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Avco Embassy Pictures

Overview
Works: 112 works in 312 publications in 1 language and 9,903 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Musical films  History  Historical films  Horror films  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Prison films 
Roles: prn, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avco Embassy Pictures
The producers by Mel Brooks( Visual )

22 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,995 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A producer and his accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success
The lion in winter by Anthony Harvey( Visual )

20 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 1,899 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historical drama of the conflict between King Henry II of England and his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine over Henry's successor to the British throne. "The queen favors her eldest son --- but she cannot challenge the power and political persuasion of her fiery-tempered husband. And it would be a fatal mistake for Henry to underestimate the resources of his regal mate."--Container
Hopscotch by Eric Lewis( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 609 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One of the CIA's top international operatives is suddenly relegated to a desk job in an agency power play. Unwilling to go quietly, and with the aid of a chic Viennese widow, he puts himself back in the game by writing a memoir exposing the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world. The CIA now wants him dead, but he refuses to cooperate - because he's having to much fun!
The ruling class by Peter Medak( Visual )

3 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A member of the House of Lords dies in a shockingly silly way, leaving his estate to his son. Unfortunately, his son is insane: he thinks he is Jesus Christ. He is "cured" of that affliction, only to become Jack the Ripper incarnate, blood thirsty Tory who is therefore sane and eminently acceptable to the House of Lords. An irreverant look at Britain's class system that peers behind the closed doors of the aristocracy
John Carpenter's Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

16 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 556 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1997. New York city is now a maximum security prison. Breaking out is impossible. Breaking in is insane. Air Force One, en route to a summit meeting, is sabotaged and crash-lands in Manhattan. With the President taken hostage by the savage inmates, it's up to Snake Plissken to rescue him within 24 hours
Carnal knowledge by Mike Nichols( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 529 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
The howling by Joe Dante( Visual )

10 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 439 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the advice of her doctor, a Los Angeles television reporter goes with her husband for rest and relaxation to a therapy center in California. After nights of being awaken by savage shrieks and unearthly cries, the television reporter goes into the forest to find the source of the noise
The fog by John Carpenter( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 324 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of revenge by the demonic victims of a century-old shipwreck who stalk their victims in the fog
A touch of class by Melvin Frank( Visual )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An affair between a married man and a divorced woman is complicated when they fall in love
Soldier blue by Ralph Nelson( Visual )

5 editions published between 1978 and 2006 in English and held by 259 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
The onion field by Joseph Wambaugh( Visual )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2017 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story of the brutal murder of a policeman and the slow processes of justice
Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 231 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 day of the dolphin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 161 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 149 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
Farewell, my lovely by Dick Richards( Visual )

5 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The hardboiled Marlowe's latest cases, the search for an ex-convict's lost love, and the murder of a client, take on an even more sinister turn when they begin to connect, leading the private eye deeper and deeper into the seamy underbelly of 1940s Los Angeles. As the stakes are raised and the body count swells, it looks like Marlowe might be next on the list to take the big sleep
Mel Brooks' The producers( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A producer and his accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success
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 attack and counter-attack 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
Winter kills( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictional president of the U.S. is assassinated and his brother uncovers the conspiracy behind the murder several years later
The graduate by Mike Nichols( Visual )

10 editions published between 1967 and 2010 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich, recent college graduate feels lost in the superficial world of his parents. Unable to decide what to do with his life, he begins a clandestine affair with the wife of his father's law partner. This ends abruptly when he falls in love with the lady's daughter, whom he finally wins just moments before she marries someone else
 
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The lion in winter
Alternative Names
Avco Embassy Pictures.

Avco Embassy Pictures Corporation

Embassy Films Associates.

Embassy Home Entertainment.

Embassy Pictures Corporation.

Languages
English (148)

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The ruling classThe howlingThe fogA touch of class