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Universal-International (Firm)

Overview
Works: 595 works in 1,028 publications in 4 languages and 56,813 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  War films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Film noir  Action and adventure 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 )

37 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 4,424 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregory Peck plays a southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel. The way in which it captures a time, a place, and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece
All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

18 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,442 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 )

21 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 2,065 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 )

26 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 1,899 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 )

9 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in English and held by 1,636 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 )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,329 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 )

10 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,272 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 )

14 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 1,161 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 1,106 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-con is determined to wreak bloody revenge on the small-town lawyer who helped send him to jail
Creature from the Black Lagoon by Jack Arnold( Visual )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 918 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the upper reaches of the Amazon River, a scientific team discovers an amphibious creature, a living missing link. The creature is captured and falls in love with the female assistant of the leader of the research team. The lonely creature kidnaps her, and the scientist mounts an effort to reclaim his sweetheart and return the creature to his watery home
Flower drum song by Oscar Hammerstein( Visual )

3 editions published between 1961 and 2006 in English and held by 904 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 )

6 editions published between 1956 and 2015 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
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein by Charles Barton( Visual )

7 editions published between 1948 and 2012 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy meets horror when Bud Abbott and Lou Costello encounter Universal's classic monsters in the frightfully funny Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein. The world of baggage handlers Chick Young (Abbott) and Wilbur Grey (Costello) is turned upside down when they receive the remains of Dracula (Bela Lugosi) and Frankenstein (Glenn Strange) bound for the House of Horrors museum. When Dracula and Frankenstein escape, complete chaos ensues as Chick and Wilbur get mixed up in an evil plot to switch Wilbur's brain with Frankenstein's and are aided by Larry Talbot (Lon Chaney, Jr.), who turns into The Wolf Man when the moon is full! Featuring a perfect blend of laughs and thrills, Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein is one of the "all-time great horror comedies." (Leonard Maltin's Classic Movie Guide)
Winchester '73 by Anthony Mann( Visual )

8 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 821 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 734 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 )

3 editions published between 2001 and 2014 in English and held by 726 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 1948 and 2007 in English and held by 703 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 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audie Murphy portrays himself in this biographical film about the most highly decorated U.S. soldier of World War II
Bend of the river by Anthony Mann( Visual )

5 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and held by 637 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 John M Stahl( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 579 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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