Powell, William 1892-1984
Most widely held works about William Powell
Most widely held works by William Powell
The thin man ( Visual )
29 editions published between 1934 and 2005 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,669 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 ( Visual )
111 editions published between 1936 and 2008 in English and held by 1,520 libraries worldwide
A zany millionaire family invite a tramp to be their butler and find that he is richer than they are.
Mister Roberts ( Visual )
18 editions published between 1979 and 2005 in English and held by 1,358 libraries worldwide
A comedy-drama about life aboard a Navy cargo ship in Pacific waters during World War II. The monotonous non-combat duty of a fun-loving crew is enlivened by a feud between the petty, intolerant 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 ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1936 and 2004 in English and held by 1,033 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.
Life with father ( Visual )
56 editions published between 1947 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 856 libraries worldwide
Based on Clarence Day Jr.'s reminiscences of his semi-tyrannical but benevolent father.
Shadow of the thin man ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 814 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.
How to marry a millionaire ( Visual )
13 editions published between 1988 and 2007 in English and Spanish and held by 810 libraries worldwide
Three New York models, Schatze, Pola, and Loco sublet a luxury penthouse apartment with a plan: they are tired of cheap men and a lack of money, so they'll use all their talents to trap and marry millionaires. The trouble is that it's not so easy to tell the rich men from the hucksters. Recent divorcee Schatze meets real-estate mogul Tom, but thinks he looks like a gas station attendant. Loco gets involved with a married man, but falls for forest ranger Eben. Blind as a bat Pola refuses to wear her glasses, and thus winds up on the wrong plane, but meets Freddie--who actually owns the penthouse they're renting! So which is better: to marry for love or money?
Song of the thin man ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 781 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!"--Container.
After the thin man ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1986 and 2005 in English and held by 744 libraries worldwide
"It's New Year's Eve, Nick and Nora Charles have returned to the West Coast, and the philandering hubby of Nora's cousin has gone missing. Round up the usual suspects."--Container.
Libeled lady ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1936 and 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 588 libraries worldwide
It all starts when society diva Loy slaps newsman Tracy with a libel suit. Tracy enlists fiancée Harlow and down-on-his luck Powell in a counter maneuver involving a rigged marriage, a phony seduction, a fabulously funny fishing scene, fisticuffs, broken promises and hearts and eventually, true love for all.--Container.
The kennel murder case ( Visual )
24 editions published between 1981 and 2007 in English and held by 321 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.
Another thin man ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1988 and 2005 in English and held by 280 libraries worldwide
An innocent family vacation on Long Island doesn't stay innocent for long, as Nick barely unpacks his flask before bodies start to drop.
The Thin man goes home ( Visual )
3 editions published between 1944 and 2005 in English and held by 268 libraries worldwide
Nick and Nora drop by Sycamore Springs to see his parents, and a mystery man drops dead on the front porch. Well, of course Nick must solve the murder or fail in his father's eyes, but when he starts pointing fingers, his father protests.
The last command ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1928 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 251 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.
The complete Thin Man collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 212 libraries worldwide
A collection of six "Thin man" films starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as a married couple who dabble in mysteries.
Carole Lombard Glamour collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 190 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 copule - she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer.
Myrna Loy and William Powell collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 151 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.
Manhattan melodrama ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1991 and 2007 in English and held by 138 libraries worldwide
Story about boyhood pals who end up on opposite sides of the law, and who fall for the same woman. In film history, this motion picture is known for three reasons: 1. It's the film John Dillinger saw with his Lady in Red before an FBI ambush. 2. It's the only pairing of Gable and Powell. 3. It's the first teaming of partners Powell and Loy.
3 silent classics by Josef von Sternberg ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 134 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
The treasure of lost canyon ( Visual )
2 editions published between 1995 and 1998 in English and held by 134 libraries worldwide
When David, an abused orphan boy is adopted by a childless prairie couple, he finally has everything he ever wanted: loving parents, a safe home, and acres of woods to explore. But when he hears that a treasure is lost somewhere in the wild, he's determined to find it ... no matter what the cost.
Adultery Biographical films California--Los Angeles--Hollywood Charitable gambling Charles, Nick (Fictitious character) Charles, Nora (Fictitious character) Comedy films Comedy films Cousins Detective and mystery films Detective and mystery films Detectives Drama Fathers and daughters Feature films Feature films Fiction Film adaptations Film adaptations Films for the hearing impaired Hammett, Dashiell,--1894-1961 Hatch, Eric,--1901-1973 Horse racing Household employees Husband and wife Impostors and imposture Inventors Jockeys Loy, Myrna,--1905-1993 Man-woman relationships Missing persons--Investigation Motion picture actors and actresses Murder--Investigation Musical films New York (State)--New York Parenthood Powell, William,--1892-1984 Private investigators Revues--Production and direction Rich people Romantic comedy films Screwball comedy films Social classes Tramps United States Video recordings--for the hearing impaired War films War films World War (1939-1945) Ziegfeld, Flo,--1869-1932
Powell, William H. 1892-1984
Multiple languages (5)
No Linguistic content (4)