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William Powell: A True Gentleman (2005)

Video  -  Short | Biography  -  2 August 2005 (USA)
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Good But Way Too Short
26 March 2012 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

William Powell: A True Gentleman (2005)

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Michael York narrates this 31-minute documentary covering the life and career of William Powell. We get interviews with film historians Rudy Behlmer, Leonard Maltin, Emily Carman and Powell Archivist Christian Anderson who discuss what made the actor so popular and remembered today. Throughout the glory days of DVD no one was better than Warner in regards to making documentaries about Golden Age stars. This one here, while good, is somewhat disappointed because it's not nearly as detailed as what we're used to. At just 31-minutes we get some basic information about Powell but there are several gaps in the story to where we don't hear about what the actor was doing or hearing about the films he was making. Considering this can be found on THE THIN MAN bonus disc, a lot of discussion is given to that series and Powell's other films with Myrna Loy. The four people interviewed all do a nice job with their stories as well as sharing their favorite moments with Powell. Some of the most interesting stuff is covering Powell's early career on the stage where he had to borrow money to get into Dramatic school as his father didn't approve of the profession and refused to help him. Even with the short running time, those unfamiliar with the actor will get to see clips from some of his best movies as well as information about his personal life with many famous stars.


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