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William Wyler

Country: USA

Biography: William Wyler (b. 1 July 1902) was an Academy Award-winning motion picture director. He was known to require tens of takes for every shot in his films and for demanding control over the story, location and crew of each production, yet his exacting nature and attention to detail paid off in the form of both popular and critical success.

Total Titles at Criticker: 42 - You've Seen 42

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Titles You've Ranked (42)
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The Gay Deception The Gay Deception (1935)
Summary: When a young typist named Mirabelle wins $5,000, she decides to treat herself royally with an extended visit to a luxurious New York hotel. While she attempts to put on airs as a society woman, a bell boy at the hotel engages in some deception of his own.
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The Fighting Lady The Fighting Lady (1944)
Summary: 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 July 1943 to June 1944, from its passage through the Panama Canal through assaults on Marcus, Kwajalein, Truk and Tinian Islands, and culminating with the Battle of the Philippine Sea. (imdb)
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The Liberation of L.B. Jones The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970)
Summary: A Southern lawyer uncovers the truth about a slain undertaker. (imdb)
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The Love Trap The Love Trap (1929)
Summary: Centered around a chorus girl whose sudden job termination (on the day of her eviction) leaves her homeless and penniless. A kind-hearted cab driver lets her take up temporary residence inside one of his cars, and winds up falling in love with her. The couple rushes off to the altar, raising a mighty fuss with his upper-class relatives- his uncle goes so far as to expose the new bride of having been the host's mistress at a party she had attended at the height of her desperation. (Answers.com)
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The Good Fairy The Good Fairy (1935)
Summary: A naive girl just out of a cloistered orphanage finds that being a 'good fairy' to strangers makes life awfully complicated. (imdb)
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Hell Hell's Heroes (1930)
Summary: When four men rob a bank, one is killed and the other three escape into the desert where they lose their horses in a storm. Finding a woman who gives birth, they are made godfathers only to learn that the baby's father was the man they killed in the holdup. When the woman dies they head back, but they have little water and it is 40 miles. (imdb)
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Counsellor at Law Counsellor at Law (1933)
Summary: Crackerjack lawyer George Simon is a workaholic, and a successful one, at that. Having just gotten a woman acquited of a murder charge, he is juggling cases ranging from breaking a will to quashing the disorderly conduct charges against the son of a woman he knew in the old neighborhood, before he became a hot shot counsellor... (imdb)
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Come and Get It Come and Get It (1936)
Summary: In 1884 lumberman Barney Glasgow leaves his true love, saloon singer Lotta Morgan, to marry Emma Louise, his boss's daughter. His buddy Swan Bostrom marries Lotta instead. Barney becomes a lumber magnate by stripping the Wisconsin forests, without re-planting. After 23 years, Barney finally visits Swan... (imdb)
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The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress The Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)
Summary: 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 encountered heavy AA fire and interceptors. (imdb)
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Thunderbolt Thunderbolt (1947)  - Short Film
Summary: A documentary on the P-47 Thunderbolt fighter aircraft and its use in missions over Europe and the Pacific Theatre in the Second World War. (imdb)
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A House Divided A House Divided (1931)
Summary: In a small Pacific village, a widowed fisherman marries a girl young enough to be his daughter. Complications ensue when the new wife falls in love with her husband's son. (imdb)
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The Stolen Ranch The Stolen Ranch (1926)
Summary: Returning home from the Great War, "Breezy" Hart (Fred Humes) and his shell-shocked buddy Frank Wilcox (Ralph McCullough) discover the Wilcox property in the hands of evil Sam Hardy (William Norton Bailey). Frank, who is the rightful heir to the ranch, goes into hiding, while "Breezy" takes a job in the ranch kitchen. Learning of Frank's whereabouts, Hardy plots to have the young heir killed.
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Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic Ben-Hur: The Making of an Epic (1993)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: This made-for-video documentary treats film fans to a behind-the-scenes look at the making of Ben-Hur, a classic which has seen many incarnations on the silver screen, but perhaps most notably as William Wyler's 1959 epic. Includes footage from all three film versions of the tale, as well as discussion of the impact they had on later filmmakers. (imdb)
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Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema Ben-Hur: The Epic That Changed Cinema (2005)  - Direct-to-Video
Summary: Current filmmakers such as Ridley Scott and George Lucas reflect on the importance and influence of the Film. (imdb)
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Directed by William Wyler Directed by William Wyler (1986)  - TV Episode
Summary: A tribute to director William Wyler consisting of interviews and excerpts from his many classic films. (imdb)
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Tom Brown of Culver Tom Brown of Culver (1932)
Summary: Boy who thought his father a war hero finds he was really a deserter. (imdb)
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Her First Mate Her First Mate (1933)
Summary: A camp butcher on an Albany night boat dreams of the South Seas. (imdb)
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The Two Fister The Two Fister (1927)  - Short Film
Summary: Fast action in the Northwest Mounted Police. (imdb)
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The Shakedown The Shakedown (1929)
Summary: The life of a less-than successful professional boxer changes when he takes in an orphan. (en.wikipedia.org)
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Glamour Glamour (1934)
Summary: A married chorus girl falls in love with a composer. (imdb)
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Friendly Persuasion Friendly Persuasion (1956)
Summary: 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 they are in real trouble. Should they fight, despite their peaceful attitide? (imdb)
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The Westerner The Westerner (1940)
Summary: Cole Hardin 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 jury. He notices two big pictures of Lily Langtry behind the bar... (imdb)
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Mrs. Miniver Mrs. Miniver (1942)
Summary: The Minivers, an English "middle-class" family experience life in the first months of World War II. (imdb)
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The Collector The Collector (1965)
Summary: A man kidnaps a woman and holds her hostage just for the pleasure of having her there. (imdb)
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The Children The Children's Hour (1961)
Summary: A troublemaking student at a girl's school accuses two teachers of being lesbians. (imdb)
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Funny Girl Funny Girl (1968)
Summary: The life of comedienne Fannie Brice, from her early days in the Jewish slums of the Lower East Side... (imdb)
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These Three These Three (1936)
Summary: This first film version of "The Children's Hour" uses a heterosexual triangle rather than the play's lesbian theme... (imdb)
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Roman Holiday Roman Holiday (1953)
Summary: A young princess, tired of the constraints her position brings, runs away. She doesn't know the man who befriends her is a reporter out for a story. (imdb)
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The Best Years of Our Lives The Best Years of Our Lives (1946)
Summary: Three WWII veterans return home to small-town America to discover that they and their families have been irreparably changed. (imdb)
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The Big Country The Big Country (1958)
Summary: A New Englander arrives in the Old West, where he becomes embroiled in a feud between two families over a valuable patch of land. (imdb)
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The Heiress The Heiress (1949)
Summary: A young naive woman falls for a handsome young man who her emotionally abusive father suspects is a fortune hunter. (imdb)
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How to Steal a Million How to Steal a Million (1966)
Summary: Romantic comedy about a woman who must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries, and the man who helps her. (imdb)
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Detective Story Detective Story (1951)
Summary: On one day in the 21st Precinct squad room, assorted characters form a backdrop for the troubles of hard-nosed Detective Jim McLeod. (imdb)
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The Desperate Hours The Desperate Hours (1955)
Summary: Glen, Hal and Sam are three escaped convicts who move in on and terrorize a suburban household. (imdb)
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Dodsworth Dodsworth (1936)
Summary: A bittersweet tale of the increasing estrangement of a retired automobile tycoon and his wife. Increasingly obsessed with maintaining an appearance of youth, she falls in with a crowd of frivolous socialites during their "second honeymoon" European vacation. He, in turn, meets a woman who is everything she is not; self-assured, self-confident, and able to take care of herself. (imdb)
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Carrie Carrie (1952)
Summary: Carrie boards the train to Chicago with big ambitions. She gets a job stitching shoes and her sister's husband takes almost all of her pay for room and board. Then she injures a finger and is fired. This is the 1890s... (imdb)
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The Letter The Letter (1940)
Summary: While her husband inspects his rubber planatation, Leslie Crosbie murders Geoffrey Hammond. His widow has a letter written by Leslie asking him to meet her as her lover the night of the murder. (imdb)
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Wuthering Heights Wuthering Heights (1939)
Summary: The Earnshaws are Yorkshire farmers during the early 19th Century. One day, Mr. Earnshaw returns from a trip to the city... (imdb)
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The Little Foxes The Little Foxes (1941)
Summary: This film adaptation of the Lillian Hellman play depicts a post-Civil War southern community where nothing is more important than money and power to Regina Giddens (imdb)
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Dead End Dead End (1937)
Summary: The Dead End Kids, an unemployed architect, and gangster Baby Face Martin interact with an East Side neighborhood over one day and night. (imdb)
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Jezebel Jezebel (1938)
Summary: 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... (imdb)
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Ben-Hur Ben-Hur (1959)
Summary: When a Jewish prince is betrayed and sent into slavery by a Roman friend, he regains his freedom and comes back for revenge. (imdb)