WorldCat Identities

Powell, Dick 1904-1963

Overview
Works: 690 works in 1,171 publications in 1 language and 17,437 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Comedy films  Show business films  Dance films  Fiction  Filmed dance  Romantic comedy films  Film noir 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Director, Producer, Singer, Author, Arranger, Narrator, Costume designer, Host, Instrumentalist, Speaker, Film editor, per, Conductor, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Dick Powell
42nd Street by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

33 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 2,031 WorldCat member 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 by Edward Dmytryk( Visual )

31 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,171 WorldCat member 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 Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy( Visual )

17 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and held by 1,124 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

21 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 931 WorldCat member 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
Footlight parade by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

13 editions published between 1983 and 2010 in English and held by 836 WorldCat member 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."
The bad and the beautiful by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

15 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in English and held by 833 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Hollywood producer who has risen from poverty to power by using people, money, and sex, finds he needs the help of those he has betrayed. An actress, a director, and a writer are asked to help him to revive his career. However, all three are reluctant because they have all been used and betrayed by him in the past
Gold diggers of 1935 by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

15 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 790 WorldCat member 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( Recording )

5 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dames by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

16 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A musical comedy film about an eccentric multimillionaire who hates musicals, his granddaughter who stars in them, and their friends and family members caught in the middle
The enemy below by Dick Powell( Visual )

23 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 596 WorldCat member 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
Christmas in July by Preston Sturges( Visual )

20 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 415 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection pays tribute to seven of Preston Sturges finest and funniest films
On the avenue( Visual )

10 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member 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
René Clair's It happened tomorrow( Visual )

2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 221 WorldCat member 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 overprotective uncle
The hunters( Visual )

5 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in English and held by 203 WorldCat member 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
The conqueror by Dick Powell( Visual )

20 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 182 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Set in 12th century China, the captured Tartar princess, Bortai, tricks Genghis Khan into mistrusting his blood brother, but falls in love with the Mongol chief
John Wayne an American icon : 5 movie collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 162 WorldCat member 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."
Gold diggers of 1937( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 158 WorldCat member 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. Hobath, 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
Varsity show( Visual )

3 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 153 WorldCat member 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!
 
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
42nd StreetGold diggers of 1933Footlight paradeGold diggers of 1935DamesThe Busby Berkeley disc
Alternative Names
Attori americani anni 40 attore statunitense

Dick Powell acteur amricain

Dick Powell American singer, actor, film producer, film director and studio head

Dick Powell Amerikaans acteur

Dick Powell amerikansk sanger, skuespiller filmprodusent og regissr

Dick Powell US-amerikanischer Schauspieler

Powell, Richard E. 1904-1963

Дик Пауэлл

Дік Павелл

Пауэлл, Дик

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دیک پاول تهیه‌کننده، موسیقی‌دان، بازیگر، خواننده، و کارگردان آمریکایی

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A midsummer night's dreamGold diggers of 1933Footlight paradeThe bad and the beautifulGold diggers of 1935DamesThe Busby Berkeley discChristmas in July