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Lux film (Firm)

Overview
Works: 160 works in 378 publications in 4 languages and 7,589 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Made-for-TV movies  Bible films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Melodramas (Motion pictures)  History  Religious films  Horror films  Mad scientist films 
Roles: Producer, prn, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Lux film (Firm)
 
Most widely held works by Lux film (Firm)
Divorzio all'italiana( Visual )

12 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in Italian and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Baron Ferdinando Cefal longs to marry his nubile young cousin Angela but one obstacle stands in his way: his fatuous and fawning wife, Rosalia. His solution? Since divorce is illegal, he plans to kill his wife in a fit of passion to avenge his honor when he finds her unfaithful to him. First he must arrange for his wife to have a lover so that she may be unfaithful
I soliti ignoti = Big deal on Madonna Street by Mario Monicelli( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in Italian and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five men conspire to burglarize a small-time jeweler's safe. When the time comes to carry out the scheme, the men become hopelessly clumsy and have to eventually give up and go home
Abraham by BBC Wales( Visual )

8 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Russian and held by 482 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham is a powerful film based on the most dramatic and moving tale from the Old Testament in which an ordinary shepherd is called upon by God to show his abiding faith in extraordinary ways
Ulysses by Mario Camerini( Visual )

8 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ulysses' return from the Trojan Wars sets him upon a legendary adventure. He and his crew sail under the curse of Cassandra, and encounter Circe, the sirens and the cyclops
Joseph by Roger Young( Visual )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cast into a pit by his jealous brothers, young Joseph pleads for mercy. Instead, the brothers sell the terrified boy into slavery in Egypt. But Joseph turns this agonizing betrayal into triumph. A beloved Biblical tale of treachery and redemption
Senso( Visual )

7 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in Italian and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Venice, during the spring of 1866, it is the last month of the Austrian occupation of the Veneto. The Italian government has forged a pact with Prussia, and another war of liberation in the ongoing Risorgimento is imminent. Countess Livia Serpieri, unloved by her collaborator-husband but sympathetic to the cause of freedom espoused by her patriotic cousin Roberto, meets Austrian officer Franz Mahler as she begs him to call off a duel with Roberto. She falls in love with young, philandering, and mercenary officer, the country marches to revolution, and her dedication to the cause wilts under her desire and obsession. Mesmerized by him, she betrays not only her husband and cousin, but the revolution, too, with tragic results
Salvatore Giuliano by Federico Zardi( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in Italian and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A documentary-style drama chronicling the rise and fall of the title character, a real-life Mob chieftain who rose to prominence in post-WWII Sicily
Sedotta e abbandonata( Visual )

9 editions published in 2006 in Italian and held by 373 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An Italian girl is seduced by her sister's boyfriend, setting in motion a chain of events which looks with tongue in cheek at the Sicilian code of honor, as the patriarch of the family tries to get the scoundrel to do right by his daughter
Jacob by Peter Hall( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 364 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For seven long years, Jacob has labored to earn the right to marry beautiful Rachel. Now the seven years are up, but Rachel's devious father substitutes his elder daughter on the wedding night. One of the greatest love stories from the Bible
I compagni = The organizer( Visual )

6 editions published in 2012 in Italian and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In turn-of-the-twentieth-century Turin, an accident in a textile factory incites workers to stage a walkout. But it's not until they receive unexpected aid from a traveling professor that they find a voice, unite, and stand up for themselves. This historical drama by Mario Monicelli is a beautiful and moving ode to the power of the people, brimming with humor and honesty"--Container
Riso amaro( Visual )

3 editions published in 2016 in Italian and held by 273 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

""During planting season in Northern Italy’s Po Valley, an earthy rice-field worker (Silvana Mangano) falls in with a small-time criminal (Vittorio Gassman) who is planning a daring heist of the crop, as well as his femme-fatale-ish girlfriend, played by the Hollywood star Doris Dowling. Both a socially conscious look at the hardships endured by underpaid field workers and a melodrama tinged with sex and violence, this early smash for producer extraordinaire Dino De Laurentiis and director Giuseppe De Santis is neorealism with a heaping dose of pulp." -- Publisher's description
Riso amaro = Bitter rice by Giuseppe De Santis( Visual )

17 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in Italian and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the rice fields of the Po Valley, a thief on the run meets a girl who tries to steal his loot
Les yeux sans visage = Eyes without a face( Visual )

14 editions published between 1960 and 2016 in French and held by 242 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A distinguished surgeon kidnaps young women intending to graft their features onto his daughter's disfigured face
Moses by Warner Bros( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the life of the Biblical leader Moses
Europe '51( Visual )

2 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in Italian and English and held by 154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ingrid Bergman plays a wealthy, self-absorbed Rome socialite racked by guilt over the shocking death of her young son. As a way of dealing with her grief and finding meaning in her life, she decides to devote her time and money to the city's poor and sick. Her newfound, single-minded activism leads to conflicts with her husband and questions about her sanity"--Container
Charlemagne( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of Medieval Europe's most heroic and legendary figure are dramatized in Charlemagne. Intense passions, bloody betrayals and political intrigues surround an extraordinary leader who changes the course of history, and sets aside his own happiness for the greater good
Thérèse Raquin by Marcel Carné( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in French and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gray view of city roofs provides both the first and the last image in this drama of stifled lives adapted from the novel by Emile Zola. Thérèse is married to her cousin Camille, a spoiled mama's boy unlikely to grow out of it, as Mama lives with them, pampering Camille and bullying Thérèse. His childhood friend Laurent, upon meeting Thérèse, falls in love almost instantly. This leads to a torrid affair, which spirals out of control into murder. A chance witness blackmails the lovers, and Mama--paralyzed by a stroke upon learning of Camille's death--suspects the truth. The witness is killed while crossing the street in front of a speeding truck. However, he has ordered his maid to mail a letter if he does not return, and the lovers are relentlessly pursued by their fate
Senso by Luchino Visconti( Visual )

15 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in Italian and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A nineteenth century Italian countess puts her marriage and political principles on the line by engaging in a torrid affair with a dashing Austrian lieutenant, during Austria's occupation of her country
Solomon by Roger Young( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of Solomon from becoming the future king of Israel, his relationships with his brother Adonijah and the Queen of Sheba, to his gift of wisdom from God, and the eventual division of Solomon's kingdom which fulfills the prophecy. Includes previews
Esther by Raffaele Mertes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the story of Esther, a Jewish woman loved by King Ahasuerus, who persuades him to show her people mercy, thus averting a planned genocide of the Jews by the King's right-hand man Haman
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Salvatore Giuliano
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Salvatore GiulianoRiso amaroRiso amaro = Bitter riceLes yeux sans visage = Eyes without a faceSolomonEsther
Alternative Names
Compagnia italiana cinematografica Lux

Lux (Compagnia italiana cinematografica Lux)

Lux film

Lux Films (Firm)

Languages
Italian (78)

English (37)

French (21)

Russian (1)