Search results for "William Dieterle"


Dark City (1950) RT Audience 49%

DVD release: Jul 2010

Danny Haley's bookie operation is shut down, so he and his pals need money; when Danny meets Arthur Winant, a sucker from out of town, he decoys him into a series of poker ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama • Mystery • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Charlton Heston  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Viveca Lindfors  •  Dean Jagger

Satan Met a Lady (1936) RT Audience 20%

DVD release: Feb 1991

In the second screen version of The Maltese Falcon, a detective is caught between a lying seductress and a lady jewel thief.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Drama • Mystery
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Warren William  •  Alison Skipworth  •  Arthur Treacher

Sex in Chains (1928) RT Audience 100%

DVD release: Dec 2004

A young man is convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a term in prison. There he forms a close relationship with his cellmate. Upon his release his wife is concerned as to ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  William Dieterle  •  Gunnar Tolnæs  •  Mary Johnson  •  Paul Henckels

The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

King Louis XI is a wise and old king and Frollo is the Chief Justice. Frollo gazes on the gypsy girl, Esmeralda, in the church during Fool's Day and sends Quasimodo to catch ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Horror • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Charles Laughton  •  Cedric Hardwicke  •  Thomas Mitchell  •  Maureen O'Hara

The Life of Emile Zola (1937) RT 75% / Audience 73%

DVD release: Feb 2005

Biopic of the famous french writer Emile Zola and his involvement in the Dreyfus Affair.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Paul Muni  •  Gale Sondergaard  •  Joseph Schildkraut  •  Gloria Holden

The Turning Point (1952)

Special prosecutor John Conroy hopes to combat organized crime in his city, and appoints his cop father Matt as chief investigator. John doesn't understand why Matt is ...  (more)

GENRES: Action • Drama
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  William Holden  •  Edmond O'Brien  •  Alexis Smith  •  Tom Tully

Waxworks (1924) RT Audience 48%

DVD release: Mar 2005

A poet is hired by the owner of a wax museum in a circus to write tales about Harun al Raschid, Ivan the Terrible and Jack the Ripper. While writing, the poet and the daughter ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Horror
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle  •  Paul Leni  •  Leo Birinsky
CAST:  Emil Jannings  •  Conrad Veidt  •  William Dieterle  •  Werner Krauss

The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) RT 100% / Audience 79%

In 1860, having helped France solve the problem of sour wine, chemist Louis Pasteur turns to the dangers of childbirth: 20,000 Paris women were dying annually. His germ theory ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Paul Muni  •  Josephine Hutchinson  •  Anita Louise  •  Donald Woods

Love Letters (1945) RT Audience 59%

When a man asks another man more facile with words to do his wooing for him, there are always complications. The man with no talent for writing marries the girl, confesses one ...  (more)

GENRES: Romance
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Jennifer Jones  •  Joseph Cotten  •  Ann Richards  •  Cecil Kellaway

Juarez (1939) RT Audience 47%

DVD release: Nov 2011

The newly named emperor Maximilian and his wife Carolotta arrive in Mexico to face popular sentiment favoring Benito Juraez and democracy..  (more)

GENRES: Drama • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Paul Muni  •  Bette Davis  •  Brian Aherne  •  Claude Rains




Portrait of Jennie (1948) RT 91% / Audience 85%

DVD release: Nov 2000

A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Fantasy • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Jennifer Jones  •  Joseph Cotten  •  Ethel Barrymore  •  Lillian Gish

Elephant Walk (1954) RT 60% / Audience 49%

DVD release: Jul 2005

The young bride of a rich planter finds herself the only white woman at Elephant Walk tea plantation, British Ceylon.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Elizabeth Taylor  •  Peter Finch  •  Dana Andrews  •  Abraham Sofaer

This Love of Ours (1945)

At a convention, medical researcher Michel Touzac goes with colleagues to see stage caricaturist Targel, whose assistant Florence recognizes him...and attempts suicide. Saved ...  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Merle Oberon  •  Claude Rains  •  Charles Korvin  •  Carl Esmond

Syncopation (1942) RT Audience 67%

DVD release: Feb 2015

A young trumpeter rises through the jazz world and finds love.  (more)

GENRES: 
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Adolphe Menjou  •  Jackie Cooper  •  Bonita Granville  •  George Bancroft

Blockade (1938) RT Audience 67%

DVD release: Apr 2005

A simple peasant is forced to take up arms to defend his farm during the Spanish Civil War. Along the way he falls in love with Russian whose father is involved in espionage.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • War
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Madeleine Carroll  •  Henry Fonda  •  Leo Carrillo  •  John Halliday

Paid in Full (1950) RT 51% / Audience 94%

DVD release: Apr 2003

Two sisters fall in love with the same man. After the wedding, the new husband realizes he may have married the wrong sister.  (more)

GENRES: Drama
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Robert Cummings  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Diana Lynn  •  Eve Arden

Red Mountain (1951)

Towards the end of the American Civil War, a rebel captain flees to Colorado to join a band of Southern mercenaries. He drags an innocent gold prospecting couple into trouble ...  (more)

GENRES: Western
DIRECTION:  John Farrow  •  William Dieterle
CAST:  Alan Ladd  •  Lizabeth Scott  •  Arthur Kennedy  •  John Ireland

Grand Slam (1933)

Because the Stanislavsky method of playing bridge has no rules, it promotes marital harmony for those who stick with it.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Paul Lukas  •  Loretta Young  •  Frank McHugh  •  Glenda Farrell

Another Dawn (1937) RT Audience 25%

Colonel John Wister, on duty with the British army in the desert region of Dubik, returns to England on leave. There he falls in love with Julia Ashton, who cares deeply for ...  (more)

GENRES: Adventure • Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Dieterle
CAST:  Errol Flynn  •  Kay Francis  •  Ian Hunter  •  Frieda Inescort