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Universal-International (Firm)

Works: 458 works in 886 publications in 4 languages and 53,791 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  War films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  History  Film noir  Action and adventure films  Romance films 
Roles: Producer, prn
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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All quiet on the western front by Lewis Milestone( visu )
16 editions published between 1930 and 2012 in English and German and held by 2,437 libraries worldwide
1914. War has broken out in Europe. A group of German college students are convinced to enlist after their teacher, Professor Kantorek, gives an impassioned speech about the honor of dying for their Fatherland. Paul Bäumer -- sent to the Western Front where the fighting is most severe -- is soon stripped of illusions about war being glorious. There is nothing but fear, pain, and the randomness of death. Paul is the sole survivor of his group and when he returns home, he denounces the war and his professor. Returned to the action, Paul tries to cope with the incessant fear that eats away at a soldier's insides, turning them hollow and empty
Imitation of life by Douglas Sirk( visu )
25 editions published between 1959 and 2015 in English and held by 2,088 libraries worldwide
1934 version: Two single mothers join together to form a successful business, but find that material success does nothing to stabilize their personal lives
Touch of Evil by Orson Welles( visu )
19 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in English and held by 2,043 libraries worldwide
On honeymoon with his new bride, Susan, Mexican-born police officer Mike Vargas agrees to investigate a car bombing. In so doing, he incurs the wrath of local police chief Hank Quinlan, a corrupt, bullying behemoth with a perfect arrest record. Vargas suspects that Quinlan has planted evidence to win his past convictions, and he is not about to let the suspect in the current case be railroaded. Determined to get Vargas out of his hair, Quinlan makes a deal with local crime boss Uncle Joe Grandi to frame Susan on a drug rap. Dissecting the nature of good and evil in a hallucinatory, nightmarish ambiance, this baroque south-of-the-border mystery opens with one of the most remarkably extended long takes in movie history
Harvey by Henry Koster( visu )
8 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 1,587 libraries worldwide
Comedy about a good-natured fellow whose constant companion is a six-foot tall invisible rabbit. His sister is determined to marry her daughter off and decides to commit her brother to a mental hospital to get him out of the way. Due to a mix-up the sister is committed instead, and it is up to the kindly brother and his imaginary friend to straighten things out!
Bud Abbott, Lou Costello meet Frankenstein by Abbott and Costello (Comedy team)( visu )
19 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and held by 1,528 libraries worldwide
When Abbot and Costello learn that an archaeologist has found a legendary mummy in Cairo, they decide to apply to guard the corpse as it's sent to the U.S. Finding the archaeologist murdered and the mummy gone, they become owners of a medallion that holds the key to ancient buried treasure that they must
Spartacus by Stanley Kubrick( visu )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 1,365 libraries worldwide
Spartacus leads a slave revolt against Imperial Rome
Pillow talk by Michael Gordon( visu )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2012 in English and held by 1,259 libraries worldwide
A romantic comedy in which a carefree bachelor and carefree career girl share a telephone party line. Mutual hostility develops without their ever having met. When they finally become acquainted, attitudes begin to change
All that heaven allows by Douglas Sirk( visu )
15 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in English and held by 1,225 libraries worldwide
Cary Scott, an attractive and wealthy New England widow, creates a social outcry in her community and within her family when she becomes romantically involved with Ron Kirby, her much younger gardener
Cape Fear by J. Lee Thompson( visu )
3 editions published between 1961 and 2001 in English and held by 1,106 libraries worldwide
Following a six-year jail sentence for a sadistic sex crime, Max Cady (Mitchum) arrives in a small Southern town to seek revenge on the man responsible for his conviction, Sam Bowden. He begins stalking and harassing Bowden's wife and daughter. As his campaign of terror increases Bowden devises a plan to entrap him. While Mitchum's twisted preacher in 'The Night of the Hunter' is a more complex and subtly created character, his swaggering presence in this film has a menacing authority. A psychological thriller that, like Hitchcock's 'Shadow of a Doubt', takes the subject of the nuclear family threatened by dark and violent outside forces to comment on the neo-liberal idealism of the 50s and 60s
