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Columbia Pictures Corporation

Overview
Works: 1,674 works in 3,892 publications in 7 languages and 167,082 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  War films  Romantic comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: pre, prn, Producer, Distributor, Defendant, Originator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Columbia Pictures Corporation
The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

45 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 3,616 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 )

48 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 3,221 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 )

23 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
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

46 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

30 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in English and held by 2,844 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson Smith is a small town idealist who answers the call to duty when he's unexpectedly named to fill a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. Determined to do some good, he sponsors a bill to create a national boy's camp, unaware it threatens to undermine a graft scheme sponsored by his home state's crooked political machine. Framed and threatened with expulsion, Jefferson takes to the Senate floor to prove his innocence
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Phil Lord( Visual )

24 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,680 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

119 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 2,596 WorldCat member 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 entertaining comedy
From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

29 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,578 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
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron( Visual )

12 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Vietnamese and held by 2,566 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
All the king's men by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

30 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 )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 2,185 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
Angels & demons by Dan Brown( Visual )

16 editions published in 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 2,147 WorldCat member 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
Adaptation by Nicolas Cage( Visual )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 2,132 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
Anatomy of a murder by Otto Preminger( Visual )

12 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and held by 1,979 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 1,950 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 )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,941 WorldCat member 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
This is it by Michael Jackson( Visual )

17 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,911 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
2012 by Roland Emmerich( Visual )

19 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,908 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
The holiday by Nancy Meyers( Visual )

7 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,905 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
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

21 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and held by 1,837 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
 
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On the WaterfrontA Raisin in the SunIt happened one nightFrank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to WashingtonCloudy with a chance of meatballsFrom here to eternityJulie & JuliaAll the king's men