Descriptive Video Tape Catalog
(Updated May 2012)
In San Francisco, Sally, a career-oriented college professor, reluctantly accepts custody of her rebellious teenaged daughter Page. Then she learns she has to return to the Nova Scotia town she grew up in to settle her father’s estate. As Sally copes with her past, and Page discovers the home and family she never had, they develop a better understanding of each other. Not Rated. 1994. DV 369.
Call It Murder
A jury foreman is tormented by family, the public and himself after sentencing a woman to death in this suspenseful psychodrama. Starring Humphrey Bogart, Helen Flint and Sidney Fox. Not Rated. 1934. DV 287.
Call of the Wild
In the midst of the Klondike gold rush, an adventurer and his devoted sled dog mush their way into the heart of an exciting, boisterous, unpredictable era. A vivid recreation of Jack London’s classic wilderness saga starring Charlton Heston. Contains violence and strong language. Rated R. 1972. DV 288.
In 1699 William Kidd, the notorious buccaneer, sets out to buy his way into the House of Lords. But his path to a peerage proves perilous when he is opposed by his former pirated partners and then by a mysterious ex-convict. Not Rated. 1945. DV 437.
Fleeing from a jealous husband, an American discovers the freighter he has escaped on is part of a plot to blow up the Panama Canal. Suspected by the cunning captain and closely watched by the crew, he searches desperately for a way to thwart the deadly scheme. Not Rated. 1953. DV 438.
In the turmoil following the defeat of the Emperor Napoleon, many exiles return to France to find their lands ruled by petty tyrants, and their property appropriated by the tyrants’ henchmen. One man known for his billowing bright red cape and his stunning swordsmanship decides to teach the usurper a few lessons. Not Rated. 1953. DV 439.
The Captive Heart
In this powerful World War II drama, a German POW hides among British prisoners in a camp after assuming the identity of a British soldier. Stars Michael Redgrave. Not Rated. 1946. DV 290.
When oilrig foreman Lin Vanner shoots a drifter he believes stole his company’s payroll, he is hailed as a hero. But the payroll is never found, and he begins to wonder if he has killed the wrong man. Lin realizes he must uncover the real story behind the payroll theft. When he does, the terrible consequences turn him into a hunted fugitive. Not Rated. 1950. DV 440.
Academy Award Winner for Best Picture. Humphrey Bogart and Ingrid Bergman portray former lovers reunited in Morocco during the chaos of World War II. Not Rated. 1943. DV 176.
The Casablanca Express
At the height of World War II, Winston Churchill arrives in North Africa en route to a top-level meeting in Casablanca. When Allied intelligence learns the Luftwaffe intends to intercept his flight, they change plans at the last minute and send Churchill by train. With Churchill’s life and the outcome of the war at stake, the Allies only hope lies with three undercover agents on the train. Not Rated. 1989. DV 386.
Cast a Dark Shadow
Charming young Edward “Teddy” Bare kills his wealthy older wife only to find himself left out of her will. His next wealthy widow proves more of a match than he bargained for in this suspenseful and surprising thriller. Stars Dirk Bogarde and Margaret Lockwood. Not Rated. 1957. DV 291.
In 1902, a troop of United States Cavalry is sent to garrison a town in the Philippines. The troopers are met with suspicion and sullenness. But over time their commitment, good will, humor and helpfulness earn the townspeople’s respect and support. Not Rated. 1963. DV 441.
Robert Downey Jr. stars as Charlie Chaplin in this portrait of “The Little Tramp's” amazing life and times. Contains strong language and nudity. Closed Captioned. Rated PG-13. 1992. DV 20.
Features one of America's most-lovable screen heroes, Cary Grant, aiding his beautiful co-star, Audrey Hepburn, in recovering a fortune secreted by her late husband in Paris. Not Rated. 1963. DV 133.
A Charlie Brown Christmas
Charlie Brown, Lucy, Linus, Snoopy and the entire Peanuts gang learn the true meaning of Christmas in this animated classic. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. 1965. DV 21.
Cheaper by the Dozen
In this remake of the 1950 film, two loving parents are trying to manage careers and a household amid the chaos of raising twelve rambunctious kids. Based on the book by Frank B. Gilbreth. Stars Steve Martin and Bonnie Hunt. Rated PG. 2003. DV 516.
Cheaper By the Dozen 2
Tom Baker and wife Kate bring their clan together for a memorable summer getaway. But their dream vacation turns into an outrageous competition with the overachieving, overzealous family of Tom's long-time rival, Jimmy Murtaugh. Stars Steve Martin, Bonnie Hunt, and Eugene Levy. Rated PG. 2005. DV 567.
