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Alpha Video Distributors

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Works: 1,728 works in 2,311 publications in 2 languages and 23,021 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  History  Comedy films  Historical films  Horror films  Film noir  War films  Romance films 
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 )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 433 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 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 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This widely praised adaption of Somerset Maugham's novel stars Bette Davis in one of her finest roles. The protagonist is young, club-footed Philip Carey (played by Leslie Howard), who falls in love with a cold-hearted waitress. Also starring Reginald Denny, Alan Hale, Irene Rich
The General by Buster Keaton( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2020 in English and No Linguistic content 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
The phantom of the opera by Rupert Julian( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A melodrama about a strange man who lives in the catacombs below the Paris Opera House
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

6 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 203 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?
Detour by Edgar G Ulmer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 201 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hitchhiking nightclub performer runs into trouble with a mysterious death and a blackmailing woman
Scarlet Street by Fritz Lang( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 198 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 )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 185 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 hunchback of Notre Dame by Wallace Worsley( Visual )

7 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the grotesque hunchback, Quasimodo, and his devotion to the gypsy girl, Esmeralda, in 15th century France
Life with father by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2002 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Clarence Day Jr.'s reminiscences of his semi-tyrannical but benevolent father
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari = Das cabinet des Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

2 editions published in 2002 and held by 164 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
Der Student von Prag = The student of Prague by Stellan Rye( Visual )

6 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content 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
Nothing sacred by William A Wellman( Visual )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 147 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 142 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
William Shakespeare's As you like it( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film adaptation of Shakespeare's well known comedy. A pastoral romance set in the Forest of Arden in medieval France, this story is full of kindliness, good fellowship, goodwill, and tales about all kinds of love--physical and intellectual, sentimental and cynical, enduring love between friends, and romantic love at first sight
Topper( Visual )

4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 139 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 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 birth of a nation by D. W Griffith( Visual )

3 editions published between 1915 and 2005 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A silent film classic that is the cinema's first and most famous controversial film epic. An elaborate and complex depiction of Northern and Southern families caught up in the American Civil War and its aftermath. The film is famous for its recreation of the historical background and spectacular battle scenes
Beat the devil by John Huston( Visual )

8 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Spoof of caper movies in the vein of The Maltese falcon and Key Largo abouta bunch of misfits scrambling after some uranium
 
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