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Alpha Video Distributors

Overview
Works: 1,267 works in 1,633 publications in 1 language and 21,620 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Silent films  Comedy films  Juvenile works  Children's films  Animated films  Horror films  Film noir 
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 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A semidocumentary of the year-long strike by Mexican-American zinc miners in New Mexico focussing on the role of women in the strike
Of human bondage by John Cromwell( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 254 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 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?
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 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 2004 in English and held by 214 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 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
The General 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
Der Student von Prag = The student of Prague by Henrik Galeen( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents an old German legend about a poor student in Prague who falls in love with a wealthy countess. He sells his reflection to an agent of the devil in order to become rich, then buys it back at the expense of his life. With a theme reminiscent of the Faust legend, this is considered to be one of the first independent 'horror' films
Cyrano de Bergerac by Edmond Rostand( Visual )

2 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cyrano de Bergerac is a 17th century French soldier-poet and swordsman who loves his cousin Roxane, but believes she will never love him because of his enormous nose. He courts and wins her, not for himself, but for his inexperienced and prosaic friend, Christian, who dies in battle. Years later, as Cyrano himself is dying, he confesses his love to Roxane, who suddenly realizes that it was Cyrano's words she had heard from Christian, and Cyrano that she had always loved
Detour by Edgar G Ulmer( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 189 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 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
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
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
Beat the devil by John Huston( Visual )

5 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and held by 144 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
Two women by Alberto Moravia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 142 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
Robert Whitlow's The trial by Orson Welles( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 142 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
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German horror classic
The woman in green by Roy William Neill( Visual )

4 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
 
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