Creature from the Black Lagoon by Jack Arnold( visu )
11 editions published between 1954 and 2013 in English and held by 900 libraries worldwide
In the upper reaches of the Amazon River, a scientific team discovers an amphibious creature, a living missing link. The creature is captured and falls in love with the female assistant of the leader of the research team. The lonely creature kidnaps her, and the scientist mounts an effort to reclaim his sweetheart and return the creature to his watery home
Flower drum song by C. Y Lee( visu )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 894 libraries worldwide
Set in San Francisco's Chinatown in the late 1950's. Pretty Mei Li has stowed away on a Chinese steamer with her professor father to become a mail-order bride for nightclub owner Sammy Fong. Sammy, however, is completely infatuated with saucy showgirl Linda Low, who is intent on making him jealous enough to propose to her. As Sammy sets out to assign his marriage contract (and Mei Li) to Wang Ta, a handsome college student living in Chinatown, complications, merriment, and many musical numbers ensue
Written on the wind by Douglas Sirk( visu )
7 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in English and held by 891 libraries worldwide
"Bathed in lurid Technicolor, melodrama maestro Douglas Sirk's Written on the Wind is the stylishly debauched tale of a Texas oil magnate brought down by the excesses of his spoiled offspring. Features an all-star quartet that includes Robert Stack as a pistol-packin' alcoholic playboy; Lauren Bacall as his long-suffering wife; Rock Hudson as his earthy best friend; and Dorothy Malone as his nymphomaniac sister."--Container
Winchester '73 by Anthony Mann( visu )
8 editions published between 1950 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 808 libraries worldwide
Frontiersman Lin McAdam is attempting to track down both his father's murderer and his one-of-a-kind rifle, the Winchester '73, as it passes among a diverse group of desperate characters, including a crazed highwayman, an immoral gunrunner, a savage young Indian chief, and McAdam's own murderous brother
Operation Petticoat by Blake Edwards( visu )
3 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 729 libraries worldwide
World War 2 comedy about a submarine commander who finds himself stuck with a decrepit (and pink) sub, a con-man executive officer and a group of Army nurses
The Glenn Miller story by Anthony Mann( visu )
4 editions published between 1986 and 2003 in English and held by 728 libraries worldwide
This tribute to Glenn Miller charts his rise from obscurity and poverty to fame and wealth in the early 1940s
The naked city by Jules Dassin( visu )
7 editions published between 1995 and 2007 in English and held by 702 libraries worldwide
Jean Dexter is an attractive blonde model who is murdered in her New York City apartment. Homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran investigate. Suspicion falls on various shifty people who all prove to have some connection with a string of apartment burglaries. Then a burglar is found dead who once had an elusive partner named Willie
To hell and back by Audie Murphy( visu )
4 editions published between 1990 and 2009 in English and held by 683 libraries worldwide
Based on the true story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history
Bend of the river by Anthony Mann( visu )
6 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and held by 636 libraries worldwide
A man with a past guides a band of pioneers from Missouri over the Oregon Trail to a new life in the Columbia River Basin. When the settlers are cheated out of their supplies and cattle, he crosses rivers, climbs mountains and out-guns greedy hijackers to ensure their survival through the first winter
Magnificent obsession by Douglas Sirk( visu )
12 editions published between 2004 and 2008 in English and held by 618 libraries worldwide
Reckless playboy Bob Merrick crashes his speedboat, requiring emergency attention from a rescue team. They have to use the town's only resuscitator. At that same moment the beloved, local doctor has a heart attack and dies while waiting for the life-saving device. When Bob learns about the doctor's secret - to give selflessly and in secret - he decides to give it a try. He alienates the doctor's widow, Helen, with whom Bob has now fallen in love. His persistence causes another tragedy, and he must remake his life
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