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Alpha Video Distributors

Overview
Works: 1,238 works in 1,545 publications in 1 language and 20,754 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Silent films  History  Film noir  Horror films  Romantic comedy films  Populist films  Short films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, fds, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Alpha Video Distributors
Salt of the earth by H. J Biberman( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A semidocumentary of the year-long struggle by Chicano zinc miners in New Mexico striking against unsafe working conditions. When an injunction is issued against the workers from picketing, the wives take up battle with a fury, leaving the husbands to care for home and children. They finally overcome the forces of the mine owner and the law that backs them up
Of human bondage by John Cromwell( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the ill-fated romance between a well-to-do club-footed medical student and a vulgar waitress
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To further his presidential aspirations, oil tycoon D.B. Norton buys a newspaper, renames it, and tells managing editor Connell to downsize. After being fired, cheeky reporter Ann Mitchell retaliates in her final story by creating John Doe, who writes a "Letter to the Editor," describing his disgust at the state of the world, capped by a threat to commit suicide on New Year's Eve in protest. John Doe's story causes an instant media sensation, so Ann finds a bum to "play" him. She selects former minor league ballplayer turned hobo Long John Willoughby, who goes along with the scheme. Soon he's making motivational speeches on the radio, and becoming a popular national figure, while corporate misbehavior, consumerism, and the attempted subversion of the resultant popular movement follow. Can Willoughby become the figure of integrity and principle he had only pretended to be? Even if it means sacrificing himself so that the real John Doe's can be saved?
Scarlet Street by Fritz Lang( Visual )

4 editions published between 1945 and 2004 in English and held by 220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Cross, 25 years a cashier, has a gold watch and little else. One rainy night, he rescues the delectable Kitty from her abusive boyfriend Johnny. Smitten, amateur painter Chris lets Kitty think he's a wealthy artist. At Johnny's urging, Kitty lets Chris establish her in an apartment (with his shrewish wife's money). There, Chris paints masterpieces; but Johnny sells them under Kitty's name, with disastrous and ironic results
The phantom of the opera by Rupert Julian( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A melodrama about a strange man who lives in the catacombs below the Paris Opera House and his love affair with an opera starlet whom he tutors
The kennel murder case by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Philo Vance mystery with the customary sealed room puzzle
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rejected by the Confederate army, and taken for a coward by his beloved, young Johnny Gray is given a chance to redeem himself when he wages a one-man war against Yankee spies who have stolen his locomotive
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 17th-century Paris, a long-nosed poet and swordsman helps his handsome friend win the girl he himself loves
Detour by Edgar G Ulmer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitchhiking nightclub performer runs into trouble with a mysterious death and a blackmailing woman
The hunchback of Notre Dame by Wallace Worsley( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the grotesque hunchback, Quasimodo, and his devotion to the gypsy girl, Esmeralda, in 15th century France
Life with father by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The trials and tribulations of a stern but lovable father and his family in New York City in the 1880's
The man on the Eiffel Tower( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commissaire Maigret attempts to discover the true identity of the criminal mastermind who killed a wealthy American vacationing in Paris
Nothing sacred by William A Wellman( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman diagnosed with "radium poisoning" is given a last fling in New York City for two weeks, but it all turns into a publicity hoax
Topper( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Banker Cosmo Topper and his wife live quiet lives until two of Topper's stockholders, the Kirbys, drive off the road and suddenly find they've become ghosts! Their first mission is to move in with the Toppers and loosen them up, making the Topper household anything but quiet
Howard Hawk's His girl Friday by Howard Hawks( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An unscrupulous newspaper editor uses every dirty trick in the book to keep his ace reporter/ex-wife from retiring and remarrying in this entertaining comedy
Algiers by John Cromwell( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2002 in English and held by 143 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charles Boyer plays Pepe le Moko, a notorious thief hiding out in the Casbah, who falls in love with a wealthy tourist, played by Heddy Lamarr
Beat the devil by John Huston( Visual )

4 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An offbeat tale of adventure and suspense involving the passengers on a steamer who attempt to outfox each other for illegal control of a parcel of land in East Africa believed to be rich with uranium deposits
The Trial by Orson Welles( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays the experiences of a young man who is mysteriously arrested by agents of the police for an unspecific crime and is prepared for questioning and trial
The woman in green by Roy William Neill( Visual )

2 editions published between 1993 and 2001 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hypnotism, blackmail and fiendish murders lead Holmes and Watson straight to the evil Professor Moriarty and his lovely accomplice
Broken blossoms or The yellow man and the girl by D. W Griffith( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This English remake of D.W. Griffith's 1919 classic features Dolly Haas in the Lillian Gish role. The touching drama follows a jaded London businessman who has his faith in mankind restored by Lucy (Haas), a caring young woman with troubles of her own. Set in the Limehouse district of London, this is the story of Lucy, a 15-year-old living with her abusive prizefighter father, Battling Burrows. Driven from her home, she finds love and protection in the home of a gentle Chinese man. Together they begin to discover the joys that life has denied both of them. Then Lucy's father finds her, brutally beats her protector, takes her back home, and, in his rage, kills her. The grief stricken Chinese man avenges Lucy's death and then takes his own life
 
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