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Dieterle, William 1893-1972

Overview
Works: 296 works in 677 publications in 7 languages and 10,077 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Biography  Interviews  Juvenile works  Fiction  Christmas stories  Legends 
Roles: Director, Producer, Actor, Author, Performer, Film editor, Other, Contributor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Dieterle
The Hunchback of Notre Dame by William Dieterle ( Visual )
44 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 1,276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Charles Laughton is remarkable as the deaf, grotesque hunchback who rescues a beautiful Gypsy girl (O'Hara) from the noose of an ugly mob. Swooping down from the bell tower, he carries her away to the cathedral where she can claim sanctuary. And there, as he protects her from death, he is moved by her great beauty and falls in love with her
The life of Emile Zola ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and held by 1,170 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 Maltese falcon by John Huston ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 1,142 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
The Devil and Daniel Webster by William Dieterle ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1941 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 970 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 ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1926 and 2009 in German and English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The devil Mephisto strikes a bargain with the Archangel St. Michael--if an alchemist named Faust can be so thoroughly influenced that he will only commit evil, then Satan shall be given dominion over Earth
A midsummer night's dream by Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1935 and 2012 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 708 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 )
21 editions published between 1934 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 457 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 William Dieterle ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 353 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 )
7 editions published between 1924 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The owner of a Waxmuseum needs for three of his models stories to be told to the audience. For that reason he has hired a writer, who after one look at the owner's pretty daughter, starts writing stories featuring the models, the daughter and himself
Juarez by William Dieterle ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 280 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A revolutionary leader causes the downfall of Emperor Maximilian of Mexico
The Story of Louis Pasteur by William Dieterle ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and held by 256 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 )
5 editions published between 1945 and 2006 in English and held by 213 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 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 145 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
Salome by William Dieterle ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 134 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The biblical story of Salome and the fate of John the Baptist
Dr. Ehrlich's magic bullet ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1940 and 2010 in English and held by 115 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 89 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 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and German and held by 88 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
Ludwig II., König von Bayern by Rolf Raffé ( Visual )
6 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Ludwig II, King of Bavaria, his famous castles and the mysterious circumstances of his death, have inspired a lot of filmmakers throughout the ages. This DVD set contains newly restored versions of the two surviving silent films about Ludwig II. Rolf Raffe's 'Das Schweigen am Starnbergersee' (The Silence at the Starnberg Lake) , focuses on the conflict between the King and his family, while Wilhelm Dieterle's 'Ludwig der Zweite' (Ludwig II : King of Bavaria) , describes how the King changed in becoming a madman. As a consequence, the film was severely censored and forbidden for screenings in Bavaria. Christian Rischert's documentary 'Im Ozean der Sehnsucht' (In the Ocean of Longing) , throws light on the historical background and traces the thoughts of Ludwig II, by visiting his galleries, castles and artificial grottos
Love letters ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An eloquent British soldier pursues a beautiful woman with a mysterious past
Kismet ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1944 and 2011 in English and German and held by 70 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
 
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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
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