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Samuel Goldwyn Films (Firm)

Overview
Works: 277 works in 921 publications in 4 languages and 58,195 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Documentary films  Comedy films  Action and adventure films  Naval history  Fantasy films  Religious films  Melodrama  War films 
Roles: Distributor, Producer, Other
Classifications: PN1997.2, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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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 2,888 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 Alex Kendrick( Visual )

18 editions published between 2008 and 2017 in English and held by 2,198 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. While hoping the experiment has nothing to do with his parents' newfound faith, Caleb commits to the challenge. Now he will have to attempt to love his wife while avoiding God's love for him. He will need to be able to demonstrate love over and over again to a person who is no longer receptive to his love
The secret life of Walter Mitty by Ben Stiller( Visual )

24 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,154 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After sixteen years of working a thankless job at Life magazine, Walter Mitty is assigned to travel the world to track down the quintessential cover image from their star photographer for the magazine's final issue
The Squid and the Whale by Noah Baumbach( Visual )

15 editions published between 2005 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,682 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true childhood experiences of Noah Baumbach and his brother, the film 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 )

18 editions published between 2001 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 1,421 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
Robot & Frank by Jake Schreier( Visual )

9 editions published between 2013 and 2014 in English and held by 1,187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank is an aging ex-jewel thief, and his two grown children are worried that he can no longer care for himself. In deciding what to do with Frank, the most likely option appears to be putting him in a nursing home. But Frank's son comes up with another option: buy Frank a walking, talking robot programmed to look after him and improve his physical and mental health. Frank resists the robot at first, but he warms to it after realizing that it could be the perfect heist companion
The whistleblower( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2019 in English and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Inspired by actual events, this "ripped-from-the-headlines" thriller features Kathy Bolkovac (Rachel Weisz) as a Nebraskan police officer who takes a job working as a peacekeeper in post-war Bosnia. Her expectations of helping to rebuild a devastated country are dashed when she uncovers a dangerous reality of corruption, cover-up, and intrigue amid a world of private contractors and multinational diplomatic doubletalk
Super size me by Morgan Spurlock( Visual )

17 editions published between 2004 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,020 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Filmmaker Morgan Spurlock embarks on a journey to find out if fast food is making Americans fat. For 30 days he can't eat or drink anything that isn't on McDonald's menu; he must eat three square meals a day, he must eat everything on the menu at least once and supersize his meal if asked. He treks across the country interviewing a host of experts on fast food and a number of regular folk while downing McDonald's to try and find out why 37% of American are now overweight. Spurlock's grueling diet spirals him into a metamorphosis that will make you think twice about picking up another Big Mac
October baby by Rachel Hendrix( Visual )

17 editions published in 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 998 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
The grace card by David Evans( Visual )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 980 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?
To save a life by Guthrie CSD( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 941 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
Goya's ghosts by Miloš Forman( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 908 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 )

7 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A story about one man's determination to create a home for his ailing wife as they enter their twilight years
Cold souls by Sophie Barthes( Visual )

9 editions published between 2009 and 2018 in English and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Paul, an actor preparing for "Uncle Vanya" on Broadway, is mired in ennui. At the suggestion of his agent, he visits a company to have his soul removed and placed in cold storage. Once Giamatti has shed his soul, he finds acting much easier; he's also, suddenly, lousy, and his colleagues and loved ones are understandably perplexed. So he returns, demanding his old soul back, but there are complications: it's in St. Petersburg. Stolen by soul smugglers, it's been sold on the black market to a vapid Russian soap star. Suddenly thrust into the middle of a twisted black market of international soul trafficking, Paul journeys halfway around the world to reclaim what he'd so readily given away
Harry Brown by Daniel Barber( Visual )

4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 783 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
Master and commander : the far side of the world( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 752 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
Ivory tower by Andrew Rossi( Visual )

10 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and French and held by 748 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
Bian lian by Tianming Wu( Visual )

14 editions published between 1995 and 2015 in Chinese and English and held by 739 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
Renoir by Gilles Bourdos( Visual )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2018 in French and English and held by 735 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Set on the French Riviera in the summer of 1915, Gilles Bourdos' lushly atmospheric drama RENOIR tells the story of celebrated Impressionist painter Pierre-Auguste Renoir, in declining health at age 74, and his son Jean, who returns home to convalesce after being wounded in World War I. The elder Renoir is filled with a new, wholly unexpected energy when a young girl miraculously enters his world. Blazing with life, radiantly beautiful, Andrée will become his last model, and the wellspring of a remarkable rejuvenation. At the same time, Jean also falls under the spell of the free-spirited young Andrée. Their beautiful home and majestic countryside grounds reverberate with familial intrigue, as both Renoirs, pere et fils, become smitten with the enchanting and headstrong young muse." -- Container
Legendary by Patricia Clarkson( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 719 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cal Chetley is an extremely bright, engaging, undersized fifteen-year-old. Mike, Cal's older brother and one-time world-class high school/collegiate wrestler, left him and his mother behind years ago after a tragic car accident killed their father, an accident to this day Mike feels responsible for
 
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