WorldCat Identities

Matthau, Walter

Works: 538 works in 1,566 publications in 8 languages and 36,726 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Film and video adaptations  Domestic fiction  Comedy films  Miscellanea  History 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Director, Costume designer, Interviewee, Other, Editor, Host, Contributor, Speaker, Author of introduction, Collector
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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posthumous Publications by Walter Matthau, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Walter Matthau
Grumpier old men by Donald Petrie ( Visual )
49 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,491 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Grumpy Old Men become grumpier in this sequel as a newcomer (Sophia Loren) plans to change the town's bait shop into a ristorante
Charade by Stanley Donen ( Visual )
116 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,626 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Parisienne finds her husband murdered. Four strange men after her, and she is helped by a handsome stranger ... but is he hero, spy, or murderer?
Hello, Dolly! by Gene Kelly ( Visual )
78 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 8 languages and held by 2,275 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Musical set in the 1890's about a professional matchmaker who meets her match
The odd couple by Gene Saks ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 1,607 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two divorced men (one is fastidious, the other is a slob) share a New York apartment
Dennis the menace by Nick Castle ( Visual )
27 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 1,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Hank Ketcham's popular comic-strip kid manages to create problems for his long-suffering neighbor George Wilson, while at the same time foiling a neighborhood villain
Hanging up ( Visual )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Three sisters struggle to deal with each other and their aging father
Fail-safe by Stephen Frears ( Visual )
36 editions published between 1963 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A computer malfunction causes nuclear equiped American bombers to destroy Moscow and the president of the United States has to take terrible measures to appease the Soviets and prevent all-out nuclear war
The bad news Bears by Michael Ritchie ( Visual )
21 editions published between 1976 and 2006 in 3 languages and held by 1,095 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A former baseball minor-leaguer coaches a team of tough kids. His star pitcher is a girl
A face in the crowd by Elia Kazan ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 976 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Larry Rhodes is a hobo with a powerful personality and a mean streak as wide as the Mississippi River. He is 'discovered' by Marcia Jeffries, who christens him "Lonesome" Rhodes, and makes him the star of her morning radio show, "A Face in the Crowd." Listeners are enthralled by his down-home, folksy charm, and after developing a large following, Rhodes begins a journey to national fame and TV stardom. A powerful business tycoon realizes that he can use Rhodes's popularity to change the course of a national election in his favor--provided that he can keep the star from self-destructing under the weight of his own megalomania, narcissism, and contempt for his audience. Marcia's journey, by contrast, is a long and painful one. From a rather innocent young woman to betrayed loyal ally who recognizes the monster she has helped to create and knows she must destroy, she finally reaches her limit and rejects his emotional blackmail
I.Q ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1994 and 2007 in English and German and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
All the world knows about Einstein the scientific genius. But what about Einstein the matchmaker? I.Q. puts this fanciful notion to the test and comes up with winning results in this fun, warm-hearted romantic comedy
Out to sea ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 914 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In search of lonely ladies with big bank accounts, happy-go-lucky Charlie cons his cranky, widower brother-in-law Herb into joining him on an all-expense-paid, luxury cruise. But their "deluxe accommodations" are deep in the bowels of the ship and Charlie has actually signed them on as dance hosts! Under the tyranny of crooning cruise director Gil Godwyn, Charlie and Herb are in for rough weather as they romance the luscious Liz and the lovely Vivian
The fortune cookie by Billy Wilder ( Visual )
41 editions published between 1966 and 2011 in 6 languages and held by 903 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A TV cameraman, trampled by a half-back while shooting a football game, and his shyster brother-in-law team up to defraud an insurance company in a million dollar law suit
Lonely are the brave by Edward Abbey ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1961 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
After landing himself in jail trying to break out his friend, Jack Burns finds himself alone and on the run from the law. Leading the manhunt is Sheriff Morey Johnson, who must bring Burns to justice despite his own sympathy for the fugitive
The taking of Pelham One Two Three by Joseph Sargent ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A gang of armed men hijack a New York City subway train and threaten to kill one hostage per minute unless their demands are met
Hopscotch ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 670 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
One of the CIA's top international operatives is suddenly relegated to a desk job in an agency power play. Unwilling to go quietly, and with the aid of a chic Viennese widow, he puts himself back in the game by writing a memoir exposing the innermost secrets of every major intelligence agency in the world. The CIA now wants him dead, but he refuses to cooperate--because he's having too much fun!
The cat in the hat by Seuss ( Recording )
5 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Presents a collection of stories, including "Horton Hears a Who," "The Lorax," and "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," along with "The Cat in the Hat."
Cactus flower by Gene Saks ( Visual )
23 editions published between 1969 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 655 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Julian Winston, an easy-going bachelor dentist who has been stringing along his girlfriend by pretending to be married, promises to marry his dizzy blonde mistress, Toni. However, she first insists on meeting his nonexistent wife, so he convinces Stephanie, his starched no-nonsense receptionist, to pose as his wife, and there are unforeseen twists and surprises for everyone
King Creole by Michael Curtiz ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in 6 languages and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A New Orleans teenager struggles to graduate from high school while working at a sleazy French Quarter club to support his family
The Sunshine Boys by Herbert Ross ( Visual )
19 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 573 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The story of two ex-vaudeville actors who are reunited for a TV show
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch stole Christmas by Seuss ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 543 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two stories by Dr. Seuss. In the first story, a the Grinch tries to stop Christmas from arriving by stealing all the presents and food from the village, but much to his surprise, Christmas comes anyway. In the second story, if Gerlad McGrew ran the zoo, he'd let all the ordinary animals go and fill the zoo with more unusual beasts from the far corners of the world
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Alternative Names
Matuschanskavasky, Walter.
Matuschanskayasky, Walter 1920-2000
Matuschanskayasky, Walter, 1923-2000
Matushchanskayasky, Walter
English (517)
German (25)
French (22)
Spanish (20)
Multiple languages (8)
Japanese (2)
Chinese (1)
Italian (1)