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It’s fun for willow collectors to see their favorite pattern in movies and on TV. This list is continually updated as new spottings are found. It was initially started by IWC members Ford Nashett and Irene Black. After Ford’s passing, Irene asked Jeff Siptak to take over maintaining the list.  


Have you spotted willow in a movie or on TV not listed here? Send an email to and use “As Seen On” as a subject line. Include the movie or TV show title and perhaps a few words about the willow seen and where it was. The major star(s) and year are nice to have as well. Example: The Munsters, they used willow in the kitchen or King’s Row, 1942, with Ann Sheridan and Ronald Reagan.




A Christmas Carol – George C. Scott version, willow platter on display in the Cratchit home

After Life – S3, E5

All the King’s Men – Broderick Crawford

Andy Hardy series – Mickey Rooney

Ball of Fire – 1941

Ballad of Andy Crocket

Best Little Whorehouse in Texas - Dolly Parton

Beverly Hills Wedding – Hallmark, 2021

Big-Hearted Herbert – 1934, Aline MacMahon

Blues in the Night – 1941, Pricilla Lane

Broken Arrow

Butterfield 8 – Elizabeth Taylor

Captain Courageous – 1937, Spencer Tracy

Christmas Carol – 1939 version

Calamity Jane – 1953

Cat Balleau

Christmas in Connecticut – 1945

Crime Doctor’s Strangest Case – 1943, Lynn Merrick

Crown for Christmas – Hallmark, 2015, castle kitchen

Cowboy Canteen

Dangerous When Wet – 1953, Esther Williams

Dark Victory – 1939

Double Dynamite – Frank Sinatra & Groucho Marx 

Dr. Ehrlich's Magic Bullet – 1940, Edward G. Robinson

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde – 1931, Ridgways tea set

El Dorado – red willow

Eve Knew Her Apples – 1945, Ann Miller

Every Girl Should be Married

Firecreek – James Stewart

First Men in the Moon – 1964

Five Card Stud

Five Easy Pieces – 1970, Jack Nicholson



Fort Apache – John Wayne

Frenzy – 1972, Alfred Hitchcock film

Friend & Lover – 1931, Adolph Menjou

Funny Farm


Get Out – 2017, willow cup to hypnotize man

Gildersleeves Bad Day – 1943, Harold Perry

Great Expectations – 1946, John Mills

Guns of Diablo


Hello Dolly

Hellraiser II

High Plains Drifter

His Girl Friday – Spencer Tracy

Hour of the Gun

How Green was My Valley

How the West was Won

I’ll Wait for You – 1941

I Met My Love Again – 1938

Inspector Frost

I Remember Mama – 1948, Irene Duane

It Happened on Fifth Avenue

Juno and the Paycock

King’s Row – 1942 - Ann Sheridan, Ronald Reagan

Life and Times of Judge Roy Bean – Paul Newman

Last Sunset

Legend of the Bog – willow cup in abandoned cabin

Limelight – 1952, Charlie Chaplin

Living on Love – James Dune

Long Days Journey into Night

Look in an Window (Pink)
Love Me Tender – Elvis, 1956

Lust for Life

Magic – 1978 - Anthony Hopkins

Man Without a Star – Kirk Douglas, 1965

McLintock – 1963, John Wayne

Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

Moving On

Munity on the Bounty – 1935

Munster, Go Home! – ashtray in bar

My Fair Lady, with Barbra Streisand – willow on cart

Murder Most Foul – pitcher & bowl

Murder She Said, with Margaret Rutherford

My Son, the Vampire – 1952 

National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation – 1989, Christmas dinner scene

