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Columbia Pictures Corporation

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Works: 1,585 works in 3,922 publications in 7 languages and 166,914 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  War films  Historical films  Romantic comedy films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: pre, Producer, prn, Distributor, Originator, Defendant
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

46 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 3,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

British soldiers captured by the Japanese during World War II are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge which a commando team is instructed by the British High Command to destroy
On the Waterfront by Elia Kazan( Visual )

51 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 3,364 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 )

24 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 3,093 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
The holiday by Nancy Meyers( Visual )

21 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in English and held by 3,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Johnny gets engaged to the girl of his dreams, only to find out she's a millionaire's daughter whose father wants to be in control of their lives. Add to that a sister who is falling for Johnny, and he needs to decide who to marry and what to do
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

46 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,947 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich young woman marries an idle playboy against her father's will. Her father holds her captive on his yacht but she escapes and, while on her way to New York, becomes entangled with an unemployed news reporter
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

33 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in English and held by 2,847 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Washington's youngest senator exposes corruption in high places, almost at the cost of his career
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett( Visual )

26 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,672 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flint Lockwood is a young inventor who dreams of creating something that will improve everyone's life. Sam Sparks is a weathergirl covering the town's weather phenomenon, but chooses to hide her intelligence behind a perky exterior. Tim Lockwood is Flint's technophobic father. Brent is the town bully who has plagued Flint since childhood. Mayor Shelbourne exploits Flint's newest invention so he can put the town, and more importantly himself, on the map. By-the-rules town cop Earl Devereaux has a rule-breaking son, Cal. In a town where food drops from the sky like rain, Flint 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 will find their eating habits have drastically changed
Howard Hawk's His girl Friday by Howard Hawks( Visual )

121 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 2,600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy feature about a big city newspaper editor and his star reporter
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron( Visual )

14 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Vietnamese and held by 2,579 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AJulie 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 on one of American food's most influential and beloved figureheads
From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

30 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,572 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At an Army base in 1941 Hawaii, the lives of enlisted men and officers are troubled by spiteful commanders, sadistic military police, and forbidden love. Includes actual scenes of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor
All the king's men by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

29 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and held by 2,279 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A political demagogue governor of a Southern State believes that every man has his price and that the end justifies the means. The novel was loosely based on the life of Huey Pierce Long, governor of Louisiana and senator
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

23 editions published between 1967 and 2006 in English and held by 2,184 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
Angels & demons by Ron Howard( Visual )

14 editions published in 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 2,152 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
Adaptation by Nicolas Cage( Visual )

19 editions published between 2002 and 2016 in English and held by 2,151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Alors que Charlie se démène pour adapter le best-seller de Susan Orlean "Le voleur d'orchidées", il se met en scène dans son propre scénario. Les histoires variées qui émergent de son imagination se heurtent les unes aux autres pour créer un film furieusement inventif
Anatomy of a murder by Otto Preminger( Visual )

14 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in English and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Emotions flare as a jealous Army lieutenant pleads innocent to murdering the rapist of his seductive, beautiful wife"--Container
Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

13 editions published between 2006 and 2013 in English and held by 1,955 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"[...] portrays the ill-fated child princess who married France's young and indifferent King Louis XVI. Feeling isolated in a royal court rife with scandal and intrigue, Marie Antoinette defied both royalty and commoner by living like a rock star, which served only to seal her fate"--from container
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

20 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,950 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An inordinately complex man who has been labeled everything from hero, to charlatan, to sadist, Thomas Edward Lawrence blazed his way to glory in the Arabian desert, then sought anonymity as a common soldier under an assumed name. The story opens with the death of Lawrence in a motorcycle accident in London at the age of 47, then flashbacks to recount his adventures: as a young intelligence officer in Cairo in 1916, he is given leave to investigate the progress of the Arab revolt against the Turks in World War I. In the desert, he organizes a guerrilla army and--for two years--leads the Arabs in harassing the Turks with desert raids, train-wrecking and camel attacks. Eventually, he leads his army northward and helps a British General destroy the power of the Ottoman Empire
2012 by Roland Emmerich( Visual )

20 editions published between 2010 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,914 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
This is it by Michael Jackson( Visual )

15 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,893 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
A man for all seasons by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

21 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in English and held by 1,837 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sir Thomas More, Chancellor of England, has an unquestioning faith. As a devout Catholic, More refuses to support King Henry VIII's divorce from Catherine of Aragon. In quest of a son, Henry wants to marry his mistress, Anne Boleyn. When the petulant king breaks with Rome and the Pope, More resigns his chancellorship in protest. Unsure in his new position as head of the Church of England, the king is unnerved by More's continued refusal to acknowledge his suzerainty. For his stubborn convictions, More ends up imprisoned in the Tower of London. For holding devotion to God and the Church dearer than his loyalty to the King, More dies
 
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