William Wyler

William Wyler
Birthdate: July 01, 1902
Date of death: July 27, 1981
Age: 79 years
Country: Germany Germany
Horoscope: Cancer


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William Wyler was an German. He has won three Academy Awards, an Golden Globes Awards and an Directors Guild of America Awards (DGA). He's known for Ben-Hur (1959), The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) and Jezebel (1938).

All Movies of William Wyler

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  • Funny Girl
    In FUNNY GIRL, the highly fictionalized musical biopic, Barbara Streisand makes her film debut in a reprisal of her Broadway role as Ziegfeld star Fanny Brice. Brice, a poor Jewish girl from New York's Lower East Side, rose to fam...
    Director of the film
    United States  1968
  • How to Steal a Million
    Audrey Hepburn was never more sleek and glamorous than in this delightful romantic caper costarring Peter O'Toole and directed by William Wyler. She's the chic daughter of a renowned art collector and covert forger (the always ecc...
    Director of the film
    United States  1966
  • The Collector
    Freddie Clegg isn't sure if he can carry out his plan for "her" until he stumbles across an isolated house for sale in the English countryside, the house he spots while he's butterfly collecting. The "her" is L...
    Director of the film
    United Kingdom  1965
  • The Children's Hour
    Karen (Hepburn) and Martha (MacLaine) are the headmistresses of an exclusive school for girls. When they discipline a malicious little girl, the vindictive child twists an overheard comment into slander and accuses her teachers of...
    Director of the film
    United States  1961
  • Ben-Hur
    Anno Domini: the seventh year of Augustus Caesar's reign. In the Roman province of Judea, Jews return to the city of their birth for the census. A bright star in the night over Bethlehem marks the birth of Jesus Christ. Years late...
    Director of the film
    United States  1959
  • The Big Country
    In a dry, parched canyon located in the southwest, a rich rancher battles it out with a poor counterpart for water rights. Yet in fact, neither man has control of the precious liquid. It really belongs to Julie Maragon, and she ge...
    Director of the film
    United States  1958
  • Friendly Persuasion
    The story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religous sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It's not easy for them to meet the rules of their religion in everyday life but when Southern troops pass the area t...
    Director of the film
    United States  1956
  • The Desperate Hours
    After escaping from prison, Glenn Griffin, his brother Hal and a third inmate Sam Kobish randomly select a house in a well-to-do suburb of Indianapolis in which to hide out. The home belongs to the Hilliard family, Dan and Ellie w...
    Director of the film
    United States  1955
  • Roman Holiday
    On a diplomatic visit to Rome, Anne (Audrey Hepburn) escapes her royal retainers and scampers incognito through the Eternal City. She happens to meet American journalist Joe Bradley (Gregory Peck), who, recognizing a hot news stor...
    Director of the film
    United States  1953
  • Carrie
    When Carrie steps onto the train that will take her to Chicago, she regards the trip as a grand adventure. But her glorious dreams of the big city quickly die, for all that awaits Carrie there is a bleak life of grueling and poorl...
    Director of the film
    United States  1952
  • Detective Story
    On a day in the life of the 21st Precinct detective squad, we meet a batty old lady; petty embezzler Arthur, and the wonderful girl whose unrequited love may redeem him; a pair of blustering, but dangerous, burglars; a charmingly ...
    Director of the film
    United States  1951
  • The Heiress
    Catherine Sloper is a shy and backwards young woman who lives with her father, Dr. Austin Sloper, in 1849 New York. By all accounts Catherine's mother was a beautiful and graceful creature with the charm of queens. Catherine never...
    Director of the film
    United States  1949
  • The Best Years of Our Lives
    A landmark war film, and immensely popular in its day, this Oscar-winning drama is a masterful examination into the lives of three WWII veterans returning home. March won the second of his two Oscars for his rich portrayal of a fa...
    Director of the film
    United States  1946
  • The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress
    Documentary about the 25th and last bombing mission of a B17, the "Memphis Belle". The "Memphis Belle" took part in a great bombing raid on sub-pens in Wilhelmshafen, Germany. On their way they encounterd heavy...
    Director of the film
    United States  1944
  • The Fighting Lady
    The film follows the WWII exploits of the Essex-class aircraft carrier USS Yorktown (CV-10) (unidentified in the film), in its first major operations following its commissioning in 1943. The life of the crew is documented from Jul...
    Director of the film
    United States  1944
  • Mrs. Miniver
    A moving drama about a middle-class English family learning to cope with war, told in a series of dramatic vignettes. The family, headed by the lovely and gracious matriarch, endures the departure of the father for the beaches at ...
    Director of the film
    United States  1942
  • The Little Foxes
    An ambitious woman takes on her corrupt brothers and honest husband in her drive for wealth. In the deep South at the turn of the 20th century, shrewish Regina Giddens readies her household in anticipation of a dinner to honor Wil...
    Director of the film
    United States  1941
  • The Westerner
    "Cole Harden just doesn't look like a horse thief", Jane-Ellen Matthews tells Judge Roy Bean as she steps up to the bar. Cole says he can't take it with him as he empties all of his coins on the bar to buy drinks for the...
    Director of the film
    United States  1940
  • The Letter
    The wife of a rubber plantation administrator shoots a man to death and claims it was self-defense. Her poise, graciousness and stoicism impress nearly everyone who meets her. Her husband is certainly without doubt; so is the dist...
    Director of the film
    United States  1940
  • Wuthering Heights
    The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city, bringing with him a ragged little boy called Heathcliff. Earnshaw's son, Hindley, resents the child, but Hea...
    Director of the film
    United States  1939
  • Jezebel
    Set in antebellum New Orleans during the early 1850's, this film follows Julie Marsden through her quest for social redemption on her own terms. Julie is a beautiful and free spirited, rapacious Southern belle who is sure of herse...
    Director of the film
    United States  1938
  • Dead End
    Dead End is the prototypical social-problem drama about a Manhattan slum in the 1930s. Lillian Hellman's engaging script, based on Sidney Kingsley's hit play, finds the neighborhood residents struggling to get by, some choosing ha...
    Director of the film
    United States  1937
  • Dodsworth
    Sam Dodsworth (Walter Huston) sells his automobile company at great profit. But his success has come at the expense his dutiful wife, Fran (Ruth Chatterton). She persuades him to take her to Europe on the Queen Mary. Sam sits and ...
    Director of the film
    United States  1936
  • Counsellor at Law
    A successful lawyer struggles to deal with his wife's unfaithfulness and his own hidden past. At the bustling Manhattan law offices of Simon and Tedesco, highly successful Jewish attorney George Simon, who has risen from the slums...
    Director of the film
    United States  1933
  • Anybody Here Seen Kelly?
    Mitzi Lavelle, in love with carefree Pat Kelly, a member of the A. E. F. in France, follows him to America as a stewardess on a liner. Arriving in New York, Mitzi is met by Buck Johnson, once a rival for her hand, now a customs of...
    Director of the film
    United States  1928