WorldCat Identities

Daniels, William 1900-1970

Works: 260 works in 513 publications in 7 languages and 17,012 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Romance films  Detective and mystery films  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Screwball comedy films  Western films  Film noir  History 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Actor, Illustrator, Author, Director, Other, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Daniels
Grand Hotel by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

16 editions published between 1932 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,473 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The glitz and glitter of Berlin's Grand Hotel comes alive with this story of love and betrayal
Harvey by Henry Koster( Visual )

3 editions published between 2000 and 2012 in English and held by 1,402 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Elwood P. Dowd es un hombre afable, cariñoso y siempre dispuesto a ayudar a los demás. Su único problema es que va a todas partes acompañado por un imaginario conejo gigante al que llama Harvey. La familia de Elwood no sabe qué hacer y opta por llevarlo a un psiquiátrico
Cat on a hot tin roof by Richard Brooks( Visual )

22 editions published between 1958 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 1,096 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In an southern mansion an alcoholic ex-football player, Brick, drinks his days away and bitterly resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. As the recently-gathered family faces the impending death of their patriarch Big Daddy, and battle over the inheritance of his vast estate, Brick's time with Big Daddy jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son
The shop around the corner by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

7 editions published between 1940 and 2016 in English and held by 1,028 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A gentle, ironic romantic comedy in which the salesgirl and the head clerk of a Budapest leather goods and novelty shop are continually at odds with each other. They are unaware that each is the other's 'lonely hearts' correspondent. A good deal of care was taken in creating the milieu in the studio but the theme is universal - the shop could equally be in Middletown, USA. The most naturalistic of Lubitsch's films marked the beginning of the last phase of his career. The setting's independence from the characters is much stronger than in the earlier films where setting has little meaning apart from the characters
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

11 editions published between 1981 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 978 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A romantic comedy in which Ninotchka, a humorless, dedicated Soviet envoy, and Leon, a gigolo, are transformed when they fall in love in Paris
Camille by George Cukor( Visual )

10 editions published between 1936 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 872 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Life in 1847 Paris is as spirited as champagne and as unforgiving as the gray morning after. In gambling dens and lavish soirees, men of means exert their wills and women turned courtesans exult in pleasure
The thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 782 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime/comedy thriller featuring Nick Charles, private eye, and his wife Nora. The plot unfolds at Christmas when an eccentric inventor disappears after threatening his mistress with a lawsuit for embezzlement
Shadow of the thin man( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 776 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jockey who threw a race is murdered in the locker room. Nick & Nora Charles are off to the races on another case of murder, mirth and perfect martinis
Queen Christina by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

9 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Screen portrayal of the 17th century Queen of Sweden who shocked all of Europe when she relinquished her throne for love
Pat and Mike by MGM/UA Communications Co( Visual )

5 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and German and held by 669 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman athlete of enormous promise in the worlds of both tennis and golf is pursued by a shady promoter who hopes to make her famous and make some money in the process
Anna Karenina by Joe Wright( Visual )

17 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 666 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Anna Karenina, dutiful wife and doting mother, knows contentment but not passion. That changes when she meets ardent Count Vronsky. For him, she throws away marriage, family, social position and finally her life
The naked city by Jules Dassin( Visual )

6 editions published between 1948 and 2009 in English and held by 629 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In New York, the model Jean Dexter is found dead in the bathtub of her apartment apparently after committing suicide. However, the coroner realizes that she was actually murdered with a simulation of suicide, and the experienced Homicide Lieutenant Detective Dan Muldoon initiates his investigations with Detective Jimmy Halloran and his team, and the prime suspect becomes Jean's friend Frank Niles, who he an alibi but tells many lies in his statement
Mata Hari by Geo Fitzmaurice( Visual )

10 editions published between 1931 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mata Hari, the dancer-turned-German secret agent in a wartime Paris seething with secrets and betrayal. With the world at war, love was her weapon. The only men she couldn' t seduce were the 12 in the firing squad that ended her life
Anna Christie by Clarence Brown( Visual )

7 editions published between 1930 and 2005 in English and German and held by 516 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Old sailor Chris Christofferson eagerly awaits the arrival of his grown daughter Anna, whom he sent at five years old to live with relatives in Minnesota. He has not seen her since, but believes her to be a decent and respectably employed young woman. When Anna arrives, however, it is clear that she has lived a hard life in the dregs of society, and that much of her spirit has been extinguished
The Garbo silents collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flesh and the devil: Best friends love the same woman and ultimately resort to a duel. The mysterious lady: Garbo plays an alluring Russian spy who falls in love with her "target." The temptress: An unhappy wife (Elena) falls in love with a Spanish engineer (Robledo). When it is revealed that Elena is not only married, but has also been the mistress of a banker (Fontenoy), Robledo returns to South America. Subsequently, Elena and her husband (the Marquis) also go to South America. Years later Robledo returns to Paris and runs into Elena who does not seem to recognize him. Elena has become a pathetic drunkard who is apparently beyond Robledo's help
Valley of the dolls( Visual )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2016 in English and held by 427 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three girls come to New York City and later, Hollywood, to chase their dreams of stardom: there's Anne, the innocent secretary type who becomes an assistant to a large theatrical agent; Neely, an aspiring chorus girl with pluck who dreams of being a singer; and the beautiful blonde Jennifer, who longs to be a real actress, but is destined to be regarded as a sex object. Life has a lot to give them, but there are prices for fame and fortune-- addictions to pills, booze, drowned careers, crumbling fortunes, dizzying highs and incredible lows. The three girls go for broke, eaten alive by show business, sex, and drugs, in this trashy, campy exposé of the dark side of stardom
Von Ryan's Express by Mark Robson( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and German and held by 347 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American combat pilot Col. Joseph Ryan is shot down over Nazi-controlled Italy and joins U.S. and English WWII troops in a prison camp during the summer of 1943. Given the insulting nickname "Von Ryan" because he initially seems more concerned with surviving than escaping, the colonel eventually leads Allied prisoners, as their new top ranking officer, in a daredevil race for freedom by commandeering an entire German freight train bound for Switzerland, with the Nazis in hot pursuit
How the West was won by Henry Hathaway( Visual )

7 editions published between 1962 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 265 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le vicende di tre generazioni di una famiglia di pionieri attraversano le tappe più importanti della conquista del west: i primi insediamenti, la corsa all'oro, la battaglia di Shiloh, l'avanzata della ferrovia verso il Pacifico, la lotta per stabilire la legge. (Mereghetti)
Night passage by Norman A Fox( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Railroad workers have not been paid for months because Whitey and his gang keep holding up the train
Dinner at eight by George Cukor( Visual )

6 editions published between 1933 and 1997 in English and held by 241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Park Avenue snob gives a dinner party for a visiting English peer. Little does she realize that her shipping magnate husband is bankrupt and that her daughter is having an affair with an older man
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Alternative Names
Daniels, Billy 1900-1970

Daniels, William 1901-1970

Daniels, William H.

Daniels, Wm.

Daniels, Wm 1900-1970

Daniels, Wm 1901-1970

Daniels, Wm.H. 1901-1970

William H. Daniels Amerikaans director of photography (1901-1970)

William H. Daniels amerykański operator filmowy

William H. Daniels caméraman américain

William H. Daniels direttore della fotografia statunitense

William H. Daniels US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Ουίλιαμ Ντάνιελς κινηματογραφιστής

Вільям Г. Деніелс

Уильям Х. Дэниелс

ויליאם דניאלס

ویلیام اچ. دانیلز



Cat on a hot tin roofNinotchkaPat and MikeAnna KareninaAnna ChristieThe Garbo silents collectionHow the West was won