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Frank, Melvin 1913-1988

Overview
Works: 172 works in 551 publications in 5 languages and 11,075 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Comedy films  Christmas films  Film adaptations  History  Historical films  Romantic comedy films  Original cast recordings  Caricatures and cartoons 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Producer, Director, Librettist, Author, Production personnel, Scenarist, pmn, Adapter, Performer, Other, fmd, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about Melvin Frank
 
Most widely held works by Melvin Frank
Irving Berlin's White Christmas( Visual )

18 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in English and held by 1,608 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The classic musical about two men that become a popular song and dance team and play at a resort for charity
White Christmas by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

33 editions published between 1954 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,400 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 )

42 editions published between 1966 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,262 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 )

16 editions published between 1948 and 2004 in English and held by 1,101 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 )

35 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 788 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
Road to Utopia( Visual )

11 editions published between 1945 and 2019 in English and held by 431 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( )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 413 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Li'l Abner by Melvin Frank( Visual )

14 editions published between 1959 and 2007 in English and held by 408 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
White Christmas( Visual )

2 editions published between 1954 and 1990 in English and held by 326 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Two talented song-and-dance men (Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye) team up after the war to become one of the hottest acts in show business. One winter, they join forces with a sister act (Rosemary Clooney and Vera-Ellen) and trek to Vermont for a white Christmas. Of course, there's the requisite fun with the ladies, but 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."--Container
A touch of class by Melvin Frank( Visual )

16 editions published between 1972 and 2010 in English and French and held by 319 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( Visual )

10 editions published between 1975 and 2019 in English and Undetermined and held by 270 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 facts of life by American Veterinary Medical Association( Visual )

10 editions published between 1960 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 258 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 road to Hong Kong by Norman Panama( Visual )

11 editions published between 1961 and 2015 in English and held by 254 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!
Thank your lucky stars( Visual )

6 editions published between 1988 and 2015 in English and held by 174 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1996 and 2018 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A top company executive, advised by a public relations expert, tries to win back his beautiful Italian wife
Li'l Abner : an original musical comedy by Gene De Paul( Recording )

4 editions published between 1956 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Duchess and the dirtwater fox by George Segal( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2013 in English and held by 129 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. They team up in a spoof of the old-style western
Knock on wood by Norman Panama( Visual )

3 editions published between 1954 and 2013 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 )

5 editions published between 1953 and 2010 in English and held by 107 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
Norman Panama, Melvin Frank, and Michael Kidd present Li'l Abner : an original musical comedy by Gene De Paul( )

2 editions published in 1959 in English and held by 103 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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A funny thing happened on the way to the ForumMr. Blandings builds his dream houseThe court jesterLi'l AbnerWhite ChristmasA touch of classThe facts of lifeStrange bedfellows
Alternative Names
Frank, Mel 1913-1988

Frank, Melvyn 1913-1988

Melvin Frank

Melvin Frank Amerikaans filmregisseur

Melvin Frank regista, sceneggiatore e produttore cinematografico statunitense

Melvin Frank US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor und Filmregisseur

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ملفين فرانك

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