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Most widely held works about Columbia Pictures Corporation
Most widely held works by Columbia Pictures Corporation
A raisin in the sun ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1961 and 1999 in English and held by 2,470 libraries worldwide
Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations.
It happened one night ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1934 and 2006 in English and held by 2,270 libraries worldwide
A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will. Her father holds her captive on his yacht but she escapes and, while on her way to New York, becomes entangled with an unemployed news reporter.
Julie & Julia ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 2,089 libraries worldwide
Julie Powell is a frustrated insurance worker who wants to be a writer. Trying to find a challenge in her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' in one year, and to blog about it. As Julie begins to find her groove as a cook, and her voice as a writer, the project takes on a life of its own. The project provides the struggling young woman with her life's purpose, to her very pleasant surprise. Julia Child has an amazing love affair with her dashing husband, Paul, all while embracing life and French food. Julie lovingly celebrates the life of one of American food's most influential and beloved figureheads.
On the waterfront ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2010 in English and held by 2,069 libraries worldwide
Terry Malloy is a washed-up ex-prize fighter corrupted along with brother Charley at an early age by a ruthless Mob-connected union boss named Johnny Friendly, who runs the waterfront. Malloy is now an errand-boy for the union, while Charley (in return for a college education) is now a lawyer for them. Malloy assists in the killing of a longshoreman who was talking to the crime commission investigating the union. He soon meets the dead man's agonized sister, Edie Doyle, and has a change of mind. Activist priest Father Barry argues with Malloy about morality, responsibility, and doing the right thing. Malloy's guilt, his romantic feelings for Edie, and an assault on Father Barry overwhelm him and he turns informer. Malloy's defiant testimony before the commission leads to a climactic bloody battle that wrests the union from the boss' tenacious grasp.
The patriot ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 1,927 libraries worldwide
A hero of the French and Indian conflict, Benjamin Martin had renounced fighting forever to raise his family in peace. However, when British troops arrive at his South Carolina home and endanger his family, he takes up arms alongside his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel.
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 1,902 libraries worldwide
Washington's youngest senator exposes corruption in high places, almost at the cost of his career.
Guess who's coming to dinner ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1967 and 2007 in English and held by 1,786 libraries worldwide
When the daughter of well-to-do liberal parents plans to marry a black doctor, both families must sit down face to face and examine each other's level of intolerance.
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,768 libraries worldwide
Flint Lockwood is a young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone's life. Sam Sparks is a weathergirl covering the town's weather phenomenon, but chooses to hide her intelligence behind a perky exterior. Tim Lockwood is Flint's technophobic father. Brent is the town bully who has plagued Flint since childhood. Mayor Shelbourne exploits Flint's newest invention so he can put the town, and more importantly himself, on the map. By-the-rules town cop Earl Devereaux has a rule-breaking son, Cal. In a town where food drops from the sky like rain, Flint hopes to create something that will change everyone's life. However, when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the residents of the town of Chewandswallow will find their eating habits have drastically changed.
Marie Antoinette ( Visual )
7 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 1,727 libraries worldwide
Tells the story of the 14-year-old, ill-fated Marie Antoinette, Archduchess of Austria and later Queen of France, and how this young woman born imperial Austria and married to the indifferent Louis XVI must grow up in front of the entire country of France.
The bridge on the River Kwai ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1957 and 2011 in English and held by 1,701 libraries worldwide
British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy.
His girl Friday ( Visual )
91 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and held by 1,658 libraries worldwide
An unscrupulous newspaper editor uses every dirty trick in the book to keep his ace reporter/ex-wife from retiring and remarrying in this twist on The front page.
All the king's men ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1954 and 2006 in English and held by 1,657 libraries worldwide
A political demagogue governor of a Southern State believes that every man has his price and that the end justifies the means. The novel was loosely based on the life of Huey Pierce Long, governor of Louisiana and senator.
Adaptation ( Visual )
7 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 1,627 libraries worldwide
Blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche, "New Yorker" journalist Susan Orlean, Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and his twin brother Donald. As Charlie struggles to adapt a best-selling book, he writes himself into the movie plot.
2012 ( Visual )
9 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in English and Turkish and held by 1,596 libraries worldwide
A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect of radiation from other solar systems has on the Earth, learn that the core of the Earth is heating up and warn the President of the United States. While the leaders of the world race to build 'arks' to escape the impending doom, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc all over the world.
Angels & demons ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,590 libraries worldwide
Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon discovers evidence of the resurgence of the most powerful underground organization in history, the Illuminati. Upon learning of an unstoppable terrorist act against the Vatican, Langdon travels to Rome and joins forces with Italian scientist Vittoria Vetra and together they will follow the 400-year-old Path of Illumination that leads to the Vatican's only chance for survival.
From here to eternity ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1953 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,553 libraries worldwide
Drama about life in the Army in the days prior to World War II. Shows the effect of Army discipline on an individualistic former boxing champion who defies the attempts of officers and men to break him when he refuses to fight on the company's boxing team. Includes actual scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
The holiday ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 1,550 libraries worldwide
Amanda lives in Los Angeles and is a movie trailer editor. Iris lives in Surrey, England and is a journalist. The two live five thousand miles apart and have never met, but both are dealing with the same problem: men. Amanda just broke up with her cheating boyfriend. Iris has pined for her ex. Amanda comes upon a website that advocates home exchange and the two decide to swap houses for two weeks at Christmas - both with a goal to forget their troubled love lives. Love ends up finding them anyways. Amanda starts a romance with Iris' older brother, Graham, a book editor and Iris starts a romance with a friend of Amanda's, movie composer Miles. With new found romance, both their lives change forever.
This is it ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,513 libraries worldwide
Presents a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Jackson as he developed, created, and rehearsed for the sold-out concerts which he never got to perform. Drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage, the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius, and great artist at work is captured in raw and candid detail as he created and perfected his planned final London shows.
Lawrence of Arabia ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1962 and 2002 in English and held by 1,416 libraries worldwide
The story of T.E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity.
Cat Ballou ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 1,279 libraries worldwide
When her father is murdered by a powerful businessman, a woman hires a has-been gunfighter to help her gain revenge.
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