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Demarest, William

Overview
Works: 142 works in 283 publications in 3 languages and 9,176 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Juvenile works  History  Western films  Fiction  Science fiction television programs  Fantasy television programs  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Interviewee, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by William Demarest
The lady Eve by Preston Sturges ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1941 and 2008 in English and held by 1,396 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune-- a wealthy but naìˆve 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
Viva Las Vegas by George Sidney ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1982 and 2010 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Lucky Jackson arrives in town with his car literally in tow ready for the first Las Vegas Grand Prix. At least, he will be ready to race once he has the money to buy an engine. He gets the cash easily enough, but loses it when a pretty swimming pool manager takes his mind off things. It seems he will lose both the race and the girl. His problems don't get any easier when rival Elmo Mancini, a fellow racer and womaniser, gets in the way
That darn cat! ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 745 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A siamese cat helps an FBI agent solve a kidnapping
The miracle of Morgan's Creek ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and held by 704 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 )
9 editions published between 1941 and 2012 in English and held by 512 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"In this comedic masterpiece, a wealthy director (Joel McCrea) wants to find 'real' people for his next great film ..."
The jazz singer by Alan Crosland ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son who aspires to be a jazz singer, despite his father's strenuous objections
Hail the conquering hero by Preston Sturges ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 445 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Unable to face his home-town folks who think he's gone off to war, Woodrow Layfayette Pershing Truesmith takes a shipyard job and has his friends help him keep up the deception
The Jolson story ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1946 and 2003 in English and held by 345 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 335 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'."
Along came Jones ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1945 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 253 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
The twilight zone ( Visual )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 249 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
Jolson sings again ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1949 and 2003 in English and held by 233 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
The great moment by Preston Sturges ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1944 and 2008 in English and held by 208 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 Palm Beach story by Preston Sturges ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1942 and 2006 in English and held by 207 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."
Escape from Fort Bravo by John Sturges ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 191 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
Son of flubber ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 186 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this sequel to 'The Absent-Minded Professor, ' the scientist has now invented Flubbergas, and anyone who inhales it floats away
The great McGinty by Preston Sturges ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and German and held by 179 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."
Esther Williams ( Visual )
2 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 151 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 )
2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 137 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
Whispering Smith ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1949 and 2009 in English and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A no-nonsense railroad detective must bring an old friend to justice when he begins helping an outlaw to wreck trains
 
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Demarest, William, 1892-1983
Languages
English (114)
Spanish (3)
German (3)
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