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Powell, William 1892-1984

Overview
Works: 263 works in 799 publications in 5 languages and 22,659 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Film adaptations  History  Romantic comedy films  Musical films  Comedy films  Fiction  Screwball comedy films  Biography  Film and video adaptations 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Costume designer, Director
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
Publication Timeline
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Publications by  William Powell Publications by William Powell
posthumous Publications by William Powell, published posthumously.
Most widely held works by William Powell
My man Godfrey by Gregory La Cava ( Visual )
151 editions published between 1900 and 2012 in 4 languages and held by 2,436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A zany millionaire family invites a tramp to be their butler and finds that he is richer than they are
The thin man by W. S Van Dyke ( Visual )
42 editions published between 1934 and 2011 in 5 languages and held by 2,311 WorldCat member 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
Mister Roberts by John Ford ( Visual )
26 editions published between 1955 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 1,794 WorldCat member 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 by Robert Z Leonard ( Visual )
15 editions published between 1936 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,246 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A biography of the theatrical impresario Florenz Ziegfeld, Jr
Life with father by Michael Curtiz ( Visual )
73 editions published between 1947 and 2013 in 5 languages and held by 1,147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Based on Clarence Day Jr.'s reminiscences of his semi-tyrannical but benevolent father
After the thin man ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in English and held by 1,100 WorldCat member 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
Another thin man ( Visual )
9 editions published between 1939 and 2011 in English and held by 1,004 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Dum-Dum, Wacky, Creeps, Fingers: They're just a few of the hoodlums in the world of amateur sleuths and professional bon vivants Nick & Nora Charles. And now there's a new hood: parenthood."--Container
Shadow of the thin man ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2011 in English and held by 975 WorldCat member 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
The thin man goes home ( Visual )
8 editions published between 1944 and 2006 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Outlaws come and go in Nick & Nora's lives. Now it's time to meet the in-laws. The debonair sleuths leave little Nicky Jr. at boarding school, grab Asta and head to Nick's boyhood home of Sycamore Springs."--Container
Song of the thin man ( Visual )
7 editions published between 1988 and 2006 in English and held by 946 WorldCat member 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
Libeled lady by Jack Conway ( Visual )
14 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 4 languages and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
It all starts when society diva Loy slaps newsman Tracy with a libel suit. Tracy enlists fianceĢe 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
Ziegfeld follies by Vincente Minnelli ( Visual )
4 editions published between 1992 and 2011 in English and held by 570 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A dead showman looks down upon the Earth and dreams of his perfect show. A who's who of credited and uncredited Hollywood talents
How to marry a millionaire by Jean Negulesco ( Visual )
16 editions published between 1953 and 2012 in English and held by 377 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Romantic comedy about three fashion models who pool their resources to rent an expensive New York penthouse with the hopes of finding rich husbands
The kennel murder case by Michael Curtiz ( Visual )
28 editions published between 1933 and 2007 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 365 WorldCat member 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
The last command by Josef Von Sternberg ( Visual )
11 editions published between 1928 and 2012 in 3 languages and held by 293 WorldCat member 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 )
2 editions published between 2005 and 2012 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member 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 219 WorldCat member 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
3 silent classics by Josef von Sternberg ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2010 in English and held by 206 WorldCat member 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
Myrna Loy and William Powell collection ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2007 in English and held by 179 WorldCat member 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 by W. S Van Dyke ( Visual )
5 editions published between 1934 and 2007 in English and held by 129 WorldCat member 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
 
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Alternative Names
Powell, William
Powell, William H. 1892-1984
Powell, William (William Horatio), 1892-1984
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