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1. Faust (1926)

Not Rated | 85 min | Drama, Fantasy, Horror

8.1
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The demon Mephisto wagers with God that he can corrupt a mortal man's soul.

Director: F.W. Murnau | Stars: Gösta Ekman, Emil Jannings, Camilla Horn, Frida Richard

Votes: 12,317

2. The Adventures of Robin Hood (1938)

PG | 102 min | Action, Adventure, Romance

8.0
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When Prince John and the Norman Lords begin oppressing the Saxon masses in King Richard's absence, a Saxon lord fights back as the outlaw leader of a rebel guerrilla army.

Directors: Michael Curtiz, William Keighley | Stars: Errol Flynn, Olivia de Havilland, Basil Rathbone, Claude Rains

Votes: 43,052 | Gross: $3.98M

3. 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: 9,059 | Gross: $3.27M

4. 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: 1,189

5. Violantha (1928)

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Director: Carl Froelich | Stars: Mathilde Sussin, William Dieterle, Alexander Sascha, Henny Porten

Votes: 5

6. 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: 5,482

7. The Devil and Daniel Webster (1941)

Passed | 107 min | Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

7.7
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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: 3,990

8. 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: 1,256

9. 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: 1,904

10. 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: 1,454

11. 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: 6,075

12. 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: 2,127

13. 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: 1,697

14. 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: 1,754

15. 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: 1,308

16. Die Weber (1927)

93 min | Drama

7.2
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Director: Frederic Zelnik | Stars: Paul Wegener, Valeska Stock, Hermann Picha, Hertha von Walther

Votes: 62

17. 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: 1,004

18. 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: 2,800

19. 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: 1,152

20. The Accused (1949)

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

7.0
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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: 600

21. 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: 486

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

117 min | Biography, Drama, History

7.0
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Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Dieterle, Theodor Loos, Eugen Burg, Ferdinand von Alten

Votes: 33

23. 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

24. 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: 7,280 | Gross: $20.41M

25. 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: 636

26. 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

27. 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: 306

28. Carlos und Elisabeth (1924)

Drama

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When Elisabeth of Valois becomes engaged, she believes her fiancé is the crown prince of Spain, Don Carlos, a poetic and liberal young man who is the hope of those who would like to see ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Eugen Klöpfer, Aud Egede-Nissen, William Dieterle

Votes: 15

29. 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: 1,569

30. 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: 1,000

31. Waxworks (1924)

Not Rated | 65 min | Fantasy, Horror

6.8
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A wax museum hires a writer to give the sculptures stories. The writer imagines himself and the museum owner's daughter in the stories.

Directors: Leo Birinsky, Paul Leni | Stars: Emil Jannings, Conrad Veidt, Werner Krauss, William Dieterle

Votes: 1,432

32. 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: 1,376

33. 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: 692

34. 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: 215

35. 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: 482

36. 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: 209

37. Hintertreppe (1921)

50 min | Drama

6.8
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A crippled mailman is in love with a maid who lives in the same building he does in one of the city's poor neighborhoods. She, however, is in love with a wealthy, handsome young man. ... See full summary »

Directors: Leopold Jessner, Paul Leni | Stars: Henny Porten, Fritz Kortner, William Dieterle, Eugene Dieterle

Votes: 180

38. Petronella - Das Geheimnis der Berge (1927)

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Director: Hanns Schwarz | Stars: Maly Delschaft, William Dieterle, Oskar Homolka, Theodor Loos

Votes: 9

39. 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: 439

40. 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: 433

41. Lawyer Man (1932)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

6.7
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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: 562

42. The White Angel (1936)

Approved | 92 min | Biography, Drama

6.7
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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: 227

43. Lucrezia Borgia (1922)

75 min | Drama, History, War

6.7
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Rodrigo Borgia, Pope Alexander VI, has three adult children: Juan, who is virtuous and has a sweetheart who is a woman of the people, Lucrezia, who is virtuous and wants to marry Alfonso, ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Oswald | Stars: Conrad Veidt, Liane Haid, Albert Bassermann, Paul Wegener

Votes: 54

44. 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: 309

45. 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: 76

46. 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

47. 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: 1,883

48. 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: 156

49. 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: 205

50. 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: 54



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