The Best Dick Powell Movies

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List of the best Dick Powell movies, ranked best to worst with movie trailers when available. Dick Powell's highest grossing movies have received a lot of accolades over the years, earning millions upon millions around the world. The order of these top Dick Powell movies is decided by how many votes they receive, so only highly rated Dick Powell movies will be at the top of the list. Dick Powell has been in a lot of films, so people often debate each other over what the greatest Dick Powell movie of all time is. If you and a friend are arguing about this then use this list of the most entertaining Dick Powell films to end the squabble once and for all.

If you think the best Dick Powell role isn't at the top, then upvote it so it has the chance to become number one. The greatest Dick Powell performances didn't necessarily come from the best movies, but in most cases they go hand in hand.

List features films like Gold Diggers of 1937 and Footlight Parade.

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  • Footlight Parade
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    James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler
    72 votes
    • Released: 1933
    • Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
    Motion pictures may have put Broadway director Chester Kent (James Cagney) out of a job, but he quickly finds a second career producing musical sequences for the movies. Unfortunately, a cutthroat ...more

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  • 42nd Street
    2
    Ruby Keeler, Warner Baxter, Bebe Daniels
    64 votes
    • Released: 1933
    • Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
    When revered Broadway director Julian Marsh (Warner Baxter) falls on hard times with both his health and his finances, he helms an ambitious musical as a final production before his retirement. His ...more

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  • Gold Diggers of 1933
    3
    Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell
    74 votes
    • Released: 1933
    • Directed by: Mervyn LeRoy
    Things get tough for Carol (Joan Blondell) and her showgirl pals (Ruby Keeler, Aline MacMahon) when the Great Depression kicks in and all the Broadway shows close down. Wealthy songwriter Brad (Dick ...more

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  • Gold Diggers of 1937
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    Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Victor Moore
    62 votes
    • Released: 1936
    • Directed by: Lloyd Bacon
    When investors Tom Hugo (Charles D. Brown) and Morty Wethered (Osgood Perkins) tell opportunistic dancer Genevieve Larkin (Glenda Farrell) that they can't fund elderly stage producer J.J. Hobart's ...more

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  • Gold Diggers of 1935
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    Dick Powell, Gloria Stuart, Adolphe Menjou
    62 votes
    • Released: 1935
    • Directed by: Busby Berkeley
    Mrs. Mathilda Prentiss (Alice Brady) arrives at a summer resort with her daughter, Ann (Gloria Stuart) and son, Humbolt (Frank McHugh) to put on the annual charity show. Ann is engaged to eccentric ...more

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  • Hollywood Hotel
    6
    Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane, Hugh Herbert
    58 votes
    • Released: 1937
    • Directed by: Busby Berkeley
    After losing a coveted role in an upcoming film to another actress, screen queen Mona Marshall (Lola Lane) protests by refusing to appear at her current movie's premiere. Her agent discovers ...more

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