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Romulus Films

Overview
Works: 29 works in 103 publications in 2 languages and 3,638 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Action and adventure films  War films  Romance films  Musical settings  Crime films  Biographical films  Comedy films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Romulus Films
The African Queen by John Huston( Visual )

32 editions published between 1951 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At the start of World War I, German imperial troops burn down a mission in Africa. The mission's reverend was so overtaken with disappointment that he passes away. Shortly after his well-educated, snooty sister Rose buries her brother, she must leave on the only available transport, the 'African Queen' steamboat. The boat is manned by the ill-mannered bachelor, Charlie. Together they embark on a long difficult journey, without any comfort. Rose grows determined to assist in the British war effort and presses Charlie until he finally agrees and together they steam up the Ulana encountering an enemy fort, raging rapids, bloodthirsty parasites and endlessly branching streams which always seem to lead them to what appear to be impenetrable swamps. Despite their opposing personalities, the two grow closer to each other and ultimately carry out their plan to destroy a German warship
Moulin Rouge by John Huston( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2007 in English and held by 528 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"As a dwarf, Toulouse-Lautrec believes he's too ugly to ever fall in love. So he loses himself in painting ... and cognac. A fixture at Paris' infamous turn-of-the-century Moulin Rouge nightclub, Lautrec meets a girl from the street ... who breaks his heart"--Container
Beat the devil by John Huston( Visual )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a steamer needs to be repaired, six people are stranded en route to Africa where they are secretly trying to buy land with uranium deposits
Heavens above! by John Boulting( Visual )

4 editions published between 1987 and 2009 in English and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic clergyman is accidentally assigned to a wealthy parish where he insists on ministering to the rich and poor alike, infuriating the town, the religious hierarchy, and the government
Room at the top by Jack Clayton( Visual )

3 editions published between 1981 and 2011 in English and held by 167 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Laurence Harvey plays an opportunist who will stop at nothing to get to the top in the business world
The pumpkin eater( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anne Bancroft's cathartic lead performance anchors The Pumpkin Eater, Harold Pinter's harrowing, elliptical tale of marital dissatisfaction. Though much of the film concerns her character's fitful bouts with depression, Bancroft charges every moment she's onscreen, employing an array of subtle gestures and facial expressions to convey what her repressed character cannot. Pinter and director Jack Clayton never resort to facile satire or pat assignations of blame; instead, the film charts the slow, irreversible manner in which a chasm can grow between husband and wife. As Bancroft's callous husband, Peter Finch perfectly conveys the subtle, damaging hypocrisies that eventually break his wife's spirit. James Mason has a particularly memorable supporting role as a vitriolic, passive-aggressive acquaintance of the couple
Oliver! by Carol Reed( Visual )

6 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Based on Dickens' classic Oliver Twist, the film tells the charming yet dark tale of a runaway orphan who travels to London to seek his fortune, only to become ensnared in a den of child-thieves run by the unforgettable Fagin"--Container
I am a camera by Henry Cornelius( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Into a struggling writer's life comes a madcap chanteuse whose decadent lifestyle and zest for livng effects everyone around her
Revelation by Louis A Brighton( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2006 in English and Spanish and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The forces of light and darkness have sought a relic missing for centuries. The sacred artifact turns up in the back of a campervan in 2001 & a secret society is killing to acquire it
Moulin Rouge! by Baz Luhrmann( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

2001 version: Christian, an idealistic and impoverished young writer who, newly arrived in Montmartre, is haphazardly inducted into a circle of young bohemians led by Toulouse-Lautrec. A comedy of mistaken identities ensues, quickly enmeshing the young poet in a love triangle involving the unobtainable and consumptive Satine, queen courtesan of the Moulin Rouge, and the foppish Duke of Roxbury, his villainous rival for her affections
The l-shaped room by Bryan Forbes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The L-Shaped Room stars Leslie Caron as a unmarried, pregnant French girl. Arranging for an abortion (illegal at that time), she takes up residence in a ramshackle British boarding house where most of the other residents are also outcasts of society. Many of the character types were new to films of the era, but have since become cliches: the understanding young black, the lesbian actress, the prostitutes without golden hearts. There is also a Christopher Isherwood type writer (Tom Bell) who observes the passing parade and writes a book on the subject."--Www.allmovie.com
Joan Crawford in the 1950s( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showcases four fully restored and remastered melodramas starring Joan Crawford
British film noir double feature( Visual )

1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The slasher: "A swift moving, no punches pulled exposé set in London's tenement district, with a ruthless teenager ... blackjacking an old woman to get her purse, and 'graduating' to gang leader whose young cutthroats spread terror over the entire city."--Container
Casablanca ; The African Queen( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Casablanca: Rick Blaine, an American expatriate with a shady past, runs the very popular night-spot, Rick's Café Américain in Casablanca, French Morocco. Everybody comes to Rick's--gamblers, smugglers, spies, counter-spies, refugees, and more. Rick and his best friend Sam, the club's piano player, keep out of politics and ignore the war. Rick's friend Captain Renault, prefect of the Vichy police, agrees with Rick. But the war will not leave him alone. Ugarte asks Rick to hide two letters of transport that were stolen from a murdered Nazi officer. Rick wants no part of it, but has them when Ugarte is arrested. Rick hears Sam playing a song, which he asked Sam never to play. Ilsa Lund, Rick's true love, requested it. Rick thinks that she abandoned him in Paris when the Nazis invaded the city. Now she is the wife of Victor Laszlo, an underground leader who is the target of a massive Nazi search. Suddenly Rick's letters of transport loom large. Based on the play Everybody comes to Rick's by Murray Burnett and Joan Alison. The African Queen: Thrown together at the outset of World War I, the spinster sister of a British missionary and the derelict captain of the launch The African Queen determine to pilot the boat down an unchartered river in an effort to destroy a German gunboat which prevents invasion by British forces. Setting: German East Africa in 1914. Based on the novel by C.S. Forester
Three men in a boat( Visual )

5 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three gentlemen take a holiday traveling the Thames from London to Oxford and have a series of misadventures
Iron petticoat by Ralph Thomas( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2012 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This comic battle of the sexes pits a defecting Soviet jet pilot (Hepburn) against a U.S. army captain (Hope) who is charged with turning a diehard communist into a patriotic capitalist."--Container
The African Queen( Visual )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrown together at the outset of World War I, the spinster sister of a British missionary and the derelict captain of the launch, The African Queen, determine to pilot the boat down an uncharted river in an effort to destroy a German gunboat which prevents invasion by British forces. Setting: German East Africa in 1914. Filmed in Africa
The good die young by Lewis Gilbert( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An amoral aristocrat enlists three equally desperate men to assist him in a daring robbery
The Story of Esther Costello( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 1953, Margaret Landi, a rich American tourist visiting her Irish homeland, encounters Esther, a poor young woman who is deaf, blind and speechless due to a childhood accident. Childless and separated from her husband, Margaret brings Esther back to her stateside home and cares for her like a daughter. She patiently teaches Esther to communicate using Braille and sign language. When her remarkable progress is known worldwide, Margaret's husband re-enters the picture and swindles Margaret and Esther's charitable foundation
The wrong arm of the law( Visual )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sellers, as Pearly Gates, a cockney kingpin of London's cleverest thieves, strikes a most unusual deal with Scotland Yard
 
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