WorldCat Identities

Powell, Dick 1904-1963

Works: 605 works in 1,230 publications in 8 languages and 17,698 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Musical films  Comedy films  Show business films  Dance films  Detective and mystery films  Romantic comedy films  Film noir  Fiction 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Singer, Director, Author, Producer, Arranger, Narrator, Costume designer, Instrumentalist, Host, Speaker, Film editor, per, Scenarist, Other, Conductor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Dick Powell
42nd Street by Lloyd Bacon( Visual )

43 editions published between 1932 and 2015 in 5 languages and held by 2,046 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 )

56 editions published between 1944 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 1,226 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. Based on Raymond Chandler's novel Farewell, My Lovely
A midsummer night's dream by William Shakespeare( Visual )

24 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,137 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 )

26 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 922 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
The bad and the beautiful by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

29 editions published between 1952 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 847 WorldCat member 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( Visual )

16 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 825 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
Gold diggers of 1935 by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

20 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 795 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 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dames by Busby Berkeley( Visual )

19 editions published between 1934 and 2010 in English and held by 740 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 )

45 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in 7 languages and held by 692 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Drama about two ship captains stalking each other in the South Atlantic during World War II. When an American destroyer detects a German U-boat prowling beneath the surface, its captain (Mitchum) immediately pursues the enemy. The sub's commander (Jurgens) is a wily veteran who uses ingenious evasive tactics while angling for position to torpedo the destroyer. As both men try to outwit each other, the chase becomes a deadly game of cat and mouse in which any mistake can bring defeat and death. Alternating between both ships and their crews, the film offers an impartial view of war that portrays the American and German captains as professional soldiers who respect each other's abilities. Gripping tale of two men who are determined not to sacrifice their dignity or honor even though duty demands that they must destroy each other
The Busby Berkeley disc( Visual )

5 editions published between 1992 and 2010 in English and held by 597 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 )

27 editions published between 1940 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 426 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 binge
Preston Sturges : the filmmaker collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The lady Eve: It's the ultimate battle of the sexes when a wealty heir (Henry Fonda) falls (literally!) for a con woman (Barbara Stanwyck) with a shady past
On the avenue( Visual )

11 editions published between 1937 and 2008 in English and held by 235 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 by René Clair( Visual )

13 editions published between 1944 and 2014 in 5 languages and held by 218 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 by John Marshall( Visual )

7 editions published between 1958 and 2005 in English and Italian and held by 189 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 )

19 editions published between 1955 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 184 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
Gold diggers of 1937( Visual )

6 editions published between 2004 and 2013 in English and held by 166 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
Pitfall( Visual )

10 editions published between 1948 and 2014 in English and held by 165 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

John Forbes is a family man who's tired of the 9 to 5 humdrum of his job an insurance company executive. Life gets a little more exciting for him when he calls upon femme fatale Mona Stevens. Her boyfriend has robbed a store insured by Forbes' company and has showered her with gifts using the loot. Forbes comes to collect the ill-gotten gifts, but the boyfriend is in jail, and Forbes falls hard for Mona and begins an affair
John Wayne an American icon : 5 movie collection( Visual )

2 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 164 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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."
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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 américain

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

Dick Powell Amerikaans acteur

Dick Powell amerikansk sanger, skuespiller filmprodusent og regissør

Dick Powell attore statunitense

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 1933The bad and the beautifulFootlight paradeGold diggers of 1935DamesThe Busby Berkeley discChristmas in July