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Alpha Video Distributors

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Works: 1,618 works in 2,167 publications in 2 languages and 23,482 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Silent films  History  Horror films  Film noir  Romantic comedy films  Historical films  Romance 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 )

4 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 443 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 )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The majestic Paris Opera House rises high above the catacombs, the long forgotten dungeons and torture chambers of the city of Paris. The Phantom, the veneful composer wears a mask to hide his hideous deformed face. His love for a young prima donna takes a sinister turn when he abducts her and carries her away to is lair in the depths of the catacombs
Of Human Bondage by John Cromwell( Visual )

2 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 218 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

Rejected by the Confederate army, and taken for a coward by his beloved, young Johnny Gray is given a chance to redeem himself when he wages a one-man war against Yankee spies who have stolen his locomotive
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
Detour by Edgar George Ulmer( Visual )

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

A man's pursuit of the woman he loves is blocked by fate and another woman
The kennel murder case by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 200 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
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 197 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?
Cyrano de Bergerac by Michael Gordon( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Edmund Rostand's famous story of the romantic Cyrano who is afraid to reveal his love to Roxanne, for he fears that his large nose makes him too unattractive
Life with father by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 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 Wallace Worsley( Visual )

5 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 171 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 )

1 edition published in 2002 and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic
Nothing sacred by William A Wellman( Visual )

5 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 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Realistic drama of an Italian widow who, along with her young daughter, are brutally raped by Allied soldiers in World War II
Der Student von Prag = The student of Prague by Stellan Rye( Visual )

5 editions published in 2004 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poor student falls in love with a wealthy countess, sells his reflection to an agent of the devil in order to become rich, and suffers the consequences
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
William Shakespeare's As you like it( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2004 in English and held by 140 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
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
Howard Hawk's His girl Friday by Howard Hawks( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2002 in English and held by 137 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A remake of "The Front Page," 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 )

6 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 137 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
 
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