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Powell, Dick 1904-1963

Overview
Works: 636 works in 1,020 publications in 1 language and 16,691 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  Fiction  Comedy films  Musical films  Music  Show business films  Dance films  History  Musicals 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Director, Producer, Singer, Arranger, Costume designer, Host, Narrator, Speaker, Instrumentalist, Other, Conductor
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works by Dick Powell
42nd Street by Lloyd Bacon ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,998 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 Raymond Chandler ( Visual )
25 editions published between 1944 and 2008 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,160 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 )
16 editions published between 1935 and 2011 in English and held by 1,155 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 )
20 editions published between 1933 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 926 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 845 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In this Depression era romp, a timid stenographer removes her glasses and - like that! - she's a star. A gee-whiz tenor asserts his independence. Plucky chorus girls tap, greedy hangers-on get their comeuppances and an indefatigable producer/dancer and his Girl Friday rearrange heaven, earth and Chicago to put on shows that will keep their company afloat during hard times. Cagney's first musical film
The bad and the beautiful by Vincente Minnelli ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1952 and 2004 in English and held by 843 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Biting drama that tells the story of a ruthless, manipulative 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
Gold diggers of 1935 by Busby Berkeley ( Visual )
12 editions published between 1935 and 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 778 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 )
4 editions published between 1977 and 2007 in English and Undetermined and held by 748 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 746 WorldCat member 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 enemy below by Dick Powell ( Visual )
22 editions published between 1957 and 2010 in English and held by 639 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 578 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 408 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A go-getter clerk in a coffee company, is fooled into thinking he's won a $25,000 prize for inventing a sales slogan. When a trio of practical jokers at Maxford Coffee send him a phony congratulatory telegram announcing that he's the contest winner, he and his girlfriend go off on a mammoth Christmas shopping binge, even though it's the middle of July. Suddenly, the head of Maxford Coffee discovers the mistake, and their spending spree turns into a wild slapstick riot
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
The hunters ( Visual )
3 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 187 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
ReneĢ Clair's It happened tomorrow ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1998 and 2003 in English and held by 167 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
John Wayne an American icon : 5 movie collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 157 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."
The conqueror by Dick Powell ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1956 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 155 WorldCat member 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
Varsity show ( Visual )
2 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 149 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!
Gold diggers of 1937 ( Visual )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2010 in English and held by 146 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. 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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English (240)
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