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 »
Anne Brooks is being blackmailed by her old dancing partner Maurice. They married when she was young but broke up after which he said he was getting a quickie divorce. Anne married the much... See full summary »
British officer is assigned to duty in Ireland and gets embroiled in Anglo-Irish battles and old girl friend who is now married to an Irishman. Powell learns more than he wanted to know ... See full summary »
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 »
When the Manhattan investment firm of Sherwood Nash goes broke, he joins forces with his partner Snap and fashion designer Lynn Mason to provide discount shops with cheap copies of Paris couture dresses.
This film offers a rare example of a song written for one studio ("Isn't It Romantic?," from the Paramount musical "Love Me Tonight") appearing in a film from another studio. Usually in this period studios owned the publishing rights to songs written for films and zealously kept other studios from using them. See more »
The credits list Ruth Donnelly as Amy Moran, and Dan Hogan introduces her to Donald Free as Amy Moran. But near the end of the film, the Process Server (Charles Lane) approaches and asks, "Your name Amy Potts?" And she answers, "Yeah." See more »
How long you gonna be gone?
From now on.
You mean you're quitin'?
I don't blame ya, I guess. But when you walk out of here, every bit of decency goes with ya.
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Thoroughly enjoyed this one which was even better due to the stellar presence of William Powell. Apart from the fact that he adds immeasurably to any film he's in, this one has an especially good plot with no lulls in the narrative. Here he is part con man, part ladies man and part quick-witted private eye., just the type of part Powell excels in.
The film sports an excellent director in Michael Curtiz (10 years before "Casablanca"), who gets a lot of mileage out of a supporting cast of proven Hollywood veterans. The script is first class and the screenplay has enough twists and surprises to satisfy even the most jaded movie-goer. I also added an extra star
for William Powell's presence because he never disappoints.
8/10 - the website no longer prints my start rating.
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