from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • Wyler, William 1902-1981. American filmmaker who directed such film classics as Jezebel (1938), Wuthering Heights (1939), and Ben Hur (1959).

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  • n. United States filmmaker (1902-1981)


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  • WithDEADLY ERRORS now in paperback release, Wyler is fielding movie offers for his novelsand is hard at work on his third title.

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  • DeMille called Wyler and recommended Heston anyway.

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  • There is scarcely a central figure in American film, whether Cecil B. DeMille, Darryl Zanuck, Frank Capra, William Wyler, Orson Welles or a legendary star — that list is far too long to recite — who doesn't come to life here, in fresh perspective.

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  • Honed to tense perfection by director William Wyler, the film is a showcase for fine, colorful ensemble acting by William Bendix (as the no-nonsense lieutenant), Lee Grant (reprising her role as a mousy shoplifter), Bert Freed (as McLeod's sensitive partner), and Joseph Wiseman (as a hilariously "innocent" Italian burglar).

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  • THE BIG COUNTRY $19.99; MGM -- I prefer my Westerns sleek and simple but this William Wyler film is 166 minutes of the big lumbering sort with Gregory Peck a man who prefers the sea but finds himself in a range war.

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  • "She has that combination of Texas practical, no-nonsense relatability, combined with intellect and command of the material," says Scott Wyler , general counsel of III Offshore Advisors, an adviser to a fund that also invested in the failed deal.

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  • It was just devastating to contemplate, Rich Wyler, who grew up in a Christian conservative family, stated on NPR.

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  • And if you think I mean the 1959 William Wyler epic starring Charlton Heston, may I beg you for your own safety to stop and adjust your expectations so they rest somewhere markedly south of their previous position before you continue.

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  • Kristin Davis received The Wyler Award, one of HSUS' most prestigious honors, in recognition of the media attention she brought to the plight of orphaned African elephants impacted by the increase in elephant poaching for their ivory tusks.

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