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Universal-International (Firm)

Overview
Works: 551 works in 1,273 publications in 4 languages and 61,093 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  War films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Film noir  Action and adventure films  Western films  Legal films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Universal-International (Firm)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Robert Mulligan( Visual )

44 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 4,334 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two children in a small southern town are thrust into an adult world of racial bigotry and hatred when their lawyer father chooses to defend a black man unjustly accused of raping a white girl. When a Southern white woman accuses a black man of rape, the outcome of the trial is a foregone conclusion and no lawyer except Peck will defend him. Peck's defense costs him friendships but earns him the respect of his two children. Includes extra interview footage
All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

23 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,470 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young World War I German recruits pass from idealism to disillusionment with war
Touch of evil by Orson Welles( Visual )

25 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 2,071 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born police officer Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a car bombing. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. Vargas suspects that Quinlan has planted evidence to win his past convictions, and he is not about to let the suspect in the current case be railroaded. Determined to get Vargas out of his hair, Quinlan makes a deal with local crime boss Uncle Joe Grandi to frame Susan on a drug rap. Dissecting the nature of good and evil in a hallucinatory, nightmarish ambiance, this baroque south-of-the-border mystery opens with one of the most remarkably extended long takes in movie history
Imitation of life by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

20 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 1,653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives
Harvey by Henry Koster( Visual )

11 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 1,615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Good-natured Elwood P. Dowd has a six-foot tall rabbit that only he can see as his constant companion. When his sister decides to commit Elwood to a mental hospital, a mix-up occurs and she finds herself locked up instead. It's up to Elwood to straighten out the mess with his kindly philosophy, and his "imaginary" friend
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,322 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spartacus leads a slave revolt against Imperial Rome
Pillow talk by Michael Gordon( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic comedy in which a carefree bachelor and carefree career girl share a telephone party line. Mutual hostility develops without their ever having met. When they finally become acquainted, attitudes begin to change
All that heaven allows by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

19 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 1,236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cary Scott, an attractive and wealthy New England widow, creates a social outcry in her community and within her family when she becomes romantically involved with Ron Kirby, her much younger gardener
Cape Fear by Martin Scorsese( Visual )

4 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in English and held by 1,093 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following a six-year jail sentence for a sadistic sex crime, Max Cady (Mitchum) arrives in a small Southern town to seek revenge on the man responsible for his conviction, Sam Bowden. He begins stalking and harassing Bowden's wife and daughter. As his campaign of terror increases Bowden devises a plan to entrap him. While Mitchum's twisted preacher in 'The Night of the Hunter' is a more complex and subtly created character, his swaggering presence in this film has a menacing authority. A psychological thriller that, like Hitchcock's 'Shadow of a Doubt', takes the subject of the nuclear family threatened by dark and violent outside forces to comment on the neo-liberal idealism of the 50s and 60s
Flower drum song by C. Y Lee( Visual )

5 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in English and held by 910 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in San Francisco's Chinatown in the late 1950's. Pretty Mei Li has stowed away on a Chinese steamer with her professor father to become a mail-order bride for nightclub owner Sammy Fong. Sammy, however, is completely infatuated with saucy showgirl Linda Low, who is intent on making him jealous enough to propose to her. As Sammy sets out to assign his marriage contract (and Mei Li) to Wang Ta, a handsome college student living in Chinatown, complications, merriment, and many musical numbers ensue
Written on the wind by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

11 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in English and held by 885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Bathed in lurid Technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk's Written on the Wind is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought down by the excesses of his spoiled offspring. Features an all-star quartet that includes Robert Stack as a pistol-packin' alcoholic playboy; Lauren Bacall as his long-suffering wife; Rock Hudson as his earthy best friend; and Dorothy Malone as his nymphomaniac sister."--Container
Winchester '73 by Anthony Mann( Visual )

9 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 830 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frontiersman Lin McAdam is attempting to track down both his father's murderer and his one-of-a-kind rifle, the Winchester '73, as it passes among a diverse group of desperate characters, including a crazed highwayman, an immoral gunrunner, a savage young Indian chief, and McAdam's own murderous brother
The Glenn Miller story by Anthony Mann( Visual )

5 editions published between 1953 and 2003 in English and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This tribute to Glenn Miller charts his rise from obscurity and poverty to fame and wealth in the early 1940s
Operation Petticoat by Blake Edwards( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in English and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

World War 2 comedy about a submarine commander who finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) sub, a con-man executive officer and a group of Army nurses
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein( Visual )

5 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and held by 716 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comic horror film in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, and a mad scientist
The naked city by Jules Dassin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two New York City detectives, Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran, are assigned to investigate the mysterious murder of a young woman. Tracing stolen jewelry connected with the assault, the detectives are able to locate Ruth and her fiancé. The two, along with the murdered woman, headed a jewel thief ring that had plagued New York society. Also involved in the case is a prominent physician whose love for the murdered woman was so strong that he agreed to be her confederate. He informed her whenever his wife planned a social event so that the robberies could be plotted in advance."--Container
To hell and back by Audie Murphy( Visual )

4 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 691 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history
Bend of the river by Anthony Mann( Visual )

7 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bend of the river: A former outlaw turned wagon train guide faces warring Indians, murderous hijackers and a traitorous ally as he attempts to lead a group of settlers through the Oregon wilderness
Magnificent obsession by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reckless playboy Bob Merrick crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention from a rescue team. They have to use the town's only resuscitator. At that same moment the beloved, local doctor has a heart attack and dies while waiting for the life-saving device. When Bob learns about the doctor's secret - to give selflessley and in secret - he decides to give it a try. He alienates the doctor's widow, Helen, with whom Bob has now fallen in love. His persistence causes another tragedy, and he must remake his life
Lonely are the brave by David Miller( Visual )

3 editions published between 1962 and 2009 in English and held by 526 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After landing himself in jail trying to break out his friend, Jack Burns finds himself alone and on the run from the law. Leading the manhunt is Sheriff Morey Johnson, who must bring Burns to justice despite his own sympathy for the fugitive
 
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