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Matthau, Walter

Works: 606 works in 1,688 publications in 7 languages and 37,370 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Juvenile works  Fiction  Domestic fiction  Television plays  Film and video adaptations  Comedy films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Narrator, Director, Costume designer, Interviewee, Author, Collector, Host, Author of introduction, Editor, Contributor, Speaker, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Walter Matthau
Publications by Walter Matthau
Publications by Walter Matthau, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Walter Matthau
Grumpier old men by Donald Petrie( visu )
50 editions published between 1993 and 2009 in 3 languages and held by 3,506 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( visu )
125 editions published between 1963 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 2,655 libraries worldwide
A trio of crooks relentlessly pursues a young American through Paris for the fortune her dead husband stole from them
Hello, Dolly! by Gene Kelly( visu )
83 editions published between 1948 and 2013 in 7 languages and held by 2,308 libraries worldwide
Musical set in the 1890's about a professional matchmaker who meets her match
The odd couple by Gene Saks( visu )
32 editions published between 1967 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,619 libraries worldwide
Two divorced men (one fastidious to a fault, the other an incredible slob) share a New York apartment
Dennis the menace by Nick Castle( visu )
19 editions published between 1993 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,438 libraries worldwide
Hank Ketcham's popular comic-strip kid comes to uproarious screen life in Dennis the Menace
Hanging up ( visu )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,294 libraries worldwide
Three sisters struggle to deal with each other and their aging father
Fail-safe by Eugene Burdick( visu )
34 editions published between 1963 and 2014 in English and Multiple languages and held by 1,144 libraries worldwide
A computer malfunction causes nuclear-equipped 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 Billy Bob Thornton( visu )
23 editions published between 1976 and 2007 in 3 languages and held by 1,123 libraries worldwide
A former baseball minor-leaguer coaches a team of tough kids. His star pitcher is a girl
Budd Schulberg's A face in the crowd by Elia Kazan( visu )
9 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 1,017 libraries worldwide
An Arkansas hobo becomes an overnight media sensation. But as he becomes drunk with fame and power, will he ever be exposed as the fraud he has become?
I.Q ( visu )
14 editions published between 1994 and 2008 in 3 languages and held by 948 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 ( visu )
12 editions published between 1997 and 2005 in English and held by 924 libraries worldwide
In search of lonely ladies with big bank accounts, happy-go-lucky Charlie (Matthau) cons his cranky, widower brother-in-law Herb (Lemmon) into joining him on an all-expenses-paid, luxury cruise. But their "deluxe accomodations" 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 (Spiner), Charlie and Herb are in for rough weather as they romance the luscious Liz (Cannon) and the lovely Vivian (De HAven)
The fortune cookie by Billy Wilder( visu )
25 editions published between 1966 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 867 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( visu )
20 editions published between 1962 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 727 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 cat in the hat and other Dr. Seuss favorites by Seuss( Sound Recording )
4 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Through the performances of actors such as Kelsey Grammer, Dustin Hoffman, Walter Matthau and John Cleese, Dr. Seuss' timeless and clever poems continue to thrill and amaze young listeners
The taking of Pelham One Two Three by Joseph Sargent( visu )
26 editions published between 1974 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 717 libraries worldwide
Four ruthless men seize a New York City subway car and the seventeen passengers on board are suddenly caught in a perilous game of life and death
Hopscotch ( visu )
13 editions published between 1980 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 672 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!
Cactus flower by Gene Saks( visu )
24 editions published between 1969 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 633 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( visu )
17 editions published between 1958 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 580 libraries worldwide
A New Orleans teenager struggles to graduate from high school while working at a sleazy French Quarter club to support his family
Awake and sing by Clifford Odets( visu )
12 editions published between 1972 and 2002 in English and held by 569 libraries worldwide
A portrait of a Jewish family in a Bronx tenement perfectly captures the spirit of the Depression years
Bigger than life by Nicholas Ray( visu )
19 editions published between 1956 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 518 libraries worldwide
When a friendly, successful suburban teacher and father is prescribed cortisone for a painful, possibly fatal affliction, he grows dangerously addicted to the experimental drug, resulting in his transformation into a psychotic and ultimately violent household despot. "This Eisenhower-era throat-grabber, shot in expressive CinemaScope, is an excoriating take on the nuclear family. That it came in the day of Father Knows Best makes it all the more shocking -- and wildly entertaining."--Jacket
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Alternative Names
Matthow, Walter John 1920-2000
Matuschanskavasky, Walter.
Matuschanskayasky, Walter 1920-2000
Matuschanskayasky Walter 1923-2000
Matushchanskayasky, Walter
English (540)
German (12)
French (9)
Spanish (8)
Multiple languages (6)
Italian (3)
Chinese (1)
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