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Alpha Video Distributors

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Works: 1,458 works in 1,866 publications in 2 languages and 22,569 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Silent films  History  Horror films  Film noir  Romantic comedy films  Populist films  Internet videos 
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 Herbert Biberman( Visual )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 451 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 217 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
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 217 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?
Of Human Bondage by John Cromwell( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 214 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 207 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La guerre de Sécession, vers 1862. Johnny Gray n'est pas admis à l'armée du Sud parce qu'on le pense plus utile comme conducteur de locomotive. Sa fiancée le soupçonne de lâcheté mais il va montrer son courage en se lançant seul à la poursuite des nordistes qui ont volé sa locomotive et kidnappé Annabelle, en sauvant l'une et l'autre
Scarlet Street by Fritz Lang( Visual )

3 editions published between 1994 and 2004 in English and held by 205 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
Cyrano de Bergerac by Michael Gordon( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 17th-century Paris, a long-nosed poet and swordsman helps his handsome friend win the girl he himself loves
Detour by Edgar G Ulmer( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 196 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 )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 178 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 English and No Linguistic content 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 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
Nothing sacred by William Wellman( Visual )

4 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
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari = Das cabinet des Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 and held by 156 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
Two women by Alberto Moravia( Visual )

2 editions published between 1960 and 2001 in Italian and English and held by 146 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
Topper( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 144 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 )

6 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 142 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
Beat the devil by John Huston( Visual )

5 editions published between 1954 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
William Shakespeare's As you like it( Visual )

2 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A thoroughly delightful romance of lovers and intrigue"--Container
The trial by Orson Welles( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A man awakens one morning to find himself arrested for undisclosed charges. To uncover the reasons behind his charges and to protest his innocence, he tries to look behind the facade of the judicial systems, all to no avail
Love affair by Leo McCarey( Visual )

4 editions published between 1939 and 2003 in English and held by 138 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
 
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