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1. Forgotten Faces (1928)

80 min | Drama

8.6
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Clive Brook stars as "Heliotrope" Harry, a gentleman thief tossed in jail for killing his wife's lover. Before turning himself in, Harry leaves his baby girl on the doorstep of a rich, ... See full summary »

Director: Victor Schertzinger | Stars: Clive Brook, Mary Brian, Olga Baclanova, William Powell

Votes: 16

2. The Thin Man (1934)

Not Rated | 91 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

8.1
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Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton

Votes: 23,439

3. My Man Godfrey (1936)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.1
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A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler...but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: William Powell, Carole Lombard, Alice Brady, Gail Patrick

Votes: 18,004

4. The Last Command (1928)

Not Rated | 88 min | Drama, History, Romance

8.0
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A former Imperial Russian general and cousin of the Czar ends up in Hollywood as an extra in a movie directed by a former revolutionary.

Director: Josef von Sternberg | Stars: Emil Jannings, Evelyn Brent, William Powell, Jack Raymond

Votes: 2,814

5. One Way Passage (1932)

Unrated | 67 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

8.0
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A terminally ill woman and a debonair murderer facing execution meet and fall in love on a trans-Pacific crossing, each without knowing the other's secret.

Director: Tay Garnett | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Frank McHugh, Aline MacMahon

Votes: 2,856

6. When Knighthood Was in Flower (1922)

120 min | Romance, Drama

8.0
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Mary Tudor, sister of England's Henry VIII, causes a stir by falling in love with a guardsman below her class.

Director: Robert G. Vignola | Stars: Marion Davies, Forrest Stanley, Lyn Harding, Theresa Maxwell Conover

Votes: 863

7. Libeled Lady (1936)

Not Rated | 98 min | Comedy, Romance

7.9
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A newspaper man, his ignored fiancée, and his former employee, a down on his luck reporter, hatch an elaborate scheme to turn a false news story into the truth in order to prevent a high-society woman from suing for libel.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Spencer Tracy

Votes: 6,185

8. Mister Roberts (1955)

Not Rated | 123 min | Comedy, Drama, War

7.8
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In the waning days of World War II, the United States Navy cargo ship Reluctant and her crew are stationed in the "backwater" areas of the Pacific Ocean. Trouble ensues when the crew members are granted liberty.

Directors: John Ford, Mervyn LeRoy, Joshua Logan | Stars: Henry Fonda, James Cagney, William Powell, Jack Lemmon

Votes: 14,040 | Gross: $21.20M

9. The Vanishing Pioneer (1928)

60 min | Western

7.8
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A western settlement of pioneer descendants is threatened with the loss of its water supply through the encroachments of nearby townspeople. Rancher John Ballard leads the settlers in their... See full summary »

Director: John Waters | Stars: Jack Holt, Sally Blane, William Powell, Fred Kohler

Votes: 8

10. After the Thin Man (1936)

Passed | 112 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.7
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Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi

Votes: 8,267

11. My Lady's Lips (1925)

70 min | Crime, Drama

7.7
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A newspaper publisher finds out that his wild daughter has fallen in with a ring of gamblers. A reporter who has infiltrated the gang to get a story falls in love with the gang's female ... See full summary »

Director: James P. Hogan | Stars: Alyce Mills, William Powell, Clara Bow, Frank Keenan

Votes: 6

12. Another Thin Man (1939)

Passed | 103 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.5
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An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in new parents Nick and Nora to sort things out.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger

Votes: 5,585

13. I Love You Again (1940)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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Boring businessman Larry Wilson recovers from amnesia and discovers he's really a con man...and loves his soon-to-be-ex wife.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Frank McHugh, Edmund Lowe

Votes: 2,539

14. Love Crazy (1941)

Passed | 99 min | Comedy, Romance

7.5
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A series of misunderstandings on their fourth wedding anniversary lead an architect and his wife to break up, but he pretends to be insane and even poses as his own sister in order to win her back.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Gail Patrick, Jack Carson

Votes: 2,329

15. Señorita (1927)

70 min | Action, Comedy

7.5
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Director: Clarence G. Badger | Stars: Bebe Daniels, James Hall, William Powell, Josef Swickard

Votes: 18

16. The Thin Man Goes Home (1944)

Approved | 100 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.4
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Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson, Gloria DeHaven

Votes: 4,272

17. Jewel Robbery (1932)

Passed | 68 min | Comedy, Crime, Romance

7.4
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A gentleman thief charms a Viennese baron's wife and also conducts a daring daylight robbery of a jewellers.

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Powell, Kay Francis, Helen Vinson, Hardie Albright

Votes: 1,438

18. Life with Father (1947)

Passed | 118 min | Comedy

7.3
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A financier from New York rules his numerous family, consisting of his wife and his four sons, with the meticulousness of a bookkeeper.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Powell, Irene Dunne, Elizabeth Taylor, Edmund Gwenn

Votes: 3,974

19. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Passed | 97 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

7.3
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Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track.

Director: W.S. Van Dyke | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed

Votes: 4,644

20. Escapade (1935)

92 min | Comedy, Romance

7.3
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Escapade is a 1935 romantic comedy film starring William Powell and Luise Rainer. It is a remake of Maskerade (1934).

