WorldCat Identities

Frank, Melvin 1913-1988

Overview
Works: 160 works in 400 publications in 5 languages and 9,919 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Romantic comedy films  Comedy films  Musical films  Caricatures and cartoons  Western films  Christmas films  Slapstick comedy films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Director, Librettist, Author, Production personnel, Scenarist, pmn, Performer, Adapter, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Melvin Frank
White Christmas by Irving Berlin( Visual )

30 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 2,101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two song-and-dance men team up in show business after the war. Joining forces with a sister act, they trek to Vermont for a white Christmas. The real adventure starts when Crosby and Kaye discover that the inn is run by their old army general who's now in financial trouble
A funny thing happened on the way to the Forum by Stephen Sondheim( Visual )

28 editions published between 1966 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conniving slave attempts to help his master's son win the love of the girl-next-door
Mr. Blandings builds his dream house by H. C Potter( Visual )

12 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in English and held by 1,110 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cary Grant plays a successful New York advertising executive who wants to escape his current living situation. He decides to design his own dream house in the suburbs and the project turns wrong when the bills never end and the problems never stop
The court jester by Melvin Frank( Visual )

27 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 787 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 12th century England, the infant king is usurped by the wicked King Roderick. Black Fox and his band attempt to restore the rightful king to the throne by having a member of their group infiltrate the court by posing as the jester. Things get zany when the jester is hypnotized into believing he is an assassin and switches identities at the snap of finger, the King's daughter falls for the jester, people randomly sing what are supposed to be recognition codes, and a sorceress interferes
Irving Berlin's White Christmas( Visual )

4 editions published between 1982 and 2009 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic musical about two guys that become a popular song and dance team and play at a resort for charity
Li'l Abner by Melvin Frank( Visual )

9 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in English and held by 444 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the beloved cartoon strip from Al Capp, Li'l Abner takes place in the hillbilly town of Dogpatch. When the city is chosen as a test site for A-bombs, its colorful citizens take up the good fight, with lots of fun and merriment
Road to Utopia( Visual )

7 editions published between 1945 and 2002 in English and held by 438 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Musical team poses as a pair of escaped killers in an attempt to find the location of an Alaskan gold mine
Li'l Abner original Broadway cast recording by Gene De Paul( Recording )

4 editions published between 1956 and 2002 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A touch of class by Melvin Frank( Visual )

10 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and French and held by 316 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An affair between a married man and a divorced woman is complicated when they fall in love
The prisoner of second avenue by Melvin Frank( Visual )

9 editions published between 1975 and 2004 in English and held by 269 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A soon-to-be-unemployed executive visits the country to avoid a nervous breakdown. Unfortunately, the dark cloud of tribulation seems to follow him in this comic nightmare
The road to Hong Kong( Visual )

9 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 237 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Harry (Crosby) and Chester (Hope) travel to Tibet to search for a drug to restore Chester's memory. Once they find the cure, Chester's memory becomes so good that he accidentally memorizes a secret formula for space navigation. Soon the two meet up with a beautiful spy (Collins) and get slightly sidetracked ... to another planet!
Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, and Michael Kidd present Li'l Abner : an original musical comedy by Gene De Paul( )

8 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Thank your lucky stars( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2008 in English and held by 163 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A behind-the-Hollywood-scenes story about young talents hoping for their big break
Strange bedfellows( Visual )

2 editions published between 1996 and 2002 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A top company executive, advised by a public relations expert, tries to win back his beautiful Italian wife
The facts of life( Visual )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2015 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their spouses are unable to join them on a planned group trip, longtime friends, Larry Gilbert and Kitty Weaver find themselves thrown together and falling in love under the sun in beautiful Acapulco. With their vacation coming to an end, both Larry and Kitty find themselves torn between feeling guilty about the affair and whether or not to end it
The Duchess and the dirtwater fox by George Segal( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 125 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Dirtwater Fox is a slick gambler who wants to hold onto the $40,000 he's stolen from a gang of outlaws. The Duchess is a scheming saloon singer who wants to become a real lady. But once they team up, they begin to realize that what they really want is each other
Knock on wood by Norman Panama( Visual )

2 editions published between 1954 and 2010 in English and held by 122 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A neurotic American ventriloquist performing in Europe is unable to control the words coming out of his dummy, resulting in a near-nervous breakdown. His manager, and best friend, orders him to see a famous psychiatrist in Zurich. What follows is a zany adventure involving secret weapons, international spies, and the beautiful Dr. Ilse Nordstrom
Above and beyond( Visual )

4 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Col. Paul W. Tibbets, Jr. played by Robert Taylor is asked to work on the atomic bomb project and fly the Enola Gay B-29 that delivers the bomb on Hiroshima. The personal toll this work and final deployment affect Tibbets and his family
The Jayhawkers!( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 91 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In Pre-Civil War Kansas, a government agent infiltrates the vigilante group called the Jayhawkers. A classic action-packed Western
M-G-M movie legends collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When their 'significant others' decide to drop out of their planned three-couple vacation, Larry and Kitty prepare themselves for the worst: each other's company. She thinks he's unrelenting, unfunny and unendurable. He thinks she's just plain dull. But when the third couple cancels, Larry and Kitty are left alone to discover that they are - drawn together. And if their common decency prevents them from the consummating this newfound romance, it's their uncommonly bad luck that forces them to reevaluate their relationship
 
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Frank, Mel 1913-1988

Frank, Melvyn 1913-1988

Melvin Frank Amerikaans filmregisseur

Melvin Frank regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Melvin Frank US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Filmregisseur

Мельвин Франк

מלווין פרנק

ملوین فرانک فیلمنامه‌نویس و کارگردان آمریکایی

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A funny thing happened on the way to the ForumMr. Blandings builds his dream houseThe court jesterLi'l AbnerA touch of classNorman Panama, Melvin Frank, and Michael Kidd present Li'l Abner : an original musical comedyStrange bedfellowsThe facts of life