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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 )

380 editions published between 1959 and 2017 in 11 languages and held by 5,369 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 3,191 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 )

168 editions published between 1953 and 2017 in 9 languages and held by 2,997 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 )

101 editions published between 1968 and 2016 in 10 languages and held by 2,218 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Follows the early career of Fanny Brice, her rise to stardom with the Ziegfeld Follies, and her stormy romance with Nicky Arnstein
Mrs. Miniver by William Wyler( Visual )

84 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,157 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 )

132 editions published between 1939 and 2014 in 10 languages and held by 2,118 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 )

80 editions published between 1938 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,487 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 )

56 editions published between 1958 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 1,363 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
William Wyler's The heiress by William Wyler( Visual )

51 editions published between 1949 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,260 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 )

63 editions published between 1941 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 1,108 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 )

42 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in 6 languages and held by 1,014 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 letter by William Wyler( Visual )

63 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 1,007 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
The children's hour by William Wyler( Visual )

56 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 973 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 )

36 editions published between 1966 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 849 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The daughter of a wealthy Frenchman who creates counterfeit art learns her father is in danger of being exposed as a crook. She decides to steal the family's forged Cellini sculpture from a museum before experts can examine it, and enlists a society burglar to help her
Memphis Belle by Michael Caton-Jones( Visual )

81 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Documentary which follows the crew of the bomber, Memphis Belle on their final 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
Dodsworth by William Wyler( Visual )

39 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 662 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
Dead end by William Wyler( Visual )

39 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 531 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 499 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 465 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wandering cowboy rides into a Texas border town and faces frontier lawman "Judge" Roy Bean, who accuses him of horse theft. When the cowboy mends the misunderstanding, they develop a grudging friendship until Bean wants to drive a group of homesteaders out of town
The collector by William Wyler( Visual )

38 editions published between 1965 and 2011 in 4 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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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, 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

უილიამ უაილერი

와일러, 윌리암 1902-1981

윌리엄 와일러


ワイラー, ウィリアム


The best years of our livesFunny girlMrs. MiniverJezebelThe big countryThe little foxesThe letterThe children's hour