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Monterey Home Video (Firm)

Works: 391 works in 862 publications in 1 language and 34,431 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Short films  Film adaptations  Internet videos  Educational films  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Television adaptations  Fiction  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4572
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Most widely held works by Monterey Home Video (Firm)
Go tell it on the mountain by Blind Boys of Alabama( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2004 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This acclaimed motion picture adaptation of James Baldwin's celebrated novel is a gripping story of violence and desire, of tenderness and compassion, that lays bare the sufferings and aspirations of three generations of an African-American family. Traveling from the rural South to "big city" Harlem, they seek both salvation and understanding as a young boy, John, struggles to earn the approval of a self-righteous and often unloving stepfather
F. Scott Fitzgerald's Bernice bobs her hair by F. Scott Fitzgerald( Visual )

9 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It{u2019}s the hot summer of 1919. Visiting her cousin Marjorie (Veronica Cartwright), sweet-but-dull Bernice (Shelley Duvall) is transformed into a smooth-talking man-trap by her vampish kin. However, the makeover works too well; Bernice becomes the belle of the ball, captivating every boy{u2019}s interest - including Marjorie{u2019}s boyfriend, Warren (Bud Cort) The now worldly Bernice has the last laugh{u2026}a clever and ironic twist. One of the best screen translations of F. Scott Fitzgerald{u2019}s literary work, Bernice also includes the delightful supporting role performances of Dennis Christopher (Breaking Away) and Polly Holliday (Alice)
Mark Twain's The man that corrupted Hadleyburg by Mark Twain( Visual )

13 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hadleyburg has a reputation for unshakable honesty. The smug townspeople are proud of this virtue and keep themselves honest by simply avoiding temptation. That is until "the man that corrupted Hadleyburg" arrives in town. Robert Preston stars as the stranger who plots a revenge on the hypocritical residents by promising a fortune to the citizens who once showed him charity many years before. One by one the stranger tempts the leading citizens to scheme for the money - until Hadleyburg's honest reputation is mud before the world. Based on one of Twain's best-known short stories, Mark Twain's The Man That Corrupted Hadleyburg is a cynical yet humorous view of life in America's small towns - a life that the acerbic Mr. Twain knew only too well. Also starring Fred Gwynne
Flannery O'Connor's The Displaced Person by Flannery O'Connor( Visual )

13 editions published between 1976 and 2009 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flannery O'Connor is a writer with a keen sense of observation for the subtle cruelty that comes from fear of the unknown, and a case in point is her story "The Displaced Person". Set in Georgia during the late 1940s, the displaced person is Mr. Guizac (Noam Yerushalmi), a Polish refugee who's relocated by a priest (John Houseman) to work on Mrs. McIntyre's (Irene Worth's) farm. Quickly the industrious and clever Mr. Guizac becomes a threat to the other farm workers. Soon all are plotting Mr. Guizac's downfall until fate unexpectedly takes a hand in deciding this outsider's destiny - and ultimately everyone's tragedy. Oscar-winning screenwriter Horton Foote crafts the screenplay in this powerful and shocking story
The Incas remembered( Visual )

5 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A look at the ancient Incan civilization from its beginnings to its demise at the hands of the invading Spanish conquistadors, focusing on its scientific and architectural achievements
William Faulkner's Barn burning by William Faulkner( Visual )

12 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The son of a tenant farmer must choose between his aversion to playing his father's accomplice in violent acts against their landowners and his desire to win his father's acceptance
Willa Cather's Paul's case by Willa Cather( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2001 in English and held by 498 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lost in a world of fantasy, young working-class Paul dreams of escaping his dreary existence in turn-of-the-century Pittsburgh. As fate would have it Paul gets his chance by stealing some money and subsequently running off to glamorous New York City. Once there, Paul experiences everything he ever dreamed of, from a luxurious hotel suite to his first taste of champagne. However, when reality finally comes crashing down around him, Paul realizes the desperate course he must now take. In a powerful and intense performance, Eric Roberts (Star 80) plays the title role in this dramatization of Willa Cather⁰́₉s ⁰́Paul⁰́₉s Case.⁰́₊ As the tortured and tragic young man, Roberts brings to life this classic American story of a sensitive soul pitted against an uncaring materialistic society
Richard Wright's Almos' a man by Richard Wright( Visual )

