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Avco Embassy Pictures

Overview
Works: 92 works in 246 publications in 1 language and 9,305 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 )

19 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 1,946 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 Anthony Harvey( Visual )

13 editions published between 1968 and 2004 in English and held by 1,897 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
John Carpenter's Escape from New York by John Carpenter( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2010 in English and held by 754 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 ruling class by Peter Medak( Visual )

2 editions published between 1972 and 2001 in English and held by 589 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
Hopscotch by Ronald Neame( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 518 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 )

8 editions published between 1980 and 2005 in English and held by 518 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 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Severely traumatized by a near-fatal encounter with a serial killer, TV newscaster Karen White takes time off at a secluded retreat called 'the Colony.' But when, after nights of being tormented by bestial, bloodcurdling cries, Karen ventures into the woods seeking answers, she makes a terrifying discovery. Now she must fight not only for her life-- but for her soul!"--Container
The fog by John Carpenter( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2003 in English and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A charter boat captain and his first mate uncover a buried treasure off the rocky shores of an isolated Northern California town from a ship that sank 100 years ago. They are not aware of the ship's horrible history and awaken the spirits of the dead. Exactly one hundred years ago, a ship of lepers seeking refuge was betrayed by the town's founding fathers and burned. On this night, the ghosts of the long-dead mariners have returned from their watery graves to seek their revenge. Shrouded within a supernatural fog, the ghosts trap the residents of the remote community, intent on seeking out the descendants of those who founded the town. The ghosts will kill anyone who stands in their murderous way
A touch of class by Melvin Frank( Visual )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and held by 311 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 258 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 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scientist doing research on dolphins gets involved in a counter intelligence scheme
The onion field by Harold Becker( Visual )

4 editions published between 1980 and 2004 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A true story of the brutal murder of a policeman and the slow process of justice
The four deuces( Visual )

7 editions published between 1991 and 2009 in English and held by 126 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
Mel Brooks' The producers( Visual )

2 editions published between 1987 and 2013 in English and held by 124 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A producer and his accountant face catastrophe when their play unexpectedly becomes a success
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
Hercules unchained( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 2004 in English and held by 89 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hercules and his new wife are attacked by the giant Antaeus on their way to Thebes
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
Farewell, my lovely by Dick Richards( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2015 in English and held by 80 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 Bell jar by Sylvia Plath( Visual )

2 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 77 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
Eugene O'Neill's Hughie( Visual )

3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Erie Smith, a downtrodden hotel resident, has confided his every imaginary triumph as gambler and ladies' man to the night clerk, Hughie. As the play opens, Hughie has passed away. Erie, just off a five-day drunk and reluctant to go to his room alone, begins talking to the new night clerk in an attempt to find a substitute for his lost friend
 
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The Lion in Winter
Alternative Names
Avco Embassy Pictures Corporation

Languages
English (115)

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The ruling classThe howlingThe fogA touch of class