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William Demarest is a Actor American born on 27 february 1892 at Saint Paul (USA)

William Demarest

William Demarest
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Birth name Carl William Demarest
Nationality USA
Birth 27 february 1892 at Saint Paul (USA)
Death 28 december 1983 (at 91 years) at Palm Springs (USA)

Carl William Demarest (February 27, 1892 – December 27, 1983) was an American character actor known for playing Uncle Charley in My Three Sons. A veteran of World War I, Demarest became a prolific film and television actor, working on over 140 films, beginning in 1926 and ending in the 1970s. He frequently played crusty but good-hearted roles.

Best films

The Jolson Story (1946)
The Broadway Melody (1929)
The Great McGinty (1940)

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Source : Wikidata

Filmography of William Demarest (124 films)

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Won Ton Ton: The Dog Who Saved Hollywood, 1h32
Directed by Michael Winner
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Films about animals, Films about dogs, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Madeline Kahn, Bruce Dern, Rintintin (acteur canin), Teri Garr, Art Carney, Phil Silvers
Roles Studio Gatekeeper
Rating49% 2.4597352.4597352.4597352.4597352.459735
En 1924, Estie Del Ruth se rend à Hollywood dans l'espoir de devenir une grande actrice. Sur son chemin, elle rencontre un chien du nom de Won Ton Ton (Rintintin) qui se met à la suivre. Une fois à destination, Won Ton Ton séduit tout le monde et devient une star à la place d'Estie.
Don't Be Afraid of the Dark, 1h14
Directed by John Newland
Origin USA
Genres Horror
Actors Kim Darby, Jim Hutton, William Demarest, Barbara Anderson, Pedro Armendáriz (fils), Lesley Woods
Roles Mr. Harris
Rating66% 3.3443453.3443453.3443453.3443453.344345
Sally Farnham and her husband Alex inherit an old mansion from Sally's recently deceased grandmother. Shortly after moving in, she discovers a bricked-up fireplace in the basement den, and asks the estate's handyman, Mr. Harris, about it. He tells her that Sally's grandmother had him seal it up after her grandfather died and that it is better to leave it the way it is. After he leaves for the day and Sally is alone in the room, she uses some of Mr. Harris' tools to try to remove the bricks herself. She is unable to budge the bricks, but is able to pry open a small side door that Mr. Harris had said was used for removing ashes from the fireplace. Inside is not a fireplace at all but a large, dark, deep sub-basement. As Sally leaves the den, several whispering voices are heard coming from behind the fireplace, calling her name, and proclaiming that "she set us free".
That Darn Cat!, 1h56
Directed by Robert Stevenson, Joseph L. McEveety, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Spy, Crime
Themes Films about animals, Films about cats, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Hayley Mills, Dean Jones, Dorothy Provine, Roddy McDowall, Neville Brand, Frank Gorshin
Roles Mr. MacDougall
Rating67% 3.3983653.3983653.3983653.3983653.398365
"Darn Cat" or "DC" is a wily, adventurous Siamese tomcat who lives with two young women, suburbanite sisters Ingrid "Inkie" (Dorothy Provine) and Patricia "Patti" Randall (Hayley Mills), whose parents are traveling abroad at the time of the story.
Viva Las Vegas, 1h25
Directed by George Sidney
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romantic comedy, Musical, Romance
Themes Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Transport films, Films about automobiles, Auto racing films, Musical films, Road movies
Actors Elvis Presley, Ann-Margret, Cesare Danova, William Demarest, Nicky Blair, Jack Carter
Roles Mr. Martin
Rating63% 3.1992053.1992053.1992053.1992053.199205
Lucky Jackson (Elvis) goes to Las Vegas, Nevada to participate in the city's first annual Grand Prix Race. However, his race car, an Elva Mk. VI, is in need of a new motor (engine) in order to compete in the event.
Son of Flubber, 1h40
Directed by Robert Stevenson, Joseph L. McEveety, Tom Leetch, Arthur J. Vitarelli
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Romance, Comic science fiction
Themes Films about education, Comedy science fiction films, Children's films
Actors Fred MacMurray, Nancy Olson, Keenan Wynn, Ed Wynn, Elliott Reid, Tommy Kirk
Roles Mr. Hummel
Rating61% 3.0507853.0507853.0507853.0507853.050785