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: William Powell, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan, Virginia Bruce

Votes: 29

21. Manhattan Melodrama (1934)

Not Rated | 93 min | Crime, Drama, Romance

7.2
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The friendship between two orphans endures even though they grow up on opposite sides of the law and fall in love with the same woman.

Directors: W.S. Van Dyke, George Cukor | Stars: Clark Gable, William Powell, Myrna Loy, Leo Carrillo

Votes: 3,074

22. The Four Feathers (1929)

81 min | Adventure, Drama, Romance

7.2
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When British officer Harry resigns from his regiment, he is labeled a coward by his family and friends. Harry receives four white feathers as a mark of a coward. In order to redeem himself ... See full summary »

Directors: Merian C. Cooper, Lothar Mendes, Ernest B. Schoedsack | Stars: Richard Arlen, Fay Wray, Clive Brook, William Powell

Votes: 235

23. Too Many Kisses (1925)

60 min | Adventure, Comedy, Drama

7.1
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Richard Gaylor Jr. is a modern Lothario who has so many sweethearts that his father does not know what to do with him. Tired of paying to get his son out of one romantic entanglement after ... See full summary »

Director: Paul Sloane | Stars: Richard Dix, Frances Howard, William Powell, Frank Currier

Votes: 26

24. The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)

Approved | 82 min | Comedy, Mystery, Romance

7.1
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A wealthy mystery writer uses her doctor ex-husband's non-payment of alimony to coerce him into a reconciliation.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Gleason, Eric Blore

Votes: 1,325

25. Double Wedding (1937)

Passed | 87 min | Comedy, Romance

7.1
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Two sisters of differing temperaments, the younger's milquetoast fiancé, and a free-spirited artist in an auto trailer are all experiencing romantic complications.

Director: Richard Thorpe | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Florence Rice, John Beal

Votes: 1,600

26. Fashions of 1934 (1934)

78 min | Comedy, Drama, Musical

7.1
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Sherwood Nash is a swindler who bootlegs Paris fashions for sale at cut-rate prices. His assistant Lynn poses as An American interested in a dress and Snap conceals a camera in his cane. ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Powell, Bette Davis, Frank McHugh, Hugh Herbert

Votes: 993

27. Feel My Pulse (1928)

63 min | Comedy

7.1
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A rich but hypochondriac heiress inherits a sanitarium. What she doesn't know is that it is a front for bootleggers, and a hideout for criminals on the run from the law.

Director: Gregory La Cava | Stars: Bebe Daniels, Richard Arlen, William Powell, Melbourne MacDowell

Votes: 126

28. How to Marry a Millionaire (1953)

Not Rated | 95 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

7.0
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Three women set out to find eligible millionaires to marry, but find true love in the process.

Director: Jean Negulesco | Stars: Marilyn Monroe, Betty Grable, Lauren Bacall, David Wayne

Votes: 18,152

29. Song of the Thin Man (1947)

Not Rated | 86 min | Comedy, Crime, Musical

7.0
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Nick and Nora investigate the murder of a bandleader in New York.

Director: Edward Buzzell | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, Dean Stockwell

Votes: 3,849

30. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

73 min | Mystery

7.0
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Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 2,459

31. Beau Geste (1926)

101 min | Action, Adventure, Drama

7.0
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Michael "Beau" Geste leaves England in disgrace and joins the infamous French Foreign Legion. He is reunited with his two brothers in North Africa, where they face greater danger from their... See full summary »

Director: Herbert Brenon | Stars: Ronald Colman, Neil Hamilton, Ralph Forbes, Alice Joyce

Votes: 298 | Gross: $1.71M

32. Interference (1928)

Drama

7.0
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Paramount's 1st ALL TALKIE Reported killed in action, Philip Voaze(William Powell) lives under an assumed name in London. Deborah Kane(Evelyn Brent) a former love, discovers him and tries ... See full summary »

Directors: Lothar Mendes, Roy Pomeroy | Stars: Evelyn Brent, Clive Brook, William Powell, Doris Kenyon

Votes: 74

33. Evelyn Prentice (1934)

Passed | 79 min | Drama, Mystery, Romance

6.9
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The neglected wife of a high profile attorney dallies with a unscrupulous womanizer and finds herself involved in blackmail and murder.

Director: William K. Howard | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Una Merkel, Rosalind Russell

Votes: 1,214

34. Double Harness (1933)

Passed | 69 min | Comedy, Drama

6.9
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A woman tricks a playboy into marrying her and then tries to make him legitimately fall in love with her.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: Ann Harding, William Powell, Lucile Browne, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 919

35. The Great Ziegfeld (1936)

Not Rated | 176 min | Biography, Drama, Musical

6.8
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The ups and downs of Florenz Ziegfeld Jr., famed producer of extravagant stage revues, are portrayed.

