WorldCat Identities

Steiner, Max 1888-1971

Works: 1,062 works in 3,197 publications in 9 languages and 60,241 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Film noir  Romance films  Historical films  Gangster films  Action and adventure films  Comedy 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
Gone with the Wind by Victor Fleming( Visual )

106 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 4,276 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 )

14 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 2,768 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 )

131 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,521 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 Raoul Walsh( Visual )

42 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 2,360 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 )

71 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,130 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 )

55 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in 8 languages and held by 2,038 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
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( Visual )

37 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,983 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Carl Denham, a filmmaker and entrepreneur, leads an expedition to Skull Island, a place where time has stood still. The natives pay homage to the one whom they revere as "Kong," and who is, indeed, king of the island. Denham, together with his beautiful starlet, Ann Darrow, and the crew of the ship, investigate a strange ritual being performed on the island by its native population. When Ann finds herself captured by the natives to become the bride of the mysterious Kong, the ship's first mate, Jack Driscoll, who is in love with Ann, manages to rescue her from the clutches of Kong. Denham then arranges to capture the creature, whom he calls "King Kong" and takes him back to New York
The big sleep by Howard Hawks( Visual )

50 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 1,883 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 )

24 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,815 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 )

21 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and Spanish 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
Top Hat by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

22 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,302 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 )

29 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,299 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 )

8 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,103 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 )

39 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,001 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A disillusioned returning World War II veteran has lost the will to fight ... until he arrives at a rundown hotel in Key Largo. There a mobster holes up against a raging storm, holding the veteran, the hotel owner and the owner's widowed daughter-in-law at gunpoint
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

13 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 985 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 )

25 editions published between 1954 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 950 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 by Margaret Mitchell( Recording )

61 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 785 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

First published in 1936, this book is a historical novel set against the dramatic backdrop of the Civil War. It tells the love story of Scarlett O'Hara and Rhett Butler
Dark victory by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

19 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 783 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 )

15 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and German and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Leslie Crosbie, the wife of a British rubber planter in Malay, shoots and kills Jeff Hammond, and claims that she was defending her honor. To defend Leslie, her husband Robert sends for family friend and attorney Howard Joyce, who questions Leslie's story. Howard's suspicions seem justified when Ong Chi Seng, his clerk, offers to sell the attorney a letter that Leslie wrote Hammond on the day of his death, asking him to visit her. Howard confronts Leslie with the damning evidence, forcing her to confess to Hammond's cold-blooded killing, but Leslie cleverly manipulates the attorney into agreeing to buy back the letter. The document is in the possession of Hammond's widow, who demands that Leslie personally deliver $10,000 for the letter. The transaction is completed and, without the evidence of the letter, Leslie is acquitted of her crime. It is only after she is freed and Robert plans to draw $10,000 out of his savings account in order to buy a rubber plantation in Sumatra, that he learns of the high cost of the letter and of his wife's duplicity. Confronted with the truth, Leslie confesses her guilt and her love for Hammond, and although her husband forgives her, Mrs. Hammond cannot and stabs Leslie, making her pay for Hammond's life with her own"--AFI catalog, 1931-1940
Follow the Fleet by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

9 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I due amici Bake e Bilge, arruolati in Marina, si innamorano di due sorelle Sherry e Connie Martin. Le due ragazze sono in cerca di fondi necessari a restaurare la nave ereditata dal padre. Bilge si offre di aiutare Connie. Ma la sua è solo una promessa da marinaio e quando i lavori stanno per cominciare e Connie si è già impegnata, Bilge finge di non sapere nulla e si tira indietro. Sarà Sherry a risolvere la situazione e a trovare i soldi, organizzando insieme a Bake uno spettacolo musicale che riscuote grande successo
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Alternative Names
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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King KongCasablancaThe treasure of the Sierra MadreThe searchersFrank Capra's Arsenic and old laceKing KongMildred PierceSergeant York