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SELECTED DVDs and Videotapes in Rutgers Libraries. This guide was created by Peregrine Macdonald, Rutgers SCI MLIS graduate student.

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Beaumarchais l'insolent 2013

The life story of the titular Beaumarchais (Fabrice Luchini), playwright and adventurer, who gets himself into numerous different scrapes and romantic encounters in 18th Century France. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-5243


Beckett on film c2001

Samuel Beckett, Michael Colgan, Alan Moloney, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Neil Jordan, Kieron J Walsh, Charles Sturridge, Larry Masterson, Pearse Lehane, Atom Egoyan, Damien O'Donnell, Walter D Asmus, John Crowley, Karel Reisz, Patricia Rozema, David Mamet, Katie Mitchell, Damien Hirst, Conor McPherson, Enda Hughes, Robin Lefčvre, Anthony Minghella, Richard Eyre, Samuel Beckett, Blue Angel Films, Tyrone Productions, Radio Telefís Éireann, Channel Four (Great Britain), Bord Scannán na hÉireann, and Clarence Pictures

"The comprehensive cinematic interpretation of Beckett's plays."--Container. 4 videodiscs (10 hrs., 48 min.)

MEDIA 10-272 v.1-4


Bernard Shaw's Androcles and the lion 2010, 1952

Gabriel Pascal, Chester Erskine, Bernard Shaw, Ken Englund, Jean Simmons, Victor Mature, Robert Newton, Maurice Evans, Alan Young, Elsa Lanchester, Reginald Gardiner, Gene Lockhart, Noel Willman, Friedrich Hollaender, RKO Radio Pictures, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

A Christian slave pulls a thorn from a lion's paw and is spared from death in the Colosseum as a result of this kind act. 1 videodisc (98 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2557


Bernard Shaw's Caesar and Cleopatra 2010, 1945

Gabriel Pascal, Bernard Shaw, Vivien Leigh , Claude Rains, Stewart Granger, Flora Robson, Francis L Sullivan, Basil Sydney, Cecil Parker, Ernest Frederic Graham Thesiger, Antony Eustrel, Anthony Harvey, Georges Auric, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Experience a lavish epic about love and politics in ancient Rome and Egypt. 1 videodisc (128 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2558


Bernard Shaw's Major Barbara 2010, 1941

Gabriel Pascal, Bernard Shaw, Wendy Hiller , Rex Harrison, Robert Morley, Robert Newton, Sybil Thorndike, Emlyn Williams, Deborah Kerr, David Tree, Penelope Dudley-Ward, Marie Lohr, Walter Hudd, Donald Calthrop, William Walton, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

Barbara Undershaft is a Salvation Army officer who speaks out against the hypocrisy she believes exists in her organization. 1 videodisc (121 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2559


Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant ein Krankheitsfall gewidmet dem, der hier Marlene wurde c2002, 1972

Petra von Kant is a successful fashion designer who carries on a melodrama of erotic attractions with two other women in her claustrophobic apartment. 1 videodisc (124 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3826


Broken lullaby L'homme que j'ai tué 2010, 1932

A young French soldier in World War I is overcome with guilt when he kills a German soldier who, like himself, is a musically gifted conscript, each having attended the same musical conservatory in France. The fact that the incident occurred in war does not assuage his guilt. He travels to Germany to meet the man's family. 1 videodisc (73 min.)

MEDIA 10-4249


Butley 2003, 1974

Ely Landau, Simon Gray, Harold Pinter, Alan Bates, Jessica Tandy, Michael Byrne, Georgina Hale, Susan Engel, Richard O'Callaghan, American Film Theatre, American Express Films, Ely Landau Organization, and Kino International Corporation

Butley, a professor at a London University, finds out that his wife wants a divorce, his boyfriend is leaving him and his untalented colleague is getting a book published all in one day. 1 videodisc (128 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3336


Casablanca c2009, 1942

Entering Casablanca is easy, getting out is much harder, especially if your name is on the Nazis' most-wanted list. At the top of the list is Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo, whose only hope is Rick Blaine, a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one - especially Victor's wife Ilsa, the ex-lover who broke his heart. So when Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's safe transport out of the country, the bitter Rick must decide what's more important. 1 videodisc (103 min.)

MEDIA 10-3890


The cherry orchard a comedy 2008

Michel Saint-Denis, Michael Elliott, Peggy Ashcroft, John Gielgud, Dorothy Tutin, Judi Dench, Ian Holm, Paul Hardwick, Trevor Griffiths, Ann Scott, Richard Eyre, Bill Paterson, Anton Lesser, Harriet Walter, Suzanne Burden, Frederick Treves, Timothy Spall, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Royal Shakespeare Company, British Broadcasting Corporation, 2 Entertain Video (Firm), BBC Video (Firm) , and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Madfame Ranevsky and her daughter Anya return home from Paris to find that their beloved family estate and cherry orchard are to be auctioned off to pay debts. Lopahin, a former serf on the estate who is now a wealthy landowner, proposes razing the home and cherry orchard and dividing the estate into plots that could be leased at great profit. The family, however, continues to hold out hope that their beloved home can somehow be saved from destruction. The 1962 adaptation features The Royal Shakespeare Company. 1 videodisc (258 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2530


Clash by night  2005, 1952

A party girl decides she has had enough of the wild lifestyle and returns to her childhood home, where she finds security with a new husband but soon finds herself in an affair with his best friend. 1 videodisc (105 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3832


The clinging vine 2006, 1926

Paul Sloane, C. Gardner Sullivan, Leatrice Joy, Tom Moore, Robert Edeson, Zelda Sears, Rex Taylor,  Jack Jevne, Heather Addison, DeMille Pictures Corporation, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

"The movie questions whether female professionalism is detrimental to feminity, romantic love, and, by implication, the perpetuation of the human race. The eventual narrative solution is for A.B. to undergo an amazing but comedic transformation into a coy, clinging vine draped in flowing dressed. She wins the heart of Jimmie Bancroft, her employer's grandson, an impractical dreamer who has invented a giant eggbeater."--Container. 1 videodisc (71 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3227


The cow Gaav 2004

D ariy ush Mihrj?u??i, Izzat All ah Intioz?am?i, Ali Nassirian, Ghul am oHusayn S?a?id?i, and First Run/Icarus Films

In a small village in Iran, Hassan cherishes his cow more that anything in the world but, while he is away, the cow mysteriously dies and the villages try to convince Hassan that she has only wandered off. The griefstricken Hassan begins to believe that he is the cow. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-1981


The crucible 2004, 1996

Nicholas Hytner, David V Picker, Robert A Miller, Daniel Day-Lewis, Winona Ryder, Paul Scofield, Joan Allen, George Fenton, Tariq Anwar, Arthur Miller, Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc

A group of teenage girls meets in the woods at midnight for a secret ceremony. When the ceremony is witnessed by the town minister, the girls are accused of witchcraft. Soon the entire village is consumed by hysteria, and innocent victims are put on trial, leading to a devastating climax. 1 videodisc (123 min.)

