WorldCat Identities

Steiner, Max 1888-1971

Works: 1,501 works in 3,881 publications in 8 languages and 65,829 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Film noir  War films  Romance films  Historical films  Gangster films  Comedy films  Western films 
Roles: Composer, Author, msd, Musician, Conductor, Performer, Arranger, Director, Other, Compiler, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Max Steiner
Gone with the Wind by Victor Fleming( Visual )

149 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 4,415 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 Peter Jackson( Visual )

16 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and Undetermined and held by 2,835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thrilling epic adventure about a legendary gorilla captured on a treacherous island and brought to civilization, where he faces the ultimate fight for survival
The treasure of the Sierra Madre by John Huston( Visual )

68 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 2,461 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 )

68 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 7 languages and held by 2,227 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 )

33 editions published between 1942 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 2,088 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 )

59 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 1,987 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le détective Philip Marlowe cherche des photos compromettantes de Carmen, la fille du général Sternwood, et va tomber amoureux de sa sœur, Vivian. Carmen semble victime d'un chantage alors que Vivian côtoie les truands locaux. Marlowe devra résoudre l'affaire au milieu de truands, de tueurs et de vamps
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

39 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,974 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 )

19 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and held by 1,414 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 fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

16 editions published between 1948 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An idealistic, uncompromising architect (Cooper) refuses to change his designs. When he finds out that his plans for a public housing project have been radically altered, he blows up the building and winds up in court defending his actions
Top Hat by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

17 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,306 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rogers and Astaire are caught up in a mistaken identity plot, in which Rogers assumes that Astaire is already married, and is alternatively charmed and repelled by his advances
Now, voyager by Irving Rapper( Visual )

27 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and held by 1,305 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dowdy spinster becomes a self-assured woman after psychiatric treatment only to embark on a doomed affair aboard a cruise ship
The Life of Emile Zola by William Dieterle( Visual )

11 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,091 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 1,030 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A returning war veteran fights gangsters on the Florida Keys
The Caine mutiny by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

24 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 by Max Steiner( Recording )

90 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

" ... An epic score ..."--Entertainment Weekly
Dark victory by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

22 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 811 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 )

22 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and German and held by 789 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
Angels with dirty faces by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

21 editions published between 1938 and 2010 in English and Italian and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A criminal returns to his old neighborhood and childhood friends only to learn one is now a priest trying to keep kids from a life of crime
Follow the fleet by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

6 editions published between 1995 and 2010 in English and held by 700 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two navy men (Fred Astaire and Randolph Scott) have just docked in San Francisco after extended sea duty. They decide to spend their shore leave at a local dancehall where one man is surprised to find his ex-vaudeville partner (Ginger Rogers). The other man steals the heart of the partner's sister. Includes small roles by Betty Grable and Lucille Ball
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

9 editions published between 1953 and 2014 in English and held by 94 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
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Max Steiner American composer

Max Steiner Amerikaans dirigent (1888-1971)

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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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King KongThe treasure of the Sierra MadreThe searchersFrank Capra's Arsenic and old laceMildred PierceSergeant YorkThe fountainheadTop Hat