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Avco Embassy Pictures

Overview
Works: 123 works in 335 publications in 1 language and 10,177 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Prison films  Horror films  Musical films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avco Embassy Pictures
The lion in winter by Anthony Harvey( Visual )

23 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in English and held by 1,944 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Events take place in England at Christmas in the year 1183. The aging King Henry II must name a successor. He summons his estranged wife, Queen Eleanor of Aquitaine, and their three surviving sons. Henry also invites 18 year old King Philip of France, brother of his mistress, Princess Alais. The interplay of these proud and powerful nobles is full of intrigue and danger
Mel Brooks' The producers( Visual )

9 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 1,895 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legendary producer and his mild-mannered accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success
Hopscotch by Eric Lewis( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 625 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Miles Kendig knows too much. One of the CIA's top international operatives, he suddenly finds himself relegated to a desk job in an agency power play. Unwilling to go quietly, Kendig, with the aid of a chic Viennese widow, puts himself back in the game by writing a memoir exposing the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world. The CIA wants Kendig dead, but he refuses to cooperate"”he's having too much fun. Based on Brian Garfield's best-selling novel, and starring the inimitable comic team of Walter Matthau and Glenda Jackson, Ronald Neame's Hopscotch is a smart and stylish tale of international intrigue and a cat-and-mouse comedy
The ruling class by Peter Medak( Visual )

2 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of the House of Lords dies, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son thinks he is Jesus Christ. The other, somewhat more respectable members of their family plot to steal the estate from him. Murder and mayhem ensue.. Nominated for Best Actor (Peter O'Toole) at the Academy Awards, Best English-Language Foreign Film at the Golden Globes, and the prestigious Palme d'Or at Cannes Film Festival.. "(O'Toole's performance is of) such intensity that it may trouble sleep as surely as it will haunt memory. All actors can play insanity; few play it well. O'Toole begins where other actors stop, with the unfocused gaze, the abrupt bursts of frenzied high spirits and precipitous depressions. Funny, disturbing, finally devastating, O'Toole finds his way into the workings of madness, revealing the anger and consuming anguish at the source." - Jay Cocks, Time
Carnal knowledge by Mike Nichols( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the sexual triumphs and disasters of two American men as it traces their lives from college days to middle age
John Carpenter's Escape from New York( Visual )

6 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In a world ravaged by crime, the entire island of Manhattan has been converted to a walled prison where brutal prisoners roam. But when the US president ... crash lands inside, only one man can bring him back: notorious outlaw and form Special Forces war hero Snake Plissken ... But time is short. In 24 hours, an explosive device implanted in his neck will end Snake's mission-- and his life-- unless he succeeds!"--Container
The howling by Joe Dante( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This thriller makes it all too clear that werewolves are easily mistaken for normal people--unrecognizable until it is entirely too late
A touch of class by Melvin Frank( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 315 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An affair between a married man and a divorced woman is complicated when they fall in love
Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 287 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A chilling vision of the future, when New York has become an enclosed, maximum security penitentiary. Air Force One crash lands inside and the President is held hostage. Only one man can bring him back
The onion field by Joseph Wambaugh( Visual )

9 editions published between 1979 and 2017 in English and held by 286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story about a case that changed LAPD policies forever. Two plainclothes LAPD officers were abducted and one was brutally executed, the other escaped. The criminals managed to drag the justice process on for years
The fog by John Carpenter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 261 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of revenge by the demonic victims of a century-old shipwreck who stalk their victims in the fog
Soldier blue by Ralph Nelson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 260 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A paymaster's detachment of the U.S. cavalry is attacked by Indians seeking gold, and two white survivors trek through the desert
Murder by decree by Bob Clark( Visual )

3 editions published between 1983 and 2003 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson conduct a gruesome and dangerous search through London's squalid east end for the legendary Jack the Ripper. They soon discover that he is no ordinary murderer, but one with influential and determined friends
Farewell, my lovely by Dick Richards( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough, street wise private eye is hired by an ex-con to find a missing sweetheart. In the course of his investigation he is beaten unconscious and wakes up next to a corpse, implicating him in murder and making his job even harder, but that's just the beginning of his troubles
The day of the dolphin( Visual )

7 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist doing research on dolphins gets involved in a counter intelligence scheme
The bell jar by Sylvia Plath( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2005 in English and held by 152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young and gifted poet, Esther Greenwood, is trapped in a private world of terror. Esther can't seem to harmonize the harsh realities of life with her own perfectionist thinking. From college through early job hunting and singles life in New York, we see Esther and her friends coping with the pressures of school, sexual relationships and drugs until each reaches the final path for their adult lives
The producers by Mel Brooks( Visual )

17 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A legendary producer and his mild-mannered accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success
Don't drink the water by Panola College( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Hollanders, a typical family on vacation, are stranded in Vulgaria after a hijacking. Trying to maintain their vacationing spirits, they start taking pictures, but the Vulgarians think they're spies. The Hollanders try to flee the country before the evil government throws them in prison
The four deuces by LLC Digiview Productions( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the height of the depression, a full-scale gang war is underway between the Chico Hamilton mob and Vic Morono and his four deuces. As attacks and counter-attacks become more and more violent, innocent victims, including the singer of the Four Deuces Club, are murdered. At the end, only one leader, his life in ruins, remains
The Graduate by Mike Nichols( Visual )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Recent college graduate Benjamin Braddock is trapped into an affair with Mrs. Robinson, who happens to be the wife of his father's business partner and then finds himself falling in love with her daughter, Elaine."--Imdb.com
 
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Alternative Names
Avco Embassy Pictures.

Avco Embassy Pictures Corporation

Embassy Films Associates.

Embassy Home Entertainment.

Embassy Pictures Corporation.

Languages
English (158)