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Powell, William 1892-1984

Overview
Works: 399 works in 1,246 publications in 5 languages and 23,593 library holdings
Genres: Drama  Comedy films  Romantic comedy films  Detective and mystery films  Film adaptations  Screwball comedy films  Musical films  Romance films  War films  Biographical films 
Roles: Actor, Performer, Director, Costume designer, Author, Singer, Other
Classifications: PN1997, 791.4372
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Most widely held works about William Powell
 
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The thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

60 editions published between 1934 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 2,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nick and Nora Charles, a former detective and his rich, playful wife, investigate a murder case mostly for the fun of it
My man Godfrey by Gregory La Cava( Visual )

166 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 4 languages and held by 1,674 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A zany millionaire family invites a tramp to be their butler and finds that he is richer than they are
Mister Roberts by John Ford( Visual )

28 editions published between 1955 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 1,667 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A comedy-drama about life aboard a Navy cargo ship in Pacific waters during the waning days of World War II. In the Navy Register it is listed as 'The Reluctant, ' but to its crew it is known as 'The Bucket.' The monotonous non-combat duty of a fun-loving crew is enlivened by a feud between the petty, intolerant martinet of a 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 )

36 editions published between 1936 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 1,220 WorldCat member 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
After the thin man( Visual )

29 editions published between 1936 and 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,075 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Now back in San Francisco after their holiday in New York, Nick and Nora Charles find themselves trying to solve another mystery. Nora's cousin Selma is accused of having murdered her husband, but for Nick it's clear that she is not the murderer and he starts to investigate, supported by Nora and Asta
Song of the thin man by Dashiell Hammett( Visual )

13 editions published between 1988 and 2017 in English and held by 969 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The bandleader on an elegant gambling ship is murdered and the police have the alleged killer locked up within 24 hours. Then Nick and Nora Charles start to investigate and new suspects start to add up like a bar tab
Life with father by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

68 editions published between 1947 and 2016 in 3 languages and held by 897 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on Clarence Day Jr.'s reminiscences of his semi-tyrannical but benevolent father
Shadow of the thin man by W. S Van Dyke( Visual )

17 editions published between 1941 and 2011 in English and held by 821 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 by Dashiell Hammett( Visual )

15 editions published between 1944 and 2017 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 813 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
Another thin man( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 757 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in Nick and Nora (with new baby) to sort things out
My man Godfrey( Visual )

10 editions published between 1936 and 2001 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A zany millionaire family invites a tramp to be their butler
Libeled lady( Visual )

15 editions published between 1936 and 2017 in English and Undetermined and held by 652 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A newspaper man, his jilted fiancée, and his lawyer hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news-story into the truth, before a high-society woman can sue for libel
Ziegfeld follies by Vincente Minnelli( Visual )

4 editions published between 1946 and 2011 in English and held by 583 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A dead showman looks down upon the Earth and dreams of his perfect show. Features many stars of the WWII era
The kennel murder case by Michael Curtiz( Visual )

32 editions published between 1933 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 356 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Philo Vance mystery with the customary sealed room puzzle
How to marry a millionaire by Jean Negulesco( Visual )

27 editions published between 1953 and 2013 in English and Spanish and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Three models concoct a scheme to marry rich men. The girls rent a Manhattan penthouse to lure wealthy bachelors, but things go awry when they actually end up falling in love. They soon discover the road to romance is filled with hilarious twists as their new suitors reveal surprises none of them saw coming
Another thin man( Visual )

16 editions published between 1939 and 2017 in English and held by 252 WorldCat member 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
Carole Lombard : the glamour collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 241 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 couple, she is a pathological liar, and he is a scrupulously honest lawyer
Sherlock Holmes( Visual )

4 editions published between 1922 and 2011 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 235 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The 1922 version of Sherlock Holmes starring John Barrymore was thought to be lost until a battered and incomplete print resurfaced in the mid 70's
The complete Thin Man collection( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 223 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
3 silent classics by Josef von Sternberg( Visual )

4 editions published in 2010 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 218 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
 
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The thin man The complete Thin Man collection
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My man GodfreyMister RobertsThe great ZiegfeldAfter the thin manMy man GodfreyLibeled ladyZiegfeld folliesCarole Lombard : the glamour collectionThe complete Thin Man collection
Alternative Names
Powell, William

Powell, William 1892-1984

Powell, William H. 1892-1984

Powell, William Horatio 1892-1984

Powell, William (William Horatio), 1892-1984

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Вилијам Пауел

Вільям Павелл

Пауэлл Уилльям

Пауэлл, Уильям

Уилям Пауъл

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ויליאם פאוול

ويليام باول

ویلیام پاول بازیگر آمریکایی

উইলিয়াম পাওয়েল

უილიამ პაუელი

윌리엄 파월

ウィリアム・パウエル

威廉·鲍威尔

Languages
English (572)

German (2)

French (1)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)