Happy Birthday to Classic Movie Legend, William Powell, born July 29 in 1892!
William Powell: Master of the Screwball Comedy. More so than Cary Grant, more so than Clark Gable, more so than James Stewart; in my humble opinion, Powell represents the best and the brightest that the genre has to offer. If Powell where a drink, he would be 1 part quick wit, 2 parts perfect timing, and all parts laugh-out-loud hilarious. So, I can think of no better way to celebrate his birthday than by looking at a few of his best quotes from his most popular film, The Thin Man.
“The important thing is the rhythm. Always have rhythm in your shaking. Now a Manhattan you shake to fox-trot time, a Bronx to two-step time, a dry Martini you always shake to waltz time.” William Powell as Nick Charles in The Thin Man (1934, W.S Van Dyke, director)
Nora Charles: Pretty girl.
Nick Charles: Yes. She’s a very nice type.
Nora Charles: You got types?
Nick Charles: Only you, darling. Lanky brunettes with wicked jaws.
Minoo Allen for Classic Movie Hub