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Matinee Classics (Firm)

Overview
Works: 286 works in 310 publications in 5 languages and 702 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Gangster films  History  Film adaptations  New wave films  Crime films  Documentary films  Action and adventure films  Comedy films  Nonfiction 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)
The Kaiser's lackey = Der Untertan by Wolfgang Staudte( visu )
3 editions published between 1951 and 1993 in German and held by 28 libraries worldwide
This historical satire, based on Heinrich Mann's world-famous novel, Der Untertan, is ranked by film critics among the 100 Most Significant German Films of all time. In Mann's biting critique of conservative Wilhelmine Germany, written during WWI, Diederich Hessling learns an important lesson for an ambitious man: one must first serve power to gain power for oneself. From then on, his modus operandi is to bow to superiors and kick underlings
Romanze in Moll by Helmut Käutner( visu )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in German and held by 23 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
Candide : ou, L'optimisme au XXieme siècle ( visu )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 18 libraries worldwide
A 20th century Candide joins the French army, is taken prisoner and tortured by the Germans, but 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
The story of a magician who does disappearing acts between stage performances of a variety program. With Dusty Fletcher, King Cole Trio, the Clark Brothers, Jackie "Moms" Mabley, Andy Kirk and his orchestra
The Warsaw ghetto by BBC Television( visu )
in English and held by 16 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 by Leni Riefenstahl( visu )
2 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in German and held by 14 libraries worldwide
An infamous documentary made during the rise of the Nazis in the 1930's, including Hitler's famous speeches at the Nuremberg Rallies. Spectacular, fascinating and infinitely frightening
The roots ( 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
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
Three Soviet masters compilation ( visu )
in English and held by 11 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
Adios amigo ( 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
Le diable au corps 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 Jean-Luc Godard( visu )
in French and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A streetwise hustler on the run from the law heads to Los Angeles to seek out the beautiful French student who has captured his heart
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
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
The Inspector general ( visu )
2 editions published in 1980 in Russian and held by 9 libraries worldwide
A corrupt village incorrectly believes that a medicine-show entertainer is the omnipotent Inspector General in disguise
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
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
Gervaise by René Clément( visu )
1 edition published in 1990 in French and held by 8 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
 
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English (15)
German (8)
Russian (2)
French (2)
Spanish (1)
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