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RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 968 works in 1,880 publications in 5 languages and 48,516 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Historical films  War films  Biographical films  Romance films  Action and adventure films  Road films 
Roles: Publisher, Distributor, Performer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video (Firm)
Glory by Edward Zwick( Visual )

6 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and Newari and held by 767 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two young Bostonians lead the first black regiment to fight for the North in the Civil War
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

12 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of T.E. Lawrence, the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obscurity
The Caine mutiny by Herman Wouk( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combat-weary, paranoic Captain Queeg, loses his nerve during a typhoon and is relieved of command by his first officer
Dr. Strangelove, or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

10 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and held by 580 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A satire in which the U.S. president and his military advisors struggle ineptly to avert a holocaust after a psychotic Air Force general launches a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union because he fears that the Russians are poisoning the water supply in the United States
On the waterfront by Elia Kazan( Visual )

10 editions published between 1954 and 1995 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young dockworker tries to break the hold of a waterfront boss
A raisin in the sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations
Bizet's Carmen by Georges Bizet( Visual )

4 editions published between 1983 and 1985 in French and Italian and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film version of the classic opera, with Migenes-Johnson as Carmen who seduces and then spurns the young army corporal played by Domingo. Made for the screen and shot on location in Andalusian Spain
Care Bears movie II a new generation( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 533 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in a peaceful summer camp, evil Dark Heart makes a bargain with an unhappy little girl to trap the Care Bears and destroy goodness. But when she learns the cost of her decision, she realizes that she must race to save them before it is too late
All the king's men by Columbia Pictures( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dynamic backwoods lawyer batters his way into the governor's mansion, where he uses his unprincipled charm to become a brutal dictator
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and held by 525 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Henry VIII wants to divorce his wife, and seeks the approval of the aristocracy. Sir Thomas More is a man of principle and reason, and is thus placed in a difficult position: should he stand up for his principles, risking the wrath of a corrupt King fond of executing people for treason? Or should he bow to the seemingly unstoppable corruption of Henry VIII, who has no qualms about bending the law to suit his own needs?
A passage to India by David Lean( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1993 in English and held by 496 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, becomes appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young girl
Old Gringo by Luis Puenzo( Visual )

3 editions published between 1990 and 2002 in English and held by 489 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harriet, a frustrated spinster flees her unrewarding life in America hoping to discover the passion in her soul. Ambrose Bierce, the Old Gringo, is a retired journalist and adventurer who wanders through the hostile desert seeking some meaning to the last years of his life. Arroyo, a fiery young general, is driven by both the Revolution and his desire for Harriet. Set in the spectacle of the Mexican Revolution, their lives become inexplicably drawn together as they face love, death and war
From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

7 editions published between 1953 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drama about life in the regular Army in the days prior to World War II. Shows the effect of Army discipline on an individualistic former boxing champion who defies the attempts of officers and men to break him when he refuses to fight on the company's boxing team. Includes actual scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
Awakenings by Penny Marshall( Visual )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 461 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on a true story as related by neurologist Oliver Sacks, Awakenings stars Robin Williams as the Sacks counterpart, here named Dr. Malcolm Sayer. Something of a klutz and naif, Dr. Sayer takes a job at a Bronx psychiatric hospital in 1969. Here he's put in charge of several seemingly catatonic patients who, under Sayer's painstaking guidance, begin responding to certain stimulati. Apprised of the efficacy of a new drug called L-DOPA in treating degenerative-disease victims, Sayer is given permission to test the drug on one of his patients: Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro), who has not communicated with anyone since lapsing into catatonia as a child. Gradually, Lowe comes out of his shell, encouraging Sayers to administer L-DOPA to the other patients under his care
The natural by Barry Levinson( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nothing was going to stop Roy Hobbs from fulfilling his boyhood dream of baseball stardom. As a 14-year old he fashions a baseball bat from an oak tree. He soon impresses major league scouts with his ability. His talent also catches the eye of a sportswriter who eventually becomes instrumental in Hobbs' career. The appearance of a mysterious woman, however, shatters his dream. Years later Hobbs reappears as a rookie for the New York Knights and has an opportunity to share in their race for the pennant
A soldier's story by Norman Jewison( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Near the end of World War II a proud, black army attorney is sent to Fort Neal, Louisiana, to investigate the murder of Master Sgt. Waters, a vicious, bitter man who despised his own black roots
Steel magnolias by Herbert Ross( Visual )

3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 437 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young diabetic's decision to have a baby may cost her life. This choice leaves her own mother torn between love and anger, while her loyal friends support her and try to deal with their own feelings
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

7 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1934 Academy Award winning film about a pair of mismatched lovers. Colbert plays a runaway heiress and Gable is an unemployed journalist who is chasing her
Who's Harry Crumb?( Visual )

5 editions published between 1989 and 2004 in English and held by 429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Harry, the last of the great sleuthing Crumbs--and the last person in the firm to ever get an assignment--finally gets a shot at a front-page kidnapping, it's only because his beady-eyed boss Eliot Draisen doesn't want the case solved
Tootsie by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Dorsey is an out-of-work actor who makes himself up as a woman to get a job. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as "Dorothy Michaels" and lands the part. All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie, and Julie's father, Lee, falls for "Dorothy."
 
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