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Summary: The hugely popular live American television plays of the 1950s have become the stuff of legend. Combining elements of theater, radio, and filmmaking, they were produced at a moment when TV technology was growing more mobile and art was being made accessible to a newly suburban postwar demographic. These astonishingly choreographed, brilliantly acted, and socially progressive "teleplays"...

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Criterion Collection 2009

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Summary: Marty is the story of a 34-year-old Bronx butcher who fears that he will never find love, but at a Saturday night dance he meets a girl with similar fears.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2001

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA MAR

Summary: The story of a goldmining boom town centering on the work-and-play partnership of two miners and the wife they share.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Home Video 2001

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2 available in Musicals DVDs, Call number: DVD MUSICALS PAI

Summary: Satirical look at a large metropolitan hospital where the patients die of neglect, the interns chase the nurses, the head of the hospital contemplates suicide and there's someone killing off the staff.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: MGM Home Entertainment 2003

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY HOS

Summary: A television newscaster's mental breakdown turns him into a celebrity when the network tries to profit from his illness.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: 2006

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1 available in Drama DVDs, Call number: DVD DRAMA NET

Summary: Research scientist Eddie Jessup explores altered states of consciousness using sensory deprivation and hallucinogenic drugs.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 1998

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1 available in Science Fiction DVDs, Call number: DVD SCI-FI ALT

Summary: A satirical look at the politics and power struggles of television executives as a network news anchorman turns the tables on the "ratings".

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: distributed by MGM Home Entertainment 1998

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1 available in Browsing Hot DVDs, Call number: DVD MOVIE NET

Summary: A cynical American naval officer (Garner) is assigned a lovely young English widow (Andrews) as his driver in this comedy set in London during World War II. Despite their differences they fall in love, but his superiors seem to have nasty plans for him involving D-day!

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Warner Home Video 2005

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1 available in Comedy DVDs, Call number: DVD COMEDY AME

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