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Alpha Video Distributors

Overview
Works: 1,231 works in 1,533 publications in 1 language and 20,747 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  Comedy films  History  Horror films  Film noir  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 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A semidocumentary of the year-long struggle by Mexican American zinc miners in New Mexico. When an injunction is issued against the workers, their wives take up the battle with a fury, leaving the husbands to care for home and children. Produced independently by blacklisted filmmakers
Of human bondage by John Cromwell( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 253 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 240 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 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 206 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 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Philo Vance mystery with the customary sealed room puzzle
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 17th-century Paris, a long-nosed poet and swordsman helps his handsome friend win the girl he himself loves
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 194 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
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 181 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 Claude Frollo. When he sets Quasimodo out to kidnap Esmeralda, Phoebus, Captain of the Guards, rescues her and captures Quasimodo. Quasimodo is sentenced to be flogged, and the only one who will give him water while he is tied in the square is Esmeralda. 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. Clopin, Phoebus and Quasimodo all try different ways to save Esmeralda
Life with father by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 173 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 161 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 157 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
His girl Friday by Howard Hawks( Visual )

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

This is the story of a conniving newspaper editor who does not want to let his ex-wife retire from reporting just to marry someone else. He tricks her into covering the hottest story in town, the execution of a murderer
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 believed to be rich with uranium deposits
The Trial by Orson Welles( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 142 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
Topper( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 141 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
The woman in green by Arthur Conan Doyle( Visual )

3 editions published between 1993 and 2004 in English and held by 140 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 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young Chinaman in London's squalid Limehouse district hopes to spread the peaceful philosophy of his Eastern religion. He befriends a pitiful street waif who is mistreated by her brutal father. Nursing her back to health, tragedy results when an unspoken romance flowers between them
 
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