in 6,257 publications in 9 languages and 245,422 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Fiction  Detective and mystery films  Motion pictures  War films  Comedy films  Western films 
Roles: Producer, Production personnel, Originator, Distributor, Other, pmn, Defendant, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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12 angry men by Sidney Lumet ( Visual )
31 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in English and French and held by 4,469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Depicts a jury of men who must decide the fate of a teenage boy who has murdered his abusive father. The jurors are from all walks of life, and bring with them their own opinions, prejudices, fears, and personal demons
West Side story by Robert Wise ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1961 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 4,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A modern version of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, set in the Puerto Rican section of New York City
The good, the bad and the ugly by Sergio Leone ( Visual )
51 editions published between 1965 and 2010 in English and held by 3,964 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
During the American Civil War, three men seek hidden loot. With greed as their sole motivation, they overcome anything that gets in their way--including each other. Very violent and drawn out western
Bowling for Columbine by Michael Moore ( Visual )
26 editions published between 2002 and 2011 in English and French and held by 3,309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The United States of America is notorious for its astronomical number of people killed by firearms for a developed nation without a civil war. With his signature sense of angry humor, activist filmmaker Michael Moore sets out to explore the roots of this bloodshed
Some like it hot by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and German and held by 3,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Set during Prohibition, two men, sought by the mob, disguise themselves as girls and join a female jazz band. When they fall in love complications naturallly ensue, which makes for a crazy comedy
Annie Hall by Woody Allen ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1977 and 2011 in English and French and held by 3,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Woody Allen's semiautobiographical portrait of his amorous, but ultimately mismatched, relationship with co-star Diane Keaton. Allen uses satire and comedy to portray this "nervous romance" for modern times
Rain man by Barry Levinson ( Visual )
47 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,829 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A self-involved young man is shocked to discover that his millionaire father left most of his estate to an unknown beneficiary. The man tracks down said beneficiary, who turns out to be his brother and an autistic savant
Rocky by John G Avildsen ( Visual )
53 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,796 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Rocky Balboa (Stallone), the underdog gets his million-to-one shot at love, self-respect and the world heavyweight boxing crown
The apartment by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1960 and 2011 in English and held by 2,784 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ambitious office clerk plans to get ahead by lending out his apartment to his boss, but falls in love with the boss's girlfriend
Stagecoach by John Ford ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,684 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Fullscreen. Nine disparate travelers are thrust together in a perilous journey, a ride on a stagecoach destined for Apache territory
The miracle worker by Arthur Penn ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1962 and 2010 in English and held by 2,536 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatization of the story about the struggle of a Boston teacher, Annie Sullivan, to communicate with and teach the deaf, blind, and mute child, Helen Keller
Capote by Bennett Miller ( Visual )
14 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 2,394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In 1959, Truman Capote was a popular writer for The New Yorker. He learns about the horrific and senseless murder of a family of four in Halcomb, Kansas. Inspired by the story, Capote and his partner, Harper Lee, travel to the town to do research for an article. However, as Capote digs deeper into the story, he is inspired to expand the project into what would be his greatest work, "In Cold Blood." He arranges extensive interviews with the prisoners, especially with Perry Smith. However, his feelings of compassion for Perry conflicts with his need for closure for his book which only an execution can provide. That conflict and the mixed motives for both interviewer and subject make for a troubling experience that would produce an literary account that would redefine modern non-fiction
Raging bull by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
57 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 2,307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jake La Motta is a boxer whose psychological and sexual complexities erupt into violence both in and out of the ring. His brother Joey falls prey to Jake's mounting paranoia and jealousy, while fifteen-year-old Vickie, becomes Jake's wife and most prized trophy. The same anger that drives Jake in the ring, ultimately drives him to beat his wife and brother, and sends Jake down a self-destructive spiral of paranoia and rage
