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Universal-International (Firm)

Overview
Works: 592 works in 1,000 publications in 4 languages and 56,808 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  War 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 )

36 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in English and held by 4,420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a racially divided Alabama town in the 1930s, widowed lawyer Atticus Finch agrees to defend a young black man accused of raping a white woman, teaching his children valuable lessons about prejudice and empathy
All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

18 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1914. War has broken out in Europe. A group of German college students are convinced to enlist after their teacher, Professor Kantorek, gives an impassioned speech about the honor of dying for their Fatherland. Paul Bäumer -- sent to the Western Front where the fighting is most severe -- is soon stripped of illusions about war being glorious. There is nothing but fear, pain, and the randomness of death. Paul is the sole survivor of his group and when he returns home, he denounces the war and his professor. Returned to the action, Paul tries to cope with the incessant fear that eats away at a soldier's insides, turning them hollow and empty
Touch of Evil by Orson Welles( Visual )

19 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 2,055 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 )

25 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 1,902 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 )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a good-natured fellow whose constant companion is a 6'8" tall invisible rabbit. His sister is determined to marry her daughter off and decides to commit her brother to a mental hospital to get him out of the way. Due to a mix-up the sister is committed instead, and it is up to the kindly brother and his imaginary friend to straighten things out!
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,329 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spartacus leads a slave revolt against Imperial Rome
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 1,156 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 )

3 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in English and held by 1,103 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
Creature from the Black Lagoon by Jack Arnold( Visual )

11 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 911 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 Henry Koster( Visual )

2 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 900 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 889 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 )

8 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 815 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 )

4 editions published between 1986 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 724 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 )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 708 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 )

7 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 702 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Dexter is an attractive blonde model who is murdered in her New York City apartment. Homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran investigate. Suspicion falls on various shifty people who all prove to have some connection with a string of apartment burglaries. Then a burglar is found dead who once had an elusive partner named Willie
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 )

5 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and held by 635 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 )

3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 588 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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