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Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm)

Works: 173 works in 562 publications in 5 languages and 45,296 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Documentary films  Film adaptations  Action and adventure films  Religious films  Fiction  Fantasy films  Crime films  Naval history 
Roles: Producer, Distributor
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm)
Most widely held works by Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm)
Master and Commander : The Far Side of the World by Peter Weir( Visual )

42 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 3,701 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the Napoleonic Wars, a British frigate, the HMS Surprise, and the larger French warship, Acheron, stalk each other off of the coast of South America. Lucky Jack, as he is referred to by his crew, is well regarded by his men, who trust him implicitly, even after the first devastating battle and an apparent personal vendetta against the French captain. The ship's surgeon balances the violence of his chosen life with the quiet demeanor of the scientist. He is the captain's friend and confidant, the two frequently playing violin and cello duets together
Fireproof by Eric Wilson( Visual )

13 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in English and held by 2,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lt. Caleb Holt lives by the old firefighter's adage: Never leave your partner behind - it's a natural instinct. But when it comes to marriage, it's another story. After a decade of marriage, Caleb and Catherine have drifted so far apart that they are ready to move on without each other. As the two prepare for divorce, Caleb's dad asks his son to try The Love Dare experiment
The secret life of Walter Mitty by Ben Stiller( Visual )

12 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Chinese and held by 1,978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Watch the classic story by James Thurber, about a daydreamer who escapes his anonymous life by disappearing into a world of fantasies filled with heroism, romance, and action. When his job along with that of his co-worker are threatened, Walter takes action in the real world embarking on a global journey that turns into an adventure more extraordinary than anything he could have ever imagined
The Squid and the Whale by Noah Baumbach( Visual )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 1,705 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, tells the touching story of two young boys dealing with their parents' divorce in Brooklyn in the 1980s. The patriarch of an eccentric Brooklyn family claims to once have been a great novelist, but ultimately decided to settled into a teaching job. When his wife discovers a writing talent of her own, jealousy divides the family. The two teenage sons are forced to forge new relationships with their parents. Their mom begins dating her younger son's tennis coach. Meanwhile, dad has an affair with the student his older son is pursuing
Tortilla soup( Visual )

13 editions published between 2001 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,288 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A heartwarming comedy that's all about food, family and a certain kind of magic that only happens at the dinner table. Martin is the culinary genius behind a successful restaurant and the widowed father of three daughters whom he has a compulsion to try and steer in the right direction. Hungry for their independence, the girls find themselves at odds with their traditionalist father
Super size me by Morgan Spurlock( Visual )

16 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Six and a half years ago, filmmaker Morgan Spurlock went on a quest to expose the obesity problem facing America and to show how fast food restaurants (and one in particular) have played their part in this epidemic. This is a film that wiped the term 'super size' off the menus at McDonald's and helped start a revolution in health care that still exists today ... Morgan unravels the American obesity problem by interviewing experts nationwide and by subjecting himself to a 'McDonald's only' diet for thirty days straight ... [The] feature ... dives into corporate responsibility, nutritional education, school lunch programs and how we as a nation are eating ourselves to death"--Container
Robot & Frank by Jake Schreier( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set in the near future, Frank, a retired cat burglar, has two grown kids who are concerned he can no longer live alone. They are tempted to place him in a nursing home until Frank's son chooses a different option : against the old man's wishes, he buys Frank a walking, talking humanoid robot programmed to improve his physical and mental health --Container
The grace card by David Evans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Police officer Mac McDonald's life is shattered when a tragic accident takes the life of his son. Years later, Mac's bitterness and pain has eroded his love for his family, strained his relationships on the force, and left him angry with God. When Mac gets partnered up in the squad car with Sam Wright, an African-American ordained minister-turned-cop, will the two be able to join forces and help one another when it's impossible to look past their differences?
The whistleblower by Larysa Kondracki( Visual )

8 editions published between 2011 and 2018 in English and held by 1,005 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An American police officer takes a job in post-war Bosnia, and uncovers corruption and a cover-up in the world of private contractors and diplomatic doubletalk
To save a life by Brian Baugh( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 972 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

High school all-star Jake Taylor has it all. Roger, his childhood best-friend, has nothing. Since the two have drifted apart, Roger feels that he has no friends, no hope, and a heart full of nothing but pain. When Roger walks onto campus with a gun, the tragic move he makes will change Jake's idyllic life forever
October baby by Rachel Hendrix( Visual )

