RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video (Firm)
Most widely held works by RCA/Columbia Pictures Home Video (Firm)
Glory ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2000 in English and held by 1,032 libraries worldwide
Two idealistic young Bostonians lead the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, America's first Black regiment in the Civil War.
Lawrence of Arabia ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1962 and 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 820 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 obscurity.
The Caine mutiny ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1992 in English and held by 810 libraries worldwide
A combat-weary, paranoic Captain Queeg, loses his nerve during a typhoon and is relieved of command by his first officer.
A Raisin in the sun ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 738 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.
Dr. Strangelove or, How I learned to stop worrying and love the bomb ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1963 and 1999 in English and held by 732 libraries worldwide
A satire in which the President and his military advisers struggle ineptly to avert a holocaust after a psychotic Air Force general launches a nuclear attack on the Soviet Union because he fears the Russians are poisoning the water supply in the United States.
A man for all seasons ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1966 and 1995 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Henry VIII wants to divorce his wife, and seeks the approval of the aristocracy. Sir Thomas More is a man of principle and reason, and is thus placed in a difficult position: should he stand up for his principles, risking the wrath of a corrupt King fond of executing people for treason? Or should he bow to the seemingly unstoppable corruption of Henry VIII, who has no qualms about bending the law to suit his own needs?
All the king's men ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1985 and 1990 in English and held by 715 libraries worldwide
A political demagogue governor of a Southern State believes that every man has his price and that the end justifies the means. Based on Robert Penn Warren's novel which loosely fictionalized the life of Louisiana's Gov. Huey P. Long.
Bizet's Carmen ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1985 and 1988 in French and Italian and held by 692 libraries worldwide
In 19th century Seville, the lusty, tempestuous Carmen seduces a naive Army corporal, Don José. Jose abandons his career, his fiancée and even his dying mother for the love of this sultry gypsy. But soon she spurns for the love of a toreador, Escamillo. Crazed with jealousy, José begs Carmen to return to him, but her taunting declaration of independence results in tragedy.
From here to eternity ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1953 and 1989 in English and Undetermined and held by 690 libraries worldwide
A portrait of a military camp stationed in Hawaii just before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor.
A Passage to India ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1987 in English and held by 671 libraries worldwide
While on a trip in 1928 to visit her son, Mrs. Moore, accompanied by her son's fiancee, becomes appalled at the treatment of the Indians by the ruling British government. Later, they befriend a native Indian who, over-stepping the accepted norms of his culture, invites the two ladies on an excursion. In a strange turn of events, he is accused of attempting to rape the young girl.
On the waterfront ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
Ex-fighter Terry Malloy could have been a contender, but now toils for boss Johnny Friendly on the waterfront. Terry is guilt-stricken when he lures a rebellious worker to his death. It takes the love of Edie Doyle, the dead man's sister, to show Terry how low he has fallen. When his crooked brother, Charley the Gent, is murdered for refusing to kill him, Terry battles to crush Friendly's underworld empire.
Awakenings ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1990 and 1991 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
Based on a true story as related by neurologist Oliver Sacks, Awakenings stars Robin Williams as the Sacks counterpart, here named Dr. Malcolm Sayer. Something of a klutz and naif, Dr. Sayer takes a job at a Bronx psychiatric hospital in 1969. Here he's put in charge of several seemingly catatonic patients who, under Sayer's painstaking guidance, begin responding to certain stimulati. Apprised of the efficacy of a new drug called L-DOPA in treating degenerative-disease victims, Sayer is given permission to test the drug on one of his patients: Leonard Lowe (Robert De Niro), who has not communicated with anyone since lapsing into catatonia as a child. Gradually, Lowe comes out of his shell, encouraging Sayers to administer L-DOPA to the other patients under his care.
It happened one night ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1962 and 1993 in English and held by 600 libraries worldwide
A runaway heiress falls in love with a reporter who is chasing her across America.
Steel magnolias ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 581 libraries worldwide
A young diabetic's decision to have a baby may cost her life. This choice leaves her own mother torn between love and anger, while her loyal friends support her and try to deal with their own feelings.
A Soldier's story ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 557 libraries worldwide
A black army attorney is sent to Fort Neal near the end of WW II to investigate the murder of Sgt. Waters, a black man who despised his own roots.
Oliver ( Visual )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 543 libraries worldwide
As a young orphan, Oliver is left to fend for himself until he is befriended by a band of young thieves who quickly train him in their craft. But, Oliver is not content to be a thief for he knows that life holds great joys and that true happiness cannot be stolen, but must be earned.
Tootsie ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1983 and 1991 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
Michael Dorsey is an out-of-work actor who makes himself up as a woman to get a job. When his girlfriend, Sandy, fails an audition for a soap opera, Michael dresses up as "Dorothy Michaels" and lands the part. All goes well until "Dorothy" falls in love with beautiful co-star, Julie, and Julie's father, Lee, falls for "Dorothy."
The Taming of the shrew ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1967 and 1986 in English and held by 525 libraries worldwide
A film adaptation of Shakespeare's comedy The taming of the shrew, in which Petruchio violently attempts to subdue his ill-tempered wife, Katharina.
Care Bears movie II a new generation ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 510 libraries worldwide
Set in a peaceful summer camp, evil Dark Heart makes a bargain with an unhappy little girl to trap the Care Bears and destroy goodness. But when she learns the cost of her decision, she realizes that she must race to save them before it is too late.
The Big chill ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1987 in English and held by 509 libraries worldwide
Seven college housemates from the 1960s who have drifted apart, reunite at the funeral of a friend. Having entered adulthood as non-conformists, most now belong to the establishment. Stunned by the death of their peer, sensing their own mortality and the loss of their innocence, each takes the opportunity to reevaluate his or her life and re-establish their bond.
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