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Dieterle, William 1893-1972

Overview
Works: 334 works in 733 publications in 7 languages and 10,481 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Silent films  Biography  Historical films  Juvenile works  Interviews  Prison films  Biographical films 
Roles: Director, Producer, Actor, Author, Performer, Film editor, Contributor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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The Hunchback of Notre Dame by William Dieterle( Visual )

45 editions published between 1939 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 1,264 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( Visual )

15 editions published between 1937 and 2007 in English and held by 1,173 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 1,145 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 )

28 editions published between 1941 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,035 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 )

14 editions published between 1926 and 2014 in English and German and held by 837 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 719 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 )

22 editions published between 1934 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 451 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( Visual )

13 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and German 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 )

7 editions published between 1924 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 357 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 282 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story of three men, Benito Juarez, Napoleon III, and Emperor Maximilian, driven by political passions. And of a woman, Empress Carlota, driven to madness
The Story of Louis Pasteur( Visual )

6 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and held by 252 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 )

7 editions published between 1945 and 2006 in English and held by 223 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 )

2 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 155 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 )

23 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in 6 languages and held by 138 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The biblical story of Salome and the fate of John the Baptist
Dr. Ehrlich's magic bullet( Visual )

5 editions published between 1940 and 2009 in English and held by 116 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
Sex in chains by William Dieterle( Visual )

5 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and German and held by 91 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
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
Faust eine deutsche Volkssage = a German popular legend( Visual )

7 editions published between 1926 and 1996 in German and English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dr. Faust sells his soul to Mephistopheles in exchange for scientific knowledge & perfect happiness
Ludwig II., König von Bayern by Rolf Raffé( Visual )

6 editions published in 2009 in German and held by 85 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
Rope of sand( Visual )

5 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in English and held by 83 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
 
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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

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

William Dieterle Duits filmregisseur

William Dieterle German actor and film director

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

William Dieterle regista tedesco

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