WorldCat Identities

Rose, William 1914-1987

Works: 70 works in 337 publications in 6 languages and 7,170 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Road films  Caper films  War films  Crime films  Car-chase films  Musical films  Children's films  Action and adventure films 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Author, Scenarist, Lyricist, Composer, Writer of accompanying material, Conceptor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about William Rose
Most widely held works by William Rose
Guess who's coming to dinner by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

62 editions published between 1967 and 2015 in 6 languages and held by 2,693 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the daughter of well-to-do liberal parents plans to marry a black doctor, both families must sit down face to face and examine each other's level of intolerance
It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world by Stanley Kramer( Visual )

38 editions published between 1962 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 1,392 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 )

30 editions published between 1955 and 2014 in 6 languages and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Professor Marcus rents a London flat, telling his landlady that he and his friends are musicians who will be rehearsing in the flat. In reality, neither the professor nor his friends can play a note. He is a criminal mastermind, holding court over his gang of thieves, including the likes of punkish Harry, the homicidal Louis and punch-drunk One-Round. The gang uses the professor's flat as a headquarters, where they conceive a daring 60,000 pound robbery
The Russians are coming, the Russians are coming by Norman Jewison( Visual )

14 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 764 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cuando un capitán de la Marina rusa encalla accidentalmente su submarino en un banco de arena en Cabo Cod, se desencadena un disparatado e hilarante incidente en plena Guerra Fría
The smallest show on earth by Basil Dearden( Visual )

14 editions published between 1957 and 2014 in English and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Comedy about a young couple who inherit a delapidated movie theater and must compete with a lavish movie theater next door
It's a mad, mad, mad, mad world( Visual )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and French and held by 217 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"About a group of strangers fighting tooth and nail over buried treasure, is the most grandly harebrained movie ever made, a pileup of slapstick and borscht-belt-y one-liners performed by a nonpareil cast"--Container
Tracy & Hepburn the definitive collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 114 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
The Maggie by Alexander Mackendrick( Visual )

6 editions published between 1954 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 109 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?
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
Alec Guinness 5-film collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kind hearts and coronets: Following his mother's death, an Edwardian gentleman plots to avenge her by seizing the dukedom of the aristocratic d'Ascoyne family
The secret of Santa Vittoria( Visual )

10 editions published between 1969 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 89 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 )

13 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film revolves around the adventures of a young couple and their ancient car "Genevieve" who become involved in a car rally. In a wager with the owner of another car, they must race each other from Brighton back to London in the veteran vehicles. Developing into a furious free-for-all, the cars race to the finish
Without a song by Vincent Youmans( )

16 editions published between 1929 and 1984 in 3 languages and held by 59 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The flim-flam man( Visual )

4 editions published between 1967 and 2011 in English and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Un viejo timador, ya en el ocaso de su carrera, enseña los trucos del oficio a un joven aprendiz esperanzado en que éste lo sustituya
Peter Sellers 5-film collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 45 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!
More than you know by Vincent Youmans( )

24 editions published between 1929 and 1952 in English and Undetermined and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Esther Waters( Visual )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 33 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
Guess who's coming to dinner by William Rose( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Joanna, the beautiful daughter of a crusading publisher, Matthew Drayton, and his patrician wife, Christina, returns home with her new fiancé, John Prentice, a distinguished black doctor. Christina accepts her daughter's decision to marry John, but Matthew is shocked by this interracial union ..." [box cover note]
It happened in Monterey : waltz ballad by Mabel Wayne( )

2 editions published in 1930 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

5 editions published between 1965 and 1966 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Audience level: 0.21 (from 0.16 for Tracy & He ... to 0.74 for Rent-a-gir ...)

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Guess who's coming to dinner
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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It's a mad, mad, mad, mad worldThe ladykillersTracy & Hepburn the definitive collectionThe secret of Santa Vittoria