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Powell, William 1892-1984

Works: 341 works in 1,178 publications in 5 languages and 23,457 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Screwball comedy films  Musical films  Romance films  War films  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Author, Singer, Other, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Publications about William Powell
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The thin man by W. S Van Dyke( visu )
82 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 3,627 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( visu )
177 editions published between 1900 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 2,579 libraries worldwide
During a riotous society scavenger hunt for a "forgotten man," Lombard finds Powell living in a rubbish dump. She hires him as a butler; and he changes each member of her rich, mad family, while finding new purpose in his own life. A classic screwball comedy of the 1930's
Mister Roberts by Thomas Heggen( visu )
32 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 1,701 libraries worldwide
A comedy-drama about life aboard a Navy cargo ship in Pacific waters during the waning days of World War II. In the Navy Register it is listed as 'The Reluctant, ' but to its crew it is known as 'The Bucket.' The monotonous non-combat duty of a fun-loving crew is enlivened by a feud between the petty, intolerant martinet of a 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( visu )
37 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 4 languages and held by 1,237 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
After the thin man ( visu )
31 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,091 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
Life with father by Michael Curtiz( visu )
88 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 1,074 libraries worldwide
Based on Clarence Day Jr.'s reminiscences of his semi-tyrannical but benevolent father
The thin man goes home by Dashiell Hammett( visu )
17 editions published between 1944 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 976 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 and head to Nick's boyhood home of Sycamore Springs
Song of the thin man by Dashiell Hammett( visu )
10 editions published between 2005 and 2017 in English and held by 816 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 and Nora Charles!
Shadow of the thin man ( visu )
10 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in English and held by 798 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 ( visu )
13 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 649 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( visu )
6 editions published between 1945 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 595 libraries worldwide
A dead showman looks down upon the Earth and dreams of his perfect show. A who's who of credited and uncredited Hollywood talents
How to marry a millionaire by Jean Negulesco( visu )
28 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 417 libraries worldwide
Romantic comedy about three fashion models who pool their resources to rent an expensive New York penthouse with the hopes of finding rich husbands
The kennel murder case by Michael Curtiz( visu )
33 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 364 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( visu )
14 editions published between 1928 and 2016 in 4 languages and held by 261 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
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection ( visu )
2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 242 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
Sherlock Holmes by Albert Parker( visu )
4 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 219 libraries worldwide
The 1922 version of Sherlock Holmes starring John Barrymore was thought to be lost until a battered and incomplete print resurfaced in the mid 70's
3 silent classics by Josef von Sternberg ( visu )
3 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic Content and held by 216 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
Myrna Loy and William Powell collection ( visu )
3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 188 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 ( visu )
12 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 148 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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Alternative Names
Powell, William
Powell, William 1892-1984
Powell, William H. 1892-1984
Powell, William Horatio 1892-1984
Powell, William (William Horatio), 1892-1984
William Powell acteur américain
William Powell aktor amerykański
William Powell Amerikaans acteur
William Powell amerikai színész
William Powell amerikanesche Schauspiller
William Powell amerikansk skådespelare
William Powell amerikansk skodespelar
William Powell amerikansk skuespiller
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William Powell US-amerikanischer Schauspieler
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