Goldfinger by Guy Hamilton ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 2,296 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sean Connery returns as Agent 007 and faces off with a maniacal villain bent on destroying all the gold in Fort Knox-- and obliterating the world economy
In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and Italian and held by 2,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A murder mystery that begins in the deep South, it centers on the relationship between the black cop from Philadelphia and the red-neck cop from Mississippi
The night of the hunter by Charles Laughton ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in English and held by 1,990 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A psychotic self-styled preacher marries and murders a young widow for her money. He then pursues her children to get his hands on it, only to meet his match in the form of a saintly farm woman
GoldenEye by Martin Campbell ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1995 and 2012 in English and held by 1,958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
When an MI6 agent turns rogue and plans world domination with a terrifying satellite-born weapon, James must pursue his former ally to Cuba, Monte Carlo, Switzerland and even Russia. All whilst dodging a sexy, deadly femme fatale who will stop at nothing to put the 'squeeze' on James
Inherit the wind by Stanley Kramer ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and held by 1,914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The film is based on the play Inherit the wind, which was inspired by the 1925 Scopes Monkey Trial in Dayton, TN. During that trial, then dubbed 'the Trial of the Century, ' Chicago labor lawyer Clarence Darrow (1857-1938) defended teacher John T. Scopes (1900-1970). Scopes was accused of propounding Charles Darwin's theory of evolution in defiance of Tennessee's Butler Law, which prohibited the teaching of any theory other than creationism. The prosecution was led by fundamentalist politician William Jennings Bryan (1860-1925), who was known as 'the Great Commoner.' Bryan ran for United States President three times, in 1896, 1900 and 1908 and served as Secretary of State from 1913-1915. Unlike as depicted in the film, Bryan died not on the day the trial ended but five days later, of complications from diabetes. Another famous figure represented in the play and film versions of the story was H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), a journalist celebrated for his clever wit and iconoclastic liberalism. In the play and film, the names of the major characters are changed from Clarence Darrow to Henry Drummond; William Jennings Bryan to Matthew Harrison Brady; H.L. Mencken to E.K. Hornbeck; and John T. Scopes to Bertram T. Cates. Although the film's version of the trial hewed closely to actual events, in other areas many facts were changed. For example, unlike in the film, the real trial was initiated by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), which considered the Butler Law, prohibiting the teaching of evolution in Tennessee classrooms, unconstitutional. When Dayton resident George W. Rappelyea learned of the ACLU's desire to test the law, he convinced Scopes, who rarely even taught evolution, to join the case. According to modern sources, because the theory of evolution was included in the state's textbook, many Tennessee teachers included it in the curriculum. Also in contrast to the film, according to some historians, Darrow wanted Scopes to be found guilty so he could appeal the decision to a higher court. As shown in the film, the trial began on 10 Jul 1925 during an extreme heat wave. The town filled with onlookers and salespeople, and the trial was covered by reporters from around the world. After Scopes was found guilty and fined $100, the decision was overturned on a technicality by a higher court. Although the Butler law was upheld by the court, the trial succeeded in embarrassing its proponents, and no one in the state was ever again prosecuted for defying it. In 1967, the Tennessee courts overturned the law"--AFI catalog, 1951-1960
The greatest story ever told by George Stevens ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1984 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,898 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drama of the life of Christ, the teacher and saviour, healer of the hopeless and champion of the poor, from Galilee to Golgotha
A bridge too far by Richard Attenborough ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1977 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,877 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dramatic recreation of an Allied airdrop behind German lines in Holland, and the subsequent disastrous Battle of Arnhem
 
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controlled identity MGM/UA Entertainment Co.

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer United Artists Corporation
MGM UA
MGM UA Communications Co.
MGM/UA Entertainment Co. United Artists
UA
United Artists
United Artists Corporation Ehemalige Vorzugsbenennung SWD
United artists corps
United Artists (Firm : 1919-1986)
United Artists Los Angeles, Calif
United artists pictures inc.
Languages
English (626)
French (30)
German (4)
Italian (3)
Chinese (1)
Turkish (1)
Croatian (1)
Multiple languages (1)
Spanish (1)
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