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Columbia Pictures Corporation

Works: 1,599 works in 4,229 publications in 7 languages and 171,397 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  War films  Romantic comedy films  Historical films  Children's films 
Roles: fmp, pre, Producer, prn, Distributor, Defendant, Originator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Columbia Pictures Corporation
The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

50 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 3,638 WorldCat member 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
On the Waterfront by Elia Kazan( Visual )

55 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 3,395 WorldCat member 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
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

30 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 3,079 WorldCat member 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
The holiday by Nancy Meyers( Visual )

20 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and held by 3,069 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In love with a socially prominent (& rich) Julie Seton, the more Johnny finds out about her aspirations for him, the more he becomes attracted to her noncomformist sister Linda
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

49 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A runaway heiress falls in love with a reporter who is chasing her across America
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

35 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 2,841 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's youngest senator exposes corruption in high places almost at the cost of his career
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett( Visual )

38 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En una ciudad donde la comida se cae del cielo como la lluvia, el joven inventor Flint espera crear algo que cambiará la vida de todo el mundo. Sin embargo, cuando el tiempo toma un empeoramiento, los residentes de la ciudad de Chewandswallow encontrarán que sus hábitos de comida han cambiado drásticamente
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Vietnamese and held by 2,594 WorldCat member 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
Howard Hawk's His girl Friday by Howard Hawks( Visual )

131 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in English and held by 2,593 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A re-make of "The Front Page" with the main character as a girl reporter (Rosalind Russell). The editor (Cary Grant) wants his top reporter to cover the impending execution of a murderer rather than get married and leave the job
From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

32 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,567 WorldCat member 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
All the king's men by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

33 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and held by 2,287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of working class hero Southern demagogue Willie Stark--rising from the mud of the back country--and his long climb to the top, followed by his longer drop to the bottom. Abetted by newspaper reporter Jack Burden, who becomes his chronicler, Stark's career begins with running for county treasurer and losing. Through law school, private practice, and finally as people's advocate against corruption, he moves up the political ladder. In his 2nd run for governor, Willie vows to give the people new hospitals, schools, roads -- and when he's elected, he delivers. But the more power he gets, the more corrupt he acts, until he's unrecognizable. He chases women, turns his family into photo-op props, and makes Burden his personal character assassin. Do the ends justify the means? Is it power that corrupts, or is it that power allows people to be corrupt? These are the questions that Willie Stark, in the end, cannot answer
Angels & demons by Dan Brown( Visual )

18 editions published in 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 2,177 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Expert symbologist Robert Langdon pursues ancient clues on a ... hunt through Rome to find the four Cardinals kidnapped by the deadly secret society, the Illuminati."--Container
Adaptation by Spike Jonze( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 2,173 WorldCat member 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
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 2,167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic adaptation of Shakespeare's play The taming of the shrew, in which Petruchio violently subdues his ill-tempered wife, Katharina
Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2008 in English and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[...] portrays the ill-fated child princess who married France's young and indifferent King Louis XVI. Feeling isolated in a royal court rife with scandal and intrigue, Marie Antoinette defied both royalty and commoner by living like a rock star, which served only to seal her fate"--from container
Anatomy of a murder by Otto Preminger( Visual )

16 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and held by 1,976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emotions flare as a jealous Army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife"--Container
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

20 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,948 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inordinately complex man who has been labeled everything from hero, to charlatan, to sadist, Thomas Edward Lawrence blazed his way to glory in the Arabian desert, then sought anonymity as a common soldier under an assumed name. The story opens with the death of Lawrence in a motorcycle accident in London at the age of 47, then flashbacks to recount his adventures: as a young intelligence officer in Cairo in 1916, he is given leave to investigate the progress of the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I. In the desert, he organizes a guerrilla army and--for two years--leads the Arabs in harassing the Turks with desert raids, train-wrecking and camel attacks. Eventually, he leads his army northward and helps a British General destroy the power of the Ottoman Empire
2012 by Roland Emmerich( Visual )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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This is it by Michael Jackson( Visual )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,909 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Jackson as he developed, created, and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts at London's 02 Arena. 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
Dr. Strangelove, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

43 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire in which the President of the U.S. and his military advisors struggle ineptly to avert a nuclear holocaust after a psychotic Air Force general launches a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union because he fears the Soviets are poisoning the U.S. water supply
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Julie & Julia
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On the WaterfrontA Raisin in the SunThe holidayIt happened one nightFrank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to WashingtonCloudy with a chance of meatballsJulie & JuliaFrom here to eternity