MEDIA 10-1889


Cyrano de Bergerac 2004

"Cyrano, a master swordsman and poet, feels he can not woo his beloved Roxane due to an unfortunate physical flaw: his grotesquely large nose. Resigning himself to helping another suitor, the dashing yet tongue-tied Christian, Cyrano uses his mastery of words to win Roxane for him. But when Roxane finds that she has fallen for Christian's mind - and not for his beauty - which of her two suitors will finally possess her heart?" -- Container. 1 videodisc (ca. 138 min.)

MEDIA 10-5286


Cyrano de Bergerac 2008

France, 1640: Cyrano, the charismatic swordsman-poet with the absurd nose, hopelessly loves the beauteous Roxane; she, in turn, confesses to Cyrano her love for the handsome but tongue-tied Christian. The chivalrous Cyrano sets up with Christian an innocent deception, with tragic results. 1 videodisc (156 min.)

MEDIA 10-5341


Dancing at Lughnasa 1999

Meryl Streep, Michael Gambon, Catherine McCormack, Kathy Burke, Brid Brennan, Sophie Thompson, Rhys Ifans, Gerard McSorley, Pat O'Connor, Frank McGuinness, Brian Friel, Capitol Films, and Columbia TriStar Home Video (Firm)

Despite their hardships, five sisters living in rural Ireland in 1936 are able to embrace life and all its complexities and dance with joy in their hearts. 1 videodisc (94 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3413


Dangerous liaisons 1997

Glenn Close, John Malkovich, Michelle Pfeiffer, Swoosie Kurtz, Keanu Reeves, Mildred Natwick, Uma Thurman, Stephen Frears, Norma Heyman, Hank Moonjean, Stuart Craig, Gérard James, James Acheson, Christopher Hampton, Choderlos de Laclos, Warner Bros, Lorimar Film Entertainment, NFH Limited, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Set in 18th century France, this is the story of two bored aristocrats and the havoc they wreak when they play dangerous games with people's lives. The beautiful widow Merteuil challenges rakish Valmont to seduce a virtuous young married woman, never suspecting that he would violate his personal credo and fall in love. 1 videodisc (120 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3431


A dangerous method c2012

The relationship between fledgling psychiatrist Carl Jung and his mentor Sigmund Freud is torn apart when Sabina Spielrein, a troubled but beautiful young woman, comes between them and forever changes the face of modern thought. 1 videodisc (99 min.)

MEDIA 10-4082


Death and the maiden 2003, 1994

Thom Mount, Josh Kramer, Roman Polanski, Rafael Yglesias, Sigourney Weaver, Ben Kingsley, Stuart Wilson, Hervé de Luze, Tonino Delli Colli, Wojciech Kilar, Ariel Dorfman, Fine Line Features, Capitol Films, Channel Four Films (Firm), Flach Film (Firm), Studio Canal+, and New Line Home Entertainment (Firm)

Fifteen years ago, Paulina Escobar had her life shattered when she was taken prisoner and tortured by a sadistic doctor. Now, through a chance encounter, she may have found the man responsible for her nightmares and tonight he's going to pay. But how far will she go to get even? And how can she be sure, after so many years, that she has found the right man? 1 videodisc (103 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2287


Death of a salesman 2002

David Susskind, Daniel Melnick, Alex Segal , Lee J Cobb, Mildred Dunnock, George Segal, James Farentino, Albert Dekker, Edward Andrews, CBS Television Network , Broadway Theatre Archive, and Kultur International Films

An abbreviated television adaptation of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a middle-aged man's emotional turmoil. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA       DANA 10-412           2016


A delicate balance 2003, 1973

Katharine Hepburn, Paul Scofield, Lee Remick, Kate Reid, Joseph Cotten, Betsy Blair, Tony Richardson, Edward Albee, Ely Landau, American Express Films, Ely Landau Organization, American Film Theatre, and Kino International Corporation

Agnes, as domineering and sarcastic as her husband Tobias is equivocating and guarded, finds her empty nest invaded by her alcoholic sister, their divorced daughter, and friends who are terrified of being alone for unknown reasons. 1 videodisc (132 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3339


Dinner with friends c2001

Norman Jewison, Dennis Quaid, Andie MacDowell, Greg Kinnear, Toni Collette, HBO Films, and HBO Video (Firm)

Four close friends, two great couples, married for years, they planned on eating, drinking and parenting their way into old age. But at a dinner party, one friend shows up without their spouse, bearing the news that will test their friendship and their marriages. When a close friend leaves his wife for another woman, whose side do you take? 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-2145


A doll's house  1983?, 1959

Nora, who is dominated first by her father and then by her husband, gradually realizes that her personal independence can only emergerg outside of her present situation. Presents stereotypical models of traditional sexual roles. 1 videocassette (89 min.)

MEDIA 10-4486


A Doll's house  c2003

Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Richardson, Henrik Ibsen, and MGM Home Entertainment Inc

Nora is sheltered first by her father and then by her husband. All her life, she has been protected like a fragile possession ... like a doll in a doll's house. After she marries, Nora becomes frustrated, realizes that under the dominance of her husband she will never have an identity of her own, and leaves to find a new life for herself. 1 videodisc (95 min.)

MEDIA 10-2061


Dom Juan 2008

By transforming the character Don Juan from unscrupulous seducer into a man of overweening pride, cynicism, and disdain, Moli©·re turned a Spanish theme into a thoroughly French play and offended so many that the play was withdrawn. Posterity has judged more kindly. 1 videodisc (106 min.)

