"The incredible life and times of Hollywood's most iconoclastic producer, the miracle worker who went from penniless refugee to show biz legend, and made possible The African Queen, On the waterfront, The bridge over the River Kwai, and Lawrence of Arabia."
Filmography: p. 359-367
Includes bibliographical references (p. 435-442) and index
Pt. 1; 1901-1939. Childhood ; Palestine ; San Francisco ; Berlin ; Vienna ; London ; Paris/Mexico -- Pt. 2: 1939-1954. Hollywood ; Tales of Manhattan ; North Crescent Drive ; The stranger ; The second Mrs. Spiegel and Horizon Pictures ; The Prowler and When I grow up ; The African Queen ; Melba ; On the waterfront -- Pt. 3: 1955-1985. The third Mrs. Spiegel and The strange one ; The bridge on the River Kwai ; Suddenly, last summer ; Lawrence of Arabia--Part I ; Lawrence of Arabia--Part II ; The Spiegel lifestyle ; The chase, The happening, The night of the generals, and The swimmer ; Nicholas and Alexandra ; The last tycoon ; Betrayal ; The final years