WorldCat Identities

Rose, William 1914-1987

Works: 104 works in 342 publications in 6 languages and 7,215 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Road films  Caper films  War films  Action and adventure films  Screwball comedy films  Film adaptations  Crime films  Nonfiction television programs 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Lyricist, Composer, Writer of accompanying material
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about William Rose
Most widely held works by William Rose
It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

30 editions published between 1984 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,535 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When a goofy assortment of motorists unexpectedly learn the whereabouts of a stolen fortune, they speed off on a side-splitting, car-bashing race for the loot
The ladykillers by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

23 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 868 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A not-so-musically-inclined band of outlaws pose as a group of amateur musicians, while secretly plotting a major heist. But the sweet landlady, who rents them their "digs," proves to be too much for these cutthroats. They decide to get rid of her ... a task they find easier said than done
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming by Norman Jewison( Visual )

7 editions published between 1990 and 2016 in English and held by 761 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The story focuses on the riotous confusion created when a Russian submarine gets stuck on a New England sandbar and the landing crew goes ashore for help - only to be mistaken for an invasion force by the over-imaginative townspeople
The smallest show on earth by Basil Dearden( Visual )

13 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When their long-lost uncle dies, newlyweds Matt and Jean Spencer inherit a small-town fleapit cinema with the theatre's eccentric and inept staff. The struggling couple are forced to renovate and operate the decrepit Bijou and against the odds they work to restore it to its former glory"--Container
Tracy & Hepburn : the definitive collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

She adjusts a stocking on one slim, elegant leg. He wanders in, admiring the view. She glances up ... and it's magic. It stayed magic for Spencer Tracy and Katherine Hepburn for 25 years, from that first movie meeting in Woman of the Year through eight more classic films. Cinema fans who have long celebrated the remarkable couple's on-and-off screen partnership have more to celebrate with Tracy & Hepburn: The Definitive Collection, the only place to find all the films they made together, plus a glowing documentary about Tracy hosted by Hepburn. From witty, sophisticated comedies (Woman of the Year, Without Love, Adam's Rib, Pat and Mike, Desk Set) to trenchant dramas (Keeper of the Flame, The Sea of Grass, State of the Union) to their final film rich with laughs and tears (Guess Who's Coming to Dinner), this unique collection captures every moment of the incomparable Tracy-Hepburn screen magic
Stanley Kramer film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collections contains the movies, Guess who's coming to dinner, Member of the wedding, Ship of fools, Wild one, 5,000 fingers of Dr. T
The Maggie by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

5 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A wily Scottish ship captain cons a rich American into letting his coal burning scow "The Maggie" carry a valuable load of furniture to a Scottish island. The American soon realises he's been conned but can he stop the captain from ripping him off?
It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world( Visual )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 106 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
Alec Guinness 5-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The man in the white suit: An eccentric chemist one day invents a fiber that never wrinkles, wears out or gets dirty
The secret of Santa Vittoria( Visual )

8 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in English and German and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A drunken buffoon (Anthony Quinn) is elected as mayor a small Italian village that must hide its one million bottles of wine from the occupying Nazis
Genevieve by Henry Cornelius( Visual )

10 editions published between 1953 and 2011 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two friendly rivals engage in a race on the way back from the London to Brighton veteran car rally
The flim-flam man( Visual )

3 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A lighthearted comedy about the adventures of a con man and a lonely G.I. in the rural South
Peter Sellers 5-film collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Two-way stretch: With days remaining on his sentence prisoner Dodger Lane believes he can escape, steal some diamonds, and get back to prison in time for his release!
Without a song by Vincent Youmans( )

13 editions published between 1929 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

More than you know by Vincent Youmans( )

26 editions published between 1929 and 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esther Waters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Esther Waters is a young woman living in 1880. Brought up by a puritanical mother, she leaves to become a servant in an aristocratic household. There she falls in love with the footman, William Latch, who seduces and then abandons her. Pregnant and alone, she returns to London to find her mother dead. With no one but herself for comfort, she struggles to survive."--Container
It happened in Monterey : waltz ballad by Mabel Wayne( )

2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Russians are coming ... the Russians are coming : screenplay by William Rose( Book )

6 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Guess who's coming to dinner by William Rose( Book )

4 editions published between 1967 and 1987 in English and Korean and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crusading newspaper publisher Matt Drayton's liberal principles are put to the test when his daughter, Joey, announces her engagement to John Prentice, an internationally renowned African-American physician. While Matt's wife, Christina, readily accepts Joey's decision, Matt intends to withhold his consent, forgetting that when it comes to matters of the heart, true love is colorblind
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Audience level: 0.22 (from 0.17 for Tracy & He ... to 0.75 for Rent-a-gir ...)

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Alternative Names
Rose, William L.

Rose, William L. 1914-1987

William 1914-1987

William Rose Amerikaans scenarioschrijver (1914-1987)

William Rose amerikansk manusforfattar

William Rose amerikansk manusförfattare

William Rose amerikansk manusforfatter

William Rose scénariste américain

William Rose sceneggiatore statunitense

William Rose US-amerikanischer Drehbuchautor

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The ladykillersTracy & Hepburn : the definitive collectionThe secret of Santa Vittoria