MEDIA 10-5347


La double inconstance The play concerns the machinations of a prince seeking to marry a girl, Silvia, who is in love with someone else, Arlequin. 1 videodisc (115 minutes)

MEDIA 10-5352


La fille du RER the girl on the train 2010

Catherine Deneuve, Émilie Dequenne, Michel Blanc, Mathieu Demy, André Techiné, Odile Barski, Saļd Ben Saļd, Jean-Marie Besset, U.G.C. (Firm), SBS Films (Firm), France 2 cinéma (Firm), and Strand Releasing (Firm)

"Jeanne lives in a house in the suburbs with her mother Louise. The two women get on well together. Louise earns her living by looking after children. Jeanne is half-heartedly looking for a job. Louise harbors the hope of getting her daughter a job with Samuel Bleistein, a famous lawyer she knew in her youth. They are set on a collision course because of an incredible lie that Jeanne invents, a lie that grows into the biggest news and political story of the day."--Container. 1 videodisc (102 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2886


Galileo 2003, 1975Feature Films Great Britain//

Joseph Losey, Barbara Bray, Ely Landau, Topol, Colin Blakely, Georgia Brown, Edward Fox, John Gielgud, Margaret Leighton , Clive Revill, Tom Conti, Charles Laughton, Bertolt Brecht, Ely Landau Organization, American Film Theatre, and Kino International Corporation

Screen version of Bertolt Brecht's play about Galileo, the 17th century Italian who laid the foundations of modern science. Galileo made himself one of the world's first telescopes and discovered the moons of Jupiter. He supported Copernicus' theory that the Earth revolved around the Sun. This brought him into conflict with the Catholic Church. By threatening him with torture, the Church forced him to recant his views in front of a tribunal, and sentenced him to house arrest. However, Galileo's trials and theories inspired others like Newton and Kepler to prove that the Earth was not the center of the Universe. 1 videodisc (138 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3344


Green fields Grine felder 2005? 1937

Edgar G Ulmer, Peretz Hirschbein, George Moskov, Jacob Ben-Ami, Roman Rebush, Ludwig Landy, Michael Gorrin, Helen Beverley, Isidore Cashier, Anna Appel, Max Vodnoy, Lea Noemi, Herschel Bernardi, J. Burgi Contner, Vladimir Heifetz, Peretz Hirschbein, Collective Film Producers, Inc, and National Center for Jewish Film

An ascetic young Hasidic scholar leaves his studies to search the Lithuanian countryside for common people and a meaningful existence close to the land. 1 videodisc (97 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2954


The Hill 2007, 1965

Sidney Lumet, Kenneth Hyman, Ray Rigby, Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch, Ossie Davis, Roy Kinnear, Jack Watson, Ian Hendry, Michael Redgrave , Ray Rigby, R. S Allen, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Seven Arts Productions, Turner Entertainment Co, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Set in the Libyan Desert during World War II, British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up "The Hill," a manmade instrument of torture--a tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun. They are in this military prison because they once defied, rebelled and talked back to their superiors. 1 videodisc (123 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2834


The iceman cometh 2003, 1973

Ely Landau, Thomas Quinn Curtiss, John Frankenheimer, Lee Marvin, Fredric March, Robert Ryan, Jeff Bridges, Bradford Dillman, Eugene O'Neill, American Film Theatre, American Express Films , Ely Landau Organization, and Kino International Corporation

In the faded, Vermeer-like light of Harry Hope's 1912 New York skid row bar, a ragtag group of fallen men await the annual arrival of their friend Hickey. But now Hickey is sober, and he wants his drunken friends to follow the same path. 2 videodiscs (239 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3334


Juįrez 2011, 1939

John Huston, Aeneas MacKenzie, Wolfgang Reinhardt, William Dieterle, Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne, Claude Rains, John Garfield, Erich Wolfgang Korngold, Franz Werfel, Bertita Harding, Warner Home Video (Firm), and Warner Bros. Pictures (1923-1967)

The story of three men, Benito Juarez, Napoleon III, and Emperor Maximilian, driven by political passions. And of a woman, Empress Carlota, driven to madness. 1 videodisc (121 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3367


Kiss me Kate 2003, 1953

Dorothy Kingsley, Jack Cummings, George Sidney, Bella Cohen Spewack, Samuel Spewack, Kathryn Grayson, Howard Keel, Ann Miller, Keenan Wynn, Bobby Van, Tommy Rall, James Whitmore, Kurt Kasznar, Hermes Pan, Cole Porter, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Two squabbling, 20th-century ex-marrieds are cast as squabbling Renaissance romantics in a musical version of The taming of the shrew. On stage they fight it out and backstage they continue to clash. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3070


Macbeth c2012, 1948

Eleventh century Scottish nobleman Macbeth is led by an evil prophecy and his ruthless yet desirable wife to the treasonous act that makes him king. But he does not enjoy his newfound, dearly-won kingship. 1 videodisc (107 min.)

MEDIA 10-4029


A man for all seasons 2007, 1966

Chancellor of England, Sir Thomas More, is placed in a difficult position when Henry VIII breaks with the Catholic Church over its refusal to annul his marriage to Katherine of Aragon so he can marry Anne Boleyn. Henry demands More's endorsement of this act. Torn between his conscience and duty to the crown, Sir Thomas chooses to say nothing. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA 10-4053


Maqbool 2003

Vishal Bharadwaj, Bobby Bedi, Abbas Tyrewala, Irrfan Khan, Tabu, Pankaj Kapoor, Om Puri, Naseeruddin Shah, William Shakespeare, Kaleidoscope Entertainment (Firm), and Eagle Home Entertainment (Firm)

An Indian adaptation of Shakespeare's Macbeth set against the backdrop of Bombay's mafia world. 1 videodisc (128 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3425


Medea 2011, 1969

Pier Paolo Pasolini,  Franco Rossellini, Marina Cicogna, Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff, Giuseppe Gentile, Margareth Clementi, Tony Palmer, Jill Marshall, San Marco (Firm), Film Number One (Firm), Janus Film und Fernsehen (Firm), and Entertainment One (Firm)

To win back his kingdom, Jason must enlist the help of Medea, a powerful sorceress. But when Jason scorns her for another woman, she unleashes a firestorm of revenge. 1 videodisc (110 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3219


La megere apprivoisee 2008

A classic farce about a rich Padua merchant who must marry off his older, shrewish, daughter before the lovely, younger Bianca can be married. 1 videodisc (110 min.)

