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William Wyler

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DodsworthDodsworth (1936)
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Walter Huston
While on a European holiday, businessman Walter Huston's marriage reaches crisis point. A mature, highly–rated studio pic with especially…
Dead EndDead End (1937)
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Humphrey Bogart, Sylvia Sidney, Joel McCrea
Highly watchable account of life in the slum tenements of NYC – if you can accept the sentimental touches. With Humphrey Bogart as a gangster…
JezebelJezebel (1938) Recommended
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Bette Davis, Henry Fonda
A classic, Oscar–winning role for Bette Davis, as a southern belle who defies the arch conventions of 19th century New Orleans high society…
Wuthering HeightsWuthering Heights (1939) Recommended
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon
Emily Bronte's passionate romantic classic is immortalised in celluloid with Laurence Olivier and Merle Oberon unforgettable as doomed lovers Kathy…
Westerner, The (1940)
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Gary Cooper, Walter Brennan
Gary Cooper stars in accomplished Texan yarn concerning land disputes. Most impressive, though, is Walter Brennan in an Oscar–winning…
Letter, TheLetter, The (1940)
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall, James Stephenson
Although not quite of the first rank, this sultry melodrama counts as one of Bette Davis' most interesting 1940s works. Set among the frustrated…
Little Foxes, TheLittle Foxes, The (1941) Recommended
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Bette Davis, Herbert Marshall
Masterful period drama adapted from a stageplay by one the great directors. Bette Davis is in brilliant form as Regina, the scheming matron…
Mrs. MiniverMrs. Miniver (1942) Recommended
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Greer Garson, Walter Pidgeon
An unabashed patriotic war drama, so effective in that capacity it garnered political commendation as well as six Oscars, including Best Picture and…
Best Years of Our Lives, TheBest Years of Our Lives, The (1946) Recommended
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Myrna Loy, Fredric March, Dana Andrews
Uncommonly accurate portrait of small–town America after WW2 focuses on three war veterans attempting to adjust to civilian life. Historically…
Heiress, TheHeiress, The (1949) Recommended
Dir. William Wyler
Feat. Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift, Ralph Richardson
A near perfect adaptation, this Henry James tale of a naive young girl, her abusive father and fortune–hunting suitor, is considered one of the…

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