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Universal-International (Firm)

Works: 380 works in 726 publications in 3 languages and 43,780 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Parodies, imitations, etc  Domestic fiction  Interviews  Bildungsromans  History  Biography 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Universal-International (Firm)
To kill a mockingbird by Robert Mulligan ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and held by 4,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him-- except the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children. --
All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and held by 2,293 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 Ba╠łumer -- 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
Imitation of life by Douglas Sirk ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1959 and 2012 in English and held by 1,996 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
Touch of evil by Orson Welles ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in English and held by 1,925 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 )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,539 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
Pillow talk by Michael Gordon ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,217 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 )
10 editions published between 1995 and 2014 in English and held by 1,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The film follows the blossoming love between a well-off suburban widow and her handsome and earthy younger gardener. After their romance prompts the scorn of her selfish children and snooty country club friends, she must decide whether to pursue her own happiness or carry on a lonely, hemmed-in existence for the sake of the approval of others
Cape Fear by Martin Scorsese ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in English and held by 1,085 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
Written on the wind by Douglas Sirk ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1956 and 2007 in English and held by 879 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
Flower drum song by Henry Koster ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 853 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
Creature from the Black Lagoon the legacy collection by Jack Arnold ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 835 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
Winchester '73 by Anthony Mann ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 752 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
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A comic horror film in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein's monster, Dracula and a mad scientist
The Glenn Miller story by Anthony Mann ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 682 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 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 673 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 ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 669 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 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history
Magnificent obsession by John M Stahl ( Visual )
10 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 579 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 Edward Abbey ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and held by 472 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
The egg and I ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1947 and 2012 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"For better or worse" begins on their wedding night when a man tells his bride he's quit the brokerage business and plans to raise chickens on a rustic farm miles from civilization
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