Professor Ned Brainard's discovery of Flubber has not quite brought him or his college the riches he thought. The Pentagon has declared his discovery to be top secret and the IRS has slapped him with a huge tax bill, even if he has yet to receive a cent. He thinks he may have found the solution in the form of "Flubbergas," (the "son" of Flubber) which can change the weather. His wife Betsy becomes fed up with all the stress and starts separating from him, and the professor's old rival Shelby starts trying to woo her again. Brainard's experiments continue, by making it rain inside people's houses, as well as in Shelby's car too while he's driving, which causes him to get into an accident with a police car. It also helps Medfield College's football team to win a game, but it also has one unfortunate side effect: It shatters glass, which eventually places Brainard on the lam. At home, his wife Betsy is jealous of the attention lavished on him by an old high school girlfriend. On trial, Ned's future seems hopeless, until a farmer shows the court that his crops grew extra large because of Ned's experiment, which the farmer names "Dry Rain", and the professor is acquitted, and he and Betsy are reunited.
It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World, 2h34
Directed by Stanley Kramer, Carey Loftin
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Crime
Themes Transport films, Films about automobiles, Road movies, Heist films, Chase films, Gangster films, Escroquerie
Actors Spencer Tracy, Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Dorothy Provine, Moe Howard
Roles Police Chief Aloysius
Rating74% 3.7478053.7478053.7478053.7478053.747805
"Smiler" Grogan (Jimmy Durante), wanted by police in a tuna factory robbery fifteen years ago and on the run from the police, careens his 1957 Ford Victoria off twisting, mountainous State Highway 74 near Palm Springs in Southern California and crashes. Five motorists stop to help him - Melville Crump (Sid Caesar), a dentist, Lennie Pike (Jonathan Winters), a furniture mover, Dingy Bell (Mickey Rooney) and Benjy Benjamin (Buddy Hackett), two friends on their way to Las Vegas, and J. Russell Finch (Milton Berle), who owns Pacific Edible Seaweed Company in Fresno. Just before he dies, Grogan tells the five about $350,000 buried in Santa Rosita State Park near the Mexican border under a mysterious "big W".
King of the Roaring 20's – The Story of Arnold Rothstein, 1h46
Directed by Joseph M. Newman
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Crime
Actors David Janssen, Dianne Foster, Jack Carson, Diana Dors, Dan O'Herlihy, Mickey Shaughnessy
Roles Henry Hecht
Rating57% 2.859132.859132.859132.859132.85913
Arnold Rothstein gains a reputation in 1920s New York City as an expert gambler. He so impresses mob boss Big Tim O'Brien that he is given a job in his illegal enterprises.
Pepe (1960)
, 3h15
Directed by Walter Hill, George Sidney
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Cantinflas, Dan Dailey, Shirley Jones, Janet Leigh, Carlos Montalbán, Vicki Trickett
Roles Movie Studio Gateman
Rating55% 2.7631252.7631252.7631252.7631252.763125
Mario Moreno ("Cantinflas") is Pepe, a hired hand, employed on a ranch. A boozing Hollywood director, Mr. Holt, buys a white stallion that belongs to Pepe's boss. Pepe, determined to get the horse back (as he considers it his family), decides to take off to Hollywood. There he meets film stars including Jimmy Durante, Frank Sinatra, Zsa Zsa Gabór, Bing Crosby, Maurice Chevalier and Jack Lemmon in drag as Daphne from Some Like It Hot. He is also surprised by things that were new in America at the time, such as automatic swinging doors. When he finally reaches the man who bought the horse, he is led to believe there is no hope of getting it back. However Mr. Holt offers him a job when he realizes the Pepe brings new life to the stallion. Now his luck is changing and in Las Vegas Pepe wins big money, enough that Mr. Hold lets him be the producer of his next movie. Most of the movie centers around his meeting Shirley Jones who plays an actress on hard times and hating the world. Just like with the stallion, Pepe brings out the best in Shirley Jones and helps her become a big star in a movie made by Mr. Holt. Shirley Jones does a great job both as a dancer and singing the lead song called "Pepe." For those who love movies that are set in Acapulco, Mexico, this one has great appeal and beautiful scenery. The last scene shows both him and the stallion back at the ranch with several foals.
