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Wyler, William 1902-1981

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Most widely held works by William Wyler
The best years of our lives by William Wyler( Visual )

105 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,160 WorldCat member 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
Roman holiday by William Wyler( Visual )

121 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,529 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A modern-day 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
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ( Visual )

48 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,421 WorldCat member 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, to love, to hate and, finally, to forgive
Funny girl by William Wyler( Visual )

95 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical film that follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice
Mrs. Miniver by William Wyler( Visual )

77 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,073 WorldCat member 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 by William Wyler( Visual )

114 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,054 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The acclaimed masterpiece based on Emily Brontë's novel. Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon star as Heathcliff and Cathy whose tortured love affair is doomed to a tragic end
Ben-Hur by William Wyler( Visual )

228 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 1,618 WorldCat member 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
Jezebel by William Wyler( Visual )

80 editions published between 1938 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,472 WorldCat member 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 big country by William Wyler( Visual )

61 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,451 WorldCat member 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 little foxes by Lillian Hellman( Visual )

64 editions published between 1941 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,119 WorldCat member 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
The letter by William Wyler( Visual )

51 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,025 WorldCat member 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
Friendly persuasion by William Wyler( Visual )

24 editions published between 1956 and 2018 in English and French and held by 1,006 WorldCat member 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 children's hour by William Wyler( Visual )

47 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 969 WorldCat member 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
The heiress by William Wyler( Visual )

44 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 951 WorldCat member 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 by disinheritance. On the eve of their marriage he deserts her. Seven years later Morris returns, and a wiser Catherine plots her revenge
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ( Visual )

4 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent family who is reunited with his childhood friend Messala. Messala returns to Judea as a Roman tribune. There is a genuine friendship between the two men, yet the clash of their cultures drives a wedge between them. That wedge finally drives Messala to banish Judah to the slave galleys and sends his mother and his sister to prison. From that point forward, Judah's life becomes a quest: a quest to survive and a quest for vengeance. Judah survives the galleys to become the adopted son of a Roman general, and his triumphant return to Judea permits him to challenge and subsequently confront Messala in a chariot race
Dodsworth by William Wyler( Visual )

35 editions published between 1936 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 636 WorldCat member 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
How to steal a million( Visual )

2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 593 WorldCat member 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
Dead end by William Wyler( Visual )

39 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 535 WorldCat member 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 desperate hours by William Wyler( Visual )

30 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and German and held by 490 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harrowing story about an escaped convict who breaks into a suburban home and takes a family hostage
The Westerner by Gary Cooper( Visual )

33 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 468 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Walter Brennan's Academy Award winning portrayal of "Judge" Roy Bean, along with the Academy Award-nominated story. Judge Roy Bean is a hard-nosed judge who dispenses his own unique brand of justice. Cole Harden, a stranger accused of stealing horses, attempts to talk himself out of the hangman's noose and the two men end up with a grudging friendship, until Bean's deadly scheming against the homesteaders puts the two on opposite sides
 
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Uailer, Uil'iam

Uaĭler, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1902-1981

Uilyam Uayler

Vaileris Viljamas

Viljams Vailers

Weiller, Wilhelm‏

Weiller, Wilhelm 1902-1981

Weiller William

William Wyler American film director, producer and screenwriter

William Wyler Amerikaans filmacteur

William Wyler amerykański reżyser

William Wyler director de cine nacido en Mullhouse (hoy en Francia, entonces en Alemania)

William Wyler pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

William Wyler réalisateur et producteur américain

William Wyler regista statunitense

William Wyler Schweizerisch-US-amerikanischer Filmregisseur und Produzent

Wyler, W.

Wyler, W. 1902-1981

Wyler, William

Wyler, William, 1902-

Wyler, Willy

Wyler, Willy, 1902-1981

Γουίλιαμ Γουάιλερ

Вилијам Вајлер

Вільям Вайлер

Уайлер Уильям

Уиллиам Уайлер

Уильям Уайлер

Уилям Уайлър

Уільям Уайлер

Ուիլյամ Ուայլեր

ויליאם ויילר

ויליאם ויילר שחקן אמריקאי

وليام يلر

ويليام وايلر

ویلیام وایلر

উইলিয়াম ওয়াইলার

უილიამ უაილერი

와일러, 윌리암 1902-1981

윌리엄 와일러

ウィリアム・ワイラー

ワイラー, ウィリアム

威廉·惠勒

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