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Columbia Pictures Corporation

Overview
Works: 1,459 works in 3,605 publications in 8 languages and 166,056 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Comedy films  War films  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Historical films  Biography  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: pre, prn, Producer, Distributor, Defendant, Originator
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Columbia Pictures Corporation
The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

45 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 3,603 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When British P.O.W.s build a vital railway bridge in enemy-occupied Burma, Allied commandos are assigned to destroy it
On the Waterfront by Elia Kazan( Visual )

48 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 3,343 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Terry Malloy is a washed-up ex-prize fighter corrupted along with brother Charley at an early age by a ruthless Mob-connected union boss named Johnny Friendly, who runs the waterfront. Malloy is now an errand-boy for the union, while Charley (in return for a college education) is now a lawyer for them. Malloy assists in the killing of a longshoreman who was talking to the crime commission investigating the union. He soon meets the dead man's agonized sister, Edie Doyle, and has a change of mind. Activist priest Father Barry argues with Malloy about morality, responsibility, and doing the right thing. Malloy's guilt, his romantic feelings for Edie, and an assault on Father Barry overwhelm him and he turns informer. Malloy's defiant testimony before the commission leads to a climactic bloody battle that wrests the union from the boss' tenacious grasp
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

20 editions published between 1961 and 2013 in English and Italian and held by 3,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

43 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,973 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A runaway heiress falls in love with a reporter who is chasing her across America
The patriot by Chris Cooper( Visual )

14 editions published between 2000 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 2,879 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hero of the French and Indian conflict, Benjamin Martin had renounced fighting forever to raise his family in peace. However, when British troops arrive at his South Carolina home and endanger his family, he takes up arms alongside his idealistic patriot son, Gabriel
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

27 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in English and held by 2,859 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jefferson Smith is a small town idealist who answers the call to duty when he's unexpectedly named to fill a vacant seat in the U.S. Senate. Determined to do some good, he sponsors a bill to create a national boy's camp, unaware it threatens to undermine a graft scheme sponsored by his home state's crooked political machine. Framed and threatened with expulsion, Jefferson takes to the Senate floor to prove his innocence
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Vietnamese and held by 2,756 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Julie Powell is a frustrated insurance worker who wants to be a writer. Trying to find a challenge in her life, she decides to cook her way through Julia Child's 'Mastering the Art of French Cooking' in one year, and to blog about it. As Julie begins to find her groove as a cook, and her voice as a writer, the project takes on a life of its own. The project provides the struggling young woman with her life's purpose, to her very pleasant surprise. Julia Child has an amazing love affair with her dashing husband, Paul, all while embracing life and French food. Julie lovingly celebrates the life of one of American food's most influential and beloved figureheads
His girl Friday by Howard Hawks( Visual )

121 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 2,710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A re-make of "The Front Page" with the main character as a girl reporter (Rosalind Russell). The editor (Cary Grant) wants his top reporter to cover the impending execution of a murderer rather than get married and leave the job
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett( Visual )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In a town where food drops from the sky like rain, a young inventor hopes to create something that will change everyone's life. However, when the weather takes a turn for the worse, the residents of the town of Chewandswallow find their eating habits drastically changed
From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

28 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about life in the Army in the days prior to World War II. Shows the effect of Army discipline on an individualistic former boxing champion who defies the attempts of officers and men to break him when he refuses to fight on the company's boxing team. Includes actual scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
William Shakespeare's The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

25 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 2,421 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Petruchio is a poverty-stricken gentleman from Verona who journeys to Padua in search of a wealthy wife. There he meets Katharina, a self-willed shrew who leads Petruchio on a merry chase before he successfully circumvents her attempts to avoid marriage. After the honeymoon, Kate helps Petruchio win a wager that he has the most obedient wife. In reality, Kate has found a more effective way to dominate her mate
All the king's men by Robert Rossen( Visual )

28 editions published between 1949 and 2014 in English and held by 2,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of working class hero Southern demagogue Willie Stark--rising from the mud of the back country--and his long climb to the top, followed by his longer drop to the bottom. Abetted by newspaper reporter Jack Burden, who becomes his chronicler, Stark's career begins with running for county treasurer and losing. Through law school, private practice, and finally as people's advocate against corruption, he moves up the political ladder. In his 2nd run for governor, Willie vows to give the people new hospitals, schools, roads -- and when he's elected, he delivers. But the more power he gets, the more corrupt he acts, until he's unrecognizable. He chases women, turns his family into photo-op props, and makes Burden his personal character assassin. Do the ends justify the means? Is it power that corrupts, or is it that power allows people to be corrupt? These are the questions that Willie Stark, in the end, cannot answer
Adaptation by Spike Jonze( Visual )

14 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 2,163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Blends fictional characters and situations with the lives of real people: obsessive orchid hunter John Laroche, "New Yorker" journalist Susan Orlean, Hollywood screenwriter Charlie Kaufman and his twin brother Donald. As Charlie struggles to adapt a best-selling book, he writes himself into the movie plot
Angels & demons by Dan Brown( Visual )

13 editions published in 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 2,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon discovers evidence of the resurgence of the most powerful underground organization in history, the Illuminati. Upon learning of an unstoppable terrorist act against the Vatican, Langdon travels to Rome and joins forces with Italian scientist Vittoria Vetra and together they will follow the 400-year-old Path of Illumination that leads to the Vatican's only chance for survival
2012 by Roland Emmerich( Visual )

16 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 2,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A geophysical team, who are investigating the effect radiation from other solar systems has on the Earth, learn that the core of the Earth is heating up and warn the President of the United States. While the leaders of the world race to build 'arks' to escape the impending doom, volcanic eruptions and earthquakes of unprecedented strength wreak havoc all over the world
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

20 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,953 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents the story of English soldier and adventurer T.E. Lawrence who led the Arabs against the Turks in World War I
Curly classics by Three Stooges (Comedy team)( Visual )

57 editions published between 1936 and 2007 in English and held by 1,913 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Six short films from 1934-1945 featuring the madcap antics of the Three Stooges
Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

12 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the story of the 14-year-old ill-fated Archduchess of Austria and later Queen of France. Marie Antoinette has became one of the most misunderstood and abused woman in history, from her birth in Imperial Austria. And how the young woman must grow up in front of the entire country of France
This is it by Kenny Ortega( Visual )

11 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,892 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a rare, behind-the-scenes look at Jackson as he developed, created, and rehearsed for his sold-out concerts at London's 02 Arena. Drawn from more than one hundred hours of behind-the-scenes footage, the singer, dancer, filmmaker, architect, creative genius, and great artist at work is captured in raw and candid detail as he created and perfected his planned final London shows
Guess who's coming to dinner by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

27 editions published between 1967 and 2008 in English and French and held by 1,885 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the daughter of well-to-do liberal parents plans to marry a black doctor, both families must sit down face to face and examine each other's level of intolerance
 
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On the WaterfrontA Raisin in the SunIt happened one nightThe patriotFrank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to WashingtonJulie & JuliaCloudy with a chance of meatballsFrom here to eternity