10 editions published between 1976 and 2000 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story about a Black, teenage farmworker, who, faced with the prospect of working to pay for a mule he has accidentally killed, and armed with vague notions of manhood, escapes from the farm
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall by Katherine Anne Porter( Visual )

11 editions published between 1980 and 1994 in English and held by 449 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A spunky old lady of eighty who on her deathbed struggles to resolve tormenting memories of her past when she was left standing at the altar. Still, her indomitable will to live and act independently infuses the last day of her life
Robert Frost : New England in Autumn by Robert Frost( Visual )

6 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of Frost's poems chosen to suit a perfect New England autumn day. Filmed in the beautiful farm country of Massachusetts
The tell-tale heart by Edgar Allan Poe( Visual )

4 editions published between 1971 and 2000 in English and held by 431 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A murderer recounts the bizarre details of his crimes against "the old man with the evil eye."
The world of Emily Dickinson by Emily Dickinson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Claire Bloom portrays Emily Dickinson in this dramatic presentation of her "Letters to the world."
Rappaccini's daughter by Nathaniel Hawthorne( Visual )

8 editions published between 1980 and 1987 in English and held by 409 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story is set in 18th century, Italy. A young scholar falls in love with a beautiful, yet forbidden, girl who tends her father's poison garden
Women First & Foremost( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Offers shining examples of how generations of women have achieved their deserved place at the forefront of history. Volume 1: Remember the Ladies. Volume 2: Touching the Clouds with Pen and Plane. Volume 3: A Lady in the Spotlight
Charlotte Forten's Mission( Visual )

6 editions published between 1985 and 2009 in English and held by 394 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a heroine - perhaps not a traditional heroine, for one would not necessarily look upon a young, frail-of-health, free black woman from a well-to-do Philadelphia family in Civil War times as someone who would implicitly inspire the word ⁰́heroine.⁰́₊ But then Charlotte Forten was an extraordinary young woman. As a part of President Lincoln⁰́₉s ⁰́₋great experiment⁰́₊, she journeyed south to Sea Island, where she sought to give newly freed black children a decent education and the chance for a better life. In many ways the story is as remarkable as the lady who lived it. For Charlotte Forten⁰́₉s Mission is the inspiring true story of one woman⁰́₉s courage and determination during the time of the Civil War - a world torn apart by the fear and prejudice
Spoon River Anthology : a Poetic Portrait Gallery by Edgar Lee Masters( Visual )

8 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes excerpts from Edgar Lee Masters' Spoon River anthology, along with works of other poets
Soldier's home by Ernest Hemingway( Visual )

7 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adaptation of Hemingway's short story about a soldier returning home after World War I. Th young man returns to a community in which he feels alien and struggles to make sense of the past and face his uncertain future
Ring Lardner's The Golden Honeymoon( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 1986 in English and held by 335 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elderly couple takes a winter vacation in St. Petersburg, Florida, in the 1920s and discovers that 50 years of marriage have not prevented the arousal of old jealousies nor diminished the chances of an even deeper love
Who am I this time? by Kurt Vonnegut( Visual )

7 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Small town community theatre's shy leading man meets the lovely telephone worker who's new in town
Guns of the Civil War( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During America's Civil War, there came the evolution of pistols and rifles and artillery that would forever change the way in which humankind would fight its wars. Within the names that would forever establish themselves in the annals of weaponry - Colt, Winchester, Smith & Wesson - lies a different story of the Civil War. Volume 1 A Greater Moral Force The stories of the weapons used in the Civil War are as colorful as the men who used them. From the fields and farms, from the factories and ships, came the men who would forge the bloodiest of conflicts, the war that would tear a nation apart. Volume 2 Measure for Measure As the great battles took shape and the legendary figures of Lee, Custer, Stonewall Jackson, John Mosby, and so many others wrote their pages of history, both the Union and Confederate soldiers badly needed more weapons. The story of the war was in many ways the story of the search for arms and how the boys who had to use these weapons quickly became men or were heard from no more. Volume 3 Against the Thunderstorm The clamor of the cavalry charge. The cry of armies rushing toward each other. The sounds of war. Yet there is another sound, another destructive force, that joins the battle cry. For death and destruction come quickly in the wake of the often deafening explosions of artillery. (170 minutes)
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The Incas remembered
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William Faulkner's Barn burning