MEDIA 10-5345


Miss Evers' boys c2010, 1997

"It is 1932 when loyal, devoted Nurse Eunice Evers is invited to work with Dr. Brodus and Dr. Douglas on a federally funded program to treat syphilis patients in Alabama. Free treatment is offered to those who test positive for the disease, including Caleb Humphries and Willie Johnson. But when the government withdraws its support, money is offered for what will become known as 'The Tuskegee Experiment'; a study of the effects of syphilis on patients who don't receive treatment. Now the men must be led to believe they are being cared for, when in fact they are being denied the medicine that could cure them. Miss Evers is faced with a terrible dilemma - to abandon the experiment and tell her patients or to remain silent and offer only comfort"--Container. 1 videodisc (118 min.)

MEDIA 10-4044


The night of the iguana c2006, 1964

A defrocked, alcoholic, and emotionally-troubled minister struggles with his desire for earthly pleasures as a tour guide in Mexico. Shepherding a busload of school teachers and one libidinous 18-year old girl, he becomes entangled with the teen, suffers a nervous breakdown when discovered, and strands the group at the remote and rundown seaside hotel of his old friend Maxine. As his emotional state continues to unravel, and the group's problems increase, the hotel is joined by a travelling artist and her aged poet father, with their own secret troubles. 1 videodisc (117 min.)

MEDIA 10-4607


Oleanna 2003, c1994

Desperate to pass one of her classes, Carol approaches her professor, John, behind the closed doors of his university office. Words are exchanged. A touch. A glance. And what began as a simple meeting between teacher and student, suddenly spirals wildly out-of-control. But when Carol files harassment charges against him, the wheels are set in motion for a high stakes game of cat-and-mouse with shocking, devastating results. 1 videodisc (90 min.)

MEDIA 10-3956


Omkara 2006

Vishal Bharadwaj, Kumar Mangat, Robin Bhatt, Abhishek Chaubey, Ajay Devgan, Saif Ali Khan, Kareena Kapoor, Vivek Oberoi, Naseeruddin Shah, William Shakespeare, Big Screen Entertainment (Firm), and Shemaroo Entertainment (Firm)

Follows one man's descent into sexual jealousy because of his passionate love for his woman and the final destruction of that love at the altar of blind obsession. 1 videodisc (152 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3125


Pandora's box Variationen auf das Thema Frank Wedekinds Lulu c2006

G. W Pabst, Ladislaus Vajda, Georg C Horsetzky, Louise Brooks, Fritz Kortner, Francis Lederer, Thomas Elsaesser, Mary Ann Doane, Gillian B Anderson, Dimitar Pentchev, Peer Raben, Stephan Oliva, J Hoberman, Kenneth Tynan, Frank Wedekind, Frank Wedekind, Nero-Film A.G, and Criterion Collection (Firm)

A beautiful young dancer is forced to flee her native Germany after a scuffle with her wealthy fiancee leaves him dead. 2 videodiscs (133 min.)

MEDIA 10-2023


Platonov 2008

Christopher Morahan,  John Elliot, Cedric Messina, Rex Harrison, Siân Phillips, Clive Revill, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Michael Frayn, Ian McKellen, Elizabeth Bell, Elizabeth Garvie, Michael Pennington, British Broadcasting Corporation, BBC Video (Firm), 2 Entertain (Firm), and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Platonov is a shortened version of Chekhov's early, unfinished and six-hour play, about a notorious Russian philanderer. Wild honey is Michael Frayn's adaptation of the same play. 1 videodisc (116 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2525


Private fears in public places p2007

Alain Resnais, Sabine Azaema, Isabelle Carrae, Laura Morante, and Alan Ayckbourn

Six Parisians strive for meaningful relationships during a snow storm. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-2154


Prospero's books c2010, 1991

Adapted from The Tempest by Shakespeare, Prospero's Books envisions a magical realm of exquisite beauty, where the innocence of love and dreams of revenge collide to create a tempest. 1 videodisc (121 min.)

MEDIA 10-4834


A Raisin in the sun 1987

Lorraine Hansberry, David Susskind, Philip Rose, Daniel Petrie, Ruby Dee, Sidney Poitier, and Claudia McNeil

Film of the award-winning play about a struggling black family living on Chicago's South Side and the impact of an unexpected insurance bequest. Each family member sees the bequest as the means of realizing dreams and of escape from grinding frustrations. 1 videocassette (128 min.)

MEDIA   DANA      MEDIA 10-90       1040            2-1415


Rhinoceros 2003, 1974

Ely Landau, Julian Barry, Tom O'Horgan, Zero Mostel, Gene Wilder, Karen Black, Marilyn Chris, Eugčne Ionesco, American Film Theatre, American Express Films , Ely Landau Organization, and Kino International Corporation

Rhinoceros tells the story of a French town plagued by rhinoceroses. These are not ordinary rhinoceroses, but people who have been victims of "rhinoceritis." Or is it something else entirely? 1 videodisc (104 min.) :

MEDIA 10-3335


The seagull 2008

Michael Lindsay-Hogg, David E Jones, Melvyn Bragg, Gavin Millar, David Jones, Jeremy Brooks, Zoe Caldwell, Michael Gambon, Julia Schofield, Anthony Bate, Stephen Rea, Patrick Stewart, Meg Wynn Owen, Ewan McGregor, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, British Broadcasting Corporation, 2 Entertain Video (Firm), BBC Video (Firm), and Warner Home Video (Firm)

The seagull is a "play adapted for TV in which a struggling writer Konstantin becomes enamored by a visiting young actress Nina"--distributor's web site. An artist's story: "A film adaptation of the Chekhov short story in which an artist bored with country life challenges a charity worker's ideals"--Distributor's web site. 1 videodisc (165 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2527


Summer and smoke 2010, 1961

From childhood, Alma has loved John Buchanan. Repressed by the pressure of a minister father and a mother who has never recovered from a nervous breakdown, she keeps these feelings bottled up. Her life becomes unbearable when John returns from medical school and takes up with the sultry Rosa, the daughter of the casino owner who is as open and willing as Alma is shy and repressed. 1 videodisc (119 min.)

