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Columbia Pictures Corporation

Overview
Works: 1,692 works in 4,382 publications in 7 languages and 171,799 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  History  Biographical films  Action and adventure films  Historical films  Romantic comedy films  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Roles: fmp, pre, Producer, prn, Distributor, Production personnel, Originator, Defendant, Publisher
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 )

52 editions published between 1957 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 3,624 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
A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry( Visual )

30 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in English and held by 3,048 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
On the Waterfront by Elia Kazan( Visual )

52 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 3,013 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
Frank Capra's Mr. Smith goes to Washington by Frank Capra( Visual )

33 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and held by 2,818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic, newly-appointed senator heads to Washington where he single-handedly battles ruthless politicians out to destroy him
Cloudy with a chance of meatballs by Judi Barrett( Visual )

40 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 2,698 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
It happened one night by Frank Capra( Visual )

46 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,595 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A rich young woman marries an idle playgboy 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
Julie & Julia by Nora Ephron( Visual )

16 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and Vietnamese and held by 2,572 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 on one of American food's most influential and beloved figureheads
From here to eternity by Fred Zinnemann( Visual )

34 editions published between 1953 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,566 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
Howard Hawk's His girl Friday by Howard Hawks( Visual )

126 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in English and held by 2,397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Penny serenade: A couple tries to hold their marriage together as they experience troubles while trying to start a family and a new business
All the king's men by Steven Zaillian( Visual )

34 editions published between 1949 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,292 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
Angels & demons by Dan Brown( Visual )

21 editions published in 2009 in 3 languages and held by 2,174 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 2,173 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
The taming of the shrew by William Shakespeare( Visual )

27 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in English and held by 2,169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Production of Shakespeare's Taming of the shrew
Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola( Visual )

14 editions published between 2006 and 2012 in English and held by 1,990 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"--Container
The holiday by Nancy Meyers( Visual )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2009 in English and Turkish and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amanda lives in Los Angeles and is a movie trailer editor. Iris lives in Surrey, England and is a journalist. The two live five thousand miles apart and have never met, but both are dealing with the same problem: men. Amanda just broke up with her cheating boyfriend. Iris has pined for her ex. Amanda comes upon a website that advocates home exchange and the two decide to swap houses for two weeks at Christmas - both with a goal to forget their troubled love lives. Love ends up finding them anyways. Amanda starts a romance with Iris' older brother, Graham, a book editor and Iris starts a romance with a friend of Amanda's, movie composer Miles. With new found romance, both their lives change forever
2012 by Roland Emmerich( Visual )

20 editions published between 2009 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

18 editions published between 1962 and 2011 in English and held by 1,902 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
This is it by Michael Jackson( Visual )

16 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 )

24 editions published between 1966 and 2016 in English and held by 1,819 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
The tourist by Angelina Jolie( Visual )

14 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 1,812 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Frank, a mild-mannered American on vacation in Venice, becomes unexpectedly involved with a beautiful woman Elise, but as their whirlwind romance quickly evolves, they find themselves thrust into a deadly game of cat and mouse
 
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