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MCA Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 741 works in 1,540 publications in 3 languages and 49,193 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  War films  Children's films  History  Animated films  Science fiction films  Juvenile works  Comedy films 
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 1,030 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
The glass menagerie by Tennessee Williams( Visual )

10 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 971 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 1985 and 2002 in English and held by 963 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
Twins by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1998 in English and held by 720 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious genetic experiment takes the wrong turn when twins are born and then separated. Years later, the twins, who look nothing alike, meet and set off to find their mother
Fahrenheit 451 by François Truffaut( Visual )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in English and held by 693 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 Judy Freudberg( Visual )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 671 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
All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 655 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
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

11 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 651 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
An American tail by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 627 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 )

14 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 606 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A photographer confined to his room with a broken leg suspects a murder has been committed in a nearby apartment
The Little Engine that could by Watty Piper( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 596 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 )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 581 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three young Pennsylvania steelworkers who are devastated by their experiences during the Vietnam War
I, Frankenstein by Xue lai( Visual )

6 editions published between 1931 and 1991 in English and held by 530 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frankenstein is the greatest horror film of all time. Dr. Frankenstein dares to tamper with life and death by creating a human monster in his laboratory; but his dreams of perfection are thwarted when the monster becomes an uncontrollable beast. Director James Whale's adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel mixes gothic decay and chilling lyricism; and Boris Karloff (as the monster) in the role he would be identified with for the rest of his life, offers a compassionate portrayal of the monster's groping for identity
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 495 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 )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 482 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
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

7 editions published between 1958 and 1992 in English and French and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drame policier adapté du roman "D'entre les morts" de Boileau-Narcejac. Un policier à la retraite, à cause de ses accès de vertige, accepte de suivre et de protéger l'épouse suicidaire d'un ami. Quand celle-ci meurt néanmoins, l'ex-policier fait une dépression et croit la voir partout
Coal miner's daughter by Michael Apted( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Loretta Lynn, who rose from the poverty-stricken Appalachian area to become one of the biggest country singers of all time
Thoroughly modern Millie by Elmer Bernstein( 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
Born on the Fourth of July by Raymond J Barry( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 455 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
American graffiti by George Lucas( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 450 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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TwinsFahrenheit 451All quiet on the western frontDouble Indemnity