12 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As the curtain rises, Hannah steps onto the stage--only to collapse moments later. Countless medical test all point to one underlying factor: Hannah's difficult birth. The doctor's diagnosis is nothing compared to her parents' revelation: Hannah was adopted--after a failed abortion attempt. Bewildered, angered, and confused, Hannah embarks on an incredible journey with Jason, her oldest friend. As she searches to discover her hidden past and find hope for her unknown future, Hannah realizes life can be so much more than you've planned"--Container
Goya's ghosts by MiloŇ° Forman( Visual )

17 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 933 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Told through the eyes of celebrated Spanish painter Francisco Goya. Set against political turmoil at the end of the Spanish Inquisition and start of the invasion of Spain by Napoleon's army. Captures the essence and beauty of Goya's work which is best known for both the colorful depictions of the royal court and its people, and his grim depictions of the brutality of war and life in 18th century Spain. When Goya's beautiful muse is accused of being a heretic, the renowned painter must convince his old friend Lorenzo, a power-hungry monk and leader of the Spanish Inquisition, to spare her life
Still mine by James Cromwell( Visual )

6 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and French and held by 912 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Determined to build a more suitable house for his wife Irene ..., whose memory is failing, Craig Morrison ... is met with resistance from an overzealous government inspector. Facing a possible jail sentence, and with Irene becoming increasingly ill, Craig races to finish the house"--Container
Harry Brown by Daniel Barber( Visual )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry Brown lives in a world that has been taken over by drug dealers and gangsters. A world where killing is a way of life, and the police have lost all control. But when his only companion and best friend is senselessly murdered just feet from his own apartment, Harry takes matters into his own hands. Utilizing the skills he learned while fighting the IRA, Harry takes on these hooligans as he doles out his own form of justice
Bian lian by Tianming Wu( Visual )

11 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in Chinese and English and held by 742 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this true story, Wang Bianlian is an aging street performer known as the King of Masks for his mastery of Sichuan Change Art. His wife left him with an infant son over 30 years ago. The son died from illness at age 10. This left Wang a melancholy loner aching for a male descendant to learn his rare and dying art. A famous master performer of the Sichuan Opera offers to bring him into his act, thus giving Wang fame and possible fortune, but Wang opts to remain a simple street performer. Then, one night after a performance, he is sold a young boy by a slave trader posing as the boy's parent. "Grandpa" finds new joy in life as he plans to teach "Doggie" (an affectionate term often used for young children in China) his art. All is well until Doggie is found out to really be a girl
Ivory tower by Andrew Rossi( Visual )

8 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 740 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is college worth the cost? Groundbreaking filmmaker Andrew Rossi asks the critical question about the value of higher education, revealing how colleges have come to embrace a business model that often promotes expansion over quality learning. With student-loan debt now over the one trillion dollar mark, the once-great American institution is at a breaking point. The film explores the current education crisis from the halls of Harvard, to community colleges, to online learning
Cold souls by Sophie Barthes( Visual )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 729 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Souls can be extracted and traded as commodities. An actor named Paul Giamatti agonizes over his interpretation of 'Uncle Vanya.' Paralyzed with anxiety, he stumbles upon a solution via a New Yorker article about a high-tech company promising to alleviate suffering by deep-freezing souls. Paul enlists their services, intending to reinstate his soul once he survives the performance. Complications ensue when a mysterious, soul-trafficking mule borrows Giamatti's stored soul for an ambitious, but unfortunately talentless, soap-opera actress. Now Paul is rendered soulless and is left with no choice but to follow the trail back to St. Petersburg
Legendary by Mel Damski( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 718 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is an inspirational tale of a young man's dream to reunite his family through amateur wrestling. Mike Chetley, a former high school and collegiate champion, is estranged from his family. Things change when his awkward, undersized, younger brother Cal comes back into his life with a plan to unify Mike and their widowed mother Sharon, but not without major setbacks
The song by Robert Hass( Visual )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Aspiring singer, songwriter Jed King is struggling to catch a break and escape the long shadow of his famous father when he reluctantly agrees to a gig at a local vineyard harvest festival. Jed meets the vineyard owner's daughter, Rose, and a romance quickly blooms. Soon after their wedding, Jed writes Rose a song, which becomes a breakout hit. Suddenly thrust into a life of stardom and a world of temptation, his life and marriage begin to fall apart
Home run( Visual )

7 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Baseball all-star Cory Brand knows what it takes to win in the big leagues. But off the field, with memories of his past haunting him, his life is spiraling out of control. With an unexpected second chance, Cory finds himself on a powerful journey of transformation and redemption. Based on thousands of true stories, Home Run is a powerful reminder that with God, it's never too late-- Freedom is possible."
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Audience level: 0.16 (from 0.08 for Fireproof ... to 0.99 for Tony Pugli ...)

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Goldwyn Films (Firm)

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