MEDIA 10-4718


The three penny opera c2009

Social satire set in Victorian London in which both government and underworld are portrayed as amoral and polluted by economic and political chaos. Polly Peachum, daughter of the king of the beggars, with the help of Mackie Messer and his gang, opens a bank in the belief that legal thievery is more profitable than larceny. In the end, Polly's father, Mackie, and the corrupt police commissioner become partners in the bank and mainstays of society. 1 videodisc (100 min.)

MEDIA 10-5151


Three sisters 2003, c1970

John Goldstone, Moura Budberg, Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates,  Jeanne Watts, Joan Plowright, Louise Purnell, Derek Jacobi, Geoffrey Unsworth, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, National Theatre (Great Britain), American Film Theatre (Firm), British Lion Films, Alan Clore Films (Firm), and Kino International Corporation

Nearly a thousand miles away from their beloved Moscow, three sisters live in virtual exile. Olga attempts to support her family and home that is the sole legacy from their late father. Masha finds relief from an empty marriage by being involved with a passionate young colonel. Irina wills herself to return the affections of an ardent suitor in the hope that he will whisk her off to the city. Sift through the debris of their shattered dreams on the eve of the social and political upheaval that will transform Russia forever. 1 videodisc (162 min.)

MEDIA 10-1784


Three sisters 2008

Cedric Messina, Elisaveta Fen, Gerald Savory, Janet Suzman, Eileen Atkins, Michele Dotrice, Anthony Hopkins, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, British Broadcasting Corporation, 2 Entertain Video (Firm), BBC Video (Firm), and Warner Home Video (Firm)

A universal story about yearning, decay, and searching for meaning. Olga, Masha and Irina dream of returning to Moscow, which symbolizes their hope for a better life. But as the play proceeds, their drab provincial existence tightens its hold. 1 videodisc (130 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2529


Uncle Vanya 2008- 1970, 1991

Cedric Messina, Christopher Morahan, David Mamet, Simon Curtis, Gregory Mosher, Freddie Jones, Anthony Hopkins, Ann Bell, Roland Culver, David Warner, Ian Holm, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Ian Bannen, Rebecca Pidgeon, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Oleg Efremov, David Jones, Richard Denton, British Broadcasting Corporation, WNET (Television station : New York, N.Y.), 2 Entertain Video (Firm), BBC Video (Firm), and Warner Home Video (Firm)

Vanya is a bitter, sarcastic man, obsessed with his wasted years and what might have been. He has spent his life toiling for the benefit of the scholar, Serabryakov, who has turned out to be a charlatan. To make matters worse, Vanya has fallen in love with Serabryakov's beautiful, young, new wife, who does not return his ardor. In a 1987 Bookmark episode called A visit from Vanya, Oleg Efremov (director of the Moscow Art Theater on a visit to Oxford) rehearses and discusses scenes from Chekhov plays with director David Jones, and with Russian, British and U.S. actors & directors. 1 videodisc (255 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2528


The wood demon 2008.  Filmed 1959-1991

Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Anton Pavlovich Chekhov, Ian Holm, Francesca Annis, Ronald Fraser, Harry Moore, Anne Robson, David Bird, Dennis Edwards, Robert Gillespie, Donald McWhinnie, Cedric Messina, Rosemary Hill, Ralph Fiennes, Wilfrid Lawson, Catherine Bailey, David Hare, John Tydeman, British Broadcasting Corporation, 2 Entertain Video (Firm), BBC Video (Firm), and Warner Home Video (Firm)

The wood demon: A rich landowner wants to sell his house and forest, much to the displeasure of the wood demon, an ecologically minded doctor whose passion is to preserve Russian forests; The proposal: The wealthy landowner Lomov seeks to marry his neighbor Chubukov's 25-year old daughter Natalia. Lomov is entirely at ease with Chubukov, who quickly gives his consent, but Lomov proves completely inept at actually proposing to Natalia; The wedding: A bridegroom's plan to have a general attend his wedding backfires when the general turns out to be a lowly naval captain. 1 videodisc (171 min.) :

MEDIA 10-2526


Play Adaptations

Accident 198-?

Joseph Losey, Dirk Bogarde, Michael York, Stanley Baker, Vivien Merchant, Nicholas Mosley, Norman Priggen, Jacqueline Sassard, and Harold Pinter

An Oxford graduate is killed in a car crash; his tutor looks back over the tangle of personal relationships that contributed to his death. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

MEDIA 2-1592


And the band played on 1993

Roger Spottiswoode, Matthew Modine, Randy Shilts, Arnold Schulman, Midge Sanford, Sarah Pillsbury, Paul Elliott, and Carter Burwell

Follows the struggle of a handful of strong-willed men and women who took on the fight to save lives in the face of a mysterious illness now called AIDS. 1 videocassette (140 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 587 2-2604


Angels in America c2004

Celia Costas, Mike Nichols, Al Pacino, Meryl Streep, Emma Thompson, Mary-Louise Parker, Jeffrey Wright, Justin Kirk, Ben Shenkman, Patrick Wilson, James Cromwell, Tony Kushner, HBO Films, Avenue Pictures, and HBO Video (Firm)

Set in 1985. Revolves around two very different men with AIDS, one fictional, one fictionalized. Roy Cohn, personifies all the hypocrisy, delusion and callousness of the official response to the plague. Nothing shakes Roy's lack of empathy: even on his death bed, he's fighting with his gay nurse and taunting the woman he helped put to death, Ethel Rosenberg. The other patient is Prior Walter, who is visited by an angel and deserted by his self-pitying lover, Louis. Louis moves on to a relationship with Joe Pitt, a Mormon lawyer whose closeted homosexuality drives his wife to delusions and brings his mother to New York. 2 videodiscs (ca. 352 min.)

DANA 329


Anna Christie 1990

Eugene O'Neill, Greta Garbo, Charles Bickford, George F Marion, Marie Dressler, and Clarence Brown

Based on Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning drama, the movie tells the story of an embittered ex-prostitute who returns to her father, a barge captain. But when Matt, a sailor, falls in love with Anna and she reveals her tarnished past to him and her father, both reject her and ship out to sea. 1 videocassette (82 min.)

