Dick Powell

Actor · Producer · Director
IVA Star Rating : 58
Richard Ewing Powell was an American singer, actor, voice actor, film producer, film director and studio head. Though he came to stardom as a musical comedy performer, he showed versatility, and successfully transformed into a hardboiled leading man starring in projects of a more dramatic nature. He was the first actor to portray the private detective Philip Marlowe on screen.

Richard Ewing Powell was an American singer, actor, voice actor, film producer, film director and studio head. Though he came to stardom as a musical comedy performer, he showed versatility, and successfully transformed into a hardboiled leading man starring in projects of a more dramatic nature. He was the first actor to portray the private detective Philip Marlowe on screen.

Birth Name

Richard Ewing Powell

Born

Monday, 14 November 1904

Died

Wednesday, 02 January 1963

Actor Filmography

Vito Tommy 2011
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me Himself (archive footage) 2009
Broadway: The American Musical Billy Lawler (archive footage) 2004
Classified X Himself (archive footage) 1998
American Masters James 'Jimmy' Higgens (archive footage) / James 'Jimmy' Higgens 1986
That's Dancing! 1985
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983
Inside The Third Reich Actor in film clip (edited from: Footlight Parade) (archive footage) 1982
It's Showtime (archive footage) 1976
Brother Can You Spare A Dime (archive footage) 1975
(see additional filmography)

