• Film

Directed by William Wyler


Time Out says

Any biographical documentary that wheels on La Streisand as the first witness to genius is hardly likely to be profoundly critical or analytical, and this film rarely rises above the factual and sycophantic. That said, it's a watchable enough account of the career of one of Hollywood's most craftsmanlike directors, and with testimonies from Bette Davis, Billy Wilder, Lillian Hellman et al, does occasionally come up with unfamiliar information. Wyler's own contributions (recorded three days before his death) reveal a likeable, intelligent man. And the clips - from his debut A feature Counsellor-at-Law, through Goldwyn classics like Wuthering Heights, The Letter and The Best Years of Our Lives, to the final mess of Funny Girl, are well chosen.

Release Details

  • Duration:58 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Aviva Slesin
  • Screenwriter:A Scott Berg narration
  • Cast:
    • William Wyler
    • Bette Davis
    • Laurence Olivier
    • Lillian Hellman
    • Terence Stamp
    • Gregory Peck
    • John Huston
    • Billy Wilder
    • Greer Garson
    • Ralph Richardson
    • Audrey Hepburn
    • Charlton Heston
    • Samantha Eggar
    • Harry S Murphy
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