WorldCat Identities

Steiner, Max 1888-1971

Works: 1,447 works in 3,356 publications in 10 languages and 61,484 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Romance films  Film noir  Action and adventure films  Monster films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Historical films 
Roles: Composer, Author, msd, Musician, Conductor, Arranger, Performer, Director, Compiler, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Max Steiner
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( Visual )

61 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 4,817 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow is from the world of 1930s vaudeville, who is down on her luck. She meets Carl Denham, an over-ambitious filmmaker, who brings her on an exploratory expedition to Skull Island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape named Kong. Together, beauty and beast finally meet their fate in New York, where the filmmaker has taken and displayed the ape in the quest of finding his fame by using commercial exploitation which ultimately leads to catastrophe, including the man who falls in love with Ann and plays an unlikely hero by trying to save her from Kong and her destiny
Gone with the Wind by Victor Fleming( Visual )

86 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 4,223 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Feature film: Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Haras' Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction. This sweeping Civil War-era drama romance won an impressive 10 Academy Awards, and its immortal characters Scarlett, Rhett, Ashley, Melanie, Mammy and Prissy populate an epic story of enduring appeal across generations
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

141 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in World War II Morocco within a city filled with European refugees. A bitter nightclub owner helps his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis
The treasure of the Sierra Madre by John Huston( Visual )

31 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two down-and-out Americans in Mexico meet a grizzled old prospector who piques their interest with stories of his gold-hunting experiences. The Americans gather a stake and set off with the old prospector in search of fortune
The searchers by John Ford( Visual )

56 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Civil War veteran spends five years on the trail of a Comanche raiding party that kidnapped his dead brother's daughters. Breathtaking scenery gives a picture of frontier families separated by miles of emptiness
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Frank Capra( Visual )

30 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,079 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mirthful murder Cary-ed off in slapstick, slap-happy style! Cary Grant and a stellar cast romp through this classic farce based on Joseph Kesselring's 1941 Broadway hit and breezily directed by Frank Capra. Frazzled drama critic Mortimer Brewster (Grant) has two aunts (Josephine Hull and Jean Adair) who ply lonely geezers with poisoned libations, on sociopathic brother (Raymond Massey) who looks like Boris Karloff, one bonkers brother (John Alexander) who thinks he's Teddy Roosevelt, one impatient new bride (Priscilla Lane) -- and only one night to make it turn out all right. In this circus' center ring is Grant, twisting his face into a clown's gallery of flabbergasted reactions and transforming his natural athletic grace into a rubber-legged comic ballet. You'll die laughing. - Container
The big sleep by Howard Hawks( Visual )

55 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,929 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Private detective Philip Marlowe is hired by a rich family. Before the complex case is over, he's seen murder, blackmail, and what might be love
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

27 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mildred Pierce is a happily married woman with two kids, living in the suburbs of sunny California. She secretly takes a job as a waitress so that she can pay for piano lessons and expensive clothes for her eldest daughter, Veda. Her growing financial independence permits her to open her own restaurant, and eventually a chain of eateries. She has divorced her intolerant first husband, and married well-connected Monte in order to get Veda into high society. Greedy, self-absorbed Veda is still ungrateful, and demands an even greater sacrifice of her mother. Eventually, Mildred finds herself ensnared in the world of police and suspicion when Monte is mysteriously murdered
Sergeant York by Howard Hawks( Visual )

17 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and held by 1,425 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torn between religious pacifism and patriotism, farmboy Alvin York of Tennessee went on to become World War I's most acclaimed American hero, capturing 132 German soldiers during the Battle of Argonne
Top Hat by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

15 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,302 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Jerry Travers, danseur vedette d'un show musical londionien, rencontre Dale tremont. C'est le coup de foudre réciproque, mais Dale croit que Jerry est le mari de sa meilleure amie..."Le danseur du dessus" est souvent présenté comme l'un des meilleur film du dup Fred Astaire / Ginger Rogers. Le film obtient quatre nominations aux Oscars. Fred Astaire restera ce danseur inimitable dont le charme, l'élégance et la classe sont à jamais gravés dans la mémoire du cinéma" (Source : jaquette)
Now, voyager by Irving Rapper( Visual )

22 editions published between 1980 and 2015 in English and held by 1,286 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Melodrama met Bette Davis als zich verbergende oude vrijster die uit haar schulp wordt gehaald door psychiater en verliefd wordt op een getrouwde man
The Life of Emile Zola by William Dieterle( Visual )

7 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and held by 1,098 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1862 Paris, Emile Zola is barely scratching out a living writing muckraking articles about the poverty of the French people and the corruption of their leaders. Until "Nana," about the life of a prostitute, becomes a smash hit and turns Zola into a celebrity, champion of the people. As he churns out a string of similar books that make him quite rich, his old friend Paul Cezanne tells him "An artist should remain poor." His determined intervention in the Dreyfus Affair, at the request of Dreyfus's wife Lucie, results in "J'accuse!" his famous denunciation of the Army, and leads to a conviction for libel. He flees to England, where he remains until granted amnesty. Unfortunately, he dies before the news that Dreyfus was exonerated and reinstated to full rank can reach him. Indicative of the mores of its time, during the course of this clear story about institutionalized anti-Semitism, the word "Jew" is never mentioned. And while most Hollywood biographies must be taken with a grain--if not a handful--of salt, the film makes a reasonable effort at accuracy and completeness
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )

34 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,014 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hurricane swells outside, but that is nothing compared to the storm that rages inside the hotel at Key Largo. There, sadistic mobster Johnny Rocco holes up, holding hostage the hotel owner Nora Temple, her invalid father-in-law, and ex-GI Frank McCloud. McCloud's the one man capable of standing up against the belligerent Rocco, but postwar world realities may have taken all the fight out of him
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

10 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An uncompromising architect refuses to change his designs and when he discovers the plans for one of his buildings has been changed, he blows up the structure and attempts to defend his actions
The Caine mutiny by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

17 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 941 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Durante la guerra nel Pacifico, una tempesta fa capire a tutti che il capitano Queeg non è più all'altezza di comandare il suo cacciatorpediniere e viene esonerato dagli ufficiali: il caso finisce al tribunale militare, dove si scontrano le tesi contrapposte. (Mereghetti)
Dark victory by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

15 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of a fast moving Long Island socialite skids to a stop when she discovers that she has less than a year to live
The letter by William Wyler( Visual )

14 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and German and held by 758 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
Follow the Fleet by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 710 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Navy sailor tries to rekindle a romance with the woman he loves while on shore leave in San Francisco
Angels with dirty faces by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

16 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in English and held by 704 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Cagney is Rocky Sullivan, a hoodlum who had always been on the wrong side of the law from an early age and was destined to spend his life in and out of jail. Rocky is effectively contrasted by his boyhood pal Jerry Connolly, who becomes the neighbourhood priest. What gives this 1938 movie its uniqueness is the fact that Cagney's no-good but dashing hoodlum is idolised by the youngsters on the block. Nominated for three Academy Awards, the film comes to a chilling climax with Rocky on death-row facing the electric chair
Little women by Louisa May Alcott( Visual )

5 editions published between 1933 and 2001 in English and French and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Historia de cuatro hermanas que crecen en Massachusetts durante la Guerra Civil
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Alternative Names
Makss Stainers

Max Steiner American composer

Max Steiner Amerikaans dirigent (1888-1971)

Max Steiner amerykański kompozytor muzyki filmowej pochodzenia austriackiego

Max Steiner compositeur de musique de films

Max Steiner compositore austriaco

Steiner, M.

Steiner, Max R. 1888-1971

Steiner, Max Raul 1888-1971

Steiner, Maximilian.

Steiner, Maximilian 1888-1971

Steiner, Maximilian Raoul 1888-1971

Steiner, Maximilian Raoul Walter.

Steiner, Maximilian Raoul Walter 1888-1971

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Gone with the WindCasablancaThe treasure of the Sierra MadreThe searchersFrank Capra's Arsenic and old laceMildred PierceSergeant YorkTop Hat