New Orleans

None but the Lonely Heart – 1944

One Mysterious night – 1944, Chester Morris

Open Range – black willow

Poor Things  – 2023, Emma Stone

Rage of Dawn


Reckless Moment – 1949

Red Sun

Return to Lonesome Dove

Ride a Crooked Trail


Saturday Night & Sunday Morning – 1960

Scarlet Street

Scrooge – George C. Scott, Tiny Tim's house contains willow

Shoot Out at Big Sage

Showdown at Boot Hill

Sleepy Hollow – 1999

Support Your Local Sheriff – James Gardner

The Actress – 1953, Spencer Tracy

The Attic – 1980

The Boogie Man Will Get You – 1940, Boris Karloff

The Cheyenne Social Club – Jimmy Stewart, red willow 

The Devil-Doll  – 1936

The Farmer’s Daughter – 1947, Loretta Young

The Green Years – 1946

The Ghost and Mrs. Muir

The Hanging Tree

The Heart is a Lonely Hunter – 1968

The Help

The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy – 2005

The House That Dripped Blood

The King's Man – 2021

The Last Angry Man – 1959

The Last Sunset – Kirk Douglas, 1961 (brown willow)

The Little Minister – Katharine Hepburn

The Penalty – Edward Arnold

The Petty Girl – 1950, Robert Cummings

The Power of the Whistler – 1945, Richard Dix

The Pumpkin Eater – 1964 - Anne Bancroft

The Quite Man – John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara

The Reckless Moment – 1949

The Red Pony – 1949- Myrna Loy

The Russians are Coming – 1966, Carl Reiner

The Snake Pit – 1948, Olivia De Haviland

The Southerner – 1945, Zackary Scott

The Thin Man – Dick Powell

The Tingler – 1959, Vincent Price

The Unsinkable Molly Brown – 1964, Debbie Reynolds

The Virginian – 1946, Joel McCrea

The Westerner – 1940, Ann Miller

The Whistler – 1944, Richard Dix

The Wolf Man – 1941, Lon Chaney, Jr. 

The Woman in Green – 1945, Basil Rathborn

Three Faces of Eve

Thrill of Romance – 1945, Van Johnson

To Sir With Love – 1967

True Grit – John Wayne

Strike Up the Band

To Each His Own

Uncle Buck

Uncle Vanya –1958

Vicious – 2016, Booths tea set

Viva Las Vegas – Elvis Presley

War of the Worlds – 1953

We’re No Angles

When the Bough Breaks

White Heat – 1949, James Cagney

Yankee Doodle Dandy – James Cagney

You Can’t Take It With You – Jimmy Stewart

Young Buffalo Bill – 1940, Roy Rogers



TV Shows


A Waltons Thanksgiving – dinner table

As Time Goes By


Blue Bloods

Bob Hearts Abishola – 2019

Bonanza – red willow

Crown for Christmas – Hallmark, 2015

Dallas, original – Miss Elly’s kitchen was done in willow

Dark Shadows

Father Dowling Mysteries

Feud– FX series, 2017, various scenes

Gilmore Girls – teapot used in dining room at the Dragonfly Inn


Hart to Hart

Home Town – HGTV

I Love Lucy – willow plate sconces in Mertz’s apartment

Kung Fu


Last of Summer Wine


Law & Order – tureen was used as hiding place for murder weapon

Leave It to Beaver

Little House on the Prairie

Lord Peter Wimsey (BBC)                                   

Lovejoy (BBC)



Murder She Wrote

Newhart – Booths tea set in “Thanksgiving for the Memories”

Quincy, M.E. 

Reservation Dogs – FX Productions

Sanford & Son – S1, E1, pink Japan plate on shelf

Sergeant Preston of the Yukon – 1956, S1, E16, plate in fur trader's office

The Andy Griffith Show – Aunt Bee’s kitchen, sheriff’s office, Thelma Lou's dining room, town shops

The Bob Newhart Show 

The Brady Bunch

The Dick Van Dyke Show – "The Bad Old Days," 1962

The Donna Reed Show – willow toby in kitchen

The Golden Girls – flashback scene of Rose’s kitchen in St. Olaf, blue willow wallpaper

The Haunting

The Librarian

The Lone Ranger

The Lost Kitchen

The Lucy Show – “Ethel Merman and the Boy Scouts,” Part 2; also in “Lucy The Stuntman”

The Mary Tyler Moore Show – dinner party scene

The Monkees

The Munsters – kitchen

The Rifleman

The Story of Benjamin Franklin, PBS

Three Stooges Columbia Short, “I Can Hardly Wait” – 1943

Upstairs, Downstairs

Victoria – Booths willow


Will & Grace – a willow-pattern upholstered chair, Karen wears willow blouse

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