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Demarest, William

Overview
Works: 155 works in 309 publications in 1 language and 9,846 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Comedy films  Musical films  History  Western films  Screwball comedy films  Romance films  Juvenile works  Made-for-TV movies 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Interviewee, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about William Demarest
 
Most widely held works by William Demarest
The lady Eve by Preston Sturges( Visual )

15 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and held by 1,407 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune-- a wealthy but naïve snake enthusiast-- and attempt to bamboozle him at a cruise ship card table. Their plan is quickly abandoned when the daughter falls in love with their prey. But when the heir gets wise to her gold-digging ways, she must plot to re-conquer his heart
That darn cat!( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 818 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A siamese cat helps an FBI agent solve a kidnapping
Viva Las Vegas( Visual )

10 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 768 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix. First he has to come up with the money to buy an engine. Working as a waiter, he gets the cash easily enough. He still finds the time to court young Rusty Martin who is the pretty swimming pool manager. Lucky manages to mislay his funds and it seems he will lose both race and girl. His problems are complicated further when rival Elmo Mancini, a fellow racer and womanizer, enters the picture. Perhaps some singing will help
The miracle of Morgan's Creek( Visual )

8 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Flirtatious blonde Trudy Kockenlocker is disappointed that her father, gruff town constable Ed Kockenlocker, won't let her go to an army dance. She outwits him by getting nerdy Norval Jones--who's had a crush on Trudy since they were teenagers--to take her to the movies, so she can slip out to the dance. The soldiers spike the lemonade and Trudy dances with a number of GIs. During one boogie-woogie number, Trudy's energetic partner tosses her in the air, and she bangs her head on a chandelier, rendering her unconscious. When she wakes up, she discovers that she's wearing a wedding ring, and, a few weeks later, that she's pregnant. But who and where is the husband and father? Confiding only in her younger-but-wiser, wisecracking sister Emmy, she plans to get Norval to marry her. Norval is 4-F because of his extremely nervous condition, but he desires only two things in life: Trudy and to be in the army. Norval's willing to do anything to help her, but whatever Trudy asks him to do only makes things worse!
Sullivan's travels by Preston Sturges( Visual )

10 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A successful Hollywood director disguises himself as a bum and sets off to see America from the bottom up. In the midst of the brutality and despair, he makes a valuable discovery-- that what the downtrodden need most is laughter
Hail the conquering hero by Preston Sturges( Visual )

12 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A quirky soldier (Eddie Bracken) gets an unexpected homecoming when a group of uproarious Marines decides to 'make' a hero out of the comic misfit."
The jazz singer by Alan Crosland( Visual )

4 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son (Al Jolson) who aspires to be a jazz singer despite his father's objection and religious tradition. The first feature-length motion picture with synchronized dialogue sequences. Jolson's songs include "Toot, toot, tootsie", "Blue skies", and "Mammy."
The Palm Beach story by Preston Sturges( Visual )

10 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and held by 386 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Money makes the world go 'round, or so Gerry (Claudette Colbert) believes when she decides to divorce her struggling husband (Joel McCrea) to support him by marrying a millionaire."
The Jolson story by Larry Parks( Visual )

7 editions published between 1946 and 2003 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Asa Yoelson, a brash vaudeville performer, becomes Al Jolson, the great entertainer of the Twenties, but success in show business brings marital difficulties. All songs in this biography, including such favorites as "Swanee", "April showers", and "Mammy", use Jolson's own voice
Christmas in July by Preston Sturges( Visual )

6 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in English and held by 342 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Hope springs eternal when an office clerk (Dick Powell) mistakenly believes he's won a coffee slogan challenge and spends the 'prize money.'"
The twilight zone( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of tales which range from comic to tragic, but most often have a wicked sense of humor and are filled with unexpected twists. Includes a bonus episode of American Masters profiling Rod Serling
Along came Jones( Visual )

5 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in English and held by 245 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cowboy Melody Jones rides into town looking for work and is mistaken for the evil desperado Monte Jarrad. Jones lets all the special treatment go to his head until the real outlaw shows up looking for him
Preston Sturges the filmmaker collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection pays tribute to seven of Preston Sturges finest and funniest films
Jolson sings again( Visual )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2003 in English and held by 222 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Larry Parks reprises his unforgettable role as Al Jolson in this musical extravaganza. Jolson comes out of retirement only to discover his style of music is no longer popular. He turns to his friend and manager who enlists him to entertain troops during the war. There he falls in love with and marries a beautiful army nurse who encourages Al to sing again
Escape from Fort Bravo( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Any Johhny Reb who tries to escape the Union prison outpost at Fort Bravo faces the unforgiving Arizona Territory desert stretching out before him ... and the even more unforgiving pursuit of Bravo's resolute Captain Roper. Yet there's a common foe that may unite the Civil War rivals: the fierce Mescalero horsemen waging guerilla war against Blue and Gray alike
The great moment by Preston Sturges( Visual )

6 editions published between 1944 and 2008 in English and held by 204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This stirring biopic follows the fascinating life of W.T.G. Morton (Joel McCrea), a 19th century dentist who successfully develops the first anesthesia."
The great McGinty by Preston Sturges( Visual )

3 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"An opportunist (Brian Donlevy) turns corruption into a promising political career but struggles to stay on top when he tries to go honest."
Son of flubber( Visual )

1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 173 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Ned Brainard experiments with the by-products of flubber, causing numerous mishaps. He also fights to keep Medfield College from falling into the hands of Alonzo Hawk
Esther Williams( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 170 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Disc 1. "Bathing beauty" - 1944 .; Disc 2. "Easy to wed" - 1946 .; Disc 3. "On an island with you" - 1948 ; Disc 4. "Neptune's daughter) - 1949 Disc 5. "Dangerous when wet" - 1953
Don't be afraid of the dark( Visual )

3 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 149 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sally and Alex Farnham (Kim Darby, Jim Hutton) have inherited a lovely old Victorian home that harbors a deadly secret. In the bowels of a closed-off room lurks a horde of hideously evil creatures, just waiting for a chance to get out--to claim their next victim. Curiosity gets the best of Sally and she unlocks a forbidden door in the downstairs study. Suddenly violent poltergeists are able to roam the house in the dark--and their target is their liberator
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The lady Eve
Alternative Names
Demarest, William 1892-1983

William Demarest acteur amricain

William Demarest aktor amerykański

William Demarest amerikansk skdespelare

William Demarest amerikansk skodespelar

William Demarest amerikansk skuespiller

William Demarest attore cinematografico e attore televisivo statunitense

William Demarest US-amerikanischer Komiker und Filmschauspieler

ویلیام دمارست بازیگر آمریکایی

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Languages
English (124)

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Viva Las VegasThe miracle of Morgan's CreekSullivan's travelsHail the conquering heroThe Palm Beach storyChristmas in JulyAlong came Jones