Director: Robert Z. Leonard | Stars: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan

Votes: 6,168

36. Take One False Step (1949)

Approved | 94 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.8
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Prof. Andrew Gentling, in Los Angeles to help found a new college, is inveigled by old flame Catherine Sykes into a midnight drive. Next day Catherine is missing, believed killed; friend ... See full summary »

Director: Chester Erskine | Stars: William Powell, Shelley Winters, Marsha Hunt, Dorothy Hart

Votes: 173

37. The Senator Was Indiscreet (1947)

Approved | 88 min | Comedy

6.8
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A bumbling, long-winded and crooked Southern senator, considered by some as a dark horse for the Presidency, panics his party when his tell-all diary is stolen.

Director: George S. Kaufman | Stars: William Powell, Ella Raines, Peter Lind Hayes, Arleen Whelan

Votes: 363

38. Street of Chance (1930)

Passed | 75 min | Drama

6.8
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A big-time, but honest gambler has to prevent his younger brother from following in his footsteps, and taking up gambling.

Director: John Cromwell | Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, Kay Francis, Regis Toomey

Votes: 158

39. Paid to Love (1927)

Passed | 76 min | Comedy, Romance

6.8
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An American banker goes to a small Balkan country looking to invest his bank's money and shore up the country's weak economy in order to maximize the return on their investment. Towards ... See full summary »

Director: Howard Hawks | Stars: George O'Brien, Virginia Valli, J. Farrell MacDonald, William Powell

Votes: 95

40. Star of Midnight (1935)

Approved | 90 min | Romance, Comedy, Mystery

6.7
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When a dancer disappears from a theater, her former lover asks lawyer Clay Dalzell to investigate, leading him on a trail of murder and deception.

Director: Stephen Roberts | Stars: William Powell, Ginger Rogers, Paul Kelly, Gene Lockhart

Votes: 981

41. Crossroads (1942)

Passed | 83 min | Crime, Drama, Film-Noir

6.7
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Diplomat is blackmailed for crimes he committed before he had amnesia.

Director: Jack Conway | Stars: William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, Claire Trevor, Basil Rathbone

Votes: 941

42. The Baroness and the Butler (1938)

Approved | 80 min | Comedy, Drama, Romance

6.7
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A butler gets elected to the Hungarian parliament where he opposes his master's government.

Director: Walter Lang | Stars: William Powell, Annabella, Helen Westley, Henry Stephenson

Votes: 394

43. Rendezvous (1935)

Not Rated | 94 min | Comedy, War

6.7
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In 1917 Lt. Bill Gordon is headed for France when he meets and becomes friendly with Joel Carter, niece of the Asst. Secretary of War. Finding out that he is an expert on codes, she gets ... See full summary »

Directors: William K. Howard, Sam Wood | Stars: William Powell, Rosalind Russell, Binnie Barnes, Lionel Atwill

Votes: 588

44. The Greene Murder Case (1929)

69 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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At the end of each year, the extremely wealthy but odious Greene family gets together at the spooky old family castle to establish terms of a will, though they despise each other. This year... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: William Powell, Florence Eldridge, Ullrich Haupt, Jean Arthur

Votes: 224

45. Private Detective 62 (1933)

Passed | 66 min | Comedy, Crime, Drama

6.7
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A down and out private eye falls for a woman he has been hired to frame.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Powell, Margaret Lindsay, Ruth Donnelly, Gordon Westcott

Votes: 481

46. The Bright Shawl (1923)

Passed | 80 min | Adventure, Drama

6.7
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Charles Abbott is a wealthy adventurer in Cuba of the 1850s. He is in love with Narcissa but goes after La Clavel to obtain information on the Spanish. He becomes implicated in the death of... See full summary »

Director: John S. Robertson | Stars: Richard Barthelmess, Dorothy Gish, Jetta Goudal, William Powell

Votes: 29

47. Nevada (1927)

Western

6.7
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Director: John Waters | Stars: Gary Cooper, Thelma Todd, William Powell, Philip Strange

Votes: 72

48. Ziegfeld Follies (1945)

Approved | 110 min | Comedy, Musical

6.6
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The late, great impresario Florenz Ziegfeld Jr. looks down from Heaven and ordains a new revue in his grand old style.

Directors: Lemuel Ayers, Roy Del Ruth, Robert Lewis, Vincente Minnelli, George Sidney, Merrill Pye, Charles Walters | Stars: William Powell, Judy Garland, Lucille Ball, Fred Astaire

Votes: 2,542 | Gross: $7.93M

49. Lawyer Man (1932)

Passed | 72 min | Drama, Romance

6.6
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Idealistic attorney Anton Adam makes headlines when he successfully prosecutes a prominent New York racketeer named Gilmurry. Adam's sudden renown attracts the attention of high-profile ... See full summary »

Director: William Dieterle | Stars: William Powell, Joan Blondell, David Landau, Helen Vinson

Votes: 553

50. Reckless (1935)

Not Rated | 97 min | Drama, Musical, Comedy

6.6
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Wealthy Bob Harrison buys all the seats in the theatre to watch Mona Leslie's musical by himself. He loves her, her agent Ned Riley loves her. Conflict ensues.

Director: Victor Fleming | Stars: Jean Harlow, William Powell, Franchot Tone, May Robson

Votes: 905



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