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William Powell (2) (1892–1984)

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11+ Works 30 Membros 2 Reviews

Obras de William Powell

Associated Works

My Man Godfrey [1936 film] (1936) — Actor — 186 cópias, 1 resenha
The Thin Man [1934 film] (1934) — Actor — 135 cópias, 3 resenhas
The Complete Thin Man Collection (2005) — Actor — 121 cópias, 2 resenhas
How to Marry a Millionaire [1953 film] (1953) — Actor — 115 cópias
Mr. Roberts [1955 film] (1955) — Actor — 84 cópias, 1 resenha
After the Thin Man [1936 film] (1936) — Actor — 78 cópias, 4 resenhas
Another Thin Man [1939 film] (1939) — Actor — 65 cópias, 2 resenhas
Song of the Thin Man [1947 film] (1947) — Actor — 59 cópias, 1 resenha
Shadow of the Thin Man [1941 film] (1941) — Actor — 58 cópias, 2 resenhas
The Thin Man Goes Home [1945 film] (1945) 55 cópias, 1 resenha
Collected Screenplays (Faber and Faber Screenplays) (1999) — Tradutor — 49 cópias
The Great Ziegfeld [1936 film] (1936) — Actor — 47 cópias, 1 resenha
Life with Father [1947 film] (1947) — Actor — 47 cópias, 1 resenha
The Kennel Murder Case [1933 film] (1933) — Actor — 45 cópias, 3 resenhas
Ziegfeld Follies [1945 film] (1946) — Actor — 39 cópias, 1 resenha
Libeled Lady [1936 film] (1936) — Actor — 39 cópias
The Myrna Loy and William Powell Collection (2007) — Actor — 34 cópias, 1 resenha
I Love You Again [1940 film] (1940) 11 cópias, 2 resenhas
Love Crazy [1941 film] (1941) — Actor — 10 cópias
Star of Midnight [1935 film] (2012) — Actor — 10 cópias, 1 resenha
Manhattan Melodrama [1934 film] (1991) — Actor — 8 cópias, 1 resenha
The Last Command [1928 film] (1987) — Actor — 7 cópias
Crossroads [1942 film] (2011) — Actor — 5 cópias
Forbidden Hollywood Collection: Volume 4 (2012) — Actor — 5 cópias
The Heavenly Body [1944 film] (2011) — Actor — 5 cópias, 1 resenha
Rendezvous [1935 film] (2012) — Actor — 5 cópias
Evelyn Prentice [1934 film] 4 cópias, 1 resenha
Jewel Robbery [1932 film] — Actor — 4 cópias, 1 resenha
The Girl Who Had Everything [1953 film] (1993) — Actor — 4 cópias, 1 resenha
Mr. Peabody and the Mermaid [1948 film] (2014) — Actor — 4 cópias
The Last of Mrs. Cheyney [1937 film] (2014) — Actor — 3 cópias
The Hoodlum Saint [1946 film] (1946) — Actor — 3 cópias
The Baroness and the Butler [1938 film] (2012) — Actor — 3 cópias
Reckless [1935 film) — Actor — 2 cópias
The Greene Murder Case [1929 film] (1929) — Actor — 2 cópias
The Canary Murder Case [1929 film] (1929) — Actor — 2 cópias
The Big Parade of Comedy [1964 film] (2003) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
My Man Godfrey / Meet John Doe (Double Feature) (2001) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)
Man of the World [1931 film] (1931) — Actor — 1 exemplar(es)

Etiquetado

Conhecimento Comum

Nome de batismo
Powell, William Horatio
Data de nascimento
1892-07-29
Data de falecimento
1984-03-05
Local de enterro
Desert Memorial Park, Cathedral City, California, USA
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
USA
Local de nascimento
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
Local de falecimento
Palm Springs, California, USA
Educação
American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Ocupação
actor
Premiações
Hollywood Walk of Fame

Membros

Resenhas

“He thinks everyone ought to live in a trailer. He calls it the covered wagon of the future.”

Double Wedding was one of the most unusual outings for William Powell and Myrna Loy, and proved to be one of their best. While Loy is as cute as usual, it is Powell whose charm and wit is on full display here, in a brilliant performance. Based on a Molnar play, this Jo Swerling script is full of sophisticated fun, making for the perfect romantic comedy. It starts out with charm and builds to a near frantic screwball comedy of romance; a wild scene in and outside a camping trailer near the end is a sheer joy to behold.

Powell is spectacular as Charlie Lodge. He lives in a trailer and paints and has ideas. His latest one involves Irene (Florence Rice) starring in a movie he’s writing. But Irene has a stuffy sister none too pleased at Irene’s pursuits, because they are a distraction from the wedding she has planned for Irene and her spineless beau, Waldo (John Beal). Myrna Loy is the successful sister Margit, and Charlie is immediately taken with her. She finds his happy-go-lucky lifestyle and plans for Irene ruffling her feathers, but when Irene attempts to make the timid Waldo jealous, by telling Margit she is really in love with Charlie, he plays along to spend more time wearing down the staid walls of one Margit!

Powell was a deft genius at this type of comedy and is magnificent here. Loy is cute and finally has some wonderful moments in a madcap conclusion reminiscent of a famous scene from a Marx Brothers’ comedy. Wonderful also is Charlie Chan himself, Sidney Toler. He is Margit's butler, but also a former detective. His following Charlie around is a sheer delight, filled with veiled references to Charlie Chan. The film itself is beautifully presented. Cedric Gibbons’ sets are a glossy standout as so often was the case in MGM productions from this period.

Though this film is billed as sheer fun, and it certainly is, it has to be noted that it contains what I believe is one of the sweetest and most charmingly romantic moments between the couple ever shot. It occurs while they are having dinner on a table outside Charlie’s trailer, deep in the woods. A delightful film for Powell and Loy fans, and classic film buffs in general.
… (mais)
 
Marcado
Matt_Ransom | 1 outra resenha | Nov 26, 2023 |
Waldo and Irene have been living with Margit for the four years that they have been engaged. Margit has planned the wedding and the honeymoon - in fact, Margit plans everything down to what they will have for breakfast every day. The only problem is that Waldo is a milquetoast and Irene does not want to be married to a milquetoast. So she says she is in love with Charlie, a bohemian artist/producer who lives in a trailer behind Spike's Place. When Margit confronts Charlie about giving up Irene, Charlie sees that she is the one for him. To make everyone happy, Charlie will have to help Waldo get a backbone. Written by Tony Fontana (IMDb)… (mais)
½
 
Marcado
DrLed | 1 outra resenha | Nov 14, 2017 |

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Estatísticas

Obras
11
Also by
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Membros
30
Popularidade
#449,942
Avaliação
½ 3.8
Resenhas
2
ISBNs
48
Idiomas
2