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Wyler, William 1902-1981

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Most widely held works by William Wyler
Ben-Hur : a tale of the Christ by William Wyler( Visual )

321 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 4,352 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
The best years of our lives by William Wyler( Visual )

131 editions published between 1946 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 3,180 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 )

160 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 3,050 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 )

97 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 9 languages and held by 2,217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Funny Girl follows the early career of stage comedienne Fanny Brice. As the film opens only her mother believes Fanny can make it in show business until she is given a chance at Keeney's Music Hall where her hilariious debut as a rollerskating chorus girl gets her hired as a comedienne. Fanny becomes a star, falls in love and marries Nick Arnstein, a handsome gambler whose luck doesn't hold up
Mrs. Miniver by William Wyler( Visual )

81 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,142 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 )

138 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in 10 languages and held by 2,105 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
Jezebel by William Wyler( Visual )

85 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,497 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 Donald Hamilton( Visual )

64 editions published between 1958 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,409 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 heiress by William Wyler( Visual )

52 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,254 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?
The little foxes by Lillian Hellman( Visual )

67 editions published between 1941 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 1,120 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 )

63 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This drama, by director William Wyler, features Siobhan McKenna, Michael Rennie, John Mills, and Anna May Wong
Friendly persuasion by William Wyler( Visual )

44 editions published between 1956 and 2018 in 6 languages and held by 1,026 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For two years the Civil War has been elsewhere. Now Confederate forces are nearby, looting and burning. It is time to fight back, Jess Birdwell's neighbors insist. Yet Birdwell, a Quaker, knows there must be a better way to settle things
The children's hour by William Wyler( Visual )

57 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 983 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 )

11 editions published between 2005 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Judah Ben-Hur is a young Jewish nobleman from a prominent 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
Memphis Belle by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

79 editions published between 1942 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 660 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Portrays a bombing mission over Germany during World War II. Follows the "Flying Fortress" (B-17 bomber) Memphis Belle as it leads a squadron of bombers on a daring daylight attack on the submarine pens at Wilhelmshaven, Germany. The entire mission is documented, including preparations for the raid, the takeoff from England, the bombing action itself, and the return to base
Dodsworth by William Wyler( Visual )

39 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 646 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 )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 609 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 )

41 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in 7 languages and held by 541 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 )

39 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 511 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 )

34 editions published between 1940 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 469 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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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Funny girl
The best years of our livesFunny girlMrs. MiniverJezebelThe big countryThe little foxesThe letterThe children's hour
Alternative Names
Uailer, Uil'iam

Uaĭler, Uilʹi︠a︡m 1902-1981

Uilyam Uayler

Viljams Vailers

Weiller, Wilhelm‏

Weiller, Wilhelm 1902-1981

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

Уиллиам Уайлер

Уильям Уайлер

Уилям Уайлър

Уільям Уайлер

Ուիլյամ Ուայլեր

ויליאם ויילר

ויליאם ויילר שחקן אמריקאי

وليام يلر

ويليام وايلر

ویلیام وایلر

উইলিয়াম ওয়াইলার

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와일러, 윌리암 1902-1981

윌리엄 와일러


ワイラー, ウィリアム