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William Powell as Philo Vance: The Benson Murder Case

Classic Film & TV Cafe Posted by Rick29 on Jun 28, 2018

William Powell as Vance. William Powell made his third appearance as erudite detective Philo Vance in this loose adaptation of S.S. Van Dine's 1926 novel.  The opening scene takes place at Anthony Benson & Co. Stocks and Bonds with Benson’s clients learning that he has “sol read more

On DVD: A Myrna Loy and William Powell Double Feature

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Nov 17, 2017

Myrna Loy and William Powell co-starred in thirteen films, and they are by far most popular for playing the adorably debauched Nora and Nick Charles in the Thin Man series. While this is understandable, the pair create the most effervescent of screen couples as hard-drinking, merry spouses, it is a read more

2nd Annual Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tourney Championship Match: William Powell vs James Stewart

All Good Things Posted by monty on Jul 22, 2016

Alright, Alright, Alright..we have arrived at the final match in the 2nd annual Favorite Classic Movie Actor Tourney. It will be 30's era winner William Powell vs 40's era winner James Stewart. This marks both actors first time in the championship match. Powell made it to the final four last time o read more

Warner Archive: William Powell and a Land-Bound Esther Williams in The Hoodlum Saint (1946)

Classic Movies Posted by KC on Oct 9, 2015

William Powell, Esther Williams and Angela Lansbury in a love triangle. Who thought up that one? I love all three of them, but I'd never put them together. It was this curious casting that led me to The Hoodlum Saint, now on DVD from Warner Archive. Set in the years after World War I, Powell is Ter read more

William Powell

Timeless Hollywood Posted by Michele on Aug 9, 2015

I adore William Powell. He was sophisticated, suave, debonair, handsome, witty, stylish, a true gentleman and women loved his voice.  He was nominated for an Oscar in the films The Thin Man (1934), My Man Godfrey (1936) and Life with Father (1947). William Powell knew he wanted to be an actor and c read more

The Canary Murder Case (1929) with William Powell and Louise Brooks

Classic Film Freak Posted by Orson De Welles on Nov 6, 2014

Share This! Louise Books is one of the actresses were haven’t really touched on in our six years online, but perhaps today is the day to put that onus behind us.  Sadly, we picked one of her weaker pictures, the Philo Vance introducing The Canary Murder Case, in which to do so. The film is one read more

Your guide to William Powell 'SUTS' day

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Aug 9, 2014

Today opens a special weekend for many Turner Classic Movies fans, as Carole Lombard and her first husband, William Powell, each are honored on TCM's beloved August extravaganza, "Summer Under The Stars." We're going to list the films scheduled on both days, with information and comments.Powell, who read more

How Many Films did William Powell and Myrna Loy Star in Together (Asta too)?

Classic Movie Hub Blog Posted by Annmarie Gatti on Jul 29, 2014

How Many Films did Myrna Loy and William Powell Star in Together? William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Asta, The Thin Man Goes Home (photo: doctormarco.com) William Powell and Myrna Loy starred in 14 films together: Manhattan Melodrama (1934) (Warner Home Video as part of Box Set) The Thin Man (1934) (A read more

Birthday of the Week: William Powell

Mildred's Fatburgers Posted by Beth Daniels on Jul 29, 2014

William Horatio Powell, July 29, 1892 to March 5, 1984 Biography/Filmography William Powell: The Life and FilmsBy Roger Bryant, McFarland, 2006 Who Rocks the Thin Mustache? Sorry, David Niven. It's impossible not to love William Powell. I don't care if you've read more

The aural unveiling of William Powell

Carole & Co. Posted by vp19 on Apr 4, 2014

A few months after working with William Powell on "Man Of The World" in early 1931, Carole Lombard married him, no doubt entranced by his urbane voice. Powell, as Roger Ebert would describe decades later, "is to diction what Fred Astaire is to dance."But few moviegoers were aware of that voice unles read more

William Powell: nosso detetive favorito

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Mar 16, 2014

William Powell: nosso detetive favorito Com seu cabelo preto repartido no meio, seu bigode impecável, seus olhos claros cristalinos na película e seu charme inconfundível, William Powell dominou a década de 1930. Ele foi um dos grandes abençoados com a chegada do som, pois sua voz foi prontam read more

William Powell: nosso detetive favorito

Critica Retro Posted by Lê on Mar 16, 2014

William Powell: nosso detetive favorito Com seu cabelo preto repartido no meio, seu bigode impecável, seus olhos claros cristalinos na película e seu charme inconfundível, William Powell dominou a década de 1930. Ele foi um dos grandes abençoados com a chegada do som, pois sua voz foi prontam read more

Remembering William Powell, charming sophisticate

Once Upon a Screen Posted by Aurora on Mar 4, 2014

He had it all – impeccable comedic timing, an authoritative, urbane voice, looks that made ‘em swoon with a manner unique to classic Hollywood, a lasting screen presence, and undeniable talent.  His career spanned four decades, starting in the silent era with a supporting role in Albert read more

1936: The Year of William Powell

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Lesley Coffin on Nov 19, 2013

Most of the great stars have one year in their career when they seem to be firing on every level and hit a new stratosphere, from movie star to icon.  In 1936, William Powell had the biggest year of his career, both critically and among audiences, cemented his public image, and was the darling of t read more

DVD Review: The William Powell at Warner Bros. Collection

True Classics Posted by on Oct 21, 2013

In 1931, William Powell accepted a contract from Warner Bros. and entered a new phase in his burgeoning career. It was, at least at first, a solid move for the star. He had made his film debut almost a decade earlier at Samuel Goldwyn’s eponymous studio, in a small supporting role in 1922̸ read more

Top 5 Reasons Why William Powell and Myrna Loy are One of the Best Movie Couples Ever

Pretty Clever Films Posted by Claire Dunderman on Jul 22, 2013

Growing up, I always loved watching classic film couples interact. I hate to sound like “that guy,” but the chemistry just felt more genuine than some of the sloppily thrown together couples of today (I mean, just look at every couple in New Year’s Eve). One couple I particularly read more

Bashing William Powell, Feel My Pulse Animated GIF

Movies Silently Posted by Movies, Silently on May 1, 2013

Bebe Daniels is now a reformed hypochondriac so when her uncle delivers her medicine chest (which she had previously kept near her at all times), she drops it down the stairwell. William Powell gets bashed on the bean with it but don’t feel too sorry for him, he is a naughty naughty rum runn read more

Hall Of Fame Inductees for September: WILLIAM POWELL and MYRNA LOY

All Good Things Posted by monty on Oct 1, 2012

I apologize for the lateness of my selections for All Good Things Hall Of Fame. I should have been posted this, but since it is only October 1st, I think it's still ok. My pair to take that walk into the Hall of Fame is none other than William Powell and Myrna Loy. One of the most beloved screen co read more

On the set of “The Thin Man” (1934) Myrna Loy, William Powell, and Asta

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Aug 16, 2012

“The Thin Man” is a 1934 American comic detective film starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, a flirtatious married couple who banter wittily as they solve crimes with ease. Nick is a hard-drinking retired detective and Nora a wealthy heiress. Their dog, the wi read more

William Powell – A Pictorial

Classic Cinema Gold Posted by Art on Jul 29, 2012

“Unfortunately, or perhaps it is fortunate that I have always been forced to stand on my acting ability. I haven’t a personality such as Jack Gilbert’s, for instance, that attracts women and makes them like me for myself. When I am on the screen I must make them forget me entirel read more
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