MEDIA 2-1302


Awake and sing c2001

Norman Lloyd, Robert Hopkins, Felicia Farr , Leo Fuchs, Walter Matthau, Ron Rifkin, Martin Ritt, Robert Lipton, Milton Selzer, Ruth Storey, Clifford Odets, KCET (Television station : Los Angeles, Calif.), Broadway Theatre Archive, and Kultur Video

A portrait of a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement perfectly captures the spirit of the Depression years. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

MEDIA 2-7467


The Balcony 1989

Jean Genet, Joseph Strick, Ben Maddow, Shelley Winters, Peter Falk, Lee Grant, and Leonard Nimoy

While a revolution is in progress, the brothel of Madame Irma has its own drama--a group of men act out their wish fulfillment with beautiful women. Their various illusions--to be a judge, a bishop, a general - suddenly thrust the men into the midst of the revolution. 1 videocassette (87 min.)

MEDIA 2-1233


Beckett on film c2001

Samuel Beckett, Michael Colgan, Alan Moloney, Michael Lindsay-Hogg, Neil Jordan, Kieron J Walsh, Charles Sturridge, Larry Masterson, Pearse Lehane, Atom Egoyan, Damien O'Donnell, Walter D Asmus, John Crowley, Karel Reisz, Patricia Rozema, David Mamet, Katie Mitchell, Damien Hirst, Conor McPherson, Enda Hughes, Robin Lefčvre, Anthony Minghella, Richard Eyre, Samuel Beckett, Blue Angel Films, Tyrone Productions, Radio Telefís Éireann, Channel Four (Great Britain), Bord Scannán na hÉireann, and Clarence Pictures

"The comprehensive cinematic interpretation of Beckett's plays."--Container. 4 videodiscs (10 hrs., 48 min.)

MEDIA 10-272 v.1-4


Le Bourgeois gentilhomme The would-be gentleman 1990

Moličre, Jean Meyer, Louis Seigner, and Jacques Charon

Entertainment in the tradition of the 'Commedia Dell'arte' ; a combination of music, dance and song performed by the Comédie Française ....  The 'Would-Be Gentleman' in this case is adorned with an elegant dressing gown and an absurd chapeau, as he aspires to a higher station in life. 1 videocassette (97 min.)

MEDIA 2-1389


Bus stop 1987, 1956

Marilyn Monroe, William Inge, Don Murray, Arthur O'Connell, Betty Field, Eileen Heckart, and Joshua Logan

A comedy-drama about a down-on-her-luck singer stranded in a snowbound bus stop in the wilds of Arizona. A romance develops between the singer and a rodeo cowboy. 1 videocassette (94 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 14 2-1340


Caesar and Cleopatra 1984

Bernard Shaw and Gabriel Pascal

Story of the relationship between Caesar and Cleopatra. An epic of power, intrigue and romance unfolds. 1 videocassette (123 min.)



La casa de Bernarda Alba House of Bernarda Alba c2005

Mario Camus, Ricardo Garcaia Arrojo, Irene Gutiaerrez Caba, Ana Belaen, Florinda Chico, Enriqueta Carballeira, Victoria Peana, Aurora Pastor, Federico Garcaia Lorca, Paraiso Films, Cinematica, and Facets Video (Firm)

After her husband's death, Bernarda Alba forces her five daughters into eight years of strict mourning. The appearance of Pepe El Romano, a man who wishes to marry the eldest daughter, Angustias, unleashes a series of events which culminate in a tragic denouement. 1 videodisc (103 min.)



Cat on a hot tin roof 1984, 1958

Richard Brooks and Tennessee Williams

A story of deception which is destroying a patriarchal Southern family as its' members gather for the imminent demise of their "Big Daddy.". 1 videocassette (VHS) (120 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-230 2-6244


The Children's hour 2000

William Wyler, Lillian Hellman, Audrey Hepburn, Shirley MacLaine, James Garner, Miriam Hopkins, Fay Bainter, Karen Balkin, and John Michael Hayes

When a vindictive little girl is disciplined in an exclusive girl's school, the child twists an overheard comment into slander. She accuses her teachers of lesbianism--and her gullible grandmother spreads the gossip. Outraged, the teachers, Karen and Martha fight back in court, but a child's lie is hard to disprove. 1 videocassette (109 min.)

MEDIA 2-5313


The Collection 1986

Laurence Olivier, Alan Bates, Malcolm McDowell, Helen Mirren, Harold Pinter, Derek Granger, and Michael Apted

Two couples become entangled in a bitter and emotional game, as each hides and perverts the truth about an alleged seduction that took place at a fashion show. 1 videocassette (64 min.)

MEDIA 2-1478


Death of a salesman 1986

Volker Schlöndorff, Arthur Miller, Dustin Hoffman, and Kate Reid

The story of the decline of an aging salesman provides a corrosive look at the dark side of the American dream. Dustin Hoffman portrays Willy Loman, whose memories, failures, self-deceptions, expections and hypocracies are revealed in an epic, yet intimate interrogation of values. Director Schlöndorff's surreal and stylized visuals provide both allegorical and pyschological richness. A film made for television. 1 videocassette (135 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 72            2-895


Death of a salesman 2002

David Susskind, Daniel Melnick, Alex Segal , Lee J Cobb, Mildred Dunnock, George Segal, James Farentino, Albert Dekker, Edward Andrews, CBS Television Network , Broadway Theatre Archive, and Kultur International Films

An abbreviated television adaptation of Arthur Miller's Pulitzer Prize-winning play about a middle-aged man's emotional turmoil. 1 videodisc (120 min.)

MEDIA       DANA 10-412           2016


Desire under the elms 1991

Eugene O'Neill, Sophia Loren, Anthony Perkins, Burl Ives, Don Hartman, and Delbert Mann

Set in 19th century New England is a tale of greed, lust and family hatred.  Young Anna comes to the farm as Ephraim's new bride, his third wife.  She begins devising ways to inherit the land Eben claims should be passed on to him.  The tension that grows between them is finally released in a passionate affair originally planned by Anna to produce a child for Ephraim in order to claim sole inheritance of the farm.  Too late, she realizes she is really in love with Eben--a feeling the young man shares. 1 videocassette (114 min.)

MEDIA 2-1423


A doll's house 1983?

