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Matinee Classics (Firm)

Works: 281 works in 310 publications in 4 languages and 712 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Gangster films  Documentary films  New wave films  Film adaptations  Historical films  Propaganda films  Crime films  Musical films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Matinee Classics (Firm)
Publications by Matinee Classics (Firm)
Most widely held works by Matinee Classics (Firm)
Der Untertan The Kaiser's lackey by Wolfgang Staudte( visu )
3 editions published between 1951 and 1993 in German and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Satire about Diederich Hessling, a weakling of the lower middle class who rises in the world by obsequiously deferring to those above him and brutally tyrannizing those of lower station
Romanze in Moll by Helmut Käutner( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in German and held by 23 libraries worldwide
Paris, late 19th century. Madeleine leads a double life. She is married to an upright, honourable bank clerk, a model husband who hardly knows his wife. The young composer Michael falls in love with Madeleine; he gives her a valuable pearl necklace because she inspired his "Romanze in Moll". She tells her husband the pearls are only a cheap imitation. While her husband is away, Madeleine and Michael visit the latter's brother; the rich playboy Viktor falls in love with the woman and leaves no stone unturned in his efforts to make her his. Viktor is appointed manager of the bank in which the unsuspecting husband works; he promotes the husband and transfers him to another branch so that he can devote his attention to Madeleine without interference. When this strategy also proves unfruitful, he tries to blackmail her with his knowledge of her liaison with Michael. In a fit of despair after the premiere of "Romanze in Moll", Madeleine takes an overdose of sleeping tablets in order protect her husband from the truth. Michael challenges Viktor to a duel and kills the playboy
Candide by Leonard Bernstein( visu )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 20 libraries worldwide
A 20th century Candide joins the French army, is taken prisoner and tortured by the Germans, and is forced to join the Germans since he comes from a German-speaking region of France. Soon he finds himself inspecting concentration camps, then travelling to Asia, and finally to America, where he finds happiness
Killer Diller ( visu )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
An ex-con guitar player meets an autistic savant piano player and together, along with a bunch of halfway-house residents, they form the red-hot Killer Diller Blues Band
The Warsaw ghetto by BBC Television( visu )
in English and held by 17 libraries worldwide
Warsaw Ghetto survivor, Alexander Bernfes narrates this documentary that presents actual photographs and films which were taken by cameramen of the German Army, the Secret Service and the Gestapo who were assigned to record life and death in the ghetto. Shows Jews entering the Warsaw ghetto in November 1940 and reveals the horrors of disease and hunger, deportation to the death camps and the dying in the streets
Documentary masterpieces five documentaries circa 1931 to 1960 by John Grierson ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 16 libraries worldwide
A compilation of documentary films made in Great Britain
Triumph des Willens das Dokument vom Reichsparteitag, 1934 = Triumph of the will. by Leni Riefenstahl( visu )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in German and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Commissioned by Adolf Hitler as the official record of the Nuremberg Party Rally of 1934, this film was designed both to introduce the new German leaders to the nation and impress foreign audiences. The film features policy speeches by Goebbels, Goering, Streicher, Himmler, and Hess. Shows troops of Hitler youth at play, ranks of laborers, military parades and close-ups of Hitler
The short films of D.W. Griffith ( visu )
in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
Consists of 3 early short films made by D.W. Griffith
The roots by Benito Alazraki( visu )
1 edition published in 1992 in Spanish and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Stories about the lives of the Indians of Mexico as they interact with white residents of Mexico. Shows the Indians may not be as wealthy, educated nor priviledged but are certainly more principled and dignified
Rare black short subjects the negro in industry, sports & entertainment ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Programs and newsreel footage produced in the 1940's highlighting the accomplishments of African Americans, particularly in industry, sports and entertainment. Includes advertisements by Chesterfield cigarettes to promote Black pride
Three Soviet masters compilation ( visu )
in English and held by 12 libraries worldwide
Three Soviet films-- the first is a Mosfilm documentary (1968?) about the destroyed Eisenstein film 'Bezhin lug' with an attempt at a reconstruction of the film. Kino-pravda was produced in 1922 and is a collection of excerpts from the second newsreel series made by Vertov and Kino Eye group. Shakhmatnai︠a︡ gori︠a︡chka, Podovkin's 1925 film, is a silent comedy about a town of chess fanatics
The confessions of Felix Krull by Kurt Hoffmann( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 12 libraries worldwide
A charming but devious con-artist quickly rises in rank as a Parisian hotel employee
Adios amigo by Jean Vautrin( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 11 libraries worldwide
Offbeat western comedy featuring the coolest, craziest cowboys who ever conquered the West
Devil in the flesh Diavolo in corpo by Claude Autant-Lara( visu )
in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Story of the doomed love of a precocious teenage malcontent, son of an upright bourgeois, and an older woman whose husband is off at the front in World War I
A bout de souffle = Breathless by Deep Purple (Musical group)( visu )
in French and held by 9 libraries worldwide
In this spectacular concert, four of America's greatest musicians - Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Kris Kristofferson and Waylon Jennings - take the stage and perform an unforgettable hour of classic country music
Boy! What a girl ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
Tim Moore as Kingfish in an episode of Amos 'n Andy is at his funniest as he impersonates a wealthy spinster from Paris. Includes a series of musical performances by black artists including Slam Stewart, Sid Catlett, Deek Watson and a guest appearance by Gene Krupa
Gervaise by René Clément( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in French and held by 9 libraries worldwide
In 19th-century Paris, a woman struggles to keep her family going but finally succumbs to the tawdry life of her drunken husband
Boarding house blues ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
An evil landlord threatens to evict "Moms" and her tenants from their boardinghouse because she can't pay the rent. Since the tenants are mostly entertainers, they decide to put on a show to raise the money
Sepia Cinderella ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 9 libraries worldwide
In this all black cast musical romance a poor dancer must compete with a rich lady for the man she loves. The man, a famous singer, leaves his beloved to pursue his career and the high life. Eventually he discovers there is more to life than a place in society and returns to his singer/girlfriend
Les misérables by Marcel Bluwal( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Epic French adaptation of the Victor Hugo classic about minor thief Jean Valjean who tries to bury his past and become respectable despite the hounding of Inspector Javert
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English (19)
German (8)
French (2)
Spanish (1)
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