Most widely held works about Loew's Incorporated
Most widely held works by Loew's Incorporated
The Wizard of Oz ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in English and held by 2,428 libraries worldwide
When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog, Toto, and starts to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return home, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the all-mighty Wizard of Oz will help them, but they have to get to the Emerald City before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them.
An American in Paris ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1979 and 2010 in English and held by 1,686 libraries worldwide
An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk.
Singin' in the rain ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 1,458 libraries worldwide
Silent movies are giving way to talking pictures, and a hoofer-turned-matinee idol is caught in that bumpy transition, as well as his buddy, prospective ladylove, and shrewish co-star.
National Velvet ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,293 libraries worldwide
A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes.
Adam's rib ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 1,277 libraries worldwide
Assistant District Attorney Adam Bonner loves his wife Amanda, but doesn't care much for his opposing counsel in a sensational attempted-murder trial, an opponent who happens to be Amanda.
Show boat ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 1,212 libraries worldwide
Musical extravaganza which celebrates the loves and heartbreaks of a Mississippi riverboat troupe, starting with a young girl whose heart is stolen by a dashing gambler.
Mrs. Miniver ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in English and held by 1,077 libraries worldwide
"This story of an average English middle-class family begins with the summer of 1939; when the sun shone down on a happy, careless people, who worked and played, reared their children and tended their gardens in that happy, easy-going England that was so soon to be fighting desperately for her way of life and for life itself." -- Title screens. [The film] dramatizes the effect of the Second World War on the English at home. Mrs. Kay Miniver's tranquil domestic existence is torn to shreds by the winds of war: her husband, Clem, disappears on a secret volunteer mission; eldest son, Vin, joins the RAF; and the village faces regular German bombings with a typically British stiff-upper-lip. Embodying understated British courage in the face of danger, Mrs. Miniver's mission is to stay alive, and keep her family together with hope, strength, and dignity.
Cat on a hot tin roof ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1980 and 2011 in English and held by 1,005 libraries worldwide
Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son.
The shop around the corner ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 971 libraries worldwide
The setting is pre-World War II Budapest. Bickering co-workers in a gift shop don't realize they're lonelyhearts penpals.
The asphalt jungle ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 950 libraries worldwide
An aging criminal is released from prison and decides to assemble the old gang to go on one last perfect heist.
Woman of the year ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 845 libraries worldwide
In this hilarious excursion into the battle of the sexes, Tracy plays Sam Craig, the down-to-earth sportswriter of the New York Chronicle. As Tess Harding, the paper's bright international columnist, Hepburn makes his life miserable. As soon as they start taking swipes at each other in their columns, there is little peace between them. In the office and in the bedroom the squabbling continues, until their problems are overcome by their deep love for each other.
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 834 libraries worldwide
Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent family who is reunited with his childhood friend Messala. Messala returns to Judea as a Roman tribune. There is a genuine friendship between the two men, yet the clash of their cultures drives a wedge between them. That wedge finally drives Messala to banish Judah to the slave galleys and sends his mother and his sister to prison. From that point forward, Judah's life becomes a quest: a quest to survive and a quest for vengeance. Judah survives the galleys to become the adopted son of a Roman general, and his triumphant return to Judea permits him to challenge and subsequently confront Messala in a chariot race.
The yearling ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 834 libraries worldwide
A young boy, Jody, living with his family on the Florida frontier shortly after the Civil War, must sacrifice his pet fawn for his family's survival.
Annie get your gun ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 832 libraries worldwide
Frank Butler, handsome star of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, bags clay pigeons and ladies' hearts. He's the best marksman in the world--until a backwoods hoyden challenges him. Her name? Annie Oakley.
The Broadway melody ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1989 and 2005 in English and held by 811 libraries worldwide
The Broadway Melody offers snarky, wiseacre humor, and effervescent charm. The Mahoney Sisters are successful singers in the boondocks, and now they've come to New York for the big time. Hank (Henrietta) is the smart one, while Queenie is the beautiful one--as Hank's fiancé Eddie Kearns says, they're "a coupla swell kids." Songwriter Eddie gets the girls a part in a revue featuring his song, "The Broadway Melody." Eddie, long engaged to Hank, falls for Queenie, whom he hasn't seen since she was a little girl. But Eddie and Queenie are both devoted to Hank, so Queenie gives in to the wooing of one of the show's rich backers, so as not to come between Hank and Eddie. This only causes more trouble, because both Hank and Eddie know exactly what kind of danger Queenie is courting by putting herself in a playboy's hands.
Pride and prejudice ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1940 and 1990 in English and held by 754 libraries worldwide
An opinionated young lady of the early 19th century wins herself a rich husband she had at first despised for his pride.
Father of the bride ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2003 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
Chaos reigns when the beautiful daughter of a family casually announces her plans to marry. What follows is a warmly humorous story, with wedding preparations, ruffled egos and the unavoidable meeting with the prospective in-laws.
The Red badge of courage ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1979 and 1985 in English and held by 749 libraries worldwide
Movie version of Stephen Crane's novel: the story of Henry Fleming and his initiation into manhood as a Union Army recruit during the Civil War.
On the town ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1949 and 2000 in English and held by 723 libraries worldwide
Three sailors have a 24-hour shore leave to enjoy New York. They are especially concerned with the female inhabitants of the city, and each finds his own to cuddle up with. Chip tries but can't resist the advances of a cab driver, Ozzie gladly fills the role of a lovely anthropologist's "prehistoric man," and Gabey finds the model who poses for the Miss Turnstiles advertisements, who isn't quite the glamorous celebrity he envisioned.
The women ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 2005 in English and held by 701 libraries worldwide
Mary Haines (Norma Shearer) loses her husband to ruthless Crystal Allen (Joan Crawford) who is aided and abetted by Sylvia Fowler (Rosalind Russell) whose own spouse has taken up with another woman. In Reno, in the throes of divorce, all wage war on one another.
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