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Daniels, William 1900-1970

Works: 158 works in 357 publications in 6 languages and 15,580 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Film and video adaptations  Romantic comedy films  History  Fiction  Comedy films  War films  Action and adventure films  Silent films 
Roles: Cinematographer , Photographer, Illustrator, Author, Actor, Composer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Daniels
Grand Hotel by Edmund Goulding( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berlin's plushest, most expensive hotel is the setting where in the words of Dr. Otternschlag "People come, people go. Nothing ever happens.". The doctor is usually drunk so he misses the fact that Baron von Geigern is broke and trying to steal eccentric dancer Grusinskaya's pearls, but ends up stealing her heart instead. Powerful German businessman Preysing brow beats his lowly bookkeeper, Kringelein, but in the end it is Kringelein who holds all the cards. Meanwhile, the Baron also steals the heart of Preysing's mistress, Flaemmchen, but in the end, she doesn't end up with either one of them
Harvey by Henry Koster( Visual )

8 editions published between 1950 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 1,378 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

James Stewart gives one of his finest performances in this lighthearted film, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning play. Stewart stars as the good-natured Elwood P. Dowd, whose constant companion is Harvey, a six-foot tall rabbit that only he can see. To his sister, Veta Louise (Josephine Hull), Elwood's obsession with Harvey has been a thorn in the side of her plans to marry off her daughter. But when Veta Louise decides to put Elwood in a mental hospital, a hilarious mix-up occurs and she finds herself committed instead. It's up to Elwood to straighten out the mess with his kindly philosophy, and his "imaginary" friend, in this popular classic that features a Best Supporting Actress Academy Award-winning performance by Josephine Hull
The shop around the corner by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

4 editions published between 1940 and 2002 in English and held by 1,032 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The setting is pre-World War II Budapest. Bickering co-workers in a gift shop don't realize they're lonelyhearts penpals
Cat on a hot tin roof by Richard Brooks( Visual )

6 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 959 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Brick, an alcoholic ex-football player, drinks his days away and resists the affections of his wife, Maggie. His reunion with his father, Big Daddy, who is dying of cancer, jogs a host of memories and revelations for both father and son
Ninotchka by Ernst Lubitsch( Visual )

14 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 954 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garbo plays a dour, severe Soviet official who comes to Paris on business involving the sale of some czarist jewels. But soon business turns to pleasure as she discovers the special magic of Paris and finds herself succumbing to the charms of a suave Frenchman named Leon D'Algout (Melvyn Douglas). The plot bubbles merrily as Ninotchka chooses between romance and duty--and must even confront a rival for Leon's affection in the exiled Grand Duchess Swana (Ina Claire)
Camille by George Cukor( Visual )

8 editions published between 1937 and 2014 in English and held by 881 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
Queen Christina by Rouben Mamoulian( Visual )

9 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Garbo, in the role of the 17th century Swedish queen who gives up her throne for her lover, moves through various stages of sexual ambiguity. She plays a sexual identity game fully comparable with that of Dietrich in Morocco and Blonde Venus and Hepburn in Sylvia Scarlett. In the words of critic Charles Affron 'she hovers in that area between male and female, leaning into her identity as a woman but not abandoning the richness of her compound identity'. Mamoulian described the extraordinary 'memorising of the room' scene following a night of love as 'a sonnet ... sheer poetry and feeling ... with movement like a dance.'
Another thin man( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 777 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in Nick and Nora (with new baby) to sort things out
Shadow of the thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 762 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
Pat and Mike by George Cukor( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 668 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 Karénina by Clarence Brown( Visual )

12 editions published between 1935 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die pflichtbewusste Ehefrau und liebevolle Mutter Anna Karenina ist zufrieden - aber Leidenschaft hat sie nie erlebt. Doch das ändert sich, als sie den ungestümen Grafen Vronsky kennen lernt. Für ihn gibt sie alles auf - ihre Ehe, Familie, gesellschaftliche Stellung... und schliesslich ihr Leben
The naked city( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and held by 610 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jean Dexter is an attractive blonde model who is murdered in her New York City apartment. Homicide detectives Dan Muldoon and Jimmy Halloran investigate. Suspicion falls on various shifty people who all prove to have some connection with a string of apartment burglaries. Then a burglar is found dead who once had an elusive partner named Willie
Mata Hari by Geo Fitzmaurice( Visual )

11 editions published between 1931 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 575 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 )

8 editions published between 1930 and 2014 in English and German and held by 506 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 )

2 editions published in 2005 in No Linguistic content and English and held by 448 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This TCM Archives 2-disc collection focuses on Garbo's earliest years in Hollywood. Included are The Temptress (1926, disc 2), Flesh and the Devil (1927, disc 1), and The Mysterious Lady (1928, disc 2), three Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer releases
Valley of the dolls( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 370 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 David Westheimer( Visual )

3 editions published between 1999 and 2004 in English and German and held by 338 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
Dinner at eight by George Cukor( Visual )

5 editions published between 1933 and 1997 in English and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Effectively theatrical cinema, this hilariously bitter comedy of manners which manages to capture something of the temper and shifting values of the time, revolves around a dinner party given by a woman who is a foolish snob. The star turns are Dressler as the society matron, John Barrymore as a second rate actor at the end of his tether and Harlow's initial demonstration of her talents as a comedienne
Lured by Douglas Sirk( Visual )

2 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 266 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

La Londra del primo Novecento è sconvolta da un maniaco assassino, lettore di Baudelaire, che uccide belle ragazze in serie. Una ballerina si presta a far da esca per la polizia
Night passage by Norman A Fox( Visual )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2008 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Railroad workers have not been paid for months because Whitey and his gang keep holding up the train
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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 amerykański operator filmowy

William H. Daniels camraman amricain

William H. Daniels direttore della fotografia statunitense

William H. Daniels US-amerikanischer Kameramann

Ουίλιαμ Ντάνιελς

Вільям Г. Деніелс

Уильям Х. Дэниелс

ویلیام اچ. دانیلز

Cat on a hot tin roofNinotchkaPat and MikeAnna KaréninaAnna ChristieThe Garbo silents collection