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Alpha Video Distributors

Overview
Works: 1,279 works in 1,647 publications in 1 language and 21,573 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  Comedy films  History  Horror films  Film noir  Romantic comedy films  Internet videos  Populist 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 )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 453 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
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 238 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?
Of Human Bondage by John Cromwell( Visual )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the ill-fated romance between a well-to-do club-footed medical student and a vulgar waitress
The phantom of the opera by Rupert Julian( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A melodrama about a strange man who livesin the catacombs below the Paris Opera House and his love affair with an opera starlet whom he tutors
Scarlet Street by Fritz Lang( Visual )

3 editions published between 1945 and 2002 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Cross, 25 years a cashier, has a gold watch and little else. One rainy night, he rescues 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 general ; Cops ; Playhouse by Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnnie loves his train ("The General") and Annabelle Lee. When the Civil War begins he is turned down for service because he's more valuable as an engineer. Annabelle thinks it's because he's a coward. Union spies capture The General with Annabelle on board. Johnny must rescue both his loves
The kennel murder case by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Philo Vance mystery with the customary sealed room puzzle. A competitor in a Long Island dog show is found dead, and Vance is hot on the trail of the killer
Cyrano de Bergerac by Michael Gordon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Rostand's famous story of the romantic Cyrano who is afraid to reveal his love to Roxanne, for he fears that his large nose makes him too unattractive
Detour by Edgar G Ulmer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitchhiking nightclub performer runs into trouble with a mysterious death and a blackmailing woman
Life with father by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 178 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 hunchback of Notre Dame by Wallace Worsley( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set during the reign of Louis XI. Clopin bought Esmeralda from the gypsies when she was young. Dancing in the square at the festival, Esmeralda is spotted by Jehan, the evil brother of the good archdeacon. When he sets Quasimodo out to kidnap Esmeralda, Phoebus, Captain of the Guards, rescues her and captures Quasimodo. The courts sentence Quasimodo to a flogging, and the only one who will give him water while he is tied in the square is Esmeralda. Quasimodo falls in love with her. After Clopin forces Esmeralda to leave Phoebus at the ball, she sends a note to Phoebus to meet her at Notre Dame. In the garden, Phoebus is stabbed in the back by Jehan. Esmeralda is accused of stabbing Phoebus, convicted by the courts and sentenced to hang. When Esmeralda again rejects Jehan, he tells her that Phoebus is dead, even though it is not true. Clopin, Phoebus and Quasimodo all try different ways to save Esmeralda
Nothing sacred by William A Wellman( Visual )

3 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
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic
Topper( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 147 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
Two women by Alberto Moravia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1960 classic that tells the story of Cesira and her 13-year-old daughter, Rosetta, as they flee from the allied bombs in Rome during the second world war
Howard Hawk's His girl Friday by Howard Hawks( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 144 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 twist on The Front Page
Beat the devil by John Huston( Visual )

5 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and held by 143 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 believed to be rich with uranium deposits
The trial by Orson Welles( Visual )

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

Joseph K. is suddenly arrested, and must spend the rest of his life fighting a charge against him about which he can get no information
Love affair by Leo McCarey( Visual )

4 editions published between 1939 and 2003 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Michel Marnet, un playboy français de la haute société et Terry Mckay une ex-chanteuse américaine de cabaret tombent follement amoureux à bord du paquebot qui les ramène à New York. Michel doit conclure un riche mariage avec Lois Clarke et Terry est la fiancée de Kenneth Bradley. Ils décident malgré tout de se retrouver six mois plus tard. Victime d'un accident le fameux jour du rendez-vous, Terry préfère s'effacer pour ne pas être un poids pour Michel. Mais le destin finira par les réunir"--[allociné.fr]
Broken blossoms or The yellow man and the girl by D. W Griffith( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 138 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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