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MCA Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 707 works in 1,596 publications in 3 languages and 46,347 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Children's films  Animated films  Detective and mystery films  War films  Juvenile works  Science fiction films  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by MCA Home Video (Firm)
To Kill a Mockingbird by Robert Mulligan( Visual )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 970 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gregory Peck won an Oscar for his brilliant performance as the Southern lawyer who defends a black man accused of rape in this film version of the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Harper Lee. The way in which it captures a time, a place and above all, a mood, makes this film a masterpiece
E.T., the extra-terrestrial by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

12 editions published between 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 912 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
The glass menagerie by Paul Newman( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strong willed woman attempts to impose her shattered dreams into the life and personality of her shy, reclusive daughter
Twins by Josh Aronson( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 722 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
The land before time by Universal Home Entertainment Productions (Firm)( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains 2 movies from the "Land before time" series
Fahrenheit 451 by François Truffaut( Visual )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fireman in charge of burning books meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Depicts a future world in which all printed reading material is banned
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 615 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
All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seven patriotic German youths go together from school to the battlefields of World War I. They experience the horrors of war first-hand, stuck in the trenches and facing gradual extermination. Centers on experiences of one of the young men, Paul Baumer, who changes from enthusiastic war endorser to battle-weary veteran
An American tail by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 597 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
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 563 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. But things really begin to get hot for Stewart, Kelly and the unassuming audience when he suspects neighbor Raymond Burr of murdering his invalid wife and burying the body in a flower garden
The Little Engine that could by Watty Piper( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 561 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
The deer hunter by Michael Cimino( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 546 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three young Pennsylvania steelworkers who are devastated by their experiences during the Vietnam War
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 476 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
Thoroughly modern Millie by George Roy Hill( Visual )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the carefree and fun era of the 1920s, an innocent country girl comes to the big city in search of a husband
Coal miner's daughter by Michael Apted( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of the "Queen of Country Music" from her backwoods Appalachia home to the Grand Ole Opry and super stardom
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An insurence agent connives with the glamorous wife of a client to kill her husband and collect."--Halliwell's Film and video guide, 5th ed
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in English and French and held by 441 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troubled detective is pathologically afraid of heights and obsessed with a lost love and her look-alike
Parenthood by Ron Howard( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and French and held by 435 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Buckmans are a modern day family facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise children the "right way."
Born on the Fourth of July by Raymond J Barry( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of Ron Kovic, a young man who volunteered for the Vietnam War, was wounded, and returned paralyzed from the mid-chest down. He later became a new voice for those disenchanted with the war
 
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English (159)

Spanish (5)

French (3)

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E.T., the extra-terrestrialTwinsFahrenheit 451All quiet on the western frontDouble Indemnity