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Powell, William 1892-1984

Works: 312 works in 1,074 publications in 5 languages and 23,320 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Romantic comedy films  Film adaptations  Screwball comedy films  Musical films  Film noir  War films  Documentary films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Other, Singer, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about William Powell
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Most widely held works by William Powell
The thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

68 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,630 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crime/comedy thriller featuring Nick Charles, private eye, and his wife Nora. The plot unfolds at Christmas when an eccentric inventor disappears after threatening his mistress with a lawsuit for embezzlement
My man Godfrey by Gregory La Cava( Visual )

168 editions published between 1900 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,547 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A zany millionaire family invite a tramp to be their butler and find that he is richer than they are
Mister Roberts by John Ford( Visual )

30 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,708 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy-drama about life aboard a Navy cargo ship in Pacific waters during World War II. The monotonous non-combat duty of a fun-loving crew is enlivened by a feud between the petty, intolerant captain and an impetuous, highly-respected cargo officer whose continuous efforts to get a transfer to combat duty are blocked by the captain
The great Ziegfeld by Robert Z Leonard( Visual )

35 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ziegfeld is a theatrical impresario, whose show business empire begins when he stage-manages a tour for a strongman. With almost no money in the bank, he charms European stage star Anna Held to headline his "Follies". From 1907, Ziegfeld stages annual editions of Broadway's most fabulous revue. Eventually, Ziegfeld abandons Anna in favor of other beauties. Ziegfeld comes to realize that his new romance with Follies-girl Audrey Dane, is all wrong, settling instead for good-natured actress Billie Burke. Bankrupted by the Depression, Ziegfeld dies as he plans a spectacular comeback
Life with father by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

87 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,089 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Clarence Day Jr.'s reminiscences of his semi-tyrannical but benevolent father
After the thin man( Visual )

28 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,087 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now back in San Francisco after their holiday in New York, Nick and Nora Charles find themselves trying to solve another mystery. Nora's cousin Selma is accused of having murdered her husband, but for Nick it's clear that she is not the murderer and he starts to investigate, supported by Nora and Asta
The thin man goes home by Dashiell Hammett( Visual )

12 editions published between 1944 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 966 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 (the dog) and head to Nick's boyhood home of Sycamore Springs
Song of the thin man by Dashiell Hammett( Visual )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 808 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 & Nora Charles!
Shadow of the thin man( Visual )

5 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in English and held by 791 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
Libeled lady( Visual )

12 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newspaper man, his jilted fiancée, and his lawyer hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news-story into the truth, before a high-society woman can sue for libel
Ziegfeld follies by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

6 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 594 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Film tribute to the great theatre producer Florenz Ziegfeld, with a big cast of MGM stars of the 1940's
How to marry a millionaire by Jean Negulesco( Visual )

25 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and Spanish and held by 418 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three models concoct a scheme to marry rich men. The girls rent a Manhattan penthouse to lure wealthy bachelors, but things go awry when they actually end up falling in love. They soon discover the road to romance is filled with hilarious twists as their new suitors reveal surprises none of them saw coming. Before the opening credits roll, an orchestral rendition of Alfred Newman's "Street Scene" overture, conducted by Newman, is played
The kennel murder case by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

31 editions published between 1933 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 354 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Philo Vance mystery with the customary sealed room puzzle. A competitor in a Long Island dog show is found dead, and Vance is hot on the trail of the killer
The last command by Josef Von Sternberg( Visual )

14 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 271 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An exiled Russian general turned Hollywood extra lands a role playing a version of his former czarist self, bringing about his emotional downfall
The complete Thin Man collection( Visual )

3 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of six "Thin man" films starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as a married couple who dabble in mysteries
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

(Man of the world) A young American girl visits Paris accompanied by her fiancee and her wealthy uncle. (We're not dressing) Beautiful high society type Doris Worthington is entertaining guests on her yacht in the Pacific when it hits a reef and sinks. (Hands across the table) A loafer and a manicurist, both planning to marry money, meet and form an uneasy alliance. (Love before breakfast) Kay bounces between boyfriend Bill and a Wall Street tycoon who thinks he knows what's best for her and bosses her around. (The princess comes across) A woman pretends to be royalty in order to get aboard a crusie ship. (True confession) Helen and Ken are a pretty strange couple, she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer
3 silent classics by Josef von Sternberg( Visual )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 214 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Vienna-born, New York-raised Josef von Sternberg directed some of the most influential, stylish dramas ever to come out of Hollywood. Though best known for his star-making collaborations with Marlene Dietrich, von Sternberg began his career during the final years of the silent era, dazzling audiences and critics with his film's dark visions and innovative cinematography. The titles in this collection, made on the cusp of the sound age, are three of von Sternberg's greatest works, gritty evocations of gangster life (Underworld), the Russian Revolution (The Last Command), and working-class desperation (The Docks of New York) made into shadowy movie spectacle. Criterion is proud to present these long unavailable classics of American cinema, each with two musical scores."--Container
Sherlock Holmes by Albert Parker( Visual )

4 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sherlock Homes comes to the aid of a young prince accused of murder and uncovers a plot to destroy Western civilization
Myrna Loy and William Powell collection( Visual )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 187 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manhattan melodrama: The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman
Mr. Peabody and the mermaid( Visual )

11 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Things seem to be going swimmingly for Mr. Peabody, then one day his life takes a whimsical turn. While fishing, he snags a beautiful mermaid. In a flight of youthful fancy, the stodgy Bostonian falls for the mermaid and takes her to a pond at his villa. The seemingly harmless crush creates all sorts of comical mix-ups! When Mr. Peabody₂s jealous wife's car is found abandoned, the discovery leads the police to believe he bumped off his own wife!
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Powell, William

Powell, William 1892-1984

Powell, William H. 1892-1984

Powell, William Horatio 1892-1984

Powell, William (William Horatio), 1892-1984

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William Powell Amerikaans acteur

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English (555)

German (10)

Spanish (2)

French (1)

Italian (1)

My man GodfreyMister RobertsThe great ZiegfeldAfter the thin manLibeled ladyZiegfeld folliesThe complete Thin Man collectionCarole Lombard : the glamour collection