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Steiner, Max 1888-1971

Works: 1,837 works in 4,446 publications in 8 languages and 68,027 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  War films  Romance films  Film noir  Historical films  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Composer, Author, msd, Musician, Conductor, Arranger, Performer, Director, Other, Compiler, Creator, Adapter, Contributor, Lyricist
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Max Steiner
Casablanca by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

101 editions published between 1942 and 2016 in 8 languages and held by 2,548 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 )

45 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,509 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 )

53 editions published between 1956 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,234 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
King Kong by Peter Jackson( Visual )

20 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 2,169 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
King Kong by Merian C Cooper( Visual )

49 editions published between 1933 and 2018 in 8 languages and held by 2,103 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
The big sleep by Howard Hawks( Visual )

49 editions published between 1946 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 2,031 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 Joseph Kesselring( Visual )

7 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 1,825 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
Gone with the wind by Victor Fleming( Visual )

41 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in English and Spanish and held by 1,753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An epic story of the South's fight to maintain it's way of life during the Civil War years. It starts out as Scarlett O'Hara and her family are amongst the ladies and "chivalrous" gentlemen at the Twelve Oaks Plantation's ball before the Civil War begins. How Scarlett's love for one man keeps her from seeing the love that another man truly has for her. As the South finally crumbles down around her, Scarlett devises a way to overcome starvation in order save herself and her family
Mildred Pierce by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

32 editions published between 1945 and 2015 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,713 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
Gone with the Wind( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 1,453 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
Now, voyager by Irving Rapper( Visual )

32 editions published between 1942 and 2013 in English and held by 1,323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Charlotte Vale es una mujer que, aunque soporta su soltería bajo el férreo autoritarismo de su madre, consigue ver realizado su sueño: emprender sola un viaje a Europa. Durante la travesía, es cortejada por un apuesto joven, gracias al cual decide cambiar de vida, vistiéndose y comportándose como una mujer de su edad
Top Hat by Mark Sandrich( Visual )

15 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,294 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 fountainhead by King Vidor( Visual )

9 editions published between 1949 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,181 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
The Life of Emile Zola by He le er de( Visual )

13 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,068 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
Sergeant York( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 1,057 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 Caine mutiny by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

27 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,019 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A combat-weary, paranoid Captain Queeg, loses his nerve during a typhoon and is relieved of command by his first officer
Key Largo by John Huston( Visual )

39 editions published between 1948 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bogart goes to visit the widow and father of an old war buddy in a Florida island hotel and finds that an infamous gangster has moved in and taken over the place
Dark victory by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

23 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 823 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
Gone with the wind( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 816 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
The letter by William Wyler( Visual )

19 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
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The fountainhead Sergeant York
The treasure of the Sierra MadreThe searchersKing KongKing KongFrank Capra's Arsenic and old laceGone with the windMildred PierceGone with the Wind
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Max Steiner

Max Steiner (1888–1971) osztrák-amerikai filmzeneszerző, karmester

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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

Steiner Maximillian Raoul Walter

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Макс Стайнер австрийско-американский композитор

Стайнер, Макс

Стайнер, Макс 1888-1971

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