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Alpha Video Distributors

Overview
Works: 1,256 works in 1,612 publications in 1 language and 21,539 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  Silent films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  Horror films  Film noir 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, prn, fds
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 448 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 255 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 239 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 )

5 editions published between 1945 and 2004 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a man in mid-life crisis befriends a young woman, her venal fiancé persuades her to con him out of some of the fortune she thinks he has
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
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

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

La guerre de Sécession, vers 1862. Johnny Gray n'est pas admis à l'armée du Sud parce qu'on le pense plus utile comme conducteur de locomotive. Sa fiancée le soupçonne de lâcheté mais il va montrer son courage en se lançant seul à la poursuite des nordistes qui ont volé sa locomotive et kidnappé Annabelle, en sauvant l'une et l'autre
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. A competitor in a Long Island dog show is found dead, and Vance is hot on the trail of the killer
Der Student von Prag = The student of Prague by Stellan Rye( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 200 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic story of a young student who sells his soul to the devil in exchange for a life of debauchery. The film combines the Faust legend with a doppelgänger, or double, motif. "Although he is known as the finest fencer in Prague, Balduin bemoans his lot in life. In the depths of his despair, the poor university student is accosted by the mysterious Scapinelli, who makes him a deal that seems too good to be true: in exchange for his choice of Balduin's meager possessions, Scapinelli offers the staggering sum of 600,000 gold pieces. Agreeing to the terms, Balduin watches in amazement as Scapinelli approaches the mirror and summons Balduin's reflection from it, walking away with the blank-faced doppleganger in tow. Balduin senses he's made a terrible mistake, but begins to enjoy his new life as a wealthy socialite, finding love with a young countess. The hefty price of his bargain becomes clear, though, as his reflection begins to interfere with his newfound happiness in a most sinister way"--Container
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2014 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 )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 187 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 )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 176 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 Victor Hugo( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the grotesque hunchback, Quasimodo, and his devotion to the gypsy girl, Esmeralda, in 15th century France
Nothing sacred by William A Wellman( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 155 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 )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 146 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
Beat the devil by John Huston( Visual )

5 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and held by 145 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
Howard Hawk's His girl Friday by Howard Hawks( Visual )

5 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 145 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
Robert Whitlow's The trial by Orson Welles( Visual )

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

Cuando un hombre se despierta por la mañana, se encuentra con que la policía ha entrado en su habitación y lo arresta, tras acusarlo de haber cometido un crimen
Two women by Alberto Moravia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Seeking escape from city bombing, an Italian mother and daughter travel war-torn Italy during World War II trying to survive near-starvation, rape by wandering soldiers, and other horrors of war
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]
The woman in green by Roy William Neill( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hypnotism, blackmail and fiendish murders lead Holmes and Watson straight to the evil Professor Moriarty and his lovely accomplice
 
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