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Willis, Edwin B.

Overview
Works: 69 works in 102 publications in 1 language and 17,761 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Musical films  Comedy films  Film adaptations  Romantic comedy films  Romance films  Detective and mystery films  Sports films  Screwball comedy films  Juvenile works 
Roles: Set designer , Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Edwin B Willis
An American in Paris by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

4 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in English and held by 1,612 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An ex-GI loves Paris and loves even more an alluring, but engaged, perfume-shop clerk
Singin' in the Rain by Gene Kelly( Visual )

5 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and held by 1,524 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Antes de conocer a la aspirante a actriz Kathy Selden (Debbie Reynolds), el ídolo del cine mudo Don Lockwood (Gene Kelly) pensaba que lo tenía todo: fama, fortuna y éxito. Pero, cuando la conoce, se da cuenta de que ella es lo que realmente faltaba en su vida. Con el nacimiento del cine sonoro, Don quiere filmar musicales con Kathy, pero entre ambos se interpone la reina del cine mudo Lina Lamont (Jean Hagen)"--Film affinity web site
National Velvet by Clarence Brown( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jaded former jockey helps a young girl prepare a wild but gifted horse for England's Grand National Sweepstakes
Adam's rib by George Cukor( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2010 in English and held by 1,366 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assistant District Attorney Adam Bonner loves his wife Amanda, but doesn't care much for his opposing counsel in a sensational attempted-murder trial, an opponent who happens to be Amanda
The Wizard of Oz( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1,332 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a nasty neighbor tries to have her dog put to sleep, Dorothy takes her dog, Toto, and starts to run away. A tornado appears and carries her to the magical land of Oz. Wishing to return home, she begins to travel to the city of Oz where a great wizard lives. On her way she meets a Scarecrow who needs a brain, a Tin Man who wants a heart, and a Cowardly Lion who desperately needs courage. They all hope the all-mighty Wizard of Oz will help them, but they have to get to the Emerald City before the Wicked Witch of the West catches up with them
Blackboard jungle by Richard Brooks( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 1,052 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dedicated young teacher soon loses his idealism when he has to deal with the tensions that threaten to destroy his classroom. This film set in an inner-city high school was the first to use a rock 'n' roll soundtrack
Shadow of the thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 754 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A jockey who threw a race is murdered in the locker room. Nick & Nora Charles are off to the races on another case of murder, mirth and perfect martinis
Song of the thin man by Dashiell Hammett( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 753 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

At a charity gambling benefit aboard the S.S. Fortune, the tables are hot, the jazz is hotter and before you know it, a bandleader's body is growing cold. They're playing your song, Nick and Nora Charles! William Powell and Myrna Loy return as the married sleuths, rousting suspects out of bed for 4 AM interrogations while trying to fathom the bebop argot of '40s jazz jive. Speaking of their renowned screen chemistry, Loy once said: "It wasn't a conscious thing. If you heard us talking in a room, you'd hear the same thing. He'd tease me, and there was a sort of blending which seemed to please people." Decades later, people are still pleased. The melody of Song of the Thin Man and the entire beloved series lingers on
The thin man goes home by Dashiell Hammett( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 730 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Outlaws come and go in Nick & Nora's lives, now it's time to meet the in-laws. The debonair sleuths leave little Nicky Jr. at boarding school, grab Asta and head to Nick's boyhood home of Sycamore Springs
On the town by Leonard Bernstein( Visual )

3 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 687 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three sailors have a 24-hour shore leave to enjoy New York. They are especially concerned with the female inhabitants of the city, and each finds his own to cuddle up with. Chip tries but can't resist the advances of a cab driver, Ozzie gladly fills the role of a lovely anthropologist's "prehistoric man," and Gabey finds the model who poses for the Miss Turnstiles advertisements, who isn't quite the glamorous celebrity he envisioned
Pat and Mike by MGM/UA Communications Co( Visual )

2 editions published between 2000 and 2016 in English and held by 621 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A woman athlete of enormous promise in the worlds of both tennis and golf is pursued by a shady promoter who hopes to make her famous and make some money in the process
The Barkleys of Broadway by Charles Walters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 611 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Josh and Dinah Barkley are a successful (though argumentative) musical-comedy team, yet Dinah chafes as Galatea to her husband's Pygmalion. When serious playwright Jacques Barredout envisions her as a great dramatic actress, Dinah is not hard to persuade
Father of the bride by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Chaos reigns when the beautiful daughter of a family casually announces her plans to marry. What follows is a warmly humorous story, with wedding preparations, ruffled egos and the unavoidable meeting with the prospective in-laws
The Harvey girls by George Sidney( Visual )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 466 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On a train trip West to become a mail order bride Susan meets a cheery crew of young women traveling out to open a "Harvey House" restaurant at a remote whistle stop to provide good cooking and wholesome company for railway travellers. When Susan and her bashful suitor find romance daunting, Susan joins the Harvey Girls instead. The saloon across the street with its alluring worldly-wise women offers them tough competition, fair and foul, and Susan catches the eye of Ned Trent, the distant but intense proprietor of the bar
In the good old summertime by Robert Z Leonard( Visual )

3 editions published between 2004 and 2017 in English and held by 390 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

It's turn of the century America, in the musical version of "The shop around the corner", when Andrew and Veronica first meet - by crashing into each other. They develop an instant and mutual dislike which intensifies when, later on, Andrew is forced to hire Veronica as a saleslady at Oberkugen's music store. What the two don't know is that while they may argue and fight constantly throughout the day, they are actually engaged in an innocent, romantic and completely anonymous relationship by night, through the post office
Lady in the lake by Raymond Chandler( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 357 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Detective Marlow sets out to find the missing wife of a publishing magnate. Several smack-arounds, one dead gigolo, a few angry cops, a booze-soaked frame-up and one dame in the lake later, Marlowe finds the killer and finds that he's also looking at the business end of a gun
Boom town by J. North Conway( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 349 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In search of black-gold fortunes, two men will dream, scheme and team up to become rich. Things between the friends get rough, as one man steals the love of a woman from the other
Ziegfeld girl( Visual )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 345 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Discovery by Flo Ziegfeld changes a girl's life but not necessarily for the better, as three beautiful women find out when they join the spectacle on Broadway: Susan, the singer who must leave behind her ageing vaudevillian father; vulnerable Sheila, the working girl pursued both by a millionaire and by her loyal boyfriend from Flatbush; and the mysterious European beauty Sandra, whose concert violinist husband cannot endure the thought of their escaping from poverty by promenading her glamor in skimpy costumes
Border incident by Anthony Mann( Visual )

2 editions published between 2006 and 2017 in English and held by 333 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Mexico-California border is the power-keg setting for a tale of government agents versus greed and murder
They live by night by Nicholas Ray( Visual )

1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 298 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

They live by night: Three prisoners flee from a state prison farm in Mississippi. Among them is 23-years-young Bowie, who spent the last seven years in prison and now hopes to be able to prove his innocence or retire to a home in the mountains and live in peace together with his new love, Kitty. But his criminal companions persuade him to participate in several heists, and soon the police believe him to be their leader and go after "Bowie the Kid" harder than ever
 
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Alternative Names
Edwin B. Willis Amerikaans scenograaf (1893-1963)

Edwin B. Willis décorateur de cinéma américain

Edwin B. Willis scenografo statunitense

Edwin B. Willis US-amerikanischer Szenenbildner

ادوین بی. ویلیس

エドウィン・B・ウィリス

埃德溫·威利斯

爱德华·B·威利斯

艾德溫·B·韋利士

Languages
English (36)