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Columbia Pictures Corporation

Overview
Works: 1,560 works in 3,942 publications in 7 languages and 167,509 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  Action and adventure films  War films  Biographical films  Romantic comedy films  Children's films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: pre, Producer, prn, Distributor, Defendant, Originator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

46 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 3,631 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 )

51 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 3,366 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 )

24 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 3,089 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 )

21 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and held by 3,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An iconoclastic young man who's engaged to a snooty heiress discovers he's really in love with his fiancee's down-to-earth sister
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

46 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,945 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
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

33 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 2,845 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 )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,673 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a town where food drops from the sky like rain, a young inventor 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 find their eating habits drastically changed
Howard Hawk's His girl Friday by Howard Hawks( Visual )

121 editions published between 1939 and 2016 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
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron( Visual )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Vietnamese and held by 2,578 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
From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

30 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,574 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 )

29 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and held by 2,273 WorldCat member 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
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 2,186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton sparkle and amuse as Katharina and Petruchio in William Shakespeare's comic look at male chauvinism and women's lib in the 16th century
Adaptation by Spike Jonze( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 2,161 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
Angels & demons by Dan Brown( Visual )

15 editions published in 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 2,154 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
Anatomy of a murder by Otto Preminger( Visual )

15 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and held by 1,985 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emotions flare as a jealous Army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife"--Container
Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,956 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
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

20 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,951 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
2012 by Roland Emmerich( Visual )

21 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,922 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
This is it by Michael Jackson( Visual )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,892 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 )

37 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and French and held by 1,861 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this dark comedy, chaos erupts when a general orders an attack on the Russians, which subsequently will trigger the Russian "Doomsday Device." The President and his aides struggle to find a way to stop the impending doom
 
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