WorldCat Identities

Frawley, William 1887-1966

Overview
Works: 643 works in 1,117 publications in 1 language and 19,554 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Christmas films  Television comedies  Slapstick comedy television programs  Situation comedies (Television programs)  Television series  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Musical films  War films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Author
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by William Frawley
Miracle on 34th Street by George Seaton( Visual )

36 editions published between 1947 and 2017 in English and held by 2,916 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 by I love Lucy (Television program)( Visual )

24 editions published between 1951 and 2016 in English and held by 914 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 )

13 editions published between 2004 and 2016 in English and held by 782 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 1953 and 2016 in English and held by 700 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?
I love Lucy( Visual )

13 editions published between 1954 and 2016 in English and held by 615 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 )

10 editions published between 1955 and 2016 in English and held by 568 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the Ricardos and Mertzs return from Hollywood, Ricky's band gets booked on an 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 adventures of Huckleberry Finn( Visual )

13 editions published between 1939 and 2009 in English and held by 542 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 )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2016 in English and held by 537 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
The fighting seabees by Edward Ludwig( Visual )

12 editions published between 1983 and 2013 in English and held by 405 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A sprawling, action-packed saga with John Wayne as the head of a construction company working at the building military sites for the Navy during World War II. After suffering the loss of many men after a Japanese attack, Wayne heads to Washington and helps establish the 'C.B.s' (Construction Battalions), units of armed builders
The Lemon drop kid( Visual )

7 editions published between 1951 and 2010 in English and held by 387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A racetrack betting tipster at a Florida racetrack offers some "good advice" and lives to regret it. It's his money or his life when mobster Moose Moran gives him until Christmas to make up a $10,000 error
I love Lucy( Visual )

9 editions published between 1957 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 353 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
Roxie Hart( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2013 in English and held by 340 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 310 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The General died at dawn: A mysterious American soldier-of-fortune is determined to foil the ambitions of a ruthless enemy general planning to take over the provinces of Northern China
Monsieur Verdoux : a comedy of murders by Charlie Chaplin( Visual )

8 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in English and held by 301 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
I love Lucy 50th anniversary special( Visual )

14 editions published between 1989 and 2015 in English and held by 284 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
Something to sing about by Victor Schertzinger( Visual )

40 editions published between 1937 and 2017 in English and held by 272 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 266 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 238 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 225 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 by Fred MacMurray( Visual )

5 editions published between 1960 and 2008 in English and held by 222 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!
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
I love LucyI love Lucy 50th anniversary special
Alternative Names
William Frawley acteur américain

William Frawley Amerikaans zanger

William Frawley US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Фроли, Уильям

ويليام فراولي

ویلیام فرالی بازیگر و خواننده آمریکایی

ウィリアム・フローリー

威廉弗·劳利和

Languages
English (239)

Covers
I love LucyThe fighting seabeesRoxie HartThe Gary Cooper collectionI love Lucy 50th anniversary specialGentleman JimCarole Lombard : the glamour collectionThe bride came C.O.D.