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Wyler, William 1902-1981

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Ben-Hur a tale of the Christ by William Wyler( Visual )

273 editions published between 1959 and 2013 in 10 languages and held by 5,103 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 best years of our lives by William Wyler( Visual )

75 editions published between 1946 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,108 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 [container notes]
Roman holiday by William Wyler( Visual )

92 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,778 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 )

71 editions published between 1968 and 2013 in 9 languages and held by 2,166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

59 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 2,105 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 )

76 editions published between 1939 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 2,046 WorldCat member 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
Jezebel by William Wyler( Visual )

57 editions published between 1938 and 2007 in 4 languages and held by 1,526 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 )

40 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,341 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 )

37 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,054 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 960 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 )

33 editions published between 1961 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 908 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 )

23 editions published between 1966 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 838 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 )

36 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 799 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 761 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 )

30 editions published between 1936 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 702 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
Memphis Belle a story of a Flying Fortress by William Wyler( Visual )

48 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 545 WorldCat member 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
Dead end by William Wyler( Visual )

31 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 515 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
William Wyler's the heiress by William Wyler( Visual )

36 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 507 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
The desperate hours( Visual )

22 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and German and held by 486 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harrowing story about an escaped convict who breaks into a suburban home and takes a family hostage
The collector by William Wyler( Visual )

29 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A mild-mannered butterfly collector takes a turn to the sinister when he "collects" a new specimen -- a beautiful woman
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Uaĭler, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1902-1981

Weiller, Wilhelm

Weiller, Wilhelm 1902-1981

Wyler, W. 1902-1981

Wyler, William

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