Dieterle, William 1893-1972
Most widely held works about William Dieterle
Most widely held works by William Dieterle
The Maltese falcon ( Visual )
5 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,005 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.
The Devil and Daniel Webster ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1941 and 2009 in English and held by 818 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 Hunchback of Notre Dame ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1939 and 1997 in English and held by 714 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 669 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 Life of Emile Zola ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and held by 450 libraries worldwide
Explores the career of the novelist who championed the cause of France's oppressed.
A midsummer night's dream ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and held by 424 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.
The Hunchback of Notre Dame ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and held by 420 libraries worldwide
Quasimodo, the hunchback bell-ringer of Notre Dame, rescues and defends the gypsy girl, Esmeralda.
Faust eine deutsche Volkssage ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1926 and 2001 in German and English and held by 407 libraries worldwide
Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge & perfect happiness.
Portrait of Jennie ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in English and French and held by 382 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 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in English and held by 313 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.
The Story of Louis Pasteur ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and held by 294 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.
Waxworks ( Visual )
4 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
A poet imagines scenarios in a wax museum fairground that involve Jack the Ripper, Ivan the Terrible, and Haroun al-Raschid.
Juarez ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1939 and 2010 in English and Portuguese and held by 228 libraries worldwide
A revolutionary leader causes the downfall of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico.
Faust eine deutsche Volkssage ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2001 and 2009 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge and perfect happiness.
I'll be seeing you ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 178 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.
Salome ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1989 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 109 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.
Dark city ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 108 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 )
4 editions published between 1944 and 2010 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
The king of beggars makes a desperate bargain with a corrupt Vizier in order to get out of prison, and he must later out-wit him.
Dr. Ehrlich's magic bullet ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in English and held by 97 libraries worldwide
Portrays Dr. Paul Ehrlich's valiant struggle over a number of years in developing a cure for diphtheria and syphilis.
Love letters ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and held by 88 libraries worldwide
An eloquent British soldier pursues a beautiful woman with a mysterious past.
Antisemitism Authors Benét, Stephen Vincent,--1898-1943 Biographical films Cézanne, Paul,--1839-1906 Deals Demonology Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery films Devil Drama Dreyfus, Alfred,--1859-1935 England--London Farmers Faust,--d. ca. 1540 Feature films Feature films Fiction films Film adaptations Film noir France France.--Armée France--Paris Germany Hammett, Dashiell,--1894-1961 History Hugo, Victor,--1802-1885 Intellectual life Josephson, Matthew,--1899-1978 Man-woman relationships Men--Conduct of life Mephistopheles (Legendary character) New England Novelists, French Political science Politics and literature Private investigators Scandals--Political aspects Silent films Soul Spade, Sam (Fictitious character) Swindlers and swindling Theft Thrillers (Motion pictures) Trials Trials (Treason) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired Webster, Daniel,--1782-1852 Zola, Émile,--1840-1902
Dieterle, Wilhelm, 1893-1972
Dieterle, William, 1893-1972
Doerr, Wilhelm 1893-1972
Sidney, William, 1893-1972
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