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Mirisch Corporation

Works: 96 works in 379 publications in 5 languages and 18,221 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Biographical films  Gangster films  Vampire films  Romance films  Horror films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Mirisch Corporation
Most widely held works by Mirisch Corporation
In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison( Visual )

37 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Virgil Tibbs is a renowned homicide detective from Philadelphia returning to Mississippi in the sweltering summer to visit his mother, when a rich factory owner is found dead. The industrialist was white, Tibbs is black and in the Deep South at the time, that is enough reason for the local cops to arrest him on suspicion murder. After his identity and credentials are established, the Chief of Police lets Tibbs go and attempts to enlist his help in solving the case. An uneasy and complicated relationship develops between the southern Sheriff and the city slicker. Sidney Poitier stars as the superior sleuth who rediscovers the small town racism he escaped through his education. Rod Steiger is the local sheriff who is forced to examine his own prejudices and repent them
West Side Story by Robert Wise( Visual )

17 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 2,061 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This New York ethnic street gang exposé is really an update of the classic Romeo and Juliet tragedy. Natalie Wood stars as Maria whose love for the former leader of a street gang, rival to her brother's, incites conflict. Additional material includes an audio-only interview with Robert Wise, the theatrical trailer and footage from the gala opening, plus notes on casting, dual directorship, sets, storyboard and music
Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )

38 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,889 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two unemployed muscians accidently witness the St. Valentine's Day Massacre and flee to Miami disguised as female musicians in an all-female jazz band. Marilyn Monroe is a ukulele-playing singer in the band
A shot in the dark by Blake Edwards( Visual )

22 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in English and held by 1,256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bumbling Inspector Clouseau's attempt to prove the innocence of a voluptuous French maid, the prime suspect in a series of bizarre murders, leads him to a nudist colony and the Parisian mansion of a French millionaire
Midway( Visual )

21 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 1,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This is the way it was--the story of the battle that was the turning point of the war in the Pacific, told wherever possible with actual film shot during combat. It exemplifies the combination of planning, courage, error and pure chance by which great events are often decided."--Title screens. In June of 1942, quite possibly the most important naval encounter of WWII took place in the middle of the Pacific, at Midway Island. While fictional, the film uses a great deal of documentary footage of the actual battle, featuring hundreds of ships of all sizes, from patrol boats to battleships and multiple carriers with hundreds of aircraft. US forces get wind of an imminent Japanese action and tries to sort fact from fiction, while the Japanese plan and execute their own attack plans. An epic on a grand scale that incorporates a huge cast, the film emphasizes the sheer scale of battles fought in the Pacific theater, which even when victorious, cost hundreds of lives
How to succeed in business without really trying by David Swift( Visual )

12 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and held by 892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ambitious young window cleaner J. Pierpont Finch buys a book describing how to get ahead in the business world and sets out to try the methods shown
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming by Norman Jewison( Visual )

15 editions published between 1981 and 2016 in English and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a sightseeing Soviet commander runs his submarine aground off New England, the crew's attempts to find a boat that will dislodge them almost starts World War III!
The Thomas Crown affair by Norman Jewison( Visual )

22 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thomas Crown is a rich, well-educated Boston businessman. He's very good at what he does, but business is apparently no longer enough of a challenge for him--he's bored to within an inch of his life. So Crown has adopted an interesting hobby--he robs banks. He robs banks with such intricate, elaborate, Rube Goldberg-esque plans that it is impossible to trace anything back to him. His sole pleasure in life is getting away with it all. Needless to say, neither the banks nor the Boston police appreciate Crown's hobby. Nor do the banks' insurers, who have to pay for it all. After the latest such, the insurance company brings in their big gun: investigator Vickie Anderson. She quickly homes in on Crown as the only person capable being the ringleader. She knows he did it. He knows he did it. We know he did it. But will she be able to prove he did it before he flees the country--and before she falls in love with him?
The horse soldiers by John Ford( Visual )

12 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1863, the rough and rugged Colonel Marlowe is in command of a motley assortment of 1200 Union volunteers. Their task is to infiltrate 300 miles of Southern territory and destroy the most strategic rail route in the entire Confederacy
The fortune cookie by Jean Ure( Visual )

9 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 659 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A TV cameraman, trampled by a half-back while shooting a football game, and his shyster brother-in-law team up to defraud an insurance company in a million dollar law suit
The party by Blake Edwards( Visual )

23 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a Hollywood bigwig who is giving a party to which every climber in town wants to be invited. By mistake, an accident-prone Indian actor is invited, and the result is hilarious slapstick and a wicked and shrewd insider's view of Tinseltown
Same time next year by Robert Mulligan( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chance meeting between an accountant and a housewife results in a 26-year affair where they meet only once a year
Kiss me, stupid by Billy Wilder( Visual )

8 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two would-be songwriters hijack Dino as he passes through their town. Their attempts to charm him into listening to their songs encounter a problem when one man's wife is the head of Martin's fan club. A substitute is hired to claim his attentions. Things do not exactly work out as planned
Fiddler on the roof by Norman Jewison( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 432 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tevye is a poor Jewish milkman with five unmarried daughters to support in a village in Czarist Russia. With a sharp tongued wife at home and growing anti-Semitism in the village, Tevye talks to God about his troubles. His people's traditions keep him strong when his existence is as precariously balanced as a fiddler on the roof
Avanti by Billy Wilder( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2017 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man travels to Italy to claim his dead father's body, and discovers he has been conducting an affair there for years. Things get complicated when he falls for the woman's daughter
The miracle worker by Arthur Penn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on James A. Michener's Pulitzer Prize-winning novel about a New England farm boy who has decided that the Lord has commanded him to go to Hawaii in order to Christianize its inhabitants
John Sturges' The Hallelujah Trail( Visual )

5 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 293 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Western comedy about a hard-nosed cavalryman with orders to escort a precious cargo of 40 wagonloads of whiskey bound for Denver
Mr. Majestyk by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ex-con and Vietnam vet, Mr. Majestyk, whose efforts to run a straight business seem thwarted at every turn-- a town tough harasses him for employment of Hispanic migrant workers on his farm, the local police jail him on a false charge, and a Mafia hitman destroys his crop for crossing him during a jailbreak-- finally reaches the end of his fuse. With rifle in hand and his girlfriend at the wheel of his pickup, Majestyk goes after the syndicate assassin
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West Side Story
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A shot in the darkHow to succeed in business without really tryingThe Thomas Crown affairThe partyJohn Sturges' The Hallelujah Trail