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1. The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939)

Passed | 117 min | Drama, Horror, 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: 9,017 | Gross: $3.27M

2. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Passed | 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: 3,951

3. 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: 1,187

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: 5,449

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: 1,243

6. The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936)

Passed | 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: 1,897

7. Jewel Robbery (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.4
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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: 1,438

8. 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: 2,113

9. 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: 6,048

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: 1,687

11. 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: 1,724

12. 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: 1,305

13. 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: 993

14. Fog Over Frisco (1934)

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

7.1
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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: 1,140

15. 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: 2,768

16. A Dispatch from Reuters (1940)

Approved | 90 min | Biography, Drama

7.0
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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: 480

17. Die Fastnachtsbeichte (1960)

97 min | Crime, Thriller

7.0
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Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Hans Söhnker, Gitty Djamal, Götz George, Friedrich Domin

Votes: 60

18. Duel in the Sun (1946)

Passed | 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: 7,245 | Gross: $20.41M

19. September Affair (1950)

Approved | 104 min | Drama, Romance

6.9
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An industrialist (Joseph Cotten) 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: 630

20. 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: 593

21. Paid in Full (1950)

Passed | 98 min | Drama

6.9
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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: 113

22. Boots Malone (1952)

Approved | 102 min | Drama, Sport

6.9
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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: 305

23. Ludwig der Zweite, König von Bayern (1930)

117 min | Biography, Drama, History

6.9
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Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Dieterle, Theodor Loos, Eugen Burg, Ferdinand von Alten

Votes: 32

24. 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: 992

25. 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: 1,556

26. 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: 669

27. Sex in Chains (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: 213

28. Female (1933)

Unrated | 60 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.8
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Alison Drake, the tough-minded executive of an automobile factory, succeeds in the man's world of business until she meets an independent design engineer.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Dieterle, William A. Wellman | Stars: Ruth Chatterton, George Brent, Lois Wilson, Johnny Mack Brown

Votes: 1,367

29. 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: 478

30. 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: 223

31. 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: 205

32. 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: 418

33. Tennessee Johnson (1942)

Passed | 103 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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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: 419

34. Lawyer Man (1932)

Passed | 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: 553

35. 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: 304

36. 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: 75

37. Eine Stunde Glück (1931)

82 min | Drama, Musical

6.5
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Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Evelyn Holt, William Dieterle, Harald Paulsen, Hans Reimann

Votes: 8

38. 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: 1,874

39. 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: 155

40. 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: 137

41. The Searching Wind (1946)

Approved | 108 min | Drama, War

6.4
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Always the diplomat, Alex Hazen is slow to take sides in Europe of the 1920s and 1930s. Cassie Bowwman wants him to be more decisive and leaves him in Rome just as Mussolini is coming to ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Robert Young, Sylvia Sidney, Ann Richards, Dudley Digges

Votes: 53

42. 6 Hours to Live (1932)

72 min | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi

6.4
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A murder victim is brought back to life by a scientific experiment. However, the effects only last for six hours, and he must find his killer in that time.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Warner Baxter, Miriam Jordan, John Boles, George F. Marion

Votes: 86

43. 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: 203

44. Magic Fire (1956)

Approved | 120 min | Biography, Drama

6.3
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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: 97

45. 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: 382

46. Kismet (1944)

Passed | 100 min | Adventure, Fantasy

6.2
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In ancient Bagdad, Hafiz is a beggar - self coined the King of Beggars - and a master of the slight of hand. He often likes to wander the streets late at night pretending to be a Prince, ... See full summary »

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

Votes: 907

47. Satan Met a Lady (1936)

Approved | 74 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

6.2
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In this spoof of the story The Maltese Falcon (1941) is based on, a double-crossing woman, the two-timing P.I. she hired, the corpulent "empress of crime", and a gentleman thief are all after a legendary priceless eighth-century ram's horn.

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

Votes: 1,586

48. Another Dawn (1937)

Approved | 73 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

6.2
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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 him but ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: Kay Francis, Errol Flynn, Ian Hunter, Frieda Inescort

Votes: 455

49. The Devil's in Love (1933)

Passed | 70 min | Drama, Romance, Thriller

6.2
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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: 86

50. 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: 249



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