Actor Filmography

Vito Tommy 2011
Johnny Mercer: The Dream's on Me Himself (archive footage) 2009
Broadway: The American Musical Billy Lawler (archive footage) 2004
Classified X Himself (archive footage) 1998
American Masters James 'Jimmy' Higgens (archive footage) / James 'Jimmy' Higgens 1986
That's Dancing! 1985
Hollywood Out-takes and Rare Footage Himself (archive footage) 1983
Inside The Third Reich Actor in film clip (edited from: Footlight Parade) (archive footage) 1982
It's Showtime (archive footage) 1976
Brother Can You Spare A Dime (archive footage) 1975
Great Performances Self (archive footage) 1972
Hollywood My Home Town Himself (archive footage) 1965
The Love Goddesses Himself (archive footage) 1965
Hollywood and the Stars Himself 1963
Hollywood Without Make-Up Himself (archive footage) 1963
G.E. True Himself - Host 1962
Ensign O'Toole Chief Richard E. Powell 1962
The Tonight Show Himself - Actor 1962
The Dick Powell Theatre Host, Himself - Host, Himself - Host / Alex Harper, Himself - Host / Maj. Ed Clayborn 1961
The DuPont Show of the Week Himself 1961
Car 54, Where Are You? Dick Powell 1961
The Law and Mr. Jones Colonel Drayton 1960
The Tom Ewell Show Himself 1960
The DuPont Show with June Allyson Dr. Timothy McVey, Himself - Guest Host, Paul Martin 1959
The Jack Paar Tonight Show Himself 1957
Mr. Adams and Eve 1957
Zane Grey Theater Himself - Host, Col. Blackburn, Himself - Host / Dan Case, Himself - Host / Dave Cameron, Himself - Host / Dr. Mike Reynolds, Himself - Host / Lawrence, Himself - Host / Mike Brenner, Himself - Host / Rebel, Himself - Host / Sheriff Agate Slade, Himself - Host / Sheriff Ben Sanderson, Himself - Host / Sheriff Morgan Winter, Himself--Host, Host, John Fallon, Marshal Jess Brackett, Sam Gracie, Sgt. Maj. Ben Dravo, Sheriff Ross Connors 1956
Climax! Philip Marlowe 1954
Susan Slept Here Mark Christopher 1954
Person to Person Himself 1953
The Bad And The Beautiful James Lee Bartlow 1952
Four Star Playhouse Willie Dante, Dan, Dave Robinson, Dave, Eddie White, Eddie, Fleet Mason, Fred, Graham, Grover Doane, Jeff, Mike Donegan, Philip Benton, Priest, Steve, US Marshal Philip Dana, Will Sonnett, Andrew, Burt Stroude, Capt. Avery, Chris, Dan Hodges, Dan Matson 1952
The Red Skelton Hour Cameo 1951
You Never Can Tell Rex Shepherd 1951
The Tall Target John Kennedy 1951
Cry Danger Rocky 1951
The Jack Benny Program Dick 1950
Right Cross Rick Garvey 1950
Lux Video Theatre Himself - Intermission Guest, Intermission Guest 1950
The Reformer and the Redhead Andrew Rockton Hale 1950
What's My Line? Himself - Mystery Guest, Himself - Guest Panelist 1950
Mrs. Mike Sgt. Mike Flannigan 1949
Perry Como's Kraft Music Hall Himself 1948
Rogues' Regiment Whit Corbett 1948
Station West Haven 1948
Pitfall John Forbes 1948
The Ed Sullivan Show Himself - Guest Host, Himself 1948
To the Ends of the Earth Commissioner Michael Barrows 1948
Johnny O'Clock Johnny O'Clock 1947
Blow Ups of 1947 Himself 1947
Cornered Laurence Gerard 1945
Murder, My Sweet Philip Marlowe 1945
Meet The People William 'Swanee' Swanson 1944
It Happened Tomorrow Lawrence 'Larry' Stevens 1944
True to Life Link Ferris 1943
Riding High Steve Baird 1943
Happy Go Lucky Pete Hamilton 1943
Star Spangled Rhythm Dick Powell-' Hit the Road to Dreamland' Number 1942
In the Navy Thomas Halstead 1941
Model Wife Fred Chambers 1941
Christmas in July Jimmy MacDonald 1940
I Want a Divorce Alan MacNally 1940
Naughty But Nice Professor Donald 'Don' Hardwick 1939
Hollywood Hobbies Himself 1939
Going Places Peter Mason 1938
Hard To Get Bill 1938
Cowboy from Brooklyn Elly Jordan, aka Wyoming Steve Gibson 1938
Breakdowns of 1938 Himself 1938
Hollywood Hotel Ronnie Bowers 1938
Varsity Show Charles 'Chuck' Daly 1937
The Singing Marine Bob Brent 1937
On the Avenue Gary Blake 1937
Breakdowns of 1937 Himself 1937
Gold Diggers Of 1937 Rosmer Peak 1936
Stage Struck George Randall 1936
Hearts Divided Captain Jerome Bonaparte 1936
Colleen Donald Ames 3rd 1936
Things You Never See on the Screen Himself 1935
Thanks a Million Eric Land 1935
A Midsummer Night's Dream Lysander - In Love with Hermia 1935
Shipmates Forever Richard John 'Dick' Melville III 1935
A Dream Comes True Himself (uncredited) 1935
Page Miss Glory Bingo Nelson 1935
Broadway Gondolier Richard 'Dick' Purcell, aka Ricardo Purcelli 1935
Gold Diggers Of 1935 Dick Curtis 1935
Flirtation Walk Dick 'Canary' Dorcy 1934
Happiness Ahead Bob Lane 1934
Dames Jimmy 1934
And She Learned About Dames Himself 1934
Twenty Million Sweethearts Buddy Clayton 1934
Wonder Bar Tommy 1934
Hollywood Newsreel Himself 1934
Convention City Jerry Ford 1933
College Coach Phil Sargent 1933
Footlight Parade Scotty Blair 1933
The Road Is Open Again The Songwriter 1933
Gold Diggers Of 1933 Brad Roberts 1933
42nd Street Billy Lawler 1933
The King's Vacation John Kent 1933
Just Around the Corner Jerry 1933
Too Busy to Work Dan Hardy 1932
Big City Blues Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited) 1932
Blessed Event Bunny Harmon 1932

Director Filmography

Producer Filmography

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