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1. The Life of Emile Zola (1937)

Not Rated | 116 min | Biography, Drama

7.3
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The biopic of the famous French muckraking writer and his involvement in fighting the injustice of the Dreyfuss Affair.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Gale Sondergaard, Joseph Schildkraut, Gloria Holden

Votes: 5,758

2. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Not Rated | 117 min | Drama, Romance

7.9
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In 15th century France, a gypsy girl is framed for murder by the infatuated Chief Justice, and only the deformed bellringer of Notre Dame Cathedral can save her.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charles Laughton, Maureen O'Hara, Cedric Hardwicke, Thomas Mitchell

Votes: 8,694

3. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Approved | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.8
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A nineteenth-century New Hampshire farmer who makes a pact with Satan for economic success enlists Daniel Webster to extract him from his contract.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward Arnold, Walter Huston, Jane Darwell, Simone Simon

Votes: 3,805

4. Portrait of Jennie (1948)

Approved | 86 min | Drama, Romance, Fantasy

7.7
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A mysterious girl inspires a struggling artist.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ethel Barrymore, Lillian Gish

Votes: 5,191

5. Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet (1940)

Approved | 103 min | Biography, Drama

7.5
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True story of the doctor who considered it was not immoral to search for a drug that would cure syphillis.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Ruth Gordon, Otto Kruger, Donald Crisp

Votes: 1,210

6. The Prince and the Pauper (1937)

Approved | 118 min | Adventure, Drama, Family

7.3
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A poor boy named Tom Canty and the Prince of Wales exchange identities but events force the pair to experience each other's lives as well.

Directors: William Keighley, William Dieterle | Stars: Errol Flynn, Claude Rains, Henry Stephenson, Barton MacLane

Votes: 2,024

7. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

Unrated | 86 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.4
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The biography of the pioneering French microbiologist who helped revolutionize agriculture and medicine.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Donald Woods

Votes: 1,783

8. Jewel Robbery (1932)

Approved | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.5
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A gentleman thief charms a Viennese baron's wife and also conducts a daring daylight robbery of a jewellers.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson, Hardie Albright

Votes: 1,323

9. The Last Flight (1931)

Not Rated | 76 min | Drama

7.8
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World War 1 veterans roam Paris drinking and admiring a woman they recently met.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, David Manners, Johnny Mack Brown, Helen Chandler

Votes: 1,164

10. Juarez (1939)

Approved | 125 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.3
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Louis Napoleon III takes advantage of the American Civil War to circumvent the Monroe Doctrine and expand his power by helping Emperor Maximillian Hapsburg to add Mexico to his empire. of Mexico.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Bette Davis, Brian Aherne, Claude Rains

Votes: 1,619

11. Duel in the Sun (1946)

Unrated | 129 min | Drama, Romance, Western

6.9
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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.

Directors: King Vidor, Otto Brower, William Dieterle, Sidney Franklin, William Cameron Menzies, David O. Selznick, Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Gregory Peck, Lionel Barrymore

Votes: 6,913 | Gross: $20.40M

12. A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935)

Approved | 133 min | Comedy, Fantasy, Romance

7.0
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Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged with Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the ... See full summary »

Directors: William Dieterle, Max Reinhardt | Stars: James Cagney, Dick Powell, Ian Hunter, Verree Teasdale

Votes: 2,648

13. Love Letters (1945)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

7.2
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Allen Quinton writes a fellow soldier's love letters; tragedy results. Later, Allen meets a beautiful amnesiac who fears postmen...

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Jennifer Jones, Joseph Cotten, Ann Richards, Cecil Kellaway

Votes: 1,258

14. Paid in Full (1950)

Passed | 98 min | Drama

7.0
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Jane Langley has always done all she can for her selfish sibling Nancy. When both sisters fall in love with handsome Bill Prentice, Jane graciously steps aside. Relationships among all ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Robert Cummings, Lizabeth Scott, Diana Lynn, Eve Arden

Votes: 109

15. Fashions of 1934 (1934)

78 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.1
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Sherwood Nash is a swindler who bootlegs Paris fashions for sale at cut-rate prices. His assistant Lynn poses as An American interested in a dress and Snap conceals a camera in his cane. ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Powell, Bette Davis, Frank McHugh, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 957

16. Fog Over Frisco (1934)

TV-G | 68 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

7.0
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The lifestyles of Arlene and Valkyr Bradford, half-sisters from a respected San Francisco family, diverge markedly as Arlene takes up with criminals.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Bette Davis, Donald Woods, Margaret Lindsay, Lyle Talbot

Votes: 1,092

17. I'll Be Seeing You (1944)

Approved | 85 min | Drama, Family, Romance

7.2
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A soldier suffering from combat fatigue meets a young woman on Christmas furlough from prison and their mutual loneliness blossoms into romance.

Directors: William Dieterle, George Cukor | Stars: Ginger Rogers, Joseph Cotten, Shirley Temple, Spring Byington

Votes: 1,647

18. A Dispatch from Reuters (1940)

Approved | 90 min | Biography, Drama

7.1
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Starting with a small flock of carrier pigeons, nineteenth-century entrepreneur Julius Reuter turns his small company into Europe's most respected news wire service.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Edward G. Robinson, Edna Best, Eddie Albert, Albert Bassermann

Votes: 465

19. Dark City (1950)

Not Rated | 98 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Gamblers who "took" an out-of-town sucker in a crooked poker game feel shadowy vengeance closing in on them.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Charlton Heston, Lizabeth Scott, Viveca Lindfors, Dean Jagger

Votes: 1,474

20. Rope of Sand (1949)

Not Rated | 104 min | Adventure, Film-Noir

6.8
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A man abused by a sadistic mining company cop before he could tell where on their desert property he'd found diamonds decides to steal them instead.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Peter Lorre

Votes: 921

21. Lawyer Man (1932)

TV-G | 72 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Idealistic attorney Anton Adam makes headlines when he successfully prosecutes a prominent New York racketeer named Gilmurry. Adam's sudden renown attracts the attention of high-profile ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Powell, Joan Blondell, David Landau, Helen Vinson

Votes: 495

22. Tennessee Johnson (1942)

Passed | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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A chronicle of the life of Andrew Johnson from his first arrival in Tennessee to his time as President of the United States.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Van Heflin, Lionel Barrymore, Ruth Hussey, Marjorie Main

Votes: 408

23. The Accused (1949)

Approved | 101 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller

6.9
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A beautiful psychology professor tries to hide a self-defense killing.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Loretta Young, Robert Cummings, Wendell Corey, Sam Jaffe

Votes: 557

24. September Affair (1950)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

7.0
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An industrialist (Joseph Cotton) and a pianist (Joan Fontaine) meet on a trip and fall in love. Through a quirk of fate, they are reported dead in a crash though they weren't on the plane. ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten, Françoise Rosay, Jessica Tandy

Votes: 606

25. Man Wanted (1932)

Not Rated | 62 min | Romance, Comedy, Drama

6.7
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A female editor of a magazine falls in love with her male secretary.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Kay Francis, David Manners, Una Merkel, Andy Devine

Votes: 402

26. This Love of Ours (1945)

Approved | 90 min | Drama, Romance

6.5
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At a convention, medical researcher Michel Touzac goes with colleagues to see stage caricaturist Targel, whose assistant Florence recognizes him...and attempts suicide. Saved by Touzac's ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Merle Oberon, Charles Korvin, Claude Rains, Carl Esmond

Votes: 73

27. The Great O'Malley (1937)

Approved | 71 min | Drama

6.8
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A by-the-book patrolman who cares more about the letter of the law than justice feels guilty when his inflexibility sends a family man to prison.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Pat O'Brien, Humphrey Bogart, Sybil Jason, Ann Sheridan

Votes: 463

28. The Turning Point (1952)

Not Rated | 85 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Jerry McKibbon is a tough, no nonsense reporter, mentoring special prosecutor John Conroy in routing out corrupt officials in the city, which may even include Conroy's own police detective father as a suspect.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Holden, Edmond O'Brien, Alexis Smith, Tom Tully

Votes: 607

29. Geschlecht in Fesseln (1928)

107 min | Drama

6.8
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A young man is convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to a term in prison. There he forms a close relationship with his cellmate and upon his release his wife is concerned as to how prison has changed the man she married.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Dieterle, Gunnar Tolnæs, Mary Johnson, Paul Henckels

Votes: 201

30. Dr. Socrates (1935)

Approved | 70 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

6.6
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A small-town doctor gets roped into helping a notorious bank robber.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Paul Muni, Ann Dvorak, Barton MacLane, Robert Barrat

Votes: 299

31. The White Angel (1936)

Approved | 92 min | Biography, Drama

6.8
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A look at the life of Florence Nightingale.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Kay Francis, Ian Hunter, Donald Woods, Nigel Bruce

Votes: 191

32. Vulcano (1950)

Approved | 106 min | Drama

6.8
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While awaiting Production Code seal approval in the USA this Italian-made production went through three American distributors in three years; first Motion Picture Sales Corporation that ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Anna Magnani, Rossano Brazzi, Geraldine Brooks, Eduardo Ciannelli

Votes: 197

33. Boots Malone (1952)

102 min | Drama, Sport

6.8
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Boots Malone is jockey's agent and a bit of a wheeler-dealer who went from living at the Ritz to living in a room at the stables when his star jockey was killed in an accident. After nearly... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Holden, Stanley Clements, Basil Ruysdael, Carl Benton Reid

Votes: 257

34. From Headquarters (1933)

TV-G | 64 min | Mystery, Drama

6.4
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When a Broadway playboy is found dead, it's up to detective Jim Stevens to pick the murderer out of several likely candidates.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: George Brent, Margaret Lindsay, Eugene Pallette, Robert Barrat

Votes: 196

35. The Firebird (1934)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.2
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Herman Brandt, a handsome but overly conceited actor, lives in the same apartment building in Vienna as Carola and John Pointer and their 18-year-old daughter Mariette. One day, as Carola ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Verree Teasdale, Ricardo Cortez, Lionel Atwill, Anita Louise

Votes: 129

36. Madame Du Barry (1934)

Approved | 79 min | Comedy, Drama, History

6.4
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Madame DuBarry is a 1934 American historical film directed by William Dieterle and starring Dolores del Rio, Reginald Owen, Victor Jory and Osgood Perkins. The film portrays the life of ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Dolores del Rio, Reginald Owen, Victor Jory, Osgood Perkins

Votes: 133

37. Red Mountain (1951)

Approved | 84 min | Drama, Western

6.0
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In 1865 Confederate Capt. Sherwood is heading to Colorado where Confederate Gen. Quantrill is stirring up rebellion using various Indian Nations.

Directors: William Dieterle, John Farrow | Stars: Alan Ladd, Lizabeth Scott, Arthur Kennedy, John Ireland

Votes: 271

38. Magic Fire (1956)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Drama

6.2
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The life and career of German composer Richard Wagner.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Yvonne De Carlo, Carlos Thompson, Rita Gam, Valentina Cortese

Votes: 95

39. Syncopation (1942)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy, History, Music

6.4
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Covering a quarter-century of American 'syncopated" music (Ragtime, Jazz, Swing, Blues, Boogie Woogie)from prior to WWI through prohibition, the stock-market crash, the depression and the ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Adolphe Menjou, Jackie Cooper, Bonita Granville, George Bancroft

Votes: 134

40. The Devil's in Love (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.1
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Unjustly convicted of murdering the major who transferred him to another outpost, a doctor makes good his escape then sets out to prove his innocence using another identity.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Victor Jory, Loretta Young, Vivienne Osborne, David Manners

Votes: 77

41. The Secret Bride (1934)

Approved | 64 min | Drama

6.2
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Before Ruth Vincent, daughter of a state governor, and state attorney general Robert Sheldon can announce their marriage, the governor is accused of bribe-taking. To avoid the appearance of... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Warren William, Glenda Farrell, Grant Mitchell

Votes: 339

42. Her Majesty, Love (1931)

75 min | Comedy, Musical, Romance

6.2
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Wealthy man falls in love with a poor girl and proposes to her, going against the wishes of his family.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Marilyn Miller, Ben Lyon, W.C. Fields, Leon Errol

Votes: 154

43. The Crash (1932)

TV-G | 58 min | Drama

6.0
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Rich couple loses their fortune in stock market crash.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Lois Wilson, Barbara Leonard

Votes: 228

44. Dr. Monica (1934)

Passed | 61 min | Drama, Romance

6.2
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Dr. Monica Brayden, a successful physician, is the central character in this story. Unbeknownst to her, her successful journalist husband has had an affair with one of her acquaintances, ... See full summary »

Directors: William Keighley, William Dieterle | Stars: Kay Francis, Warren William, Jean Muir, Verree Teasdale

Votes: 207

45. Elephant Walk (1954)

Approved | 103 min | Drama

6.4
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The young bride of a rich planter finds herself the only white woman at Elephant Walk tea plantation, British Ceylon.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Elizabeth Taylor, Dana Andrews, Peter Finch, Abraham Sofaer

Votes: 1,805

46. Adorable (1933)

Approved | 88 min | Musical, Comedy, Romance

6.3
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Janet Gaynor plays a rebellious princess who must try to marry the man she loves, instead of the stuffy old prince her parents want her to marry. But will this ordinary man love her back ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Janet Gaynor, Henri Garat, C. Aubrey Smith, Herbert Mundin

Votes: 80

47. Kismet (1944)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.1
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Hafiz, a rascally beggar on the periphery of the court of Baghdad, schemes to marry his daughter to royalty and to win the heart of the queen of the castle himself.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Ronald Colman, Marlene Dietrich, James Craig, Edward Arnold

Votes: 850

48. Satan Met a Lady (1936)

Approved | 74 min | Drama, Film-Noir, Mystery

6.2
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Sardonic detective Shane, thrown out of one town for bringing trouble, heads for home and his ex-partner's detective agency. The business is in a sad way, and Shane, who has had the ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Bette Davis, Warren William, Alison Skipworth, Arthur Treacher

Votes: 1,538