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MCA Home Video (Firm)

Overview
Works: 751 works in 1,516 publications in 3 languages and 54,316 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Juvenile works  Science fiction films  War films  Biographical films  Biography  Comedy films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher, Producer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by MCA Home Video (Firm)
To kill a mockingbird by Robert Mulligan( Visual )

10 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and held by 1,139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is a dusty Southern town during the Depression. A white woman accuses a black man of rape. Though he is obviously innocent, the outcome of his trial is such a foregone conclusion that no lawyer will step forward to defend him-- except the town's most distinguished citizen. His compassionate defense costs him many friendships but earns him the respect and admiration of his two motherless children. --
The glass menagerie by Tennessee Williams( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 1994 in English and held by 1,081 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A strong willed woman attempts to impose her shattered dreams into the life and personality of her shy, reclusive daughter
E.T., the extra-terrestrial by Steven Spielberg( Visual )

11 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 1,070 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moving story of a lost little alien who befriends a 10-year-old boy named Elliott. While E.T. learns about life on Earth, Elliott learns that friendship knows no earthly bounds
Fahrenheit 451 by François Truffaut( Visual )

12 editions published between 1966 and 1992 in English and held by 771 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Montag, a regimented fireman in charge of burning the forbidden volumes, meets a revolutionary school teacher who dares to read. Suddenly he finds himself a hunted fugitive, forced to choose not only between two women, but between personal safety and intellectual freedom
The land before time by Judy Freudberg( Visual )

8 editions published in 1989 in English and Spanish and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Five young dinosaurs named Littlefoot, Cera, Spike, Ducky, and Petrie set off on a journey in search of the legendary Great Valley, where dinosaurs can thrive and live in peace
Do the right thing by Spike Lee( Visual )

10 editions published between 1989 and 2001 in English and held by 748 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This powerful visual feast combines humor and drama with memorable characters while tracing the course of a single day on a block in the Bedford-Stuyvesant area of Brooklyn. It's the hottest day of the year, a scorching 24-hour period that will change the lives of its residents forever
All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1995 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of young World War I German recruits pass from idealism to disillusionment with war
Twins by Ivan Reitman( Visual )

4 editions published between 1989 and 1998 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ambitious genetic experiment takes the wrong turn when twins -- who look nothing alike -- are born and then separated. Years later the unlikely siblings meet
Alfred Hitchcock's Rear window by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1990 in English and held by 683 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As a photographer with a broken leg, Stewart takes up the fine art of spying on his Greenwich Village neighbors during a summer heat wave. But things really begin to get hot for Stewart, Kelly and the unassuming audience when he suspects neighbor Raymond Burr of murdering his invalid wife and burying the body in a flower garden
An American tail by Don Bluth( Visual )

8 editions published between 1987 and 1998 in English and Spanish and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film follows the humorous and dramatic adventures of Fievel, a little boy mouse who journeys from Russia to America with his family to seek a new life free of cat persecution. During the stormy boat trip Fievel is lost at sea, finally washing up ashore in New York Harbor, where he vows to find his family
The Little engine that could by Watty Piper( Visual )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in 3 languages and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Animated film of the children's classic story of the little engine named Tillie who helps the big engine Georgia deliver a cargo of toys to eagerly waiting children
The deer hunter by Michael Cimino( Visual )

9 editions published between 1978 and 1991 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three young Pennsylvannia steelworkers who are devasted by the experience of the Vietnam War
Frankenstein the legacy collection by James Whale( Visual )

5 editions published between 1931 and 1991 in English and held by 590 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An adaptation of Mary Shelley's novel about the scientist who creates a terrifying monster. Restored with footage cut after the initial release
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( Visual )

7 editions published between 1984 and 1991 in English and held by 553 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Epic tale of the bold gladiator slave Spartacus, the woman who believed in his cause, and the power-hungry Roman general who challenged his convictions. Set against the background of Imperial Rome at the height of its glory, Spartacus is an inspirational true account of the eternal struggle for freedom that combines history with spectacle to create a moving drama of love and commitment
Double indemnity by Billy Wilder( Visual )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1991 in English and held by 545 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A calculating wife encourages her wealthy husband to sign a double indemnity policy proposed by smitten insurance agent Walter Neff. As the would-be lovers plot the unsuspecting husband's murder, they are pursued by a suspicious claims manager. It's a race against time to get away with the perfect crime in this heart-pounding Academy Award-nominated masterpiece"--Container
Vertigo by Alfred Hitchcock( Visual )

6 editions published between 1984 and 1992 in English and held by 522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An elaborately constructed murder story and a fascinating study in sexual obsession. A detective with a fear of heights is drawn into a complex plot in which a girl he loves apparently falls to her death. He then meets her double and tries to re-create the image of the woman he has loved but lost in death
Born on the Fourth of July by Raymond J Barry( Visual )

2 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 520 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the young Ron Kovic from his days as a zealous teen who eagerly joins up for the Vietnam War, to his return from the war as an embittered veteran, paralyzed from mid-chest down. Chronicles his disillusionment with the country's continued involvement in Vietnam, his physical struggle and his emergence as a brave new voice for thousands of disenchanted vets
The Milagro beanfield war by Robert Redford( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1993 in English and Spanish and held by 507 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A small New Mexican village threatened by development and how a single act of rebellion rekindles its pride and strength of spirit
Coal miner's daughter by Michael Apted( Visual )

6 editions published between 1980 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Loretta Lynn from her backwoods Appalachia home to the Grand Ole Opry and stardom
Back to the future by Jodeci (Musical group)( Visual )

11 editions published between 1984 and 2001 in English and French and held by 492 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A typical American teen-ager of the Eighties is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean "time machine" invented by a slightly mad scientist
 
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English (148)

Spanish (6)

French (2)

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E.T., the extra-terrestrialFahrenheit 451All quiet on the western frontTwinsDouble indemnityThe Milagro beanfield war