William Wyler timeline

  • "Dodsworth" Is Released

    Dodsworth is a 1936 American drama film directed by William Wyler. Sidney Howard based the screenplay on his 1934 stage adaptation of the 1929... Read more

  • "Dead End" Is Released

    Dead End is a 1937 crime drama film. It is an adaptation of the Sidney Kingsley 1935 Broadway play of the same name. It stars Humphrey Bogart, Joel... Read more

  • "The Letter" Is Released

    The Letter is a 1940 American film noir directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Howard Koch is based on the 1927 play of the same name by W.... Read more

  • "The Little Foxes" Is Released

    The Little Foxes is a 1941 American drama film directed by William Wyler. The screenplay by Lillian Hellman is based on her 1939 play of the same... Read more

  • "Mrs. Miniver" Is Released

    Mrs. Miniver is a 1942 drama film directed by William Wyler and starring Greer Garson in the title role. It was produced as a propaganda film aimed... Read more

  • 15th Academy Awards

    The 15th Academy Awards was held in the Cocoanut Grove at The Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. Best Picture honors went to the film Mrs. Miniver.... Read more

  • "The Best Years Of Our Lives" Is Released

    The Best Years of Our Lives (1946) is an American drama film about three servicemen trying to piece their lives back together after coming home... Read more

  • 19th Academy Awards

    The 19th Academy Awards continued a trend through the late-1940s of the Oscar voters honoring films about contemporary social issues. The Best... Read more

  • "The Heiress" Is Released

    The Heiress is a 1949 drama film by Ruth and Augustus Goetz adapted from their 1947 play of the same title that was based on the 1880 novel... Read more

  • "Roman Holiday" Is Released

    Roman Holiday is a 1953 romantic comedy. The film introduced American audiences to Belgian-born actress Audrey Hepburn, who won the Academy Award... Read more

  • "Friendly Persuasion" Is Released

    Friendly Persuasion is a 1956 Palme d'Or-winning Civil War film starring Gary Cooper, Dorothy McGuire, Anthony Perkins, Richard Eyer, Robert... Read more

  • "Ben-Hur" Is Released

    Ben-Hur (or Benhur) is a 1959 epic film directed by William Wyler, and is the third film version of Lew Wallace's 1880 novel Ben-Hur: A Tale of the... Read more

  • 32nd Academy Awards

    The 32nd Academy Awards honored film achievements of 1959 on 4 April 1960. MGM's (producer Sam Zimbalist) and director William Wyler's three and... Read more

  • "Funny Girl" Is Released

    Funny Girl is a 1968 musical film based on the stage musical of the same name. The semi-biographical plot is based on the life and career of... Read more