George Schaefer and Henrik Ibsen

Nora, who is dominated first by her father and then by her husband, gradually realizes that her personal independence can only emergerg outside of her present situation. Presents stereotypical models of traditional sexual roles. 1 videocassette (89 min.)

DANA. DOUGLASS. MEDIA 69             49                  2-74


A Doll's house 1989

Hillard Elkins, Paul Kael, Patrick Garland , Claire Bloom, Anthony Hopkins, Ralph Richardson, Denholm Elliott, Anna Massey, Edith Evans, and Henrik Ibsen

Nora is the pampered wife of aspiring bank manager Torvald Helmer whose career has been financed in part by his wife's funds in a desperate attempt to hold her family together. Nora once forged a loan signature and now finds herself blackmailed. She remains confident, however, that Torvald will stand by her no matter what the outcome.  His reaction, though, is not what she expects and alters her life forever. 1 videocassette (96 min.)

MEDIA 2-1558


El Burlador de Sevilla 1988, 1987

Tirso de Molina, Ricardo López Aranda, Alberto Espada, Gustavo Pérez Puig, Javier Escrivá, Pedro Osinaga, and Jaime Blanch

"This is a superb production of Tirso's most famous work, the play that introduced the theme of Don Juan into European literature"--Container. 1 videocassette (120 min.)

DANA 683


The Emperor Jones 1933, 1987

Saul J Turell, Dudley Murphy, Paul Robeson , and Eugene O'Neill

An opportunistic young man deposes the local ruler of a Caribbean island and, after declaring himself emperor, proceeds to exploit and torture his subjects. 1 videocassette (72 min.)

MEDIA    DANA 2-742          970


The Emperor Jones c2000

Christopher Kondek, Elizabeth LeCompte, Kate Valk, Willem Dafoe, Eugene O'Neill, and Wooster Group

An ambitious Black man deposes the ruler of a Caribbean island and declares himself emperor. 1 videocassette (39 min.)

MEDIA 2-7428


An enemy of the people 1998

Jack O'Brien, David Griffiths, John Glover, George Grizzard, Valerie Mahaffey, Henrik Ibsen, and Arthur Miller

A dramatized version of a play by Henrik Ibsen about an honest man persecuted because of his insistence on telling the truth. In Maine a health spa is created in a small seacost town which prompts hopes of an economic bonanza, but the visitors to the community have been getting sick. Dr. Stockmann suspects that it may be a bacteria problem in the water as the spa is too close to a tannery. Film includes a conversation with Arthur Miller who adapted the play and with the director, Jack O'Brien. 1 videocassette (ca. 118 min.)

DANA 1631


The Entertainer 198-?, 1960

Tony Richardson, Harry Saltzman, John Osborne, Nigel Kneale, Laurence Olivier, Brenda De Banzie, Joan Plowright, Roger Livesey, Alan Bates, Albert Finney, Daniel Massey, and Shirley-Anne Field

Laurence Olivier portrays Archie Rice, a third-rate vaudevillian in moral, spiritual and professional decline. When his raging ego demands he be admired by one and all, his world collapses onto the garbage heap he has built up through a life of self-deceit, sneaky schemes, and ruthless unconcern for those who love him. 1 videocassette (97 min.)

MEDIA 2-2420


Falstaff (Chimes at midnight) 198-?

Orson Welles, Emiliano Piedra, Angel Escolano, Jeanne Moreau, Margaret Rutherford, and John Gielgud

Story of the friendship between the bohemian, boisterous Falstaff and the young Prince Hal, the future King of England. It dramatizes the betrayal of that friendship, and Falstaff's disillusionment when the prince does become king. 1 videocassette (115 min.)

DANA 837


Heartbreak House 1987

John H Williams, Howard K Grossman, Anthony Page, Bernard Shaw, Rex Harrison, Rosemary Harris, and Amy Irving

An adaptation of George Bernard Shaw's Heartbreak House which presents a cynical look at life among England's uppercrust, namely, the Shotover family. 1 videocassette (VHS) (122 min.)

DANA. DANA 73 73


Hedda Gabler 2004

Vitold Krysinsky, Henrik Ibsen, Patrick Delhaye, Emmanuelle Seigner, Guillaume de Tonquedec, Pascale Arbillot, Jean-Paul Solal, Coopérative de production audiovisuelle théâtrale, Société de promotion audiovisuelle théâtrale, and Comité consultatif sur TV5 (Canada)

Tout juste revenue de voyage de noces, méprisante et dépensičre, Hedda s b2 sennuie. Sa vie de bourgeoise en province ne lui convient gučre. Quand réapparaît son ancien amoureux, elle en fait son jouet et déclenche une mécanique qui lui échappera. 1 videodisc (120 min)



Henrik Ibsen's A doll's house 1998

Joseph Losey, Henrik Ibsen, David Mercer, Jane Fonda, David Warner, Edward Fox, Trevor Howard, and Delphine Seyrig

Nora, the "model wife," commits forgery and risks destruction in order to save her husband.  But after he rejects her, she leaves her husband and children to begin a new life. 1 videocassette (107 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 1564 2-5329


Hughie 1984, 1981

Eugene O'Neill, Terry Hughes, and Jos'e Quinto Weir

Hughie has just died and his friend, Erie Smith is coming off a five day drunk and doesn't want to go to his room alone, now that Hughie is gone. 1 videocassette (VHS) (65 min.)

MEDIA 2-84


Ibsen's Peer Gynt 1992, 1978

Andrew Martin, William Hindman, José Ferrer, and Henrik Ibsen

Provides a framework for understanding drama and the basic skills needed to view a play critically using the fifth act of Ibsen's play Peer Gynt as an exemple. 1 videocassette (60 min.)

MEDIA 2-2052


Juno and the paycock c1993

Alfred Hitchcock, Sara Allgood, Edward Chapman, Barry Fitzgerald, Maire O'Neill, Sean O'Casey, British International Pictures, Wardour Films, Hollywood Select Video (Firm), and Timeless Video Inc

After a poor man's legacy fails to come through his armless son is shot by an informer. A dramatic story of Ireland and the Dublin Rebellion from the play by Sean O'Casey. 1 videocassette (ca. 98 min.)

