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Most widely held works by ABC Pictures Corp
Cabaret ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1972 and 2005 in English and French and held by 1,301 libraries worldwide
An egocentric American girl dreams of becoming a star while working in a third-rate Berlin cabaret.
Cabaret ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 1,287 libraries worldwide
Sally Bowles, an American cabaret singer in 1930s Berlin, becomes involved in the rise of the Nazi party.
Junior Bonner ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1981 and 2004 in English and held by 393 libraries worldwide
With his bronco-busting career on its last legs, Junior Bonner heads to his hometown to try his luck in the annual rodeo. But his fond childhood memories are shattered when he finds his family torn apart by his greedy brother and hard-drinking father. Now Juior must break the wildest bull in the West to bring his family together for one final moment of cowboy glory.
Kotch ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2004 in English and held by 288 libraries worldwide
A heartwarming comedy, directed by Jack Lemmon, about an eccentric widower who befriends a feisty teenage mother-to-be.
Sam Peckinpah's Straw dogs ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2001 and 2003 in English and held by 233 libraries worldwide
A young mathematician, David Summer, and his English wife, Amy, move to a Cornish village, seeking the quiet life. But beneath the seemingly peaceful isolation of the village lies savagery and violence.
The last valley ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in French and English and held by 176 libraries worldwide
When an isolated valley unaffected by the raging war around it becomes a winter haven for a band of mercenaries, violence erupts.
They shoot horses, don't they ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 1999 in English and held by 175 libraries worldwide
To show the true wearing down process of a Depression era dance marathon and to give the actors a genuine sense of exhaustion, Sidney Pollack shot this entire film in sequence. To make the weariness even more vivid, Jane Fonda and Red Buttons also rehearsed dancing twelve hours straight.
Lovers and other strangers ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 172 libraries worldwide
Comedy about an upcoming wedding and the families of the bride and groom.
Too late the hero ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 2004 in English and French and held by 160 libraries worldwide
The U.S. is launching a major naval operation in the South Pacific in the spring of 1942, and to ensure the battle plans remain secret, a Japanese radio installation must be destroyed. To accomplish this task, an American officer is ordered by his commander to join a squad of British misfits on a suicide mission against the facility.
Straw dogs ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 157 libraries worldwide
"David is a quiet American mathematician who has moved with his wife back to her hometown in rural England. The couple relocated in an attempt to flee the chaotic violence of the U.S., but there was to be no escape. When David hires a crew of locals to repair his barn, the men begin to harass the couple-- but passive David does nothing to stop them. The harassment continues and intensifies, yet David ignores it. Finally, the men push him too far. The result is a once-complacent, mild-mannered man lashing out in an animalistic struggle to preserve his home and life."--Container.
Song of Norway ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 76 libraries worldwide
Focusing on composer Edvard Grieg's early life, the story traces his struggle for recognition and his rise to triumph as one of Europe's most popular musical talents.
Robert Aldrich's Too late the hero ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1982 and 1999 in English and held by 61 libraries worldwide
During World War II, an American naval officer and a British patrol are sent to destroy a Japanese radio communications base in preparation for major military action.
Zachariah ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2004 in English and held by 53 libraries worldwide
In this Western featuring rock music by such famous performers integrated into the cast as Country Joe and the Fish, Elvin Jones, the James Gang, and Cajun singer Doug Kershaw, Zachariah is an aspiring gunslinger who journeys from town to town, from one adventure to another, from affiliation with the West's most inept gang of bandits to a shot at membership in the West's toughest, from a life of quiet farming to a near-fatal conforntation with his best friend.
Suppose they gave a war and nobody came ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 50 libraries worldwide
Three army buddies, try to end a long-standing feud between an Army base and the local town by throwing a party. But things continue to go from bad to worse as the sergeant is arrested while hitting on the local Sheriff's would be girlfriend.
They shoot horses, don't they ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1981 and 1999 in English and held by 46 libraries worldwide
A 6-day marathon dance contest set in the early '30's.
Sam Peckinpah's straw dogs ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 43 libraries worldwide
An American couple (Hoffman and George) living in England become the victims of violence and harassment.
The Grissom gang ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Set in 1930s Kansas City, the story follows the Grissom family's kidnapping of a wealthy woman and the subsequent attraction of the violent younger Grissom for his victim.
The touch ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and French and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Sensitive drama about a triangle love affair that spans continents and cultures. An American archaeologist, living in Sweden, falls in love with Karin, a local woman who is a wife and mother of two.
Fosse ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
A tribute to the man behind such favorites as "Cabaret," "Chicago," "Sweet Charity," and "Pippin." A mixture of physically aggressive dance moves and dazzling visual style, Bob Fosse's approach to theater revolutionized how we experience music and dance, while his mixture of cynicism and sentiment remains timely decades after his death. Join one of Fosse's most gifted collaborators, Ann Reinking, as she and a wild, gyrating cast take you through such memorable standards as "Life Is Just a Bowl of Cherries," "Steam Heat," "Mein Herr," and the unforgettable "Big Spender."
How do I love thee ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
Tom Waltz is flying to France to see his father, Stanley, who lies dying in a hospital near the Shrine at Lourdes. While aboard the jet, Tom recalls many scenes from his past, specifically, the time his father generously donated a $10,000 gift to Tom's philosophy department from the money he won through a poetry contest, which he inadvertently plagiarized. Following a bizarre sequence of events, Tom must convince his father that he is not responsible for this comedy of errors.
Action and adventure films Action and adventure films Americans Comedy films Comedy films Dance marathons Drama England Families Fathers and sons Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film and video adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Germany--Berlin Grieg, Edvard,--1843-1907 Harassment Helping behavior in old age Historical films Loneliness in old age Manners and customs Man-woman relationships Marriage Married people Military campaigns Musical films Musical films Musicals Music-halls (Variety-theaters, cabarets, etc.) Pacific Ocean Rape Revues Rodeo performers Rodeos Rural conditions Sexual harassment of women Teenage mothers Teenage pregnancy Thirty Years' War (1618-1648) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films Weddings Western films Western films Widowers Williams, Gordon M.,--1934- World War (1939-1945)
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