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Avco Embassy Pictures

Overview
Works: 110 works in 268 publications in 2 languages and 9,262 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  History  Musical films  Historical films  Horror films  Action and adventure films  Prison films  Science fiction films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Avco Embassy Pictures
The producers by Susan Stroman( Visual )

18 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,943 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Low-rent Broadway producer Max Bialystock and his high-strung accountant Leo Bloom discover that, with the help of a few gullible investors, they can make more money on a flop than on a hit. Armed with the worst show ever written and an equally horrific cast, this double-dealing duo is banking on disaster. But when their sure-to-offend musical becomes a surprise hit, they find themselves in the middle of a Broadway blitzkrieg"--Container
The lion in winter by James Goldman( Visual )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 1,893 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the relationship between Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine
John Carpenter's Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

9 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 712 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 ruling class by Peter Medak( Visual )

2 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 585 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 ensues
Hopscotch by Ronald Neame( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 513 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 too much fun!
Carnal knowledge by Mike Nichols( Visual )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 507 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 )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 441 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 )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and French and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 306 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 )

4 editions published between 1984 and 2006 in English and held by 247 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 day of the dolphin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1973 and 2003 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Jake Terrell has successfully trained a pair of dolphins to speak and understand English. When they are stolen, Dr. Terrell learns they will be used in an assassination attempt unless he can stop it
The onion field by Harold Becker( Visual )

3 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story of the brutal murder of a policeman and the slow process of justice
Mel Brooks' The producers( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 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( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 124 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
Don't drink the water( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 2008 in English and held by 118 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
Winter kills( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 88 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 Bell jar by Sylvia Plath( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 79 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
Hercules unchained( Visual )

5 editions published between 2001 and 2008 in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercules, the half-god superhero, travels to the ancient Greek kingdom of Iolcus in order to tutor Iphitus, son of King Pelias, in the art of combat
Eugene O'Neill's Hughie( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in New York City in 1928, a downtrodden hotel resident confides his imaginary triumphs as a gambler and ladies' man to the night clerk
A dream of passion( Visual )

1 edition published in 1987 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A woman who, Medea-like, has killed her children is drawn into an eccentric relationship with an actress playing Medea on the stage."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed
 
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The lion in winter
Alternative Names
Avco Embassy Pictures Corporation

Languages
English (108)

French (3)

Covers
The ruling classThe howlingThe fogA touch of class