Wyler, William 1902-1981
Most widely held works about William Wyler
Most widely held works by William Wyler
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ ( Visual )
60 editions published between 1959 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 2,746 libraries worldwide
A peace-loving prince of Judea leads his nation against the wrath of the conquering Romans. His self-imposed destiny brings tragedy to himself, and his people, as he learns to fight, love, hate and, finally, forgive.
Roman holiday ( Visual )
52 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,957 libraries worldwide
A princess rebels against her royal obligations and explores Rome on her own. She meets an American newspaperman who, seeking an exclusive story, pretends ignorance of her identity. But his plan falters as they fall in love.
Funny girl ( Visual )
43 editions published between 1968 and 2007 in 8 languages and held by 1,650 libraries worldwide
A musical film that follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice.
Mrs. Miniver ( Visual )
33 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,628 libraries worldwide
"This story of an average English middle-class family begins with the summer of 1939; when the sun shone down on a happy, careless people, who worked and played, reared their children and tended their gardens in that happy, easy-going England that was so soon to be fighting desperately for her way of life and for life itself." -- Title screens. [The film] dramatizes the effect of the Second World War on the English at home. Mrs. Kay Miniver's tranquil domestic existence is torn to shreds by the winds of war: her husband, Clem, disappears on a secret volunteer mission; eldest son, Vin, joins the RAF; and the village faces regular German bombings with a typically British stiff-upper-lip. Embodying understated British courage in the face of danger, Mrs. Miniver's mission is to stay alive, and keep her family together with hope, strength, and dignity.
Wuthering Heights ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in 6 languages and held by 1,351 libraries worldwide
"Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon and David Niven star in this internationally-acclaimed masterpiece based on Emily Brontë's classic story of passion, hatred and revenge. Olivier and Oberon are brilliant as Heathcliff and Cathy, whose tortured love affair ends when Cathy marries the wealthy Edgar (David Niven). Heathcliff's savage retaliation upon the woman he loves explodes in a stunning climax."--Jacket.
The best years of our lives ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1946 and 2004 in English and held by 1,337 libraries worldwide
Recounts the problems faced by three returning veterans of WWII as they attempt to pick up the threads of their lives. Captain Derry is returning to a loveless marriage, Sergeant Stephenson is a stranger to a family that's grown up without him, and sailor Parrish is tormented by the loss of his hands.
The Best years of our lives ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1946 and 2006 in 4 languages and held by 1,296 libraries worldwide
Recounts the problems faced by three returning veterans after WWII as they attempt to pick up the threads of their lives.
Jezebel ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,139 libraries worldwide
Julie Marsden is a Southern belle in pre-Civil War New Orleans with a knack for manipulating the men in her life. Scorned by the man she loves, she lashes out in revenge and destroys lives in the process.
The little foxes ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1941 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 904 libraries worldwide
Regina Giddens is a woman who will stop at nothing to outwit her brothers in running the family business, even if it means sacrificing the health of her husband or the love of her young daughter.
Friendly persuasion ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1956 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 744 libraries worldwide
A heart-warming story about the day-to-day experiences of a Quaker family living in Indiana in 1862, showing their religious beliefs, their worldly temptations, their petty feuds, and their reactions in a time of crisis.
The big country ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1986 and 2007 in English and held by 720 libraries worldwide
A retired ship captain moves west to marry and start life over as a rancher. He finds himself between two families at war over cattle watering rights, unaccepted by the local people, and in a deteriorating relationship.
The letter ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 677 libraries worldwide
Set on a rubber plantation in Malaya, this story centers on a woman's reasons for killing a man who was a close family friend.
William Wyler's the heiress ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1983 and 2008 in English and held by 618 libraries worldwide
A wealthy girl falls in love with a penniless man her father is sure only wants her for her money. When she plans to elope, her father threatens to disinherit her. Will she still go through with the marriage?
How to steal a million ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1966 and 2006 in English and German and held by 606 libraries worldwide
A woman and a burglar hatch a scheme to swipe a forgery from an art museum to conceal her father's art forgeries.
The Heiress ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1949 and 2006 in English and German and held by 517 libraries worldwide
Catherine is the only heir to her stern father's vast estate. When a dashing fortune hunter named Morris Townsend wants her to elope, she is threatened with disinheritance. On the eve of their marriage, he deserts her. Seven years later, Morris returns, and a wiser Catherine plots her revenge.
The children's hour ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2004 in English and held by 494 libraries worldwide
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, Karen and Martha fight back in court, but a child's lie is hard to disprove.
Wuthering Heights ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1939 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 446 libraries worldwide
The story of the impact of the abused waif, Heathcliff, on two Yorkshire families, the Earnshaws and Lintons, at the close of the 18th century. When Heathcliff loses Cathy Earnshaw, the woman he obsessively loves, to the wealthy but inferior Edgar Linton, he plans a savage retaliation upon both families, extending into the second generation.
Dodsworth ( Visual )
20 editions published between 1936 and 2004 in English and German and held by 438 libraries worldwide
A middle-aged American retires and he and his wife go to Europe where they find a new set of values and relationships.
Dead end ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 418 libraries worldwide
"On the mean streets on New York's Lower East Side, Drina hopes to save her brother from a life of crime. But notorious hoodlum Baby Face Martin has come back to his old haunts looking for trouble and threatening to drag the boy down with him. Drina turns to her childhood friend Dave for help. But can he stop Martin without becoming just like him?"--Container.
The Memphis Belle a story of a flying fortress ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 414 libraries worldwide
Portrays a bombing mission over Germany during World War II, including preparations for the raid, the takeoff from England, the flight, bombing the submarine base at Wilhelmshaven, and the return to base.
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Weiller, Wilhelm, 1902-1981
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