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Steiner, Max 1888-1971

Overview
Works: 1,354 works in 3,234 publications in 9 languages and 58,988 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Action and adventure films  Film noir  Romance films  Comedy films  Gangster films  Monster films 
Roles: Composer, Author, msd, Musician, Conductor, Arranger, Librettist, Performer, Director, Compiler, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Max Steiner
Gone with the wind by Victor Fleming( Visual )

79 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 5,286 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 Merian C Cooper( Visual )

64 editions published between 1933 and 2012 in 8 languages and held by 4,753 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
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

144 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in 9 languages and held by 2,500 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In World War II Morocco, seething with European refugees desperate for passage to neutral Lisbon, only a world-weary and bitter nightclub owner can help his former lover and her Resistance-hero husband escape from the Nazis
The treasure of the Sierra Madre by John Huston( Visual )

31 editions published between 1947 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 2,319 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 )

34 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,993 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
The big sleep by Howard Hawks( Visual )

31 editions published between 1984 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,815 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 )

25 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,802 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
Frank Capra's Arsenic and old lace by Frank Capra( Visual )

23 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,448 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
Now, voyager by Irving Rapper( Visual )

21 editions published between 1980 and 2013 in English and held by 1,267 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
Top hat by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

10 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,263 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
The Life of Emile Zola( Visual )

7 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,108 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 )

34 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,005 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 979 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
Gone with the wind by Max Steiner( Recording )

75 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 905 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Caine mutiny by Herman Wouk( Visual )

8 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 902 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
Dark victory by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

14 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 770 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 745 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
Follow the fleet by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 701 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 690 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 676 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chronicles the humorous and sentimental fortunes of the four March sisters as they grew into young ladies during the harsh 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 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

Стайнер, Макс

Стайнер, Макс 1888-1971

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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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King KongCasablancaThe treasure of the Sierra MadreThe searchersMildred PierceFrank Capra's Arsenic and old laceNow, voyagerTop hat