MEDIA 2-6696


Long day's journey into night 1990

Katharine Hepburn, Jason Robards, Ralph Richardson, Dean Stockwell, Sidney Lumet, Eugene O'Neill, Joseph E Levin, and André Previn

Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical account of his explosive homelife with his drug-addicted mother, alcoholic father and emotionally unstable older brother. 2 videocassettes (170 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA                                       DANA 2-1312- 2-1313; 2-5425,  2-5426      40 video 1 40 video


Long day's journey into night 1999

Daniel Iron, Niv Fichman, David Wellington , William Hutt, Martha Henry, Tom McCamus, Peter Donaldson, Martha Burns, and Eugene O'Neill

Critically acclaimed production of Eugene O'Neill's autobiographical, Pulitzer-Prize winning drama unfolds over the course of a single day as the Tyrone family confronts its oldest, most haunting secrets. 3 videocassettes (ca. 178 min.)

DANA. DANA. DANA. DANA 1699 cassette 1 1699 cassette 2 1699 cassette 2 1699 cassette 3


The Long voyage home 198-?

John Ford, Dudley Nichols, John Wayne, Thomas Mitchell, Eugene O'Neill, Barry Fitzgerald, and Ian Hunter

An amalgam of four one-act plays by Eugene O'Neill shows the lives and characters of the hard-bitten crew of the S.S. Glencairn, loaded with highly explosive ammunition, sailing for home in the wake of World War II. 1 videocassette (106 min.)

MEDIA 2-1495


Major Barbara 1982?

Gabriel Pascal and Bernard Shaw

A wealthy young woman joins the Salvation Army against her father's wishes to save the poor. 1 videocassette (136 min.)



Master Harold ... and the boys 1986

Athol Fugard, Iris Merlis, Matthew Broderick, Zakes Mokae, John Kani, and Michael Lindsay-Hogg

A young white man's frustration with the return home of his alcoholic, handicapped father turns into racist viciousness against the two black men who work for the family. 1 videocassette (90 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 17            2-1332


Medea 1970

Euripides, Franco Rossellini, Pier Paolo Pasolini, Maria Callas, Gisueppi Gentile, Laurent Terzieff, Massimo Girotti, and Margareth Clementi

Medea, high priestess of the Golden Fleece, falls in love with Jason, and, stealing the prized article, flees with him to Corinth. Jason eventually betrays her, however, when he falls in love with the daughter of Creon.  In a white heat of anger, Medea murders Creon, his daughter, and finally her two sons by Jason, then flees, leaving him to face a wifeless, childless future. 1 videocassette (100 min.)

DANA. MEDIA 21 2-1453


Medea 1991

Euripides, Robinson Jeffers, José Quintero, H. Wesley Kenney, David Susskind, Judith Anderson, Colleen Dewhurst, and Henry Brandon

A modern-language production of the classic tragedy of a proud woman betrayed by the man she loves. 1 videocassette (107 min.)

DANA      MEDIA 1602              2-85


Miss Julie 1985

Alf Sjöberg, August Strindberg, Anita Björk, Ulf Palme, Marta Dorff, and Lissi Alandh

Miss Julie, a noblewoman, allows her butler to seduce her after her engagement is broken. Her actions then lead to a haunting and unremitting exploration of how the woman's disgrace begins to destroy her. 1 videocassette (VHS) (90 min.)



A Moon for the misbegotten 2002

José Quintero, Gordon Rigsby, David Susskind, Jason Robards, Colleen Dewhurst, Ed Flanders, John O'Leary, Edwin J McDonough, Eugene O'Neill, Talent Associates, Norton Simon Inc, Broadway Theatre Archive, and Image Entertainment (Firm)

In a towering performance, the late, great Jason Robards portrays a cynical, self-hating alcoholic actor based on O'Neill's elder brother, Jamie. The majestic Colleen Dewhurst plays the earthy, gruff daughter of his scheming Irish tenant farmer with whom the failed actor spends a soul-baring night of guilt-ridden confessions, tenderness, and absolution. 1 videodisc (135 min.)



My sister Eileen 1992

Blake Edwards, Bob Fosse, Jule Styne, Janet Leigh, Betty Garrett, Jack Lemmon, Joseph A Fields, Richard Quine, Fred Kohlmar, Jerome Chidorov, and Leo Robin

The Sherwood sisters, Ruth (Garrett) and Eileen (Leigh), move from Ohio to New York City to seek their fame and fortune, Ruth as an author, and Eileen as an actress.  When Ruth writes about her sister in one of her short stories, magazine editor Robert Baker (Lemmon), to whom Ruth has sent the story, expresses an interest in meeting the head-turning Eileen. 1 videocassette (ca. 108 min.)

MEDIA 2-2073


Neil Simon's the heartbreak kid 1998

Elaine May, Charles Grodin, Cybill Shepherd, Eddie Albert, Neil Simon, Edgar J Scherick, and Bruce Jay Friedman

Lenny Cantrow (Grodin), an ambitious 27-year-old sporting goods salesman, meets a girl named Lila (Berlin) in a Manhattan singles bar.  Following a brief courtship, Lenny proposes marriage.  On their honeymoon in Florida, Lenny decides that he's made a mistake.  Lenny falls head over heels in love with a college student (Shepherd) vacationing with her wealthy parents but there is one small complication-- he's a newlywed! 1 videocassette (106 min.)

MEDIA 2-3822


'Night, mother 1987

Marsha Norman, Sissy Spacek, Anne Bancroft, Aaron Spelling, Alan Greisman, and Tom Moore

Sissy Spacek and Anne Bancroft star in this taut, emotional study about a mother's attempt to stop her distraught daughter from committing suicide. The moving production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play casts Sissy Spacek as an epileptic with a failed marriage and a delinquent son who decides to take control the only way she can--by taking her own life. Bancroft, as the widowed mother with whom she lives, is oblivious to her daughter's depression until she becomes frightfully aware of her plans.  1 videocassette (97 min.)

MEDIA 2-1486


Oedipus at Colonus  1987

Anthony Quayle, Juliet Stevenson, Don Taylor, Louis Marks, and Sophocles

This adaptation of Sophocles' play recounts the blind, exiled Oedipus' final days. 2 videocassettes (240 min.)

MEDIA. MEDIA 2-2304 cassette 1 2-2305 cassette 2


Oedipus Rex 1988

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