WorldCat Identities

Columbia Pictures Corporation

Overview
Works: 1,955 works in 5,253 publications in 3 languages and 172,094 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Biographical films  History  War films  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Romantic comedy films  Juvenile works 
Roles: fmp, pre, Producer, prn, Distributor, Originator, Defendant, isb
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 )

59 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and held by 3,604 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captured by the Japanese, British soldiers are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge. Meanwhile, a commando team has instructions to destroy the vital span
On the Waterfront by Elia Kazan( Visual )

61 editions published between 1954 and 2019 in English and held by 3,009 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 Daniel Petrie( Visual )

36 editions published between 1961 and 2020 in English and held by 2,920 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 )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 2,642 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 )

42 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in English and held by 2,593 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
From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

45 editions published between 1953 and 2020 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,533 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 )

16 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 2,498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic, small town senator heads to Washington and suddenly finds himself single-handedly battling ruthless politicians out to destroy him
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

44 editions published between 1934 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,457 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 )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Kaufman, un guionista de Los Ángeles, vive un periodo de crisis creativa, todo lo contrario que su hermano gemelo Donald. Charlie escribe tal como vive: con gran dificultad y lleno de inseguridades, mientras que Donald vive tal como escribe: con dejadez. Por su parte, Susan escribe sobre la vida, pero es incapaz de vivirla. Por el contrario, la intensa y aventurera vida de John es digna de una novela
The holiday by Nancy Meyers( Visual )

10 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 2,080 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 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
All the king's men by Robert Rossen( Visual )

32 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,983 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
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

24 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 1,980 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
Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,957 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 )

22 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,906 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
Dr. Strangelove, or, How I Learned To Stop Worrying And Love The Bomb by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

29 editions published between 1963 and 2016 in English and held by 1,866 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
Michael Jackson's This is it by Kenny Ortega( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,861 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 Genndy Tartakovsky( Visual )

7 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 1,836 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 )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,767 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 )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 1,740 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 1,734 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
 
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
Julie & Julia
Covers
On the WaterfrontA raisin in the sunJulie & JuliaCloudy with a chance of meatballsFrom here to eternityFrank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to WashingtonIt happened one nightAdaptation
Alternative Names

controlled identityColumbia Pictures Industries

Columbia

Columbia Pictures Corporation

Languages