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Alpha Video Distributors

Overview
Works: 1,296 works in 1,693 publications in 1 language and 21,752 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Silent films  History  Horror films  Film noir  Romantic comedy films  Internet videos  Detective and mystery 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 452 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 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Gary Cooper portrays a former baseball player whose misfortunes have changed his life. Barbara Stanwyck, a news reporter, interviews "John Doe" (Cooper). Her report falls into the hands of a crooked politician who exploits "John Doe" by making him a good will ambassador in a phony political drive, leaving Cooper on the brink of suicide. This film represents director Frank Capra at his best."--Container
Of Human Bondage by John Cromwell( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 215 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This widely praised adaption of Somerset Maugham's novel stars Bette Davis in one of her finest roles. The protagonist is young, club-footed Philip Carey (played by Leslie Howard), who falls in love with a cold-hearted waitress. Also starring Reginald Denny, Alan Hale, Irene Rich
The phantom of the opera by Rupert Julian( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 214 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
Scarlet Street by Fritz Lang( Visual )

4 editions published between 1945 and 2002 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Cross, 25 years a cashier, has a gold watch and little else. That 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, she 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 kennel murder case by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Philo Vance mystery with the customary sealed room puzzle
The general ; Cops ; Playhouse by Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

[The general] A locomotive is beloved by its engineer, who sets out to win the Civil War single handedly. [The playhouse] A comedy in which Keaton plays a stage manager, an actor, a monkey and other parts. [Cops] A comedy of errors in which Buster Keaton attempts to win his sweetheart's hand in marriage by becoming a successful businessman. His exploits climax in a chase with an entire police precinct
Cyrano de Bergerac by Michael Gordon( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 198 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 )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 193 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 175 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 172 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 )

4 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 160 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 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic
My favorite brunette by Hal Walker( Visual )

4 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two vaudeville actors find a beautiful princess, cannibals, a giant squid, and more on a South Sea Island
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

Realistic drama of an Italian widow who, along with her young daughter, are brutally raped by Allied soldiers in World War II
Beat the devil by John Huston( Visual )

5 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spoof of caper movies in the vein of The Maltese falcon and Key Largo abouta bunch of misfits scrambling after some uranium
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 twist on The front page
The trial by Orson Welles( Visual )

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

Drame philosophique adapté du roman de Franz Kafka. Le jeune commis de banque, Joseph K, est réveillé un matin par des policiers qui l'arrêtent sans qu'il sache de quoi on l'accuse. On le laisse aller à son travail. Traversant un labyrinthe de corridors, Joseph K rencontre un magistrat qui refuse de l'informer de son crime. Cherchant l'aide d'un avocat alité par la maladie, l'accusé se laisse séduire par la maîtresse de ce dernier, une nymphomane attirée vers les hommes condamnés. Joseph K sera finalement conduit à un terrain d'exécution sans jamais apprendre ce dont il est coupable. Avec Anthony Perkins, Orson Wells, Romy Schneider, Jeanne Moreau, Akim Tamiroff, Madeleine Robinson
Love affair by Leo McCarey( Visual )

4 editions published between 1939 and 2003 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michel Marnet and Terry McKay meet on a ship on which he is sailing to marry a rich heirss. When they fall in love they agree to meet 6 months later at the top of the Empire State Building, if they are both still free. On the way Terry meets with crippling accident
 
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