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Dick Powell

Director, Actor

Gold Diggers of 1933Gold Diggers of 1933 (1933)
Dir. Mervyn LeRoy
Feat. Warren William, Joan Blondell, Aline MacMahon
Busby Berkeley brings his snappy camerawork and choreography magic to the production numbers of this pre–'Hays code' musical, in which Dick…
Footlight ParadeFootlight Parade (1933)
Dir. Lloyd Bacon, Busby Berkeley
Feat. James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler
James Cagney stars as an indefatigable Broadway producer, working show–biz miracles to keep his company afloat through the Depression. Most…
Gold Diggers of 1935Gold Diggers of 1935 (1935)
Dir. Busby Berkeley
Feat. Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart
Summer season at New England's Wentworth Plaza hotel..the rich will come out to play, and so will the golddiggers! Dick Powell heads up this…
On the AvenueOn the Avenue (1937)
Dir. Roy Del Ruth
Feat. Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, Alice Faye
The songs of Irving Berlin feature prominently in this infectious Broadway–set musical, with Dick Powell, Alice Faye and the Ritz Brothers (as…
Christmas in JulyChristmas in July (1940)
Dir. Preston Sturges
Feat. Dick Powell, Ellen Drew, Raymond Walburn
Dir. Sturges second film is a short, sweet and sharp satire on 'success', in which a gullible office clerk (Powell) is fooled by his colleagues into…
Murder, My SweetMurder, My Sweet (Farewell, My Lovely) (1944) Recommended
Dir. Edward Dmytryk
Feat. Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, Anne Shirley
An iconic 'noir' whose unsavoury storyline is taken from Raymond Chandler's classic novel. Powell plays a detective dragged into a murky case of…
Bad and the Beautiful, TheBad and the Beautiful, The (1952) Aro Favourite
Dir. Vincente Minnelli
Feat. Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon
Masterpiece of Hollywood navel–gazing, with charismatic producer Kirk Douglas clawing his way to success on a Freudian subtext, using and…
Conqueror, TheConqueror, The (1956)
Dir. Dick Powell
Feat. John Wayne, Susan Hayward, Pedro Armendariz
Notorious Howard Hughes produced flop with John Wayne woefully miscast as Mongol ruler Genghis Khan. Filmed downwind from a nuclear test site many of…
Enemy Below, TheEnemy Below, The (1957)
Dir. Dick Powell
Feat. Robert Mitchum, Curt Jurgens, Theodore Bikel
Naval thriller with Mitchum as a U.S. destroyer captain caught in a cat–and–mouse battle with German U–boat commander Jurgens he…
Hunters, TheHunters, The (1958)
Dir. Dick Powell
Feat. Robert Mitchum, Robert Wagner, Richard Egan
Robert Mitchum portrays an aging fighter pilot in the Korean War who falls for the wife of a fellow squadron member in this aviation–romance.

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