Powell, Dick 1904-1963
Most widely held works about Dick Powell
Most widely held works by Dick Powell
42nd Street ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in English and held by 1,444 libraries worldwide
The movie musical that introduced the choreography of Busby Berkeley, 42nd Street also contains the classic plot involving a tyrannical director, egotistical leading lady and wide-eyed ingenue, all set to a standout musical score.
Murder, my sweet ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in English and held by 766 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.
Footlight parade ( Visual )
10 editions published between 1983 and 2006 in English and held by 728 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. When his latest show is cancelled in favor of a talking picture, he turns to staging musical prologues to play before the features in moviehouses.
The bad and the beautiful ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1988 and 2002 in English and held by 679 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.
A Midsummer night's dream ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1935 and 2001 in English and held by 647 libraries worldwide
The story follows the trail of a pair of young lovers, Hermia and Lysander, who take refuge in the forest to escape the wrath of the Duke of Athens. There, their lives are intertwined with a group of actors and a wonderful collection of supernatural creatures of the night, whose own romantic problems make for great mischief.
Brother, can you spare a dime? American song during the Great Depression ( Recording )
3 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and held by 637 libraries worldwide
Gold diggers of 1933 ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1990 and 2006 in English and held by 573 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 enemy below ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1957 and 2005 in English and held by 529 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.
Dames ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 526 libraries worldwide
A musical comedy film about an eccentric multimillionaire who hates musicals, his granddaughter who stars in them, and their friends & family members caught in the middle. Includes dances choreographed by Busby Berkeley.
The Busby Berkeley disc ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1992 and 2006 in English and held by 507 libraries worldwide
A collection of 21 song-and-dance numbers choreographed & directed by Busby Berkeley, excerpted from movie musicals originally released by Warner Bros. Pictures between 1933-1937.
Gold diggers of 1933 ( Visual )
17 editions published between 1933 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 425 libraries worldwide
Dick Powell and Ruby Keeler play two young hopefuls struggling to make it on Broadway. Even falling in love has it's hardships, as Powell's high-brow Eastern family is determined to break them up. More complications set in when his brother falls for Keeler's wise-cracking roommate.
A midsummer night's dream ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in English and held by 421 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 1935 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 416 libraries worldwide
A musical comedy film about various hotel employees & quirky rich folks, set in a fictional New Hampshire resort.
Murder my sweet ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1945 and 2004 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
The story of a private detective who gets drawn into a complex web of murder, blackmail, and double-dealing while searching for a missing jade necklace.
Christmas in July ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1984 and 2011 in English and held by 316 libraries worldwide
"Hope springs eternal when an office clerk (Dick Powell) mistakenly believes he's won a coffee slogan challenge and spends the 'prize money'."
Preston Sturges the filmmaker collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 199 libraries worldwide
This collection pays tribute to seven of Preston Sturges finest and funniest films.
Gold diggers of 1935 ( Visual )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 189 libraries worldwide
Gold Diggers of 1935 is set in a ritzy New England summer resort, and involves a wealthy society matron, her beautiful daughter, and a young medical student.
Irving Berlin's On the avenue ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2006 in English and held by 168 libraries worldwide
Actress Mona Merrick infuriates an heiress by portraying her in a hit satire. When the show's producer begins an affair with the heiress, jealous Mona makes her performance even more scathing.
René Clair's It happened tomorrow ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 151 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 ( Visual )
6 editions published between 1983 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 131 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.
California--Los Angeles Comedy films Comedy films Courtship Dance films Depressions Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery films Drama Feature films Feature films Fiction Fiction films Film adaptations Film excerpts Film noir Films for the hearing impaired Films--for the hearing impaired Greece--Athens Hippolyta (Greek mythology) Hotels--Employees Incidental music Man-woman relationships Marlowe, Philip (Fictitious character) Millionaires Motion picture music--Excerpts Motion picture producers and directors Murder--Investigation Music Musical films Musical films Musical theater New York (State)--New York Popular music Private investigators Radio programs Radio programs Resorts Revues--Production and direction Romantic comedy films Shakespeare, William,--1564-1616 Show business films Theater--Production and direction Theater rehearsals Theatrical producers and directors Theseus (Greek mythology) United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films World War (1939-1945)
Powell, Richard E., 1904-1963
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