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Key Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 289 works in 486 publications in 2 languages and 11,401 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Legal films  History  Western films  Historical films  Romance films 
Roles: Distributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Key Video (Firm)
Drums along the Mohawk by John Ford( Visual )

7 editions published between 1939 and 2007 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A historical drama that tells the story of a young frontier leader, his spirited wife, and their struggles in the backwoods of New York state
The Grapes of Wrath by John Ford( Visual )

5 editions published between 1946 and 1996 in English and held by 644 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Great Depression brought hardship all across the United States, but the hardest hit was perhaps the Dust Bowl. Based on the book by John Steinbeck, this movie tells the story of a simple but courageous farmer who sets out with his family to California
Billy Budd by Benjamin Britten( Visual )

3 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Movie version of the play by Louis Osborne Cox and Robert H. Chapman, based on the novel by Herman Melville: story of the clash between the young, innocent sailor, Billy Budd, and his corrupt superior, Claggart
Stormy weather by Andrew L Stone( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dancing great Bill Williamson takes a look back on the beginnings of his career and his romance with fellow rising star Selina. Their romance is brief because Selina does not want to settle down. The movie includes an all-star show hosted by Cab Calloway
All about Eve by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 251 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rise to fame of a ruthless and ambitious young actress
Young Mr. Lincoln by John Ford( Visual )

4 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A fictionalized account of Abraham Lincoln's early years as a lawyer in Springfield, Ill. The film is essential John Ford Americana; Fonda's Lincoln is a mythic rugged individualist
Rebecca by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1990 in English and held by 226 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young serving woman marries a wealthy widower and goes to live in his palatial Cornish estate where she finds herself haunted by the spector of her husband's first wife
Les misérables by Victor Hugo( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 180 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fredric March stars as the heroic Valjean, an ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor. Charles Laughton is Javert, the fanatical police inspector who dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean
Les quatre cents coups by François Truffaut( Visual )

4 editions published in 1986 in French and English and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a lonely Parisian youth whose alienation from his parents and teachers propels him into rebellion and small time crime
Viva Zapata! by Elia Kazan( Visual )

6 editions published between 1987 and 2001 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Emiliano Zapata, an ally of Pancho Villa, leads the Mexican peasants in a bloody revolt against an oppressive government and overthrows President Díaz
Modern times by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hapless factory worker cracks under the strain of his job and runs amok. Unemployed on the streets of Depression America, he joins forces with a young woman fleeing the childcare authorities, and they embark on a misadventure-filled search for happiness
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

5 editions published between 1962 and 1987 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An enchanting drama of the impetuous yearnings of love among mere mortals, especially when the woodland's elves and fairies intervene
The Young Lions by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The video tells the story of World War II from the American and the German perspectives
Lifeboat by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

4 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in English and held by 144 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When an American vessel is torpedoed during World War II, eight survivors find refuge in a tiny lifeboat. Hopelessly short on food and water, their situation is further complicated when they rescue a crew member from the very submarine that sank their ship. Given the helm because he is the most capable sailor aboard, the passengers wonder if he is a savior steering them towards rescue, or their sworn enemy, delivering them into the arms of his fellow Nazis
The hound of the Baskervilles by Terence Fisher( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson investigate the reappearance of a seemingly supernatural hound, bent on destroying the House of the Baskervilles in accordance with an ancient curse
Charlie Chan at the opera( Visual )

3 editions published between 1988 and 2000 in English and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlie Chan squares off against a talented opera star who suffers from amnesia and an insane need for revenge
Jules et Jim = Jules and Jim by François Truffaut( Visual )

2 editions published in 1986 in French and English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Story of friendship between two artists and their mutual love for the same woman. Considered Truffaut's greatest film
John Ford's My darling Clementine by John Ford( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An account of Wyatt Earp's days in Tombstone and the gunfight with the Clanton gang at the O.K. Corral
12 Angry Men by Sidney Lumet( Visual )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Depicts a jury of men who must decide the fate of a teenage boy who has murdered his abusive father. The jurors are from all walks of life, and bring with them their own opinions, prejudices, fears, and personal demons
Mr. Hobbs takes a vacation( Visual )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A couple assemble children and grandchildren and venture to a Pacific Coast beach house where bad plumbing, local eccentrics and family strife make for a vacation they will never forget
 
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