Omar Khayyam was among the greatest of Persian poets. He was also a brilliant mathematician. Read More »
Tag Archives: William Dieterle
Another Dawn (1937) William Dieterle, Kay Francis, Errol Flynn, Ian Hunter, Adventure, Drama, Romance
Colonel John Wister, on duty with the British army in the desert region of Dubik, returns to England on leave. Read More »
The Story of Louis Pasteur (1935) William Dieterle, Paul Muni, Josephine Hutchinson, Anita Louise, Biography, Drama, History
In 1860 Paris, chemist Louis Pasteur is considered a quack within the medical community for advocating that doctors and surgeons wash their hands and boil their instruments to destroy microbes that can kill their patients. Read More »
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. Read More »
The Turning Point (1952) William Dieterle, William Holden, Edmond O’Brien, Alexis Smith, Crime, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Special prosecutor John Conroy hopes to combat organized crime in his city, and appoints his cop father Matt as chief investigator. Read More »
Boots Malone (1952) William Dieterle, William Holden, Stanley Clements, Basil Ruysdael, Drama, Sport
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. Read More »
Rope of Sand (1949) William Dieterle, Burt Lancaster, Paul Henreid, Claude Rains, Adventure, Film-Noir
Two years ago, hunting guide Mike Davis was with a client who trespassed on diamond company land and found a rich lode Read More »
Idealistic attorney Anton Adam makes headlines when he successfully prosecutes a prominent New York racketeer named Gilmurry. Read More »
At a convention, medical researcher Michel Touzac goes with colleagues to see stage caricaturist Targel, whose assistant Florence recognizes him…and attempts suicide. Read More »
The Accused (1949) William Dieterle, Loretta Young, Robert Cummings, Wendell Corey, Drama, Film-Noir, Thriller
Wilma Tuttle, psychology professor, lets aggressively brash student Bill Perry drive her home. Read More »
After waiter and would-be novelist Peter Stanislavsky marries Marcia, he learns to play bridge to satisfy his wife, despite feeling that it is a childish game. Read More »
Jewel Robbery (1932) William Dieterle, William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson, Comedy, Crime, Romance
When a baroness is present during a robbery at a jewellers in Vienna, she finds the gang’s debonair leader more attractive than either her husband or her lover.
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September Affair (1950) William Dieterle, Joan Fontaine, Joseph Cotten, Françoise Rosay, Drama, Romance
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. This gives them the opportunity to live together free from their previous lives.
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The life and career of German composer Richard Wagner.
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Briefly breaking away from her high-gloss modern soap operas, Kay Francis stars as Florence Nightingale in this reverent Warner Bros. biopic. The screenplay concentrates on Nightingale’s humanitarian activities during the Crimean War of 1854-55. Defiant in the face of military bureaucracy and the male hierarchy, she organizes a volunteer group of nurses to tend to the military wounded, and also works tirelessly to update and improve the primitive, almost barbaric medical conditions of the Victorian Era.
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