Most widely held works about Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Most widely held works by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ ( Visual )
50 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,721 libraries worldwide
A peace-loving prince of Judea leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself, and his people, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive.
The Wizard of Oz ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and held by 2,661 libraries worldwide
When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog, Toto, and starts to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return home, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the all-mighty Wizard of Oz will help them, but they have to get to the Emerald City before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them.
Alfred Hitchcock's North by northwest ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 2,175 libraries worldwide
Enemy agents mistake a New York City advertising executive for an American spy.
2001, a space odyssey ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1983 and 2011 in English and held by 2,095 libraries worldwide
A science fiction film which moves from the pre-historic birth of intelligence toward the emergence of man as pure thought somewhere in the future.
Singin' in the rain ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 2,083 libraries worldwide
Silent movies are giving way to talking pictures, and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol is caught in that bumpy transition, as well as his buddy, prospective ladylove, and shrewish co-star.
Network ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1976 and 2010 in English and French and held by 1,960 libraries worldwide
A satirical look at the politics and power struggles of television executives as a network news anchorman turns the tables on the "ratings."
Doctor Zhivago ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 1,865 libraries worldwide
A poet and surgeon, husband and lover finds his life disrupted by war. It alters the lives of many, including Tonya, the gentle woman he marries and Lara, the woman he cannot forget.
The magnificent seven ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 1,796 libraries worldwide
The citizens of a small Mexican farming village hire seven gun fighters to defend them from a ruthless and exploitative group of bandits led by Calvera. As Calvera's next raid approaches, the peasants and the gun fighters work together to prepare to defend the village.
Singin' in the rain ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1952 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,787 libraries worldwide
Actors are caught in the bumpy transition to talking pictures; a Spoof of the early days of "talkie" films.
The Philadelphia story ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1940 and 2005 in English and held by 1,787 libraries worldwide
A sophisticated romantic comedy about a rich, spoiled socialite who learns some things about who she is and what she really wants on the eve of her second marriage.
Mutiny on the Bounty ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and held by 1,692 libraries worldwide
In 1789, the English ship H.M.S. Bounty begins a two-year mission. The ship travels to Tahiti to obtain breadfruit plants that will provide cheap food for slaves in the West Indies, the Bounty's final destination. The captain is William Bligh, a vicious taskmaster who doesn't flinch at giving two dozen lashes to any malcontent on board, for the most minor of infractions. The first mate is Lt. Fletcher Christian, who despises Bligh but has somehow earned the captain's respect. Bligh makes life miserable for the crew, and after the Bounty leaves Tahiti for the West Indies, Bligh orders the ship's doctor, a dying man, to stand on deck despite his illness. The doctor dies, which begins a chain reaction of anger leading to Christian leading a mutiny against Bligh.
An American in Paris ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,690 libraries worldwide
An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk.
Show boat ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,689 libraries worldwide
Musical extravaganza which celebrates the loves and heartbreaks of a Mississippi riverboat troupe, starting with a young girl whose heart is stolen by a dashing gambler.
Of mice and men ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1992 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,666 libraries worldwide
In Depression-era California, two migrant workers dream of better days on a spread of their own until an act of unintentional violence leads to tragic consequences.
The Wizard of Oz ( Visual )
57 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,653 libraries worldwide
Musical fantasy tale about a little Kansas girl named Dorothy who is transported to the land of Oz by a tornado. Once there, she journeys along the Yellow Brick Road with her friends the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman and the Cowardly Lion to ask the wizard for help with their problems.
The thin man ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and held by 1,650 libraries worldwide
Crime/comedy thriller featuring Nick Charles, private eye, and his wife Nora. The plot unfolds at Christmas when an eccentric inventor disappears after threatening his mistress with a lawsuit for embezzlement.
Cat on a hot tin roof ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and German and held by 1,627 libraries worldwide
Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
How the West was won ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 1,588 libraries worldwide
A western adventure spanning three generations, the breadth of a wild, unsettled country, and fifty of the most excitingly turbulent years of this nation's history.
Mrs. Miniver ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in English and held by 1,586 libraries worldwide
"This story of an average English middle-class family begins with the summer of 1939; when the sun shone down on a happy, careless people, who worked and played, reared their children and tended their gardens in that happy, easy-going England that was so soon to be fighting desperately for her way of life and for life itself." -- Title screens. [The film] dramatizes the effect of the Second World War on the English at home. Mrs. Kay Miniver's tranquil domestic existence is torn to shreds by the winds of war: her husband, Clem, disappears on a secret volunteer mission; eldest son, Vin, joins the RAF; and the village faces regular German bombings with a typically British stiff-upper-lip. Embodying understated British courage in the face of danger, Mrs. Miniver's mission is to stay alive, and keep her family together with hope, strength, and dignity.
News of the day. [Vol. 14, no. 257--excerpt. Annihilation of Hitler's army at Stalingrad ( Visual )
9,375 editions published between 1936 and 1967 in English and German and held by 2 libraries worldwide
"First pictures of the great offensive, filmed under fire. The Eighth Army under General Montgomery launches the drive that cracks the enemy armored line in Egypt and sends Marshal Rommel's vaunted North Afrika Korps reeling back, stunned in full flight. Hammered on the ground by British infantry and armor, from the air by the R.A.F. and American Air Force, the Nazis are cut to ribbons"--Hearst index card.
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