WorldCat Identities

Demarest, William

Overview
Works: 182 works in 381 publications in 2 languages and 11,214 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Musical films  Romantic comedy films  Action and adventure films  Road films  Biographical films  Screwball comedy films  Detective and mystery films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author, Interviewee, Costume designer
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about William Demarest
 
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Most widely held works by William Demarest
The lady Eve by Preston Sturges( Visual )

20 editions published between 1941 and 2016 in English and held by 1,430 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A conniving father and daughter meet up with the heir to a brewery fortune-- a wealthy but naïve 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 )

16 editions published between 1964 and 2015 in English and held by 1,160 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 womanizer, gets in the way
That darn cat!( Visual )

5 editions published between 2005 and 2009 in English and held by 876 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A siamese cat helps an FBI agent solve a kidnapping
The miracle of Morgan's Creek( Visual )

12 editions published between 1943 and 2013 in English and held by 700 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 )

13 editions published between 1941 and 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this comedic masterpiece, a wealthy director (Joel McCrea) wants to find 'real' people for his next great film
Hail the conquering hero by Preston Sturges( Visual )

12 editions published between 1944 and 2013 in English and Undetermined and held by 477 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 Palm Beach story by Preston Sturges( Visual )

14 editions published between 1942 and 2015 in English and held by 443 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A young wife leaves her husband and heads for Palm Beach where she meets one of the world's richest men. When the husband shows up to reclaim his wife, the millionaire's man-mad sister falls for him
The jazz singer by Alan Crosland( Visual )

7 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and held by 361 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A melodramatic story of a Jewish cantor's son (Al Jolson) who aspires to be a jazz singer despite his father's objection and religious tradition. In motion picture history, this marks the first feature film to utilize synchronous sound. Jolson's songs include "Toot, toot, tootsie", "Blue skies", and "Mammy."
The Jolson story by Larry Parks( Visual )

7 editions published between 1946 and 2003 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 357 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 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A go-getter clerk in a coffee company, is fooled into thinking he's won a $25,000 prize for inventing a sales slogan. When a trio of practical jokers at Maxford Coffee send him a phony congratulatory telegram announcing that he's the contest winner, he and his girlfriend go off on a mammoth Christmas shopping binge, even though it's the middle of July. Suddenly, the head of Maxford Coffee discovers the mistake, and their spending spree turns into a wild slapstick riot
The devil and Miss Jones by Sam Wood( Visual )

2 editions published between 1988 and 2013 in English and held by 256 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A hard-hearted department store tycoon goes undercover as a shoe salesman to root out labor discontent in one of his stores, with humorous results
The twilight zone( Visual )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 250 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
Preston Sturges : the filmmaker collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady Eve: It's the ultimate battle of the sexes when a wealty heir (Henry Fonda) falls (literally!) for a con woman (Barbara Stanwyck) with a shady past
Along came Jones( Visual )

7 editions published between 1945 and 2017 in English and held by 249 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
Escape from Fort Bravo by John Sturges( Visual )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 237 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
Jolson sings again( Visual )

8 editions published between 1949 and 2003 in English and held by 216 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. He turns to his friend and manager who enlists him to entertain troops during the war. There he falls in love with and marries a beautiful army nurse who encourages Al to sing again
The great moment by Preston Sturges( Visual )

6 editions published between 1944 and 2008 in English and held by 204 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 far horizons by Fred MacMurray( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This adventure drama portrays the Lewis & Clark Expedition's trek through the Pacific Northwest with guidance from the Native American maiden Sacajawea
It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

2 editions published between 2011 and 2014 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a winding desert highway, eight vacation-bound motorists share an experience that alters their plans, and their lives! After a mysterious stranger divulges the location of a stolen fortune, they each speed off in a mind-bending, car-bashing race for the loot, and the most sidesplitting laugh fest in history
The great McGinty by Preston Sturges( Visual )

3 editions published between 1940 and 2006 in English and held by 182 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."
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
The lady Eve
Alternative Names
Demarest, Carl William 1892-1983

Demarest, William 1892-1983

William Demarest acteur américain

William Demarest aktor amerykański

William Demarest Amerikaans acteur (1892-1983)

William Demarest amerikansk skådespelare

William Demarest amerikansk skodespelar

William Demarest amerikansk skuespiller

William Demarest attore cinematografico e attore televisivo statunitense

William Demarest US-amerikanischer Komiker und Filmschauspieler

Γουίλιαμ Ντεμαρέστ

Уильям Демарест

وليام ديماريست

ویلیام دمارست بازیگر آمریکایی

ウィリアム・デマレスト

威廉·戴馬瑞斯

Languages
English (151)

Spanish (1)

Covers
Viva Las VegasThe miracle of Morgan's CreekSullivan's travelsHail the conquering heroThe Palm Beach storyChristmas in JulyAlong came JonesThe far horizons