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Alpha Video Distributors

Overview
Works: 1,285 works in 1,652 publications in 1 language and 21,523 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Silent films  Comedy films  History  Horror films  Film noir  Romantic comedy films  Internet videos  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 453 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
Meet John Doe by Frank Capra( Visual )

4 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 236 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
The phantom of the opera by Rupert Julian( Visual )

4 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 214 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 )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 213 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
Scarlet Street by Fritz Lang( Visual )

3 editions published between 1945 and 2002 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chris Cross, 25 years a cashier, has a gold watch and little else. One rainy night, he rescues delectable Kitty from her abusive boyfriend Johnny. Smitten, amateur painter Chris lets Kitty think he's a wealthy artist. At Johnny's urging, Kitty lets Chris establish her in an apartment (with his shrewish wife's money). There, Chris paints masterpieces, but Johnny sells them under Kitty's name, with disastrous and ironic results
The general ; Cops ; Playhouse by Buster Keaton( Visual )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 206 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
The kennel murder case by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

3 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Philo Vance mystery with the customary sealed room puzzle. A corpse is found in a room locked from the inside, and while the police call it suicide, detective Philo Vance is convinced it's murder
Cyrano de Bergerac by Michael Gordon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 197 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
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 )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 175 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 173 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
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
The cabinet of Dr. Caligari by Robert Wiene( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A somnambulist commits murders at a hypnotist's bidding in this German expressionist horror classic
Two women by Alberto Moravia( Visual )

1 edition published in 2001 in English and held by 147 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
Topper( Visual )

5 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 144 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
Beat the devil by John Huston( Visual )

5 editions published between 1954 and 2004 in English and held by 143 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
The trial by Orson Welles( Visual )

5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 142 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
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 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
Broken blossoms or The yellow man and the girl by D. W Griffith( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in the Limehouse district of London, this is the story of Lucy, a 15-year-old living with her abusive prizefighter father, Battling Burrows. Driven from her home, she finds love and protection in the home of a gentle Chinese man. Together they begin to discover the joys that life has denied both of them. Then Lucy's father finds her, brutally beats her protector, takes her back home, and, in his rage, kills her. The grief stricken Chinese man avenges Lucy's death and then takes his own life
 
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