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Matinee Classics (Firm)

Overview
Works: 289 works in 307 publications in 5 languages and 772 library holdings
Genres: Drama  History  Crime films  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Music  Fiction  Pictorial works  Silent films  Comedy films 
Roles: Distributor, Publisher
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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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 31 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
Killer diller ( visu )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1996 in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
The story of a magician who does disappearing acts between stage performances of a variety program
Candide ou, L'optimisme au XXieme siècle ( visu )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 19 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
The Warsaw ghetto ( visu )
in English and held by 19 libraries worldwide
Warsaw Ghetto survivor Alexander Bernfes narrates this BBC documentary film which tells the story of Jewish life and resistance in the Warsaw Ghetto from 1940 to 1943. Includes photographs and newsreel footage of Nazi atrocities taken by cameramen of the German Army Secret Service and the Gestapo
Romance in a minor key Romanze in Moll ( visu )
1 edition published in 1996 in German and held by 18 libraries worldwide
This video of one of Käutner's finest films is set in 19th century France and based on a DeMaupassant short story. The story centers on a bored wife who has an affair with a famous composer, is jilted, and kills herself
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. Industrial Britain examines Britain's factories and mines during the early 1930s. A colour box is an experimental film in which abstract images dance across the screen to Latin music. Granton trawler is about fishermen engaged in dragnet fishing off the coast of Scotland. The private lives of the gannets is a study of the behaviour patterns and lives of a bird colony of gannets situated on Grassholm Island, Wales. Seawards the great ships examines the Clyde River in Scotland to observe men assembling materials, constructing, and launching a variety of vessels
Rare black short subjects the negro in industry, sports & entertainment ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 14 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 Eisenstein, Dziga-Vertov & Pudovkin ( visu )
in English and held by 14 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 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
À bout de souffle by Jean-Luc Godard( visu )
in French and held by 13 libraries worldwide
The story of a couple of days in the lives of two erratic young lovers in Paris, their temporary home. He is a car thief and hoodlum, and she is an expatriate American newspaper street vendor
The confessions of Felix Krull by Kurt Hoffmann( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 13 libraries worldwide
A charming but devious con-artist quickly rises in rank as a Parisian hotel employee
Devil in the flesh Diable au Corps ( visu )
in English and held by 12 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
Gervaise by René Clément( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in French and held by 10 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
Triumph of the will by Leni Riefenstahl( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in German and held by 10 libraries worldwide
A Nazi propaganda film that records the huge Nuremberg Nazi Party rally of 1934, with close-ups of Hitler, and the Nazi Sixth Party Congress with speeches by Hitler, Goebbels, Goering, Himler and Hess
Adios amigo ( visu )
2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
Offbeat western comedy featuring the coolest, craziest cowboys who ever conquered the West
Sepia Cinderella ( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 10 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
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
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
Umberto D by Vittorio De Sica( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in Italian and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A government pensioner, living alone with his beloved dog, struggles to keep up a semblance of dignity on his inadequate pension
Les misérables by Jean-Paul Le Chanois( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 8 libraries worldwide
Jean Gabin stars as the heroic Valjean, an ex-convict who rises against all odds from galley slave to mayor. Javert, the fanatical police inspector, dedicates his life to recapturing Valjean
 
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Languages
English (15)
German (6)
French (2)
Spanish (1)
Italian (1)
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