Descriptive Video Tape Catalog
(Updated May 2012)
John Wayne and Maureen O'Hara star in the epic western version of The Taming of the Shrew. Kate, the beautiful red-haired wife of a cattle baron, demands a divorce and custody of their daughter Becky. But her husband, George Washington McLintock, has no intention of granting either. They are still mad about each other if only they could stop fighting long enough to admit it. Not Rated. 1963. DV 466.
Malcolm X: Make It Plain
This definitive biography integrates interviews, archival footage, photographs and an original film score in this fascinating intellectual journey of a complex man whose ideas resonate today. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 66.
The Man Called Noon
In this Western based on a novel by Louis L'Amour, a gunfighter loses his memory after he's shot and nearly killed in an ambush. He survives and manages to elude his would-be killers with the help of a mysterious outlaw. Stars Richard Crenna and Stephen Boyd. Not rated. 1973. DV 515.
The Man on the Eiffel Tower
When a woman and her maid are mysteriously murdered in a St. Cloud mansion, Inspector Maigret is assigned the case. He soon finds himself matching wits with a brilliant but unstable loner while trying to save an innocent dupe from the guillotine. Based on a novel in the mystery series by Georges Simenon. Not Rated. 1948. DV 374.
The Man Who Knew Too Much
In this early Hitchcock masterpiece, a British society couple becomes tangled in an explosive assassination plot while the life of their kidnapped daughter hangs in the balance. Stars Leslie Banks, Edna Best and Peter Lorre. Not Rated. 1934. DV 314.
The Man with the Golden Arm
Magnificent dramatic performance by Frank Sinatra, playing the professional gambling house card dealer who needs treatment for his drug addiction. Interesting love triangle. Not Rated. 1955. DV 157.
The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh
Family and Children
The adventures of a huggable, stuffed bear and his friend Christopher Robin as they journey through the Hundred Acre Wood. Included in this Disney film are three animated, heartwarming stories: "The Honey Tree", "The Blustery Day" and "Winnie the Pooh and Tigger Too". Closed Captioned. Rated G. 1977. DV 126.
Marie Curie: More Than Meets the Eye
During World War I, families are fleeing war-torn Paris. The Boudreau sisters, whose photographer father is on the Front, decide to aid in the war effort by catching spies. A woman's strange finger-tapping and suspicious comings and goings make her a prime suspect. The woman is in fact Nobel prize-winning scientist Marie Curie. The sisters learn the importance of fighting for one's convictions when their father's life is saved with a diagnosis by Curie and her new X-ray machine. Not Rated. 1998. DV 408.
The Mark of the Hawk
In the late 1950s, Africans struggle for their independence from white colonialists. Caught in the middle is young Obam, the first Black person elected to his country's white run government. Stars Sidney Poitier, Eartha Kitt and John McIntyre. Not Rated. 1957. DV 467.
Family and Children
In this Disney production, Julie Andrews stars as the irrepressible nanny who soars out of the London skies and into the hearts of everyone she encounters. Closed Captioned. Rated G. 1964. DV 67.
Includes two, one-hour episodes of Matlock starring Andy Griffith, "The Heiress" and "The Stripper". Not Rated. DV 166.
Includes two, one-hour episodes of Matlock starring Andy Griffith, "The Seduction" and "The Angel". Not Rated. DV 162.
The second installment of Matrix sees Neo racing to beat the machines before launching a final battle that pits the last remaining unplugged humans against them. Along the way, with Morpheus and Trinity by his side, Neo battles Agent Smith and his clones. Stars Keanu Reeves, Laurence Fishburne, and Carrie-Anne Moss. Contains violence and sexual situations. Rated R. 2003. DV 510.
Meet John Doe
In this classic from director Frank Capra, a big-city reporter and a corrupt politician manipulate an honest man into fronting a national scam. Stars Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck. Not Rated. 1941. DV 315.
Meet the Fockers
After his disaster-laden trip to "Meet the Parents," betrothed nurse Greg Focker takes his fiancée and strait-laced future in-laws down to Florida to introduce them to his free-spirited sex therapist mom and lawyer turned stay at home dad. Stars Ben Stiller, Teri Polo, Robert De Niro, Blythe Danner, Barbra Streisand, and Dustin Hoffman Contains strong language and sexual situations. Rated PG-13. 2004. DV 541.
