Directed by William Wyler (1986) American Masters


A documentary on film director William Wyler (1902-1981), this feature was conceived by his daughter, Catherine, as a loving tribute to him. Utilizing a wealth of film clips, many in black and white, the movie features interviews with Bette Davis, Lillian Hellman, Audrey Hepburn, Charleton Heston, John Huston, Laurence Olivier, Gregory Peck, Ralph Richardson, Barbra Streisand, Billy Wilder, Talli (the former Margaret Tallichet) Wyler, and the director himself. Some of the best of the Hollywood commentary comes from Wyler himself, interviewed only a few days before he died in 1981.

Director: Aviva Slesin.

1987 Sundance Film Festival – Nominated for the Grand Jury Prize (Documentary).


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  1. Gene
    January 28, 2022

    A very good profile of this celebrated director. Thanks !

  2. Patrick Trimble
    April 14, 2022

    A film about a wonderful entertaining director should be wonderful AND entertainment and this documentary certainly was. Thanks for posting Jon.

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