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Wyler, William 1902-1981

Overview
Works: 702 works in 2,196 publications in 13 languages and 36,235 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Bibliography  Interviews  Juvenile works  Biography  Pictorial works 
Roles: Director, Producer, Production personnel, Performer, Film editor, Scenarist, Interviewee, Author of screenplay, Creator, Composer, Conductor, Publishing director, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by William Wyler, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by William Wyler
Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ by William Wyler ( Visual )
243 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 11 languages and held by 4,850 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
The best years of our lives by William Wyler ( Visual )
85 editions published between 1946 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 3,062 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
Roman holiday by William Wyler ( Visual )
104 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,771 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
Funny girl by William Wyler ( Visual )
70 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A musical film that follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice
Mrs. Miniver by William Wyler ( Visual )
61 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,068 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 Emily Brontë ( Visual )
70 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,799 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A tortured love affair ends between Heathcliff and Cathy when Cathy marries the wealthy Edgar. Heathcliff's savage retaliation upon the woman he loves explodes in a stunning climax
Jezebel by William Wyler ( Visual )
57 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,534 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julie Marsden is a Southern belle with a knack for manipulating the men in her life. Although she is to be wed to Preston, the engagement is called off due to her insensitivity and unusual behavior. When Preston returns from the North married, Julie's pride and selfish nature resurfaces and she provokes a duel between Buck (Julie's ardent admirer) and Ted (Preston's brother) to the death. Later when a yellow fever epidemic strikes Preston, Julie goes to his side
The big country by William Wyler ( Visual )
60 editions published between 1958 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A sea captain trades the expanse of the oceans for the open range of the West and grows to regret his choice
The little foxes by Lillian Hellman ( Visual )
40 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,022 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
Friendly persuasion by William Wyler ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 932 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 )
30 editions published between 1961 and 2012 in 5 languages and held by 850 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
How to steal a million by William Wyler ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 841 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 letter by William Wyler ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 768 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
William Wyler's the heiress ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1949 and 2007 in English and German and held by 732 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?
Dodsworth by William Wyler ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1936 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 727 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
William Wyler's the heiress by William Wyler ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1949 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 536 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 with disinheritance. On the eve of their marriage he deserts her. Seven years later Morris returns, and a wiser Catherine plots her revenge
The desperate hours by William Wyler ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Harrowing story about an escaped convict who breaks into a suburban home and takes a family hostage
Dead end by William Wyler ( Visual )
32 editions published between 1937 and 2005 in 8 languages and held by 494 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 collector by William Wyler ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 433 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A mild-mannered butterfly collector takes a turn to the sinister when he "collects" a new specimen -- a beautiful woman
Carrie by William Wyler ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1951 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A beautiful young woman leaves her family in a small rural town and heads to Chicago, where she becomes romantically involved with a commitment-shy salesman and a married restaurant manager
 
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Uaĭler, Uilʹi︠a︡m, 1902-1981
Weiller, Wilhelm
Weiller, Wilhelm, 1902-1981
Wyler, W. 1902-1981
Wyler, William
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