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Powell, Dick 1904-1963

Works: 624 works in 1,015 publications in 6 languages and 16,543 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Dance films  Fiction  Comedy films  Music  Show business films  Film excerpts  History 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Director, Producer, Vocalist, Singer, Arranger, Costume designer, Narrator, Host, Speaker, Instrumentalist, Conductor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about Dick Powell
Publications by Dick Powell
Publications by Dick Powell, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by Dick Powell
42nd Street by Lloyd Bacon( visu )
23 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 2,000 libraries worldwide
A Broadway producer sends in an understudy when his star twists her ankle
Murder, my sweet by Edward Dmytryk( visu )
39 editions published between 1944 and 2009 in 4 languages and held by 1,195 libraries worldwide
A down-on-his-luck private detective searches for an ex-convict's missing girlfriend and finds himself in a dark world of mayhem and murder
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( visu )
18 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and held by 1,170 libraries worldwide
Love is blind, fickle and true. Theseus, Duke of Athens, is going to marry Hyppolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Demetrius is engaged to Hermia, but Hermia loves Lysander. Helena loves Demetrius. Oberon and Titania, of the kingdom of fairies, have a slight quarrel about whether or not the boy Titania is raising will join Titania's band or Oberon's, so Oberon tries to get the boy from her by using some magic. Lysander and Hermina meet in the forest. Helena and Demetrius are there as well. There are actors practicing a play for the upcoming wedding of Theseus and Hippolyta. Due to some misunderstandings by Puck, the whole thing becomes a little bit more confused
Gold diggers of 1933 by Mervyn LeRoy( visu )
21 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 928 libraries worldwide
A musical comedy film about an aspiring songwriter, four single actresses, and the staging of a new musical play on Broadway. Includes dances choreographed by Busby Berkeley
The bad and the beautiful by Vincente Minnelli( visu )
15 editions published between 1952 and 2008 in English and Spanish and held by 858 libraries worldwide
Biting drama that tells the story of a ruthless, manipulatve movie producer who lets nothing and nobody stand in his way. Now he's broke and needs the help of the very people he used and betrayed on his climb to the top
Footlight parade by Lloyd Bacon( visu )
12 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 844 libraries worldwide
Cagney stars as Chester Kent, a diligent musical comedy director who is continually warding off snoopers hired by his competitors to steal his ideas. He succeeds and features the finest in Busby Berkeley. Includes the 1934 Warner Bros. cartoon "Honeymoon hotel" and the original theatrical trailer for the Warner Bros. film "Dames."
Gold diggers of 1935 by Busby Berkeley( visu )
12 editions published between 1935 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 772 libraries worldwide
A musical comedy film about various hotel employees & quirky rich folks, set in a fictional New Hampshire resort
Brother, can you spare a dime? American song during the Great Depression ( Sound Recording )
4 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 753 libraries worldwide
Dames by Busby Berkeley( visu )
15 editions published between 1934 and 2009 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 741 libraries worldwide
Three relatives stand to inherit a multi-millionaire's money if they turn against his pet hate, the theater
The enemy below by Dick Powell( visu )
27 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 5 languages and held by 646 libraries worldwide
Set during the Battle of the Atlantic during World War II, the film tells the story of the cat and mouse hunt between the USS Haynes, a destroyer escort, and a German U-Boat. Captain Murrell, a former Merchant Mariner, saw his wife killed when his freighter was torpedoed by the Germans. Von Stolberg, the veteran U-Boat commander, sees no honor in the German aims of the war. Both of these highly experienced men must now try to outthink and outmaneuver each other, knowing that any mistake can bring instant defeat and death
The Busby Berkeley disc ( visu )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 561 libraries worldwide
This collection features 22 song-and-dance numbers staged and directed by Busby Berkeley, from movie musicals released in the 1930s. Included are excerpts from: 42nd Street, Gold diggers of 1933, Fashions of 1934, In Caliente, Footlight parade, Wonder Bar, Dames, Gold diggers of 1935, and Gold diggers of 1937
Christmas in July by Preston Sturges( visu )
25 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 414 libraries worldwide
A go-getter clerk in a coffee company is fooled into thinking he has won a $25,000 prize for inventing a sales slogan and goes on a shopping spree
Preston Sturges the filmmaker collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 229 libraries worldwide
This collection pays tribute to seven of Preston Sturges finest and funniest films
The hunters ( visu )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 177 libraries worldwide
An Air Force pilot in charge of a group of young flyboys in 1952 Korea knows where and when to separate his private life from his responsibilities
René Clair's It happened tomorrow ( visu )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 170 libraries worldwide
What would happen if someone could get tomorrow's newspaper headlines today? A newspaper reporter wishes he could scoop his colleagues by knowing about events before they occur. But then a mysterious man gives him the day early news, it turns his life upside-down. Racing to prevent a headline predicting his own death, he gets mixed up with a beautiful fortune teller and her over protective uncle
The conqueror by Dick Powell( visu )
13 editions published between 1956 and 2001 in English and Undetermined and held by 163 libraries worldwide
Set in 12th century China, this is a romance of the early life of Genghis Khan, who captures and falls in love with the daughter of the enemy
On the avenue ( visu )
8 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and held by 160 libraries worldwide
"When Gary Blake's new show starring Mona Merrick premieres, it angers socialite Mimi Carraway. But Mimi's bitterness turns to affection when she falls for Gary."--Container
John Wayne an American icon : 5 movie collection ( visu )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 149 libraries worldwide
A Navy officer falls in love in "Seven sinners." A moonshiner must struggle with his family's past in "The shepherd of the hills." In a rags-to-riches tale of frindship, love and power are brought together in "Pittsburgh." In one of his most unusual roles ever, John Wayne portrays Genghis Khan in "The conqueror." An American Air Force colonel is assigned to escort defecting Soviet pilot Anna in "Jet pilot."
Varsity show ( visu )
1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Broadway impresario Chuck Daly has suffered through a string of flops. But the kids at his alma mater don't know that. They're counting on Chuck to turn their varsity show hash into a smash! Dick Powell leads an A+ cast of coed cuties and BMOC, including film-debuting sisters Priscilla and Rosemary Lane and fluty-voiced comic character Sterling Holloway, in this exhuberant college musical
Gold diggers of 1937 ( visu )
4 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and held by 143 libraries worldwide
Rosmer Peck is an insurance agent with musical ambitions who becomes romantically involved with Norma Perry, a showgirl who has given up spangles for a stenographer's pad. Her friends Genevieve Larkin and Sally LaVerne give up their tap shoes for gold digging and take up with executives in a theatrical production company that, unbeknowst to them or the director J.J. Hobart, is going bankrupt due to poor management. Since J.J. seems to be in poor health, the executives take out a million dollar life insurance policy in an attempt to save the company. Now Rosmer has to keep J.J. alive so he can get his commission and the executives are trying to thwart his efforts
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Powell, Richard E., 1904-1963
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