Chicago 1968: The American Experience
On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, Chicago was under siege by members of the antiwar movement who seized this opportunity to polarize public opinion against the war. Inside the convention hall, divisions ran deep as conservatives battled for control of the party. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 177.
Family and Children
After ruining his reputation with the town, a courageous chicken must come to the rescue of his fellow citizens when aliens start an invasion. Rated G. 2005. DV 568.
Child in the Night
Starring Tom Skerritt, Jo Beth Williams and Darren McGavin. Typical "star performance" by Skerritt as an overworked Seattle detective solving an intriguing murder mystery with reluctant assistance from Williams who plays a criminal psychologist. Not Rated. 1990. DV 131.
Chino ekes out a spartan but satisfying existence raising horses bred from a magnificent half tamed stallion. When he makes the mistake of falling in love with the beautiful, English bred sister of the local land baron, the land baron makes the mistake of having Chino bullwhipped almost to death. Chino recovers, only to find he has been fenced off from his horses. Vengeance and violence ensue. Stars Charles Bronson and Jill Ireland. Rated PG. 1973. DV 442.
A Christmas Carol
Charles Dickens' holiday classic in which a bitter old man discovers the true meaning of Christmas. Starring George C. Scott. Rated PG. 1984. DV 178.
The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch, and The Wardrobe
Family and Children/Fantasy
Based on the classic novel by CS Lewis. Four London children are sent to a professor’s country home in order for protection during World War II. There they find a magic wardrobe which leads to a mystical land called Narnia, which is being ruled by an evil witch. To defeat the Witch, they must join forces with Aslan, the lion god of Narnia. Rated PG. 2005. DV 569.
Family and Children
This is the Disney animation of an enduring rags-to-riches story about a beautiful girl who, with the help of her fairy godmother, makes all her dreams come true. Closed Captioned. Rated G. 1950. DV 23.
The life of Depression-era boxer Jim Braddock is brought to the screen in this powerful drama from director Ron Howard. Russell Crowe stars as Braddock, a man whose unwavering determination to make a better life for his devoted wife and family would see him triumph over poverty and an injured right hand to rise to the top of the boxing world, culminating in a highly publicized bout with heavyweight champ Max Baer. Also stars Renee Zellweger and Paul Giamatti. Contains strong language and violence. Rated PG-13. 2005. DV 548.
The Civil War
This landmark documentary movingly and vividly presents the bitter conflict over Union and State's rights, which evolved into a struggle over the meaning of freedom in America. Nine video set. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 24.
An all-star cast of veteran actors including Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn portray a group of senior citizens that are given a second chance at being young and face crucial decisions about life and death. Contains sexual situations. Closed Captioned. Rated PG-13. 1985. DV 26.
When a desperate band of cutthroats show up to collect a debt from his past, the happy, laid back life of fishing charter captain Joe Martin takes a swift turn toward disaster. To ensure his compliance, the gang holds Joe’s wife and their daughter hostage. But Joe, pushed over the edge, is not about to give in without a struggle. Stars Charles Bronson, James Mason, and Liv Ullman. Rated PG. 1970. DV 443.
The Color Purple
Directed by Steven Spielberg and based on the book by Alice Walker, this film follows the life of Celie, a young African American girl growing up in the early 1900s. Nominated for eleven Academy Awards. Stars Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, and Oprah Winfrey. Rated PG. 1985. DV 506.
The Con Artists
In France during the 1920s, an aging con man teams up with an aspiring young contender to work a sting on his former lover, Belle Duke, a casino owner and avid art collector. Belle, as wily and cynical as she is rich, proves to be no easy mark. Twists and treachery abound, but greed ultimately triumphs in this period comedy starring Anthony Quinn. Rated PG. 1978. DV 444.
This elegant and absorbing documentary chronicles the greatest amusement empire the world has ever seen from its emergence in the mid-1800s through its demise after World War II. Documentary. PBS video. DV 251.
Constantine and the Cross
Three centuries after the birth of Christ, the Roman Senate resolves to exterminate the new religion. Then a Roman general sympathetic to the Christians lays claim to the imperial throne, and the stage is set for civil war. Stars Cornel Wilde. Not Rated. 1962. DV 445.
As the unluckiest man in Las Vegas, Bernie Lootz is employed by an old-school casino manager to jinx the winning streaks of any high rollers. When Bernie falls in love with a new cocktail waitress, it looks like his luck is finally changing. Things turn nasty when the casino director tries to break up the romance. Stars William H. Macy, Maria Bello, and Alec Baldwin. Contains violence, strong language, nudity, and sexual situations. Rated R. 2003. DV 530.
Cyrano de Bergerac
Jose Ferrer won an Oscar for his portrayal of the cavalier with the prominent nose, who helps a handsome friend woo the woman they both adore. Not Rated. 1950. DV 292.
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