WorldCat Identities

Columbia Pictures Corporation

Overview
Works: 2,041 works in 5,423 publications in 3 languages and 172,848 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Biographical films  History  Historical films  War films  Action and adventure films  Romantic comedy films  Romance films 
Roles: fmp, pre, Producer, prn, Distributor, Originator, isb, Defendant
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
.
Most widely held works about Columbia Pictures Corporation
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Most widely held works by Columbia Pictures Corporation
The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

62 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and held by 3,605 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 )

62 editions published between 1954 and 2019 in English and held by 2,988 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 )

35 editions published between 1961 and 2020 in English and held by 2,906 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
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron( Visual )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AJulie 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 on one of American food's most influential and beloved figureheads
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Phil Lord( Visual )

45 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 2,591 WorldCat member 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
From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

45 editions published between 1953 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,525 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
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington( Visual )

17 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 2,493 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's youngest senator exposes corruption in high places almost at the cost of his career
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

46 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,439 WorldCat member 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
Adaptation by Spike Jonze( Visual )

20 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,124 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 holiday by Nancy Meyers( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 2,052 WorldCat member 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 are dealing with the same problem: men. Amanda just broke up with her cheating boyfriend. Iris has pined for her ex. They both come upon a website that advocates home exchange and the two 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
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 1,977 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petruchio is a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he meets Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. After the honeymoon, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that he has the most obedient wife. In reality, Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate
All the king's men by Robert Rossen( Visual )

33 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,962 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
Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,944 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"--Container
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

23 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

T.E. Lawrence was a flamboyant minor British officer who helped to weld together disparate tribes of Arabs and led them successfully in guerilla warfare against the Turks who were then allied with the Germans during World War I
Michael Jackson's This is it by Kenny Ortega( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,842 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
Hotel Transylvania 2 by Adam Sandler( Visual )

8 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Everything seems to be changing for the better at Hotel Transylvania. Dracula's rigid monster-only hotel policy has finally relaxed, opening up its doors to human guests. But behind closed coffins, Drac is worried that his adorable half-human, half-vampire grandson, Dennis, isn't showing signs of being a vampire
The tourist by Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck( Visual )

18 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During an impromptu trip to Europe to mend a broken heart, Frank unexpectedly finds himself in a flirtatious encounter with Elise, an extraordinary woman who deliberately crosses his path. Against the breathtaking backdrop of Paris and Venice, their whirlwind romance quickly evolves as they find themselves unwittingly thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

29 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 1,735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, has an unquestioning faith. As a devout Catholic, More refuses to support King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. In quest of a son, Henry wants to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn. When the petulant king breaks with Rome and the Pope, More resigns his chancellorship in protest. Unsure in his new position as head of the Church of England, the king is unnerved by More's continued refusal to acknowledge his suzerainty. For his stubborn convictions, More ends up imprisoned in the Tower of London. For holding devotion to God and the Church dearer than his loyalty to the King, More dies
2012( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 1,723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect 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
Guess who's coming to dinner by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

49 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An interracial marriage causes both sets of parents to examine each other's level of intolerance
 
moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
0
Audience Level
1
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.17 (from 0.07 for Annual rep ... to 0.90 for Rod Serlin ...)

WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
On the Waterfront
Covers
The Columbia comedy shorts : two-reel Hollywood film comedies, 1933-1958Columbia Pictures : horror, science fiction and fantasy films, 1928-1982The Columbia checklist : the feature films, serials, cartoons, and short subjects of Columbia Pictures Corporation, 1922-1988Mr. Bernds goes to Hollywood : my early life and career in sound recording at Columbia with Frank Capra and othersColumbia noir : a complete filmography, 1940-1962Columbia Pictures movie series, 1926-1955 : the Harry Cohn yearsColumbia Pictures Movie Series, 1926-1955 : the Harry Cohn Years
Alternative Names

controlled identityColumbia Pictures Industries

Columbia

Columbia Pictures Corporation

Languages