WorldCat Identities

Frawley, William 1887-1966

Works: 505 works in 850 publications in 1 language and 18,561 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Sports films  Biographical films  Television comedies  Christmas films  Juvenile works  Children's films  War films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by William Frawley
Miracle on 34th Street by George Seaton( Visual )

22 editions published between 1997 and 2012 in English and held by 2,696 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1947: The real Santa is hired by Macy's to play the department store's Santa in the Thanksgiving Day parade, but has to prove in court that he is who he says he is
I love Lucy( Visual )

26 editions published between 1989 and 2014 in English and held by 1,152 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The pilot & first season that introduced America to the redheaded housewife with show business aspirations, her long-suffering bandleader husband, and their friends the Mertzes (the prototypical sitcom wacky neighbors). Produced by Ball & Arnaz' company Desilu, the duo (along with co-creator Jess Oppenheimer) decided to shoot the show in Hollywood, on 35 mm film in front of a live studio audience, with three cameras to capture the action
I love Lucy( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 770 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains gems such as "Job switching" in which Lucy and Ethel do unforgettable battle with a chocolate factory conveyor belt; and "The operetta" in which Lucy's money problems bring down the curtain on her role as "Queen of the gypsies". This collection also includes the groundbreaking "pregnancy shows", including the touching moment at the Tropicana when Lucy breaks the news to Ricky that they are going to have a baby, and "Lucy goes to the hospital" the record-setting episode that garnered the highest ratings in 1953
I love Lucy( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2012 in English and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All 31 episodes from the third season of Lucy's hilarious adventures; the Ricardos adjust to being parents, but will Lucy's motherhood affect her show biz ambitions?
The adventures of Huckleberry Finn( Visual )

11 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in English and held by 600 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Adapted for the screen, this is Mark Twain's classic adventure of a small boy on the Mississippi River in pre-Civil War America
I love Lucy( Visual )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 557 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Lucy & Ricky are still happy in New York, but when Ricky is offered a part in a Hollywood film, the Ricardos and the Mertzes head off to California via a cross-country automobile trip. The change of locale offers new opportunities for Lucy to get in trouble, and a chance for movie stars to guest on the show once the Ricardos make it to Hollywood
I love Lucy( Visual )

8 editions published between 1990 and 2012 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The redhead is up to some of her most hilarious shenanigans. Back home in New York, Ricky buys the nightclub, and renames it Club Babalu. The Ricardos and Mertzs take trips to Florida and Cuba, and then decide to move to rural Connecticut. We also meet Little Ricky, now a 5-year old drumming sensation, and a new set of Connecticut neighbors for the Ricardos. Includes all 27 episodes of the sixth and final season of the "I love Lucy" show
I love Lucy( Visual )

6 editions published between 1998 and 2012 in English and held by 494 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Ricardos and Mertzs return from Hollywood, Ricky's band gets booked on a European tour and Fred goes along as the band's manager. Determined not to be left behind, Lucy and Ethel raise the money they need to travel with a charity scam. Europe isn't ready for the new American invasion. Includes all 26 episodes
The fighting seabees by Edward Ludwig( Visual )

11 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A tough civilian construction man and a navy officer organize a work force to repair installations close to Japanese lines in World War II. The story of the formation of the U.S. Navy's construction corps - the Seabees
I love Lucy( Visual )

5 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 414 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Following its wildly successful six-season run, "I love Lucy" expanded to a one-hour format as "The Lucille Ball-Desi Arnaz show" (later released as "The Lucy-Desi comedy hour"). These hilarious specials debuted with the 75-minute-long "Lucy takes a cruise to Havana" in which Lucy McGillicuddy--vacationing with her best friend Susie MacNamara--meets Ricky Ricardo for the first time. In a subsequent show, Lucy attempts to get chummy with new neighbor Tallulah Bankhead, with predictably wacky results. Then, when Little Ricky's dream of having a horse seems to be just that--a dream--Lucy finds a way to win one for him. From shenanigans in a men-only Geisha house in Tokyo to clowning with famed performer Red Skelton in Alaska and bullfighting in Mexico, Lucy and Desi's star-studded TV episodes continue the love, laughs and classically funny situations that make "I love Lucy" one of television's greatest comedy series
The Lemon drop kid( Visual )

6 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bob Hope stars as Sidney Melbourne, A.K.A. the Lemon Drop Kid, a con man who offers a horse tip to the girlfriend of mobster Moose Moran at the racetrack. When the horse loses, Moose gives Sidney until Christmas to pay back the money he lost. Vintage Hope shenanigans follow when Sidney and some pals dress as Santa and accept donations for a bogus charity to pay back the money
Roxie Hart( Visual )

2 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 352 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Roxie agrees to be accused of murder so the publicity will advance her dancing career. Whether she actually committed the crime is irrelevant to the reporters, who fall all over themselves to give Roxie her 15 minutes of fame
The Gary Cooper collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 309 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beau Geste: Three brothers join the Foreign Legion to escape a dark past. Their troubles are forgotten when they are forced to fight against all odds
Monsieur Verdoux a comedy of murders by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2013 in English and held by 276 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaplin is a twentieth-century Bluebeard, an enigmatic family man who goes to extreme lengths to support his wife and child, attempting to bump off a series of wealthy widows
Something to sing about by Victor Schertzinger( Visual )

31 editions published between 1937 and 2009 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A delightful musical comedy about a New York bandleader and hoofer, whose wife joins him for a trip to Hollywood where the star system gets turned upside down in a series of hilarious complications
Gentleman Jim by Raoul Walsh( Visual )

2 editions published between 1985 and 2007 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Boxer James J. Corbett, the bank clerk turned World Champion who elevated boxing from bare-knuckled brawling to the sport of skill it is today
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Man of the world) A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. (We're not dressing) Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. (Hands across the table) A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance. (Love before breakfast) Kay bounces between boyfriend Bill and a Wall Street tycoon who thinks he knows what's best for her and bosses her around. (The princess comes across) A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a crusie ship. (True confession) Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple, she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer
The bride came C.O.D( Visual )

2 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 216 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten dollars a pound is the going rate for freight, so charter pilot Steve Collins figures he's owed $1,150, cash on delivery. His cargo is Joan Winfield, an heiress whose elopement with a musician is kiboshed when Steve kidnaps her so he can return her to her irate papa
My three sons( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 209 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Steve is a newly widowed father of three boys who tries raising them with the help of Grandpa Bub. With one boy in college, one in high school, and the third in grade school, things are never boring in the Douglas household!
I love Lucy 50th anniversary special( Visual )

3 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 191 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes clips from 10 favorite episodes chosen by the fans, interviews from the creators of the series including the writers, director and editor, as well as historians and fans. Visit Lucy's childhood home with her children, Desi Arnaz Jr. and Lucie Arnaz. Also included are musical performances and a tribute to Desi Arnaz's Latin musical heritage, as well as personal commentary from current popular stars such as Antonio Banderas, Cher, Whoopi Goldberg, and many others
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Alternative Names
William Frawley acteur amricain

William Frawley Amerikaans zanger

William Frawley US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Фроли, Уильям

English (183)

I love LucyThe fighting seabeesRoxie HartThe Gary Cooper collectionGentleman JimCarole Lombard : the glamour collectionThe bride came C.O.D