William Dieterle

Film Director / Actor / Film Producer / Screenwriter | * 07/15/1893 († 79, 12/08/1972) | Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
William Dieterle (July 15, 1893 – December 9, 1972) was a German-born actor and film director who emigrated to the United States in 1930 to leave a worsening political situation. He worked in Hollywood primarily as a director for much of his career, becoming a United States citizen in 1937. He moved back to Germany in the late 1950s. His best-known films include The Devil and Daniel Webster, The Story of Louis Pasteur (1936) and The Hunchback of Notre Dame. His film The Life of Emile Zola (1937) won the Academy Award for Best Picture, the second biographical feature to do so. ()
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Most frequent genres for this person: Drama | Romance / Love | Comedies

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Awards & Nominations for William Dieterle

Officer's Cross of The Order of Merit of The Federal Republic of Germany Star On Hollywood Walk of Fame Academy Award for Best Director

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Movies with William Dieterle as Actor(51)

as Valentin (archive footage)2002 Los 5 Faust de F. W. Murnau
as Kirila Petrowitsch1959 Dubrowsky
as Captain Ahab1931 Demon of the Sea
as Ludwig II - König von Bayern1930 Ludwig II, King of Bavaria
as Heinz von Ettingen1929 Das Schweigen im Walde
as Harro, Graf von Torstein1928 Die Heilige und ihr Narr
as Adelrich1928 Violantha
as Franz Sommer (as Wilhelm Dieterle)1928 Sex in Chains
as Paul1928 Frau Sorge
1928 Diebe
as Marius1928 Ritter der Nacht
as Moritz Jäger1927 Die Weber
as Robert Baumeister1927 Liebesreigen
as Der Abbé1927 Das Geheimnis des Abbe X
as Valentin: Gretchens Bruder / Marguerite's brother1926 Faust
as Grosser1926 The Fallen
as Josef Baumann1926 Familie Schimek
as Jap Geel1926 Qualen der Nacht
as Heinz von Springe1925 In the Valleys of the Southern Rhine
as Freiherr von Borkenhagen1925 Lena Warnstetten
as Anton1925 Der Hahn im Korb
as Wulf Tormann1925 Die Dame aus Berlin
as Christian1924 Mother and Child
as The Poet / Assad the Baker / Russian Prince1924 Waxworks
as Marquis Posa1924 Carlos und Elisabeth
as Lauer - der Jäger1923 Driven from Home
as Michael1923 Man by the Roadside
1923 Bohème
as Maler1922 Frauenopfer
as Junge Charolais1922 Der Graf von Charolais
as Jean1922 Fräulein Julie
as Giovanni Sforza, Herr von Pesaro1922 Lucrezia Borgia
as Der Handwerker1921 Backstairs
as The Bear Joseph1921 Die Geierwally

Movies with William Dieterle as Crew(83)

Directing/Director1968 Ein Sommernachtstraum
Directing/Director1966 Samba
Directing/Director1964 The Confession
Directing/Director1962 Das Vergnügen, anständig zu sein
Directing/Director1962 Gabriel Schillings Flucht
Directing/Director1961 Die große Reise
Directing/Director1960 Die Fastnachtsbeichte
Directing/Director1960 Die Herrin der Welt - Teil I
Directing/Director1960 Die Herrin der Welt - Teil II
Directing/Director1959 Dubrowsky
Directing/Director1957 Omar Khayyam
Directing/Director1955 Magic Fire
Production/Producer1955 Magic Fire
Directing/Director1954 Elephant Walk
Directing/Director1953 Salome
Directing/Director1952 Boots Malone
Directing/Director1952 The Turning Point
Directing/Director1951 Peking Express
Directing/Director1951 Red Mountain
Directing/Director1950 Dark City
Directing/Director1950 Paid in Full
Directing/Director1950 Volcano
Directing/Director1950 September Affair
Directing/Director1949 The Accused
Directing/Director1949 Rope of Sand
Directing/Director1948 Portrait of Jennie
Directing/Director1946 The Searching Wind
Directing/Director1946 Duel in the Sun
Directing/Director1945 This Love of Ours
Directing/Director1945 Love Letters
Directing/Director1944 I'll Be Seeing You
Directing/Director1944 Kismet
Directing/Director1942 Tennessee Johnson
Directing/Director1942 Syncopation
Directing/Director1941 All That Money Can Buy
Production/Producer1941 All That Money Can Buy
Directing/Director1940 Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet
Directing/Director1940 A Dispatch from Reuters
Directing/Director1939 Juarez
Directing/Director1939 The Hunchback of Notre Dame
Directing/Director1938 Blockade
Directing/Director1937 The Life of Emile Zola
Directing/Director1937 Another Dawn
Directing/Director1937 The Great O'Malley
Directing/Director1936 Satan Met a Lady
Directing/Director1936 The Story of Louis Pasteur
Directing/Director1936 The White Angel
Directing/Director1935 A Midsummer Night's Dream
Directing/Director1935 Dr. Socrates
Directing/Director1934 Fog Over Frisco
Directing/Director1934 Fashions of 1934
Directing/Director1934 Madame Du Barry
Directing/Director1934 The Secret Bride
Directing/Director1934 The Firebird
Directing/Assistant Director1933 Female
Directing/Director1933 Grand Slam
Directing/Director1933 The Devil's in Love
Directing/Director1933 Adorable
Directing/Director1933 From Headquarters
Directing/Director1932 Scarlet Dawn
Directing/Director1932 Jewel Robbery
Directing/Director1932 Lawyer Man
Directing/Director1932 6 Hours to Live
Directing/Director1932 Man Wanted
Directing/Director1932 The Crash
Directing/Director1931 Her Majesty, Love
Directing/Director1931 Die heilige Flamme
Directing/Director1931 Kismet
Directing/Director1931 The Last Flight
Directing/Director1931 One Hour of Happiness
Writing/Writer1931 One Hour of Happiness
Directing/Director1931 Die Maske fällt
Directing/Director1930 Ludwig II, King of Bavaria
Writing/Writer1930 Ludwig II, King of Bavaria
Directing/Director1929 Ich lebe für Dich
Directing/Director1929 The Brandenburg Arch
Directing/Director1929 Das Schweigen im Walde
Directing/Director1928 Die Heilige und ihr Narr
Directing/Director1928 Sex in Chains
Directing/Director1927 Das Geheimnis des Abbe X
Writing/Writer1927 Das Geheimnis des Abbe X
Directing/Assistant Director1924 Waxworks
Directing/Director1923 Man by the Roadside

Full Name: Wilhelm Dieterle
Born: Saturday, 07/15 1893 (July) in Ludwigshafen am Rhein (Germany)
Died: Friday, 12/08 1972 (December) in Ottobrunn (aged: 79)
Zodiac sign: Cancer (Chinese zodiac sign: Snake)
Languages: German (DE), English (EN, native language)
Other names for William Dieterle (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Wilhelm Dieterle"
"W. Dieterle"
William Dieterle frequently works together with these people:
Hal B. Wallis (15x, Crew)
Orry-Kelly (14x, Crew)
Leo F. Forbstein (13x, Crew)
Warren Low (12x, Crew)
Henry O'Neill (12x, Actor)
Paul Leni (10x, Crew)
Hermann Picha (10x, Actor)
Anton Grot (9x, Crew)
Sam Comer (9x, Crew)
Edith Head (9x, Crew)
Bernhard Kaun (9x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:74579, Added: 05/23/2018, Last updated: 01/01/2022