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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 )

117 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,124 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 )

135 editions published between 1953 and 2019 in 8 languages and held by 2,600 WorldCat member 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
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ( Visual )

58 editions published between 1959 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,395 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
Funny girl by William Wyler( Visual )

107 editions published between 1968 and 2018 in 9 languages and held by 2,142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"One of the most popular movie musicals ever made! FUNNY GIRL follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice, a role that earned Barbra Streisand the 1968 Oscar® for Best Actress. As the film opens, only her mother believes Fanny can make it in show business. When she gets her first break at Keeney's Music Hall, her hilarious debut as a roller-skating chorus girl gets her hired as a comedienne. A year later Fanny is working for Florenz Ziegfeld in his famous Follies and brings the house down with an outrageous and unplanned number. Fanny becomes a star, falls in love and marries Nick Arnstein (Omar Sharif), a handsome gambler whose luck doesn't hold up. The film's many memorable songs include 'Don't Rain On My Parade' and the Streisand classic 'People.'"
Mrs. Miniver by William Wyler( Visual )

90 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,054 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 )

130 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,021 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 )

312 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 1,814 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
The big country by William Wyler( Visual )

67 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,486 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
Jezebel by William Wyler( Visual )

90 editions published between 1938 and 2019 in 5 languages and held by 1,466 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 little foxes by Lillian Hellman( Visual )

70 editions published between 1941 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,138 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 )

56 editions published between 1940 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 1,121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama, by director William Wyler, features Siobhan McKenna, Michael Rennie, John Mills, and Anna May Wong
William Wyler's The heiress( Visual )

6 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and German and held by 1,052 WorldCat member 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?
Friendly persuasion by William Wyler( Visual )

26 editions published between 1956 and 2018 in English and French and held by 1,029 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 )

53 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 989 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
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in English and held by 718 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 )

40 editions published between 1936 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 638 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 )

6 editions published between 1966 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 604 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
The Memphis Belle : a story of a flying fortress by USA( Visual )

66 editions published between 1942 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tells the remarkable story of the legendary B-17 Flying Fortress that survived 25 bombing runs through the flak and fighter filled skies over the Third Reich during World War II. B-17 crews conducted dangerous daylight raids without fighter escorts. Surviving the loss of a total of nine engines, both wings, both landing gear and two tails, she was the first to complete 25 combat missions and keep her entire crew alive - her trail of invincibility made her famous. Also includes four short films about the B-17 bomber
Dead end by William Wyler( Visual )

43 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 539 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( Visual )

30 editions published between 1955 and 2013 in English and German and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harrowing story about an escaped convict who breaks into a suburban home and takes a family hostage
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Ben-Hur : a tale of the ChristFunny girlMrs. MiniverBen-HurThe big countryJezebelThe little foxesThe letter
Alternative Names
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 (1902-1981)

William Wyler americký filmový režisér

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

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ויליאם ויילר

ויליאם ויילר שחקן אמריקאי

وليام يلر

ويليام وايلر

ویلیام وایلر

উইলিয়াম ওয়াইলার

ਵਿਲੀਅਮ ਵਾਈਲਰ

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와일러, 윌리암 1902-1981

와일러, 윌리엄 1902-1981

윌리엄 와일러


ワイラー, ウィリアム


威廉·惠勒 美國電影導演,製片人和編劇