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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

    James Cagney, Joan Blondell
    Footlight Parade is a 1933 American musical film starring James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby...  more
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    13

    Gold Diggers of 1933

    Ginger Rogers, Joan Blondell
    Gold Diggers of 1933 is a pre-code Warner Bros. musical film directed by Mervyn LeRoy with...  more
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    14

    Gold Diggers of 1937

    Joan Blondell, Dick Powell
    Gold Diggers of 1937 is a 1936 Warner Bros. movie musical directed by Lloyd Bacon with musical...  more
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    Gold Diggers of 1935

    Gloria Stuart, Adolphe Menjou
    Gold Diggers of 1935 is a Warner Bros. musical film directed and choreographed by Busby...  more
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    16

    Hollywood Hotel

    Ronald Reagan, Benny Goodman
    Hollywood Hotel is a 1937 American romantic musical comedy film, directed by Busby Berkeley,...  more
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    Christmas in July

    Dick Powell, William Demarest
    Christmas in July is a 1940 comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges based on his...  more
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    14

    Flirtation Walk

    Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler
    Flirtation Walk is a 1934 romantic musical film written by Delmer Daves and Lou Edelman, and...  more
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    9

    Hollywood Party

    Lucille Ball, Mickey Rooney
    Hollywood Party is a musical film starring Jimmy Durante and distributed by...  more
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    21

    42nd Street

    Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell
    42nd Street is a 1933 American Warner Bros. musical film directed by Lloyd Bacon with...  more
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    11

    Colleen

    Joan Blondell, Dick Powell
    Colleen is a 1936 Warner Bros. musical film directed by Alfred E. Green. It stars Dick