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Crown Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 135 works in 189 publications in 6 languages and 4,632 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Silent films  Detective and mystery films  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Science fiction films  Historical films  Christmas films 
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Crown Video (Firm)
Say it by signing by Elaine Costello( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1998 in English and held by 628 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a video guide to the basics of sign language. Each dramatized lesson is followed by additional vocabulary and expressions. Demonstrates the manual alphabet
Return to glory : Michelangelo revealed : the restoration of the Sistine Chapel( Visual )

3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1980 work began on the restoration of Michelangelo's frescoes in the Vatican's Sistine Chapel. This is the exclusive film record of the first phase of the 12 year endeavor
Living language Spanish( Visual )

5 editions published between 1984 and 1986 in English and Spanish and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This program is so simple and easy that all you have to do is look, listen and you cannot help but learn Spanish. The lesson is composed of five re-created scenes common to travelers. English subtitles appear as needed and when the dialogs are repeated at a slower speed. There are many suggestions and reminders throughout the lesson which will help in the learning process
Living language. an introduction to essential conversational German( Visual )

4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A German language lesson divided into five sections re-creating dialogues and scenes common to travelers. Teaches words, phrases and sentences useful to travelers in German speaking countries and includes suggestions and reminders for learning and using the language
Living language. an introduction to essential conversational French by Liliane Lazor( Visual )

2 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A French language lesson re-creating dialogues and scenes common to travelers in French speaking countries
Frank Capra's It's a wonderful life by Frank Capra( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

George Bailey is not having a good day. His life in the sleepy little town of Bedford Falls has been thrown off track, perhaps never to recover. His business has failed, he's wanted by the police, and he's had a fight with his beloved wife Mary. On this disastrous day, his responsibilities and frustrations overwhelm him, leading him to a bridge and serious contemplation of suicide. It's up to an angel named Clarence to convince George that his life has been one of worth and that it's still worth living. After taking a long look at George's life, the angel offers a portrait of what life in Bedford Falls would be like if George had never been born. This classic, sentimental favorite has become a Christmas tradition
Martha Stewart's secrets for entertaining : a buffet party for family and friends( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martha Stewart gives a complete lesson in planning and preparing a buffet party
Battleship Potemkin : From the series "The year 1905" by Sergei Eisenstein( Visual )

4 editions published between 1925 and 1984 in Russian and held by 100 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Re-creates the 1905 mutiny on the battleship "Prince Potemkin." It focuses on a mutiny by the battleship's crew and the subsequent massacre of civilians, reflecting the spirit of the times
Metropolis by Fritz Lang( Visual )

3 editions published in 1927 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An expressionsistic drama about authoritarianism and revolt in an industrialized metropolis of the 21st century
Martha Stewart's secrets for entertaining : a formal dinner party( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martha Stewart gives a complete lesson in planning and preparing a formal dinner party
As you like it by William Shakespeare( Visual )

in English and held by 79 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rosalind is the daughter of banished Duke Senior and is being raised at the court of Duke Frederick, with her cousin Celia. She falls in love with a young man named Orlando, but she is banished by Duke Frederick, who threatens death if she comes near the court again. Celia goes with Rosalind. Disguised as the boy Ganymede, Rosalind enters the forest of Arden. Upon their arrival in the forest, they happen upon Orlando and his manservant, who are fleeing the wrath of Orlando's eldest brother. What follows is an elaborate scheme devised by the cross-dressing Rosalind to find out the verity of Orlando's supposed passion for her, and to further capture his heart, through the witty and mischievous façade of Ganymede
The gold rush by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Classic Chaplin (the Little Tramp) prospects for gold, gets involved with a dance hall girl, and deals with a burly competitor during the Yukon gold rush
Triumph of the will = Triumph des Willens : das Dokument vom Reichsparteitag 1934 by Leni Riefenstahl( Visual )

4 editions published in 1986 in German and English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A film commissioned by Adolph Hitler as the official record of the Nuremberg Party Rally of 1934. Produced as an important piece of political propaganda to introduce the new German leaders to the nation and to impress foreign audiences
The third man by Carol Reed( Visual )

in English and held by 73 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in post-war Vienna, an American western-adventure writer searches for a friend who turns out to be the king-pin of the Austrian black market
Holiday entertaining with Martha Stewart( Visual )

1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Martha Stewart presents her recipes and entertaining and gift ideas for Thanksgiving and other festive occasions
Alexander Nevsky by Sergei Eisenstein( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1994 in Russian and English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russian epic about the 13th century confrontation between Prince Alexander of Novgorod & the Teutonic warriors
The bodyguard by Akira Kurosawa( Visual )

3 editions published in 1986 in Japanese and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In her film debut, Houston plays Rachel Marron, a music/movie superstar at her peak. Fans want to see her, hear her, touch her. But one wants to kill her - and that's where security expert Frank Farmer (Costner) comes in. Farmer is a professional who never lets his guard down. Rachel's glamorous life often puts her at risk. Each expects to be in charge. What they don't expect is to fall in love
Cyrano de Bergerac by Michael Gordon( Visual )

in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 17th-century Paris, a long-nosed poet and swordsman helps his handsome friend win the girl he himself loves
La grande illusion by Jean Renoir( Visual )

4 editions published in 1937 in 3 languages and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells of two French officers captured by German forces in 1916. While prisoners the two officers encounter an aristocratic German officer. The conflicts between enemies and between the classes emphasize their awareness that certain ways of life are gone forever. The message of the movie is the tragic observation that war itself is the grand illusion
The 39 steps by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

in English and held by 57 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man falsely accused of murder must uncover a secret organization in order to prove his innocence
 
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