Meet the Parents
Ben Stiller stars as Greg Focker who is poised to propose to his girlfriend during a weekend stay at her parents' home. Greg's quest for approval gets seriously sidetracked as Murphy's Law takes over and a hilarious string of mishaps turns him into a master of disaster and total pariah in the eyes of the entire family, except for his girlfriend who can't believe she still loves her one-man wrecking crew. Contains strong language and sexual situations. Closed Captioned. Rated PG-13. 2000. DV 271.
Meltdown at Three Mile Island: The American Experience
Witness how human error and bad luck converge in our nation's worst nuclear accident. On March 28, 1979, a nuclear reactor in Pennsylvania suddenly overheated. As scientists and officials scrambled to prevent a nuclear catastrophe, thousands of nearby residents fled the area. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 190.
Message to My Daughter
Bonnie Bedelia and Martin Sheen star in this drama concerning a troubled teenager who finds much-needed help for her emotional problems when she listens to tapes recorded years earlier by her now-deceased mother. Not Rated. 1973. DV 409.
A burned out homicide detective pursues a brutal serial killer through Berlin's underworld of drugs and prostitution, and finds his long term friendship with the District Attorney tested to the limit. Contains violence and strong language. Rated PG-13. 1988. DV 468.
Recounts the history of the predominantly black film industry centering on filmmaker Oscar Micheaux. Close to 500 movies were produced between 1910 and 1950 to counteract the offensive African-American stereotypes depicted in Hollywood films. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 68.
The Mighty Ducks
Family and Children
Emilio Estevez stars in this heartwarming comedy about a lawyer forced to coach a ragtag team of peewee hockey players. This is a Disney production. Closed Captioned. Rated PG. 1992. DV 69.
Million Dollar Baby
Clint Eastwood stars as a gruff boxing coach in this drama that earned Academy Awards for Best Picture, Director, Actress, and Supporting Actor. Urged by gym caretaker Morgan Freeman to help upstart fighter Hilary Swank develop her skills, a reluctant Eastwood eventually takes her under his wing, and together the pair learns about the strength of dreams, and the devastating consequences of fate. Contains violence and strong language. Rated PG-13. 2004. DV 539.
The Million Pound Note
Rescued by a freighter when his small boat is blown out to sea, a young American, played by Gregory Peck, finds himself penniless and friendless in turn-of-the century London. His life changes dramatically, and comically, when two brothers present him with a million pound note. Based on a story by Mark Twain. Not Rated. 1953. DV 375.
Science Fiction and Fantasy
Tom Cruise plays a detective for a government agency in 2054 Washington that uses psychics to track down would-be murderers and bust them before they kill. When the psychics' visions show Cruise as a killer, he is forced to dodge a determined federal agent and his crew to find the potential victim and the reasons behind the premonition. Contains violence, strong language, and sexual situations. Rated PG-13. 2002. DV 505.
Miracle on 34th Street
Is Santa real or isn't he? That's the question raised in this heartwarming, 1947 classic about a little girl's faith, love and imagination that keep beliefs alive. Closed Captioned. Rated G. DV 70.
The Miracle Worker
Inspiring film starring Patty Duke and Anne Bancroft. This is the story of Helen Keller, who, blind and deaf since infancy, struggled to communicate, and the young teacher who relied on her guts and instinct to find a way to make it happen. Not Rated. 1962. DV 191.
In 1850, Madeleine, a beautiful young Native woman and Charles, the assistant proctor of a trading post live a good life in the Canadian wilderness with their children. Then, on the eve of a business trip back to London, Charles learns that his relationship with Madeleine will spoil his promising future with the Hudson Bay Company. Madeleine waits for him through the long winter, but when Charles returns the next year, he brings with him a proper English wife. Not Rated. 1986. DV 410.
In Colonial America, painter Jonathan Adams is commissioned by the Boston Historical Society to document life on the frontier. But his carefree existence is threatened by friction between the settlers and the Indians who share the land. Then he meets and falls in love with the Chief's beautiful daughter. Together, they try to keep the fragile peace, but bad blood on both sides entangles the lovers in a desperate and bloody conflict. Not Rated. 1956. DV 411.
Molly and Lawless John
Married to the sheriff in a small western town, Molly's life is a dreary one. Her husband ignores her and they have no children. A handsome young outlaw convinces her to run away with him. She soon learns he is only using her to escape hanging. With no way back, Molly decides to stick with him, hoping, as they run from the law and tangle with Apaches, that he will learn to love her. Stars Vera Miles and Sam Elliott. Rated PG. 1971. DV 469.
Monet: Shadow and Light
Daniel, a boy with budding artistic talent, helps a disheartened Claude Monet learn the value of family. Then Monet shows Daniel a new way of seeing the world through his new Impressionist art. Not Rated. 1999. DV 412.
After a family tragedy, a racist prison guard reexamines his attitudes while falling in love with the African American wife of the last prisoner he executed. Stars Halle Berry and Billy Bob Thornton. Best Actress Oscar for Halle Berry. Contains violence, strong language, nudity, and explicit sex. Rated R. 2001. DV 533.
Mr. Holland's Opus
Richard Dreyfuss portrays a man whose dream of composing one truly memorable piece of music is altered when he realizes teaching is his real passion and his students his legacy. Also starring Olympia Dukakis. Rated PG. 1995. DV 140.
Mr. Sears' Catalogue
This program explores how the Sears catalogue became a symbol for the natural ambitions and dreams of a sprawling country. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 71.
How far would an ordinary father go to spend more time with his children? Daniel Hillard is no ordinary father, so when he learns his ex-wife needs a housekeeper, he applies for the job. With the perfect wig, some makeup and a dress, he becomes Mrs. Doubtfire, a devoted British nanny who is hired on the spot. Starring Robin Williams and Sally Field. Contains strong language. Rated PG-13. DV 257.
The Most Dangerous Game
After being shipwrecked on a private island, Joel McCrea becomes the human prey of a deranged hunter. Now he must outwit his stalker, Leslie Banks. Not Rated. 1932. DV 316.
Mr. & Mrs. Smith
A bored married couple is surprised to learn that they are both assassins hired by competing agencies to kill each other. This action packed film stars Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt and Vince Vaughn. Contains strong language, sexual situations, and violence. Rated PG-13. 2005. DV 552.
Family and Children
In this Disney-animated adventure based on an ancient Chinese legend, Mulan is a fun and inspirational story about a young girl, who disguises herself as a soldier and takes her aging father's place in the imperial army. Rated G. 1998. DV 234.
A Murder of Crows
A New Orleans lawyer submits, under his own name, a mystery novel manuscript written by a man he thinks is dead. When it's learned that the book's killings are real unsolved cases, he becomes the prime suspect and must uncover the truth behind the murders. Stars Cuba Gooding Jr., Tom Berenger, and Eric Stoltz. Contains violence, strong language, nudity, and sexual situations. Rated R. 1998. DV 534.
Murder of the Century: The American Experience
On June 25, 1906, New York City's leading architect was shot to death while attending a musical performance at Madison Square Garden. Harry Thaw, heir to Pittsburgh railroad fortune, had pulled the trigger that ended Stanford White's life, marking the final act in a long struggle between two men over Thaw's young wife. Closed Captioned. Not Rated. DV 192.
My Man Godfrey
William Powell and Carole Lombard are delightful in this nutty comedy about a family of rich eccentrics whose lives are changed when they hire a new butler, who is more than he seems. Not Rated. 1936. DV 318.
My Outlaw Brother
A spunky young greenhorn in search of his long lost brother hooks up with a Texas Ranger assigned to root out a murderous gang of Mexican raiders. South of the border, they discover the brother has ties to the gang. Their refusal to be warned off puts them in mortal danger. Not Rated. 1951. DV 470.
This drama centers on three Boston friends reunited 30 years after one of them was abducted and sexually molested. Now, another trauma has affected their lives: a murder. One of the friends is a detective on the case, and another is a prime suspect. Stars Sean Penn, Kevin Bacon, and Tim Robbins. Penn and Robbins both won Academy Awards for this adaptation of Dennis Lehane's novel. Contains violence and strong language. Rated R. 2003. DV 519.
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