WorldCat Identities

Steiner, Max 1888-1971

Works: 1,253 works in 3,007 publications in 9 languages and 57,754 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Naval history  Biography  Action and adventure films  Monster films  Film remakes 
Roles: Composer, Author, msd, Musician, Conductor, Arranger, Librettist, 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 )

75 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 5,253 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
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( Visual )

60 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in 7 languages and held by 4,685 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Young and beautiful actress Ann Darrow, from the world of 1930s vaudeville, is down on her luck. She meets Carl Denham, an over-ambitious filmmaker, who brings her on an exploratory expedition to a remote island where she finds compassion and the true meaning of humanity with an ape, 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. This ultimately leads to catastrophe, including for the man who falls in love with Ann and tries to save her from Kong and her destiny
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

135 editions published between 1942 and 2014 in 9 languages and held by 2,439 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 )

28 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,302 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 )

32 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,956 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
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

24 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,794 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 big sleep by Howard Hawks( Visual )

29 editions published between 1984 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 1,787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L.A. private eye Philip Marlowe takes on a blackmail case and follows a trail peopled with murderers, pornographers, nightclub rogues and the spoiled rich
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Frank Capra( Visual )

22 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An easy-going drama critic is shocked to discover that his elderly aunts, the seemingly gentle-natured Abby and Martha, have a habit of poisoning gentlemen callers and burying them in the cellar of their old Brooklyn mansion
Top hat by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

8 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,260 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 )

19 editions published between 1980 and 2010 in English and held by 1,259 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
The Life of Emile Zola( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,109 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 )

33 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,004 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( Visual )

10 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 974 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic architect clashes with his bosses over his designs for a housing project and when brought to trial, accepts no defence but his own
The Caine mutiny by Herman Wouk( Visual )

8 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 894 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)
Gone with the wind by Max Steiner( Recording )

73 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 888 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dark victory by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

14 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 766 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 )

16 editions published between 1940 and 2008 in English and German and held by 742 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 )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 695 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 )

14 editions published between 1938 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 689 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 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters as they grew into young ladies during the harse times of the Civil war
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The treasure of the Sierra Madre
Alternative Names
Max Steiner American composer

Max Steiner amerykański kompozytor muzyki filmowej pochodzenia austriackiego

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

Стайнер, Макс

Стайнер, Макс 1888-1971

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King KongCasablancaThe treasure of the Sierra MadreThe searchersMildred PierceFrank Capra's Arsenic and old laceTop hatNow, voyager