WorldCat Identities

Steiner, Max 1888-1971

Overview
Works: 1,579 works in 3,943 publications in 9 languages and 65,872 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) 
Roles: Composer, Author, msd, Musician, Conductor, Arranger, Performer, Director, Other, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Max Steiner
Gone with the Wind by Victor Fleming( Visual )

115 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 3,451 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 )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,824 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 )

70 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,525 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 )

55 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 6 languages and held by 2,412 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 )

69 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Wayne plays Ethan Edwards, an ex-Confederate soldier, who sets out to find his niece, captured by a Comanche raiding-party. His search spans five years and covers panoramic shots of the landscape of the American West in this epic Western
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( Visual )

54 editions published between 1933 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,088 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 2,070 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 )

65 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,020 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 1,797 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
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

17 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,334 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 1,310 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 1,299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young woman escapes the smothering influence of her wealthy and very conservative mother through the help of a psychiatrist and an ocean cruise, where she finds love, which helps her to become her own person
Sergeant York by Howard Hawks( Visual )

19 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and held by 1,260 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
The Life of Emile Zola by William Dieterle( Visual )

12 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,086 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 )

50 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 1,017 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 Caine mutiny by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

23 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 999 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During World War II, onboard a ship in the U.S. Pacific Fleet, an event occurs unlike any that the United States Navy has ever experienced. A ship's captain is removed from his command by his executive officer in an apparent outright act of mutiny. As the trial of the mutineers unfold, it comes to light that Captain Queeg was mentally unstable, perhaps even insane. The Navy must then decide if the Caine Mutiny is a criminal act or an act of courage to save a ship from destruction at the hands of her captain
Gone with the wind( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 855 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 808 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 794 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
Angels with dirty faces by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

22 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 704 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

Μαξ Στάινερ

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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マックス・スタイナー

馬克斯·史坦納

马克斯·施泰纳

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