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MCA Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 798 works in 1,650 publications in 3 languages and 43,934 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Science fiction films  Detective and mystery films  War films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated 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 )

12 editions published between 1962 and 2001 in English and held by 903 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 848 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 824 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 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A genetic experiment goes wrong when twins - who look nothing alike - are born and then separated. Years later, the unlikely siblings meet and set off on a cross-country misadventure to find their mother, but end up finding out more about themselves
Fahrenheit 451 by François Truffaut( Visual )

13 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in English and held by 612 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 578 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 )

12 editions published between 1981 and 1995 in English and held by 563 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 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Russian mouse lands in New York in the 1880s, only to be separated from his family. He must now learn to live on the streets and evade the mean cats
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 549 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 residents forever
Rear Window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

15 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 518 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 )

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
The deer hunter by Michael CIMINO( Visual )

10 editions published between 1978 and 1996 in English and held by 511 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 )

6 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 456 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 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Loretta Lynn from her backwoods Appalachia home to the Grand Ole Opry and stardom
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1991 in English and held by 417 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 411 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
Double Indemnity by Billy Stanwyck, Barbara Wilder( Visual )

9 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 408 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 399 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 395 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wife of a coffee plantation owner in Kenya falls in love with a mysterious white hunter
Frankenstein by James Whale( Visual )

3 editions published between 1984 and 1999 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel about the scientist who creates a terrifying monster
 
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English (161)

Spanish (5)

French (1)