Search results for "William Wyler"


Roman Holiday (1953) RT 98% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Nov 2002

Overwhelmed by her suffocating schedule, touring European princess Ann takes off for a night while in Rome. When a sedative she took from her doctor kicks in, however, she ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Audrey Hepburn  •  Eddie Albert  •  Hartley Power

Ben-Hur (1959)

Ben-Hur is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, the third film version of Civil War vet Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ. It premiered at Loew's ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Adventure • Drama • History
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Jack Hawkins  •  Haya Harareet  •  Stephen Boyd

The Liberation of L.B. Jones (1970) RT Audience 80%

A gloomy vision of the possibility of decent relations between whites and blacks anywhere, including the South. Undertaker L.B. Jones, the richest black man in his county of ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Yaphet Kotto  •  Lee J. Cobb  •  Anthony Zerbe  •  Roscoe Lee Browne

How to Steal a Million (1966) RT 100% / Audience 89%

DVD release: Dec 2004

A woman must steal a statue from a Paris museum to help conceal her father's art forgeries.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Crime • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Audrey Hepburn  •  Peter O'Toole  •  Eli Wallach  •  Hugh Griffith

The Collector (1965) RT 100% / Audience 83%

DVD release: Oct 2002

Freddie is an inept bank clerk with no future. His only hobby is collecting butterflies, which gives him a feeling of power and control that is otherwise totally missing from ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Foreign • Mystery • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Terence Stamp  •  Samantha Eggar  •  Mona Washbourne  •  Maurice Dallimore

The Children's Hour (1961) RT 86% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Dec 2002

A troublemaking student at a girl's school accuses two teachers of being lesbians.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Audrey Hepburn  •  Shirley MacLaine  •  James Garner  •  Miriam Hopkins

The Big Country (1958)

Retired, wealthy sea Captain Jame McKay arrives in the vast expanse of the West to marry fiancée Pat Terrill. McKay is a man whose values and approach to life are a mystery to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Gregory Peck  •  Jean Simmons  •  Carroll Baker  •  Charlton Heston

Friendly Persuasion (1956) RT 88% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Dec 2000

The story of a family of Quakers in Indiana in 1862. Their religious sect is strongly opposed to violence and war. It's not easy for them to meet the rules of their religion ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War • Western
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Dorothy McGuire  •  Anthony Perkins  •  Richard Eyer

The Desperate Hours (1955) RT 83% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Jun 2003

Escaped convicts terrorize a suburban family they're holding hostage.  (more)

GENRES: Action • Crime • Drama • Thriller
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Humphrey Bogart  •  Fredric March  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  Martha Scott

Carrie (1952) RT Audience 59%

DVD release: Jan 2005

Carrie's dreams of adventure in the big city are quickly squashed as she discovers all that awaits her there is a bleak life of grueling and poorly-paid factory work. That is, ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Laurence Olivier  •  Jennifer Jones  •  Miriam Hopkins  •  Eddie Albert




Detective Story (1951) RT 67% / Audience 71%

DVD release: Oct 2005

Tells the story of one day in the lives of the various people who populate a police detective squad. An embittered cop, Det. Jim McLeod (Douglas), leads a precinct of ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Kirk Douglas  •  Eleanor Parker  •  William Bendix  •  Cathy O'Donnell

The Heiress (1949) RT 100% / Audience 93%

DVD release: Feb 2007

Dull and plain Catherine (Olivia de Havilland) lives with her emotionally distant father, Dr. Sloper (Ralph Richardson), in 1840s New York. Her days are empty -- filled with ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Olivia de Havilland  •  Montgomery Clift  •  Ralph Richardson  •  Miriam Hopkins

The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) RT 96% / Audience 92%

DVD release: Oct 1997

The Best Years of Our Lives is a classic film from director Williams Wyler about three war veterans. The film earned seven Oscars in 1946.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Fredric March  •  Myrna Loy  •  Dana Andrews  •  Teresa Wright

Memphis Belle: A Story of a Flying Fortress (1944)

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. ...  (more)

GENRES: Documentary
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Robert Morgan  •  Vince Evans  •  Jacob L. Devers  •  Ira C. Eaker

Mrs. Miniver (1942) RT 92% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Feb 2004

The Minivers, an English "middle-class" family experience life in the first months of World War II.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Teresa Wright  •  Dame May Whitty

The Little Foxes (1941)

The ruthless, moneyed Hubbard clan lives in, and poisons, their part of the deep South at the turn of the 20th century. Regina Giddons née Hubbard has her daughter under her ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Herbert Marshall  •  Teresa Wright  •  Richard Carlson

The Letter (1940) RT 100% / Audience 84%

DVD release: Jan 2005

After a woman shoots a man to death, a damning letter she wrote raises suspicions.  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Herbert Marshall  •  James Stephenson  •  Frieda Inescort

The Westerner (1940) RT 100% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Sep 1998

Drifter Cole Harden is accused of stealing a horse and faces hanging by self-appointed Judge Roy Bean, but Harden manages to talk his way out of it by claiming to be a friend ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Romance • Western
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Gary Cooper  •  Walter Brennan  •  Doris Davenport  •  Fred Stone

Wuthering Heights (1939) RT 100% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Oct 1997

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 ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Merle Oberon  •  Laurence Olivier  •  David Niven  •  Flora Robson