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Mirisch Corporation

Works: 94 works in 349 publications in 5 languages and 17,868 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Gangster films  Romance films  War films  Biographical films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Producer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Mirisch Corporation
Most widely held works by Mirisch Corporation
In the heat of the night by Norman Jewison( Visual )

32 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 2,396 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 )

16 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 2,050 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The greatest story ever told in the most acclaimed musical of all time! Experience every sensational song, dazzling dance number and magical movie moment of West Side Story in this 50th Anniversary Edition! This electrifying musical sets the ageless tragedy of Romeo and Juliet against a backdrop of gang warfare in 1950s New York
Some like it hot by Billy Wilder( Visual )

33 editions published between 1959 and 2009 in English and German and held by 1,875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Curtis and Lemmon, on the run after witnessing the St. Valentine's massacre, masquerade in drag as members of an all-girl band. A satiric mix of slapstick and screwball comedy, this film is a tribute to American naivete and, for a mainstream film made in the fifties, exceptionally open in its treatment of androgyny. Curtis, with the image of a glamour drag queen, retains his heterosexual orientation but becomes more sympathetic, sincere and loving as a direct result of his experience. Lemmon, a campy transvestite, comes to totally identify with his role as a woman which produces one of the great final lines in screen comedy. Wilder's film shows the influence of Howard Hawks' comedies, most notably Scarface and I Was a Male War Bride with Curtis recalling Cary Grant in screwball comedies. Wilder plays with the motif of the sexually aggressive female and shy male
A shot in the dark by Blake Edwards( Visual )

21 editions published between 1964 and 2009 in English and held by 1,261 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 )

20 editions published between 1976 and 2015 in English and held by 1,127 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 )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and held by 903 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 853 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story focuses on the riotous confusion created when a Russian submarine gets stuck on a New England sandbar and the landing crew goes ashore for help-only to be mistaken for an invasion force by the over-imaginative townspeople
The Thomas Crown affair by Norman Jewison( Visual )

19 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 841 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 Fu te( Visual )

11 editions published between 1959 and 2016 in English and held by 730 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 )

7 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 623 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A TV cameraman (Lemmon), trampled by a half-back while shooting a football game, and his shyster brother-in-law (Matthau) team up to defraud an insurance company in a million dollar law suit
Same time next year by Robert Mulligan( Visual )

2 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and held by 542 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
The party by Blake Edwards( Visual )

21 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 530 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
Fiddler on the roof by Norman Jewison( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2012 in English and held by 441 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 a precariously balanced as a fiddler on the roof
Kiss me, stupid by Billy Wilder( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 2015 in English and held by 415 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
Avanti by Billy Wilder( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 384 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Irma la Douce: Set in Paris' famous Red Light district, a rookie policeman (Jack Lemmon) plots to keep a beautiful prostitute (Shirley MacLaine) all to himself in this hit comedy from director Billy Wilder
Dracula by John Badham( Visual )

5 editions published between 1979 and 2004 in English and held by 379 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Throughout history Dracula has filled the hearts of men with terror and the hearts of women with desire. This stylish new production of the classic gothic horror tale stars Frank Langella, repeating his electrifying, award-winning stage performance as the blood-thirsty Count, and Laurence Olivier as the devout vampire hunter Von Helsing who is Dracula's nemesis. A great cast, fine direction, and a superbly atmospheric musical score make this the ultimate Dracula."
The miracle worker by Arthur Penn( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 367 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 )

4 editions published between 1997 and 2001 in English and held by 291 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
Cast a giant shadow by Mirisch Corporation( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Part fact, part fiction, Cast a Giant Shadow powerfully dramatizes Israel's heroic 1947-48 struggle for independence. Both realistic war story and passionate romance, the film centers on the legendary David "Mickey" Marcus. Jewish-American general Marcus is called to the new state of Israel to build an army capable of withstanding its Arab foes
Mr. Majestyk by Richard Fleischer( Visual )

5 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in English and held by 184 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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A shot in the dark
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How to succeed in business without really tryingThe Thomas Crown affairThe partyDraculaJohn Sturges' The Hallelujah Trail