WorldCat Identities

MCA Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 730 works in 1,473 publications in 3 languages and 59,598 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Film and video adaptations  Interviews  Bildungsromans  Domestic fiction  Television plays, American 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by MCA Home Video (Firm)
To kill a mockingbird by Robert Mulligan ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two children in a small southern town are thrust into an adult world of racial bigotry and hatred when their lawyer father chooses to defend a black man unjustly accused of raping a white girl. Gregory Peck is a southern small town lawyer who defends a black man falsely accused of rape. His compassionate, but doomed defense costs him many friends, but earns him the admiration of his two children
Tennessee Williams' The glass menagerie by Paul Newman ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 1,207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A strong willed woman attempts to impose her shattered dreams into the life and personality of her shy, reclusive daughter
E.T., the extra-terrestrial by Steven Spielberg ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 1,175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott. While E.T. learns about life on Earth, Elliott learns that friendship knows no earthly bounds
Fahrenheit 451 by François Truffaut ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in English and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom
All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 857 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A group of young WWI German recruits pass from idealism to disillusionment with war
Do the right thing by Spike Lee ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This powerful visual feast combines humor and drama with memorable characters while tracing the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It's the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever
The land before time by Judy Freudberg ( Visual )
8 editions published in 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 808 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Littlefoot, a young brontosaurus, sets off on a journey in search of the Great Valley where dinosaurs can live in peace and safety. On this amazing journey, he meets four other young dinosaurs and they have incredible adventures
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear window by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 778 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Professional photographer L.B. "Jeff" Jeffries breaks his leg while getting an action shot at an auto race. Confined to his New York apartment, he spends his time looking out of the rear window observing the neighbors. He begins to suspect that the man opposite may have murdered his wife. Jeff enlists the help of his society model girlfriend Lisa Freemont and his nurse Stella to investigate
The deer hunter by Michael Cimino ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and held by 728 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Tracks a group of steel worker pals from a Pennsylvania blast furnace to the cool hunting grounds of the Alleghenies to the lethal cauldron of Vietnam
The Little engine that could by Watty Piper ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Animated film of the children's classic story of the little engine named Tillie who helps the big engine Georgia deliver a cargo of toys to eagerly waiting children."
An American tail by Don Bluth ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 706 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This film follows the humorous and dramatic adventures of Fievel, a little boy mouse who journeys from Russia to America with his family to seek a new life free of cat persecution. During the stormy boat trip Fievel is lost at sea, finally washing up ashore in New York Harbor, where he vows to find his family
Twins by Ivan Reitman ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An ambitious genetic experiment takes the wrong turn when twins -- who look nothing alike -- are born and then separated. Years later the unlikely siblings meet
Frankenstein the legacy collection by James Whale ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1931 and 1991 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel about the scientist who creates a terrifying monster
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 618 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Epic tale of the bold gladiator slave Spartacus, the woman who believed in his cause, and the power-hungry Roman general who challenged his convictions. Set against the background of Imperial Rome at the height of its glory, Spartacus is an inspirational true account of the eternal struggle for freedom that combines history with spectacle to create a moving drama of love and commitment
Double indemnity by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container
Born on the Fourth of July by Oliver Stone ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Follows the young Ron Kovic (Cruise) from his days as a zealous teen who eagerly joins the Marines during the Vietnam War, to his return from the war as an embittered veteran, paralyzed from mid-chest down. Chronicles his disillusionment with the country's continued involvement in Vietnam, his physical struggle and his emergence as a voice for thousands of disenchanted vets
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 605 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An elaborately constructed murder story and a fascinating study in sexual obsession. A detective with a fear of heights is drawn into a complex plot in which a girl he loves apparently falls to her death. He then meets her double and tries to re-create the image of the woman he has loved but lost in death
The Milagro beanfield war by Robert Redford ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A small New Mexican village threatened by development and how a single act of rebellion rekindles its pride and strength of spirit
Out of Africa by Isak Dinesen ( Visual )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The true story of Karen Blixen, a strong-willed woman who, with her philandering husband, runs a coffee plantation in Kenya, circa 1914. To her astonishment she soon discovers herself falling in love with the land, its people and the mysterious white hunter
Parenthood by Ron Howard ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and French and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Buckmans are a modern day family facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise children the "right way."
 
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Alternative Names
MCA Inc. MCA Home Video (Firm)
Languages
English (136)
Spanish (6)
French (2)
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