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

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

Ben-Hur (1959)

Judah Ben-Hur, a Palestinian Jew, is battling the Roman empire at the time of Christ. His actions send him and his family into slavery, but an inspirational encounter with ...  (more)

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

Dead End (1937) RT 89% / Audience 78%

DVD release: Mar 2005

Mobster "Baby Face" Martin returns home to visit to the New York neighborhood where he grew up, dropping in on his mother, who rejects him because of his gangster lifestyle, ...  (more)

GENRES: Crime • Drama
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Sylvia Sidney  •  Joel McCrea  •  Humphrey Bogart  •  Wendy Barrie

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

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

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

Jezebel (1938) RT 94% / Audience 82%

DVD release: Oct 1997

In 1850s Louisiana, the willfulness of a tempestuous Southern belle threatens to destroy all who care for her.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Bette Davis  •  Henry Fonda  •  George Brent  •  Margaret Lindsay

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 • Romance • War
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Greer Garson  •  Walter Pidgeon  •  Teresa Wright  •  Dame May Whitty

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

DVD release: Oct 1997

It's the hope that sustains the spirit of every GI: the dream of the day when he will finally return home. For three WWII veterans, the day has arrived. But for each man, the ...  (more)

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

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

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 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

These Three (1936) RT 100% / Audience 78%

Martha and Karen graduate from college and turn an old Massachusetts farm into a school for girls. The friends are aided in their venture by local doctor Joe Cardin, who ...  (more)

DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Miriam Hopkins  •  Merle Oberon  •  Joel McCrea  •  Catherine Doucet

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 • Fantasy • History • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Merle Oberon  •  Laurence Olivier  •  David Niven  •  Flora Robson

Come and Get It (1936)

An ambitious lumberjack abandons his saloon girl lover so that he can marry into wealth, but years later becomes infatuated with the woman's daughter.  (more)

GENRES: Drama • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler  •  Howard Hawks  •  Richard Rosson
CAST:  Edward Arnold  •  Joel McCrea  •  Frances Farmer  •  Walter Brennan

The Love Trap (1929)

A chorus girl loses her job and thus the room she owes back rent on, and ends up being rescued from the street by a dashing rich man. But his family isn't over-accepting of ...  (more)

GENRES: Comedy • Romance
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Laura La Plante  •  Neil Hamilton

Her First Mate (1933)

A camp butcher on an Albany night boat dreams of the South Seas.  (more)

GENRES: Comedy
DIRECTION:  William Wyler
CAST:  Slim Summerville  •  ZaSu Pitts  •  Una Merkel  •  Warren Hymer