The Rawhide Years, 1h25
Directed by Rudolph Maté
Origin USA
Genres Western
Actors Tony Curtis, Colleen Miller, John Arthur Kennedy, William Demarest, William Gargan, Peter van Eyck
Roles Brand Comfort
Rating62% 3.1462953.1462953.1462953.1462953.146295
Ben Matthews gives up the flashy life of a riverboat gambler, hoping to settle down in Galena with his girlfriend, luscious entertainer Zoe. But, Galena's leading citizen is murdered on the riverboat while on their way. Ben is implicated on arrival and flees, all the while working both sides of the law to clear his name. Three years of wandering later, Zoe's letters stop coming and Ben returns to find her. Encountering Rick Harper, whom he initially takes as a would be bandit, they develop a friendship that winds up with both men saving the others neck.
The Mountain, 1h45
Directed by Edward Dmytryk
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about families, Sports films, Transport films, Aviation films
Actors Spencer Tracy, Robert Wagner, Claire Trevor, William Demarest, Barbara Darrow, E. G. Marshall
Roles Father Belacchi
Rating67% 3.3977953.3977953.3977953.3977953.397795
When a passenger plane crashes near the top of Mont Blanc in the French Alps, greedy Christopher Teller (Wagner) decides to go and rob the dead. However, he has no hope of getting to the crash site without the help of his older brother Zachary (Tracy), a highly skilled mountain climber. Zachary wants to leave the dead in peace, but Chris hounds him until he finally gives in.
Jupiter's Darling, 1h35
Directed by George Sidney
Origin USA
Genres Musical theatre, Romantic comedy, Adventure, Musical, Romance
Themes Dance films, Films about music and musicians, Sports films, Musical films, Political films, Films based on plays
Actors Esther Williams, Howard Keel, Marge Champion, Gower Champion, George Sanders, Richard Haydn
Roles Mago
Rating58% 2.9030952.9030952.9030952.9030952.903095
Nous sommes en 216 av. J.-C. Après avoir anéanti les légions romaines, le général carthaginois Hannibal marche sur Rome à la tête de son armée, tandis qu’à Rome même, le dictateur Fabius Maximus espère enfin se marier à la belle et indépendante Amythis, sa fiancée depuis 7 ans.
Hell on Frisco Bay, 1h38
Directed by Frank Tuttle
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Thriller, Noir, Crime
Actors Alan Ladd, Edward G. Robinson, Joanne Dru, William Demarest, Jayne Mansfield, Paul Stewart
Roles Dan Bianco
Rating63% 3.1939053.1939053.1939053.1939053.193905
After five years in San Quentin prison, former policeman Steve Rollins is released. Unjustly convicted of manslaughter in an arrested man's death, Steve is met by a friend from the force, Dan Bianco, and by wife Marcia, whom he shuns because she has been unfaithful to him.
The Far Horizons, 1h48
Directed by Rudolph Maté
Genres Drama, Action, Adventure, Historical, Romance, Western
Actors Fred MacMurray, Charlton Heston, Donna Reed, Barbara Hale, William Demarest, Alan Reed
Roles Sgt. Gass
Rating61% 3.051243.051243.051243.051243.05124
An ambitious, historic attempt to explore and document an untamed American frontier unfolds in this rousing adventure drama. In 1803, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark, with President Thomas Jefferson's blessing, embarked on the government-sponsored Lewis & Clark Expedition – an attempt to discover a water route connecting St. Louis, Missouri, with the Pacific Ocean. Their trek takes them through the magnificent, danger-filled territory of the Pacific Northwest, with guidance from the Shoshone woman Sacagawea.
The Private War of Major Benson, 1h45
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Romance
Themes Military humor in film, Films about education
Actors Charlton Heston, Julie Adams, William Demarest, Timothy Hovey, Nana Bryant, Tim Considine
Roles John
Rating65% 3.2958753.2958753.2958753.2958753.295875
Le major Benson mène ses troupes à la dure, répétant à l'envi que les soldats sont des faibles et qu'il faut les façonner de force. Lorsque ses paroles sont reprises dans Newsweek, le général Ramsey lui indique qu'il se doit de le punir pour avoir ainsi publiquement calomnié l'armée. Barney se retrouve alors obligé de prendre la direction de l'académie militaire de Sheraton, à Santa Barbara (Californie). Arrivé sur place, Barney découvre qu'il s'agit d'une institution catholique et que les élèves ont entre 6 et 14 ans...