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Alpha Video Distributors

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Works: 1,518 works in 1,958 publications in 2 languages and 23,010 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  Comedy films  History  Horror films  Film noir  Internet videos  Romantic comedy films  Populist 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 446 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
The phantom of the opera by Rupert Julian( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 220 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
Of Human Bondage by John Cromwell( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the ill-fated romance between a well-to-do club-footed medical student and a vulgar waitress
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 208 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
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 205 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
Scarlet Street by Fritz Lang( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 204 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 203 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
Detour by Edgar G Ulmer( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitchhiking nightclub performer runs into trouble with a mysterious death and a blackmailing woman
Cyrano de Bergerac by Michael Gordon( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 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
Life with father by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 179 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 No Linguistic content and English 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
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari = Das cabinet des Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young man named Francis suspects that Dr. Caligari--the travelling hypnotist who performs with his sleep-walking assistant Cesare--is a murderer. He believes that Cesare also kills while under the doctor's spell
Nothing sacred by William A Wellman( Visual )

4 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
Two women by Alberto Moravia( Visual )

2 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in Italian and English and held by 148 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
Der Student von Prag = The student of Prague by Stellan Rye( Visual )

4 editions published in 2004 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 148 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
Topper( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 142 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
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
Howard Hawk's His girl Friday by Howard Hawks( Visual )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 140 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
The trial by Orson Welles( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph K. is suddenly arrested, and must spend the rest of his life fighting a charge against him about which he can get no information
William Shakespeare's As you like it( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A thoroughly delightful romance of lovers and intrigue"--Container
 
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