From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. William Dieterle (July 15, 1893 – December 9, 1972) was a German actor and film director, who worked in Hollywood for much of his career. His best known films include The Devil and Daniel Webster, The Story of Louis Pasteur and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. His 1937 film The Life of Emile Zola won the Academy Award for Best Picture. Description above from the Wikipedia article William Dieterle, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedi... Read more
15 July 1893
Ludwigshafen am Rhein, Germany
1935 . Fantasy, Comedy, Romance . 2h 23m
Executive producer. A film adaptation by Max Reinhardt of his popular stage productions of Shakespeare's comedy. Four young people escape Athens to a forest where the king and queen of the fairies are quarreling, while meanwhile a troupe of amateur actors rehearses a play. When the fairy Puck uses a magic flower to make people fall in love, the whole thing becomes a little bit confused...
1954 . Drama, Romance . 1h 43m
Executive producer. The young bride of a rich planter finds herself the only white woman at Elephant Walk tea plantation, British Ceylon.
1946 . Western, Romance, Drama . 2h 24m
Executive producer. Beautiful half-breed Pearl Chavez becomes the ward of her dead father's first love and finds herself torn between her sons, one good and the other bad.
1939 . Drama, Romance, Horror . 1h 57m
Executive producer. Paris, France, 1482. Frollo, Chief Justice of benevolent King Louis XI, gets infatuated by the beauty of Esmeralda, a gypsy young girl. The hunchback Quasimodo, Frollo's protege and bell-ringer of Notre Dame, lives in peace among the bells in the heights of the immense cathedral until he is involved by the twisted magistrate in his malicious plans to free himself from Esmeralda's alleged spell, which he believes to be the devil's work.
1953 . Drama . 1h 43m
Executive producer. In the reign of emperor Tiberius, Gallilean prophet John the Baptist preaches against King Herod and Queen Herodias. The latter wants John dead, but Herod fears to harm him due to a prophecy. Enter beautiful Princess Salome, Herod's long-absent stepdaughter. Herodias sees the king's dawning lust for Salome as her means of bending the king to her will. But Salome and her lover Claudius are (contrary to Scripture) nearing conversion to the new religion. And the famous climactic dance turns out to have unexpected implications...
1937 . Drama, History . 1h 56m
Executive producer. Biopic of the famous French writer Emile Zola and his involvement in the Dreyfus Affair.
1949 . Drama, Action, Thriller . 1h 44m
Executive producer. Story of a South African diamond mine watched over by a sadistic policeman tasked with looking out for smugglers.
1952 . Action, Drama . 1h 25m
Executive producer. 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 reluctant, but cynical reporter Jerry McKibbon thinks he knows: he's seen Matt with mob lieutenant Harrigan. Jerry's friendship with John is tested by the question of what to do about Matt, and by his attraction to John's girl Amanda. Meanwhile, the threatened racketeers adopt increasingly violent means of defense.
1945 . Romance, Drama, Mystery . 1h 41m
Executive producer. 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 night he didn't write the letters and ends up with a knife in his back. The writer of the letters fell in love with the woman he wrote to and wants to become her second husband even if she did murder husband number one. Singleton doesn't remember the murder or anything about the first 22 years of her life as Victoria Remington. Then at her second wedding she wonders why she said "I take you, Roger," instead of "I take you, Allen."
1960 . Science Fiction, Adventure, Crime . 1h 38m
Executive producer. Professor Johansson has made a huge scientific breakthrough; a device that will create a huge magnetic pulse that knocks out all electricity over a continent-wide area. The military applications are already being thought of when Dr. Johansson is kidnapped by a group of profit-seeking mercenaries. Meanwhile, his daughter, Karin, finds herself having to consort with all manner of shady characters as she searches for her father.
1940 . Drama, History . 1h 30m
Executive producer. German Julius Reuter (Edward G. Robinson) sends 19th-century news by carrier pigeon and then by wire, founding a news agency.
1933 . Mystery, Drama . 1h 4m
Executive producer. When a Broadway playboy is found dead, it's up to detective Jim Stevens to pick the murderer out of several likely candidates.
1937 . Drama . 1h 11m
Executive producer. His role in the plight of an unemployed man (Humphrey Bogart) and his disabled daughter profoundly affects an intractable Irish policeman (Pat O'Brien).
1931 . Drama . 1h 16m
Executive producer. Cary, Shep, Bill, and Francis are pilots during World War I. The four friends, haunted by the devastation of the war, head to Paris instead of home, where they meet Nikki, an eccentric and wealthy young woman. Nikki is drawn to Cary, and the five friends, tagged by the boorish reporter, Frink, drink their way from Paris to Lisbon.