The Woman Who Laughed. Written by Edward Locke
. Directed by Sam Forrest. Longacre Theatre: 16 Aug 1922- Aug 1922 (closing date unknown/13 performances). Cast: Martha Hedman
(as "Frieda Neilson"), Gilda Leary
(as "Minna Becker"), William Powell
[credited as William H. Powell] (as "John Neilson"). Produced by Sam Forrest.
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William H. Powell
6' (1.83 m)
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I have never gone into a picture without first studying my characterization from all angles. I make a study of the fellow's life and try to learn everything about him, including the conditions under which he came into this world, his parentage, his environment, his social status, and the things in which he is interested. Then I attempt to get his mental attitude as much as possible.
Powell had difficulties retaining his lines during the filming of Mister Roberts
(1955), something that had not happened to him in earlier films, and this was one of the reasons why this was his final film appearance. Frail health, including bouts with cancer, plus a difficult Hawaii location shoot ultimately led to the actor's retirement decision.