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Steiner, Max 1888-1971

Works: 1,566 works in 3,896 publications in 9 languages and 65,894 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Romance films  Film noir  Historical films  Action and adventure films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures) 
Subject Headings: Composers 
Roles: Composer, Author, msd, Musician, Conductor, Arranger, Performer, Director, Other, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Max Steiner
Gone with the Wind by Victor Fleming( Visual )

113 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,456 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
King Kong by Peter Jackson( Visual )

21 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,850 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the 1930s, a down-on-her-luck actress accompanies an over-ambitious filmmaker on an expedition to a remote island. There they encounter a terrifying giant ape who forms an attachment to the beautiful actress. Hoping to win fame and fortune, the filmmaker brings the ape back to New York City for public exhibition, with catastrophic results
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

69 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,517 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entering Casablanca is easy, getting out is much harder, especially if your name is on the Nazis' most-wanted list. At the top of the list is Czech Resistance leader Victor Laszlo, whose only hope is Rick Blaine, a cynical American who sticks his neck out for no one - especially Victor's wife Ilsa, the ex-lover who broke his heart. So when Ilsa offers herself in exchange for Laszlo's safe transport out of the country, the bitter Rick must decide what's more important
The treasure of the Sierra Madre by John Huston( Visual )

54 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,429 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"En Tampico, en 1920, Dobbs (Humphrey Bogart), un americano vagabundo, encuentra a Curtin, que también esta en su situación, ellos creen que podrán acabar con su vida de pobreza, y van en busca del oro. En compañía de otro vagabundo, emprenden la expedición pero la avaricia y las envidias entre ellos superarán con creces cualquier otra dificultad en el camino."--Envase
The searchers by John Ford( Visual )

66 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethan, accompagné de Martin, recherche ses nièces, capturées par les Comanches, après le massacre de leurs parents
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( Visual )

53 editions published between 1933 and 2017 in 8 languages and held by 2,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A moviemaking expedition to a fantastic island is filled with dinosaurs and other prehistoric creatures. A giant simian becomes lovestruck with the film's blonde starlet. King Kong is captured and is brought to Manhattan, where he goes on a rampage, culminating in the fateful finale atop the Empire State Building where he cradles his beloved and swats at machine-gunning airplanes
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Frank Capra( Visual )

34 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,082 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 )

64 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,009 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 )

36 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,798 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 )

20 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and held by 1,422 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Torn between religious pacifism and patriotism, Alvin York of Tennessee went on to become World War I's most acclaimed hero, capturing 132 German soldiers during the Battle of Argonne
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

17 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,332 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
Top Hat by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

16 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Showman Jerry Travers is working for producer Horace Hardwick in London. Jerry demonstrates his new dance steps late one night in Horace's hotel, much to the annoyance of sleeping Dale Tremont below. She goes upstairs to complain and the two are immediately attracted to each other. Complications arise when Dale mistakes Jerry for Horace
Now, voyager by Irving Rapper( Visual )

27 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Vale es una mujer que, aunque soporta su soltería bajo el férreo autoritarismo de su madre, consigue ver realizado su sueño: emprender sola un viaje a Europa. Durante la travesía, es cortejada por un apuesto joven, gracias al cual decide cambiar de vida, vistiéndose y comportándose como una mujer de su edad
The Life of Emile Zola by William Dieterle( Visual )

11 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,089 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 )

49 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,022 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Extrait du résumé figurant sur la jaquette :Alors qu'il rend visite au père d'un ami tué à la guerre, Franck McCloud est retenu prisonnier dans un hôtel où sont réfugiés des gangsters bloqués par une violente tempête
The Caine mutiny by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

23 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,002 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

En 1943, à Pearl Harbour, le "Caine" appareille sous le commandement du capitaine Queeg. Officier mesquin et borné, celui-ci est détesté par son équipage. Pendant une tempête
Gone with the wind( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 863 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Focuses on the life and loves of the beautiful and selfish Scarlett O'Hara. The story begins on the O'Hara's Georgia plantation of Tara in antebellum days and moves through the Civil War and Reconstruction
Dark victory by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

23 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 809 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 )

23 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and German and held by 791 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
Angels with dirty faces by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

21 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 699 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two childhood friends grow up and go their separate ways--one a criminal and the other a parish priest. Rocky Sullivan returns to his old neighborhood to find his lawless life style idolized by the young hoodlums there. Jerry Connelly, the parish priest sees his hard work turn unavailing because of Rocky's corruptive influence
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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 compositor estadounidense

Max Steiner compositor estatunidenc

Max Steiner compositore austriaco

Max Steiner compozitor american

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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Макс Стайнер австрийско-американский композитор

Стайнер, Макс

Стайнер, Макс 1888-1971

מקס שטיינר מלחין אמריקאי

ماكس شتاينر ملحن أمريكي

ماکس اشتاینر

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