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MCA Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 805 works in 1,661 publications in 3 languages and 42,927 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  War films  Science fiction films  Children's films  Animated films  Juvenile works  History  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
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 )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and held by 894 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 )

10 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 836 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 809 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 Ivan Reitman( Visual )

8 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 711 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
Fahrenheit 451 by François Truffaut( Visual )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in English and held by 603 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
The land before time by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

9 editions published in 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 571 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five young dinosaurs named Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Ducky, and Petrie set off on a journey in search of the legendary Great Valley, where dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace
All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

13 editions published between 1981 and 2003 in English and held by 558 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story of World War I follows a group of young German recruits through their passage from idealism to disillusionment with war
An American tail by Don Bluth( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 555 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
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 540 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 Little Engine that could by Watty Piper( Visual )

5 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and Spanish and held by 513 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."
Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

17 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 510 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. Things really begin to get hot when he suspects a salesman may have murdered his nagging wife and buried the body in a flower garden. He actively enlists the help of his girlfriend to investigate the highly suspicious chain of events. Events that ultimately lead to one of the most memorable and gripping endings in film history
The deer hunter by Michael Cimino( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 504 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three young Pennsylvania steelworkers who are devastated by their experiences during the Vietnam War
Thoroughly modern Millie by George Roy Hill( Visual )

7 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 458 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 )

5 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 414 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
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 411 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
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A troubled detective is pathologically afraid of heights and obsessed with a lost love and her look-alike
Double Indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 398 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An insurance man and a suburban wife conspire to trick her husband into signing a policy that pays double for accidental death-- then push him from a train. It's an almost perfect crime
Parenthood by Ron Howard( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 1992 in English and French and held by 392 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Buckmans are a modern day family facing the age-old dilemma of trying to raise children the "right way."
Out of Africa by Sydney Pollack( Visual )

4 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 391 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
American graffiti by George Lucas( Visual )

8 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The misadventures of four teenagers one late summer night in 1962 become the focal point for an audience trip back to vintage rock and roll hits and the last "innocent" years of the 50's and early 60's
 
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Fahrenheit 451
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English (171)

Spanish (5)

French (1)