WorldCat Identities

Horizon Pictures (G.B.)

Works: 35 works in 162 publications in 2 languages and 13,255 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Film adaptations  War films  Action and adventure films  Biographical films  Historical films  Romance films  Gangster films  Crime films 
Roles: Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Horizon Pictures (G.B.)
On the Waterfront by Elia Kazan( Visual )

7 editions published between 1954 and 2011 in English and held by 2,744 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
The African Queen by John Huston( Visual )

31 editions published between 1982 and 2014 in English and held by 2,462 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
The Bridge on the River Kwai by David Lean( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2000 in English and held by 2,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Captured by the Japanese, British soldiers and their ranking officer, Colonel Nicholson are forced to construct a strategic railroad bridge. Despite cruel treatment by the brutal Colonel Saito, Nicholson displays unyielding courage and the bridge becomes a matter of obsessive British pride to him. Meanwhile, the British High Command has instructed a commando team to destroy the vital span
Lawrence of Arabia by David Lean( Visual )

22 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 1,754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of T.E. Lawrence (Peter O'Toole), the heroic and troubled man who organized the Arab nations to fight the Turks in World War I and then, having reached a pinnacle of power in Mideast politics, retired to postwar military obsurity
Suddenly, last summer by Joseph L Mankiewicz( Visual )

14 editions published between 1959 and 2006 in English and held by 1,159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A psychological drama about the effects of the sordid death of a decent young man upon his cousin, whose life and sanity are endangered, and upon his mother, a wealthy New Orleans widow whose diseased adoration of her son draws her into his depravity
Nicholas and Alexandra by Robert K Massie( Visual )

16 editions published between 1971 and 2008 in English and held by 881 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Over the years Tsar Nicholas cannot satisfy the needs of the people or prevent Russia's entry into World War I, and the Empress falls under the spell of the evil monk, Rasputin
The swimmer by Frank Perry( Visual )

15 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in English and held by 483 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Swimmer takes place in an affluent Connecticut suburb, and for Ned Merrill (Burt Lancaster) it is where he confronts all of his dreams ... and deceptions. Ned, the troubled suburbanite, one summer morning decides to "swim" home via the pools of his wealthy friends. Along the way he encounters several women from his past. Ned's journey is one of embarrassments, humiliation and steamy passion. He passes from one scenario to another until he arrives home to an empty house..and to a startling self-revelation
The night of the generals by Anatole Litvak( Visual )

10 editions published between 1985 and 2011 in English and held by 295 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The murder of a prostitute, who is also a German agent, draws the attention of Major Grau of German Intelligence, who discovers that the evidence points to three top-ranking Nazi generals. After following leads, Grau winds up in Paris and discovers that two of the generals are deeply involved in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Grau's case will go unfinished for twenty years until the true killer is brought to justice
A good test by Angela Tilby( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this program, Horizon examines the use of psychological techniques in job recruitment and career development. This kind of testing has been introduced in response to the increasing pressure on employers to choose more effective employees. The program focuses on two men, one of whom wants to be a naval officer and the other a manager experiencing difficulties in getting along with his colleagues. It proposes the answers to some important questions: Can tests predict later achievement? Are they fair to interviewees? Can they really help employees change their approach to their work?
Prisoners of incest( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This heart-wrenching documentary is actually a dramatized reconstruction of a therapy session that took place at London's famous Great Ormond Street Hospital for children. In this re-creation, actors are among those who perform in an encounter session of the type pioneered at the hospital. A family of five is reacquainted with the father after a lapse of two and a half years to enter into a discussion of the incest that occurred between the man and his daughter. The team of psychologists who introduced this pioneering type of treatment play themselves
The chase by Arthur Penn( Visual )

3 editions published between 1985 and 2004 in English and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sheriff attempts to capture an escaped convict before a bloodthirsty mob lynches him
On the waterfront( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Marlon Brando gives the performance of his career as the tough prizefighter-turned-longshoreman Terry Malloy in this raggedly emotional tale of individual failure and institutional corruption. This film charts Terry's deepening moral crisis as he must choose whether to remain loyal to the mob-connected union boss Johnny Friendly and Johnny's right-hand man, Terry's brother, Charley, as the authorities close in on them
Betrayal( Visual )

4 editions published between 1984 and 1990 in English and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of the love triangle involving a man whose wife is having an affair with his best friend
God on the brain( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Is the human brain hardwired for religion? This program examines work in the emerging field of neurotheology, focusing on links between religious ecstasy and the brain's temporal lobes. Dr. Michael Persinger, who has spent much of his career pursuing such a connection, uses magnetic field resonance to test his theories on renowned atheist Richard Dawkins. Inversely, Dr. Andrew Newberg performs a brain scan on a meditating Buddhist. And Dr. Vilayanur Ramachandran posits the existence of an "antenna" within the brain that may seek out or respond to a higher power. Relevant side effects of brain injuries and epilepsy are also discussed extensively
The prowler by Joseph Losey( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2015 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A nefarious cop stalks a lonely, repressed Los Angeles housewife and decides to win her in the traditional film noir fashion--by knocking off her husband!"--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
Cold readings made easy( Visual )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Noelle C. Nelson teaches techniques of reading for acting jobs. F
Video fishtank( Visual )

1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Time lords( Visual )

2 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Physicists conjecture on the feasibility of traveling backwards in time and its ramifications for science and mankind
Fighting cancer( Visual )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For many of us, getting cancer is our greatest fear. What's more, the chances are that eventually it may be a fear we will have to face. But science is at a crucial turning point in cancer treatment. This program follows three patients and their medical support teams as they employ advanced forms of personalized medicine in their fight against cancer. Ray's doctor uses robotic radiosurgery to pinpoint malignant cells when Ray's prostate cancer returns. Phil, diagnosed early, opts for a prostatectomy with the da Vinci laparoscopic technique. And Rosemary participates in new drug trials to combat her melanoma after surgery and chemotherapy failed to stop its metastasis. In addition, researchers from the Royal Marsden Hospital explain what cancer is, why some people get it, and what makes it so hard to treat
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The Bridge on the River Kwai
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The Bridge on the River KwaiLawrence of ArabiaThe night of the generals