William Dieterle

Lowest Rated: 60% Elephant Walk (1954)
Birthday: Jul 15, 1893
Birthplace: Not Available
A stage actor in Germany and Switzerland as a teenager, William (born Wilhelm) Dieterle began acting in movies by 1913, and appeared in such memorable '20s films as Paul Leni's Waxworks (1924) and F. W. Murnau's Faust (1926). In 1923 Dieterle also began directing himself in a series of films, including Geschlecht In Fesseln (Sex in Chains [1928]). He began his Hollywood career in 1930, directing German-language versions of Those Who Dance (1930), The Way of All Men (1930), and Kismet (1944). At Warner Bros., Dieterle scored with The Last Flight (1931), the W.C. Fields comedy Her Majesty (1931), and the elaborate A Midsummer Night's Dream (1935), which he co-directed with Max Reinhardt. In the late '30s he helmed Warners' prestigious biopics for actor Paul Muni: The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936), The Life of Emile Zola (1937), and Juarez (1939). Moving to RKO in 1939, Dieterle delivered two classics with The Hunchback of Notre Dame (1939), starring Charles Laughton as Quasimodo; and The Devil and Daniel Webster (aka All That Money Can Buy [1941]), with Walter Huston as the Devil. His subsequent Hollywood work of the '40s and '50s was well-crafted but impersonal, notable chiefly for his romantic dramas Love Letters (1945) and Portrait of Jennie (1948), and the crime films Rope of Sand (1949) and Dark City (1950). In the late '50s he returned to Europe and directed films in Italy and Germany.

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No Score Yet Ludwig der Zweite, König von Bayern (Ludwig II, King of Bavaria) Director Actor Screenwriter 2011
No Score Yet Die Fastnachtsbeichte Director 1960
No Score Yet Mistress of the World Producer Director 1959
No Score Yet Omar Khayyam Director 1957
No Score Yet Magic Fire Director 1956
60% Elephant Walk Director 1954
No Score Yet Volcano Director Producer 1953
No Score Yet Salome Director 1953
No Score Yet The Turning Point Director 1952
No Score Yet Boots Malone Director 1952
No Score Yet Red Mountain Director 1951
No Score Yet Dark City Director 1950
No Score Yet September Affair Director 1949
No Score Yet Rope of Sand Director 1949
No Score Yet The Accused Director 1949
83% Portrait of Jennie Director 1948
No Score Yet Love Letters Director 1945
No Score Yet I'll Be Seeing You Director 1945
No Score Yet Kismet Director 1944
No Score Yet Tennessee Johnson Director 1942
No Score Yet Syncopation Producer Director 1942
100% The Devil and Daniel Webster Producer Director 1941
No Score Yet Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet Director 1940
No Score Yet Juarez Director 1939
100% The Hunchback of Notre Dame Director 1939
No Score Yet Blockade Director 1938
76% The Life of Emile Zola Director 1937
No Score Yet Another Dawn Director 1937
No Score Yet The Great O'Malley Director 1937
No Score Yet Satan Met a Lady Director 1936
100% The Story of Louis Pasteur Director 1936
No Score Yet Dr. Socrates Director 1935
90% A Midsummer Night's Dream Director 1935
No Score Yet Madame Du Barry Director 1934
No Score Yet Fog Over Frisco Director 1934
No Score Yet Fashions of 1934 Director 1934
No Score Yet The Firebird Director 1934
No Score Yet From Headquarters Director 1933
80% Female Director 1933
No Score Yet Grand Slam Director 1933
No Score Yet Lawyer Man Director 1933
No Score Yet The Crash Director 1932
No Score Yet Jewel Robbery Director 1932
No Score Yet Man Wanted Director 1932
No Score Yet Scarlet Dawn Director 1932
No Score Yet Her Majesty, Love Director 1931
No Score Yet The Last Flight Director 1931
No Score Yet Sex in Chains Actor Director 1928
94% Faust Valentin 1926
No Score Yet Waxworks Actor 1926
No Score Yet Die Geierwally (Wally of the Vultures) Actor 1921
No Score Yet Hintertreppe Actor 1921

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