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Dieterle, William 1893-1972

Works: 356 works in 983 publications in 8 languages and 11,307 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Detective and mystery films  History  Film noir  Comedy films  Silent films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Biographical films  Historical films 
Roles: Director, Actor, Producer, Author, Performer, Restager , fmd, Film editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about William Dieterle
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Most widely held works by William Dieterle
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by Victor Hugo( Visual )

68 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 1,304 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Academy award winner Charles Laughton stars as Quasimodo, the deformed bell-ringer of Notre Dame and Maureen O'Hara is Esmeralda, the beautiful gypsy he adores
The Life of Emile Zola by William Dieterle( Visual )

26 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and held by 1,146 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
The Devil and Daniel Webster by Douglas Moore( Visual )

39 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having promised his soul to the Devil in exchange for good fortune, Jabez Stone asks the talented lawyer Daniel Webster to get him out of the bargain
The Maltese falcon by John Huston( Visual )

9 editions published between 1941 and 2006 in English and held by 1,122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Maltese falcon, Sam Spade is a partner in a private-eye firm who finds himself hounded by police when his partner is killed while tailing a man. The woman who asked his partner to follow the man turns out to be someone who is not what she says she is, and is really involved in something to do with the 'Maltese Falcon', a gold-encrusted life-sized statue of a falcon, the only one of its kind. In Satan met a lady, Sam Spade is now PI Ted Shane, pulled into the hunt for the jewel-filled Horn of Roland
Faust : eine deutsche Volkssage by F. W Murnau( Visual )

13 editions published between 1926 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 928 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

30 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and German and held by 772 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Love is blind, fickle and true. Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged to Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the kingdom of fairies have a slight quarrel about whether or not the boy Titania is raising will join Titania's band or Oberon's, so Oberon tries to get the boy from her by using some magic. Lysander and Hermina meet in the forest. Helena and Demetrius are there as well. There are actors practicing a play for the upcoming wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. Due to some misunderstandings by Puck, the whole thing becomes a little bit more confused
Portrait of Jennie by William Dieterle( Visual )

35 editions published between 1934 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 501 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Artist Eben Adams has never been able to impress influential art dealer Henry Matthews with his work-- until he meets a schoolgirl in Central Park named Jennie. There is a mystical quality about Jennie, and she intrigues him with the way she chats on about things that happened years ago. When Eben sketches Jennie, it shows more expression and emotion than anything else he has ever done-- but before he knows it, Jennie is gone."--Container
Waxworks by Paul Leni( Visual )

7 editions published between 1924 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 344 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A poet imagines scenarios in a wax museum fairground that involve Jack the Ripper, Ivan the Terrible, and Haroun al-Raschid
Elephant Walk by Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)( Visual )

15 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The young bride accompanies her husband to his plantation called Elephant Walk, and falls for the overseer. This love triangle is soon dwarfed by a cholera epidemic and a drought that brings herds of elephants to the plantation in a thundering stampede
Juarez by William Dieterle( Visual )

19 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A revolutionary leader causes the downfall of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico
The Story of Louis Pasteur( Visual )

9 editions published between 1935 and 2018 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Louis Pasteur faces official censure and public indifference in his struggle with research to develop the vaccine and anti-toxin that will prevent anthrax and rabies
I'll be seeing you( Visual )

10 editions published between 1944 and 2017 in English and held by 236 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A misunderstood convict and a troubled GI meet on furlough and try to crowd a lifetime of love and laughter into eight days of happiness in this tender wartime love story
Dark city by Chris Curling( Visual )

6 editions published between 1950 and 2015 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A stranger's suicide and a gambler's murder are both linked to an uncashed cashier's check won at a crooked card game
Dr. Ehrlich's magic bullet by William Dieterle( Visual )

9 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of Dr. Paul Ehrlich, whose medical research led to breakthroughs in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis, diphtheria, and syphilis
Salome by William Dieterle( Visual )

37 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tale about Salome, the beautiful princess, King Herod, Queen Herodias, the perilous decadent days of early Rome, and the events that led to the death of John the Baptist
Love letters( Visual )

9 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 116 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A romantic mystery about a lovely, trusting young woman who suffers from amnesia after her husband's violent death. During World War II, Roger Morland persuades his friend Alan Quinton to write passionate love letters to Victoria Remington. Believing that Roger is the author of the letters, she marries him. Roger's deception sets in motion a dire chain of events and suspense as Alan returns home in search of Victoria, the woman she loves. Once he fins her, can he risk driving her over the edge with the knowledge of her past life?" -- Container
Forbidden Hollywood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jewel robbery: Baroness Teri von Horhenfels lives in Vienna, Austria with a husband who bores her. When a jewel thief victimizes her, she is intrigued by him
Sex in chains by William Dieterle( Visual )

6 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and German and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Sommer accidentally kills a nightclub patron harassing his wife Helene, he's sentenced to three years in prison. Denied the comforts promised in their marriage, the young newlyweds risk their future and find release where they can -- Sommer in the arms of a handsome fellow prisoner and Helene with the boss whose kindness becomes her only solace
Rope of sand( Visual )

6 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 96 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

After a two-year hiatus, Mike Davis, returns to the same African city where he was tortured and left for dead at the hands of a sadistic police commandant. Originally innocent of all charges, Davis is back to claim the diamonds he had supposedly stolen two years ago. He enlists the help of an alcoholic stranger, and the doctor who had helped him get his health back. The diamond syndicate head recruits a nightclub temptress to seduce and betray Davis as an alternate to brute force
Syncopation( Visual )

6 editions published between 1996 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of a romance between singer Kit Latimer, from New Orleans, and Johnny Schumacher, in which they share and argue over musical ideas. The story serves as a backdrop for a quarter-century of American 'syncopated' music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie) from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the outbreak of WWII
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Audience level: 0.28 (from 0.19 for The Maltes ... to 1.00 for Paramount ...)

The Life of Emile Zola
Alternative Names
Dieterle, Dieter 1893-1972

Dieterle, W. 1893-1972

Dieterle, Wilhelm.

Dieterle Wilhelm 1893-1972

Dieterle, William 1893-1972

Doerr Wilhelm 1893-1972

Sidney, William

Sidney, William 1893-1972

William Dieterle deutscher Filmregisseur und Schauspieler

William Dieterle director de cine y actor judío-alemán, nacionalizado estadounidense

William Dieterle Duits filmregisseur

William Dieterle Düütscher Schauspeler

William Dieterle German actor and film director

William Dieterle réalisateur, acteur, scénariste et producteur allemand naturalisé américain

William Dieterle regista tedesco

Γουίλιαμ Ντίτερλε

Вільям Дітерле

Дитерле, Уильям

Уильям Дитерле

וויליאם דייטרל שחקן אמריקאי

وليام ديتيرلي

ویلیام دیترله




The Life of Emile ZolaA midsummer night's dreamElephant WalkThe Story of Louis PasteurDr. Ehrlich's magic bulletLove letters