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Beta Film GmbH

Overview
Works: 149 works in 256 publications in 5 languages and 8,161 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Bible films  Children's films  Juvenile works  Made-for-TV movies  Musical films  Religious films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Religious television programs 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Beta Film GmbH
Les parapluies de Cherbourg by Jacques Demy( Visual )

15 editions published between 1964 and 2017 in French and held by 992 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geneviève (Catherine Deneuve), a shop assistant, falls in love with Guy (Nino Castelnuovo), a gas station mechanic. A tender, bittersweet love story, sung throughout in French
Joseph by Roger Young( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2005 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Joseph, the favorite son of Jacob and the enemy of his jealous brothers is sold to a powerful Egyptian landowner. He faces unbearable tests of cruelty and pain, but he uses his cunning and wiles to carve a place for himself with honor, hoping to escape. His master's wife accuses him of treachery and rape, sealing his fate. However, he eventually saves Egypt from famine and is reunited with his family
Pippi Longstocking by Inger Nilsson( Visual )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2015 in English and Polish and held by 651 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young Tommy and Anneka find a strange girl, Pippi Longstocking, has moved in on her own next door to them in their small Swedish town. They befriend the zany, superstrong Pippi and she takes them on all sorts of madcap adventures
Moses by Warner Bros( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2010 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of reluctant leader Moses leading the children of Israel out of bondage in Egypt
The Harmonists by Joseph Vilsmaier( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2014 in German and English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the true story of the Comedian Harmonists, a legendary German singing froup of the 1920x and 1930s, this film shows how the group, which had three Jewish members, was torn apart by both internal conflict and external politics
Abraham by BBC Wales( Visual )

7 editions published between 1994 and 2005 in English and Russian and held by 469 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Abraham is a powerful film based on the most dramatic and moving tale from the Old Testament in which an ordinary shepherd is called upon by God to show his abiding faith in extraordinary ways
Pippi in the south seas( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 446 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pippi learns that her father has been kidnapped by a band of pirates. She, along with Tommy and Annika, sets sail for the South Seas to rescue him
Pippi goes on board by Astrid Lindgren( Visual )

4 editions published between 1975 and 2005 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pippi finds herself involved in some high seas hijinks
David by Robert Markowitz( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and Russian and held by 380 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dramatization of the life of the Biblical King David
Les Parapluies de Cherbourg = The umbrellas of Cherbourg( Visual )

18 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in French and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Geneviève, a shop assistant, falls in love with Guy, a gas station mechanic. But a life with him will not be in her future. A tender, bittersweet love story, sung throughout in French
Solomon by Roger Young( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 312 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the life of Solomon from becoming the future king of Israel, his relationships with his brother Adonijah and the Queen of Sheba, to his gift of wisdom from God, and the eventual division of Solomon's kingdom which fulfills the prophecy. Includes previews
Jeremiah by Hagen Staack( Visual )

5 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 290 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jeremiah, son of Chelkia, remembers the glory of Judah from his childhood. It is he who has been given the authority to announce God's message to the people of Jerusalem. Will the Israelites, and their new king, listen to the words of the prophet, or will Jeremiah's pleas fall on deaf ears and hardened hearts? Includes previews
The Sissi collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in German and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Sissi trilogy presents through heartwarming storytelling and undeniable visual beauty a Cinderella story in scrupulous detail, in three chronologically biographical films that, together, take nearly six hours to watch. Made between 1955-1957 by German director Ernst Marischka, Sissi, Sissi: The Young Empress, and Sissi: The Fateful Years of An Empress chronicle, in not-strictly historical terms, Elisabeth of Bavaria's marriage to her cousin, Franz Josef (Karlheinz Böhm), for which she is crowned Princess of Austria and, later, Queen of Hungary. Nicknamed Sissi (Romy Schneider), Elisabeth possesses fairy tale beauty and charm, from her early days in her Austrian schlosse, where she raises dachshunds, doves, and pet deer, to her latter days as regal ambassador of love, honesty, and generosity. The three films, taken as one sprawling epic, are as saccharine and idealized as The Sound of Music, with similar alpine landscapes, rivers, and castles dotting the sets. But Romy Schneider's magnetism is as strong as Julie Andrews's, and as one watches her horseback riding, learning manners and politics, having a baby, winning the hearts of Hungarians and Italians, or suffering with tuberculosis, it is quite difficult to turn the films off! The costuming and ceremonial pomp alone is riveting and serves as a fascinating glimpse, even if fictionalized, into 19th century aristocratic life. Each character in Sissi's family, including the reproachful mother-in-law, Sophie (Vilma Degischer), who constantly reprimands Sissi for her lack of formality and sophistication, and her warm parents, Ludovika and Max (Magda Schneider and Gustav Knuth) add infinite depth to this ambitious tale. The extras in the Sissi Collection, including "Forever My Love," a condensed, English-dubbed version lacking original score, and "Victoria in Dover," a precusor to the Sissi trilogy
Charlemagne( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 146 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life and times of Medieval Europe's most heroic and legendary figure are dramatized in Charlemagne. Intense passions, bloody betrayals and political intrigues surround an extraordinary leader who changes the course of history, and sets aside his own happiness for the greater good
Now I know my 123's by Richard Scarry( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally is having so much trouble learning her numbers that she decides she doesn't need numbers. Huckle and Lowly help her by making musical fun out of learning
Maximilian and Marie De Bourgogne( Visual )

2 editions published in 2018 in German and English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After her father's death, Marie of Burgundy is the richest heiress in Europe, but the sharp-minded woman resists the citizens of Ghent who try to force her into a marriage with nine-year-old Charles, the French King Louis' son. Meanwhile, Maximilian, the young Austrian archduke, stubbornly opposes his father Frederick who also wants him to marry the young duchess. Nevertheless, Frederick has the merchant Fugger negotiate the marriage between Maximilian and Marie in Ghent
Esther by Raffaele Mertes( Visual )

4 editions published between 2000 and 2003 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dramatization of the story of Esther, a Jewish woman loved by King Ahasuerus, who persuades him to show her people mercy, thus averting a planned genocide of the Jews by the King's right-hand man Haman
Pippi on the run( Visual )

3 editions published between 1986 and 2015 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pippi's best friends decide to run away after being nagged at by their parents for staying out late with Pippi
Tower of the firstborn( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 95 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When famous archaeologist John Shannon goes missing deep in the African Sahara, his daughter Diane, working in the secret archives of the Vatican, desperately searches for the answers she needs to find him again. Partnering with Dr. Neal Hogan, Diane begins her search for the Tower of the Firstborn, said to house one of Christianity's greatest unsolved mysteries, and hopefully the key to her father's whereabouts. But Diane and Neal are not the only people searching for the Tower and the desert is filled with many who are determined to destroy anyone who gets too close
The best spelling bee ever by Richard Scarry( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Billy is not a great speller, but since he can spell "responsibility" he is chosen to go to the spelling bee. The night before, Billy chickens out, and it's up to Lowly to remind him of the meaning of the word that got him chosen. Includes musical interstitials
 
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Alternative Names
Beta Film GmbH.

Beta Film Produktionsgesellschaft und Filmverleih

Beta Films.

Beta Films (Firm)

Languages
English (57)

French (33)

German (7)

Russian (2)

Polish (1)