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Steiner, Max 1888-1971

Overview
Works: 1,496 works in 3,436 publications in 10 languages and 61,900 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Romance films  Film noir  Action and adventure films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Monster films  Historical films 
Roles: Composer, Author, msd, Conductor, Musician, Arranger, Performer, Director, Compiler, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Max Steiner
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( Visual )

62 editions published between 1933 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 4,821 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
Gone with the Wind by Victor Fleming( Visual )

87 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 4,236 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 2,562 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 )

33 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 2,357 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 )

58 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,131 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 3 languages and held by 2,074 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
The big sleep by Howard Hawks( Visual )

55 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,936 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 )

29 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,835 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

During World War I, a man from Tennessee is torn between his pacifist principles and his patriotic duty
Top Hat by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

15 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,303 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dancer follows the girl of his dreams to Europe and tries to win her heart through song and dance routines. Includes the classic numbers 'Top Hat, White Tie, And Tails' and 'Cheek To Cheek'
Now, voyager by Irving Rapper( Visual )

23 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and held by 1,289 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 )

10 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and held by 1,105 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
The fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

14 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,011 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This film focuses on a four-cornered conflict of egoism between architect Roark (inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright), a newspaper magnate, his daughter and an opposed, socialistically inclined architecture critic. Vidor's celebration of an ordinary man as one of The Crowd and New Deal collectivism in Our Daily Bread, here gives way to Rand's philosophy of implacable egoism. The combination of Rand's one-dimensionally didactic dialogue, Vidor's engagement with the theme of the spirituality of creativity, his proclivity for soaring love-hate sexuality and an architectural vision in the design, make this a deliriously extreme celebration of individualism in American cinema
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )

34 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

While a violent hurricane rages outside a remote hotel in the Florida Keys, a notorious racketeer holds the disabled proprietor, his widowed daughter-in-law, and Frank McCloud, a disillusioned World War II veteran, hostage
The Caine mutiny by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

18 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 945 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 )

16 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 795 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 2016 in English and German and held by 766 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 )

5 editions published between 1998 and 2010 in English and held by 709 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 703 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 )

4 editions published between 1933 and 2001 in English and French and held by 669 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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Alternative Names
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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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Стайнер, Макс 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