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Universal-International (Firm)

Overview
Works: 603 works in 1,363 publications in 4 languages and 61,432 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  War films  Detective and mystery films  Film noir  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Legal films  Romantic comedy films  Melodramas (Motion pictures) 
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 )

41 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 4,328 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 )

26 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,490 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 )

27 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 2,077 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
Harvey by Henry Koster( Visual )

13 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 1,610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elwood P. Dowd, constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall rabbit that only he can see. To his sister, Veta Louise, Elwood's obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in the side of her plans to marry off her daughter. But when Veta Louise decides to put Elwood in a mental hospital, a hilarious mix-up occurs and she finds herself committed instead. It's up to Elwood to straighten out the mess with his kindly philosophy, and his 'imaginary' friend
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,327 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spartacus is the bold gladiator slave who leads a massive slave revolt against Imperial Rome in this epic true account of man's eternal struggle for freedom
Pillow talk by Michael Gordon( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,265 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
Imitation of life by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

17 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 1,104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film "chronicles two widows and their troubled daughters as they struggle to find true happiness amidst racial prejudice. Lora [is] a single white mother whose Hollywood starlet ambitions come at the expense of any meaningful relationship with her daughter, Susie. Lora's black housekeeper, Annie, has troubles of her own as she faces the rejection of her own fair-skinned daughter, Sarah Jane, who abandons her heritage for a chance to be accepted as white. As years of selfishness and denial pass, tragedy strikes and forces the women to come to terms with their own identities."--Container
Cape Fear by J. Lee Thompson( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2001 in English and held by 1,097 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-con is determined to wreak bloody revenge on the small-town lawyer who helped send him to jail
Imitation of life by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

10 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and held by 977 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
All that heaven allows by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 948 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
Flower drum song by Oscar Hammerstein( Visual )

5 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in English and held by 921 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 )

14 editions published between 1956 and 2016 in English and held by 888 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
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein( Visual )

9 editions published between 1986 and 2014 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chick and Wilbur are two railroad clerks who are assigned to checking a shipment of two crates, the last remains of Dracula and Frankenstein's monster. Of course the monsters are still alive in their coffins and so the comedy chase begins, with both a stray mad scientist and the Wolfman getting involved before very long
Winchester '73 by Anthony Mann( Visual )

9 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 832 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 773 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 757 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
The naked city by Jules Dassin( Visual )

9 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 697 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 683 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 )

8 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and held by 640 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man with a past guides a band of pioneers from Missouri over the Oregon Trail to a new life in the Columbia River Basin. When the settlers are cheated out of their supplies and cattle, he crosses rivers, climbs mountains and out-guns greedy hijackers to ensure their survival through the first winter
Magnificent obsession by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

7 editions published between 1954 and 2009 in English and held by 584 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reckless playboy Bob Merrick crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention and the use of the town's only resuscitator--at the very moment that beloved local Dr. Phillips has a heart attack and dies waiting for the life-saving device. Bob and the doctor's widow, Helen, find themselves inextricably linked amid a series of increasingly wild twists, turns, trials, and tribulations.--Container
 
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