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Dieterle, William 1893-1972

Works: 435 works in 1,244 publications in 7 languages and 11,608 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biographical films  Silent films  Film noir  Detective and mystery films  Thrillers (Motion pictures)  Fantasy films  Horror films 
Roles: Director, Actor, Author, Performer, Restager , Other, fmd, Producer, Film editor, Contributor, Recipient
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame by William Dieterle( Visual )

85 editions published between 1939 and 2020 in 5 languages and held by 1,272 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In 15th-century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her" description
The Life of Emile Zola by William Dieterle( Visual )

35 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in English and held by 1,110 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 3 languages and held by 1,022 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
Faust : eine deutsche Volkssage by F.W Murnau( Visual )

24 editions published between 1926 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 1,000 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness
The Maltese Falcon( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 973 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
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

38 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and German and held by 792 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 )

36 editions published between 1934 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An artist meets a schoolgirl in Central Park who has a mysterious air about her. What follows is an unforgettable love story
Elephant Walk by Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)( Visual )

20 editions published between 1953 and 2020 in 3 languages and held by 359 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
Waxworks by Paul Leni( Visual )

10 editions published between 1924 and 2020 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 319 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Reality and illusion seem to lose their delineations when a young sensitive poet is hired to write stories about the waxworks figures in a museum
I'll be seeing you( Visual )

10 editions published between 1944 and 2017 in English and held by 282 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
Juárez by William Dieterle( Visual )

24 editions published between 1939 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

14 editions published between 1935 and 2018 in English and Undetermined and held by 262 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
Salome by William Dieterle( Visual )

43 editions published between 1953 and 2016 in 7 languages and held by 179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biblical story of Salome and the fate of John the Baptist
Dark city by William Dieterle( Visual )

9 editions published between 1950 and 2020 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
Kismet( Visual )

11 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in English and German and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hafiz, the jovial King of Beggars, dons new garments and slips into the royal palace to woo his regal 'Lady of the Moonlight.' Meanwhile, Bagdad's new Caliph carries out his own masquerade, posing as a gardener's son and roaming the city ... where he falls in love with a peasant girl who happens to be Hafiz's daughter. How will it all work out? It depends on the machinations of court intrigue and on fate -- kismet"--Container
Love letters( Visual )

11 editions published between 1945 and 2014 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 130 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
Dr. Ehrlich's magic bullet by William Dieterle( Visual )

11 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and held by 128 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
Forbidden Hollywood( Visual )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They call it sin: Marion Cullen, a young Kansas girl follows a man to New York, only to be jilted. She tries to make it big in the chorus and learns a lesson about show business
Rope of sand( Visual )

8 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 104 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
Sex in chains by William Dieterle( Visual )

7 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
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Alternative Names
Dieterle, Dieter 1893-1972

Dieterle, W. 1893-1972

Dieterle, Wilhelm.

Dieterle Wilhelm 1893-1972

Dieterle, William

Dieterle, William 1893-1972

Doerr, Wilhelm

Doerr Wilhelm 1893-1972

Sidney, William

Sidney, William 1893-1972

William Dieterle

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 German/American actor and film director (1893-1972)

William Dieterle pemeran laki-laki asal Amerika Serikat

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

William Dieterle regista tedesco

William Dieterle tysk skådespelare

Γουίλιαμ Ντίτερλε

Вільям Дітерле

Дитерле, Уильям

Уильям Дитерле

ויליאם דיטרל שחקן אמריקאי

وليام ديتيرلى

وليام ديتيرلي

ویلیام دیترله

디터리, 윌리엄 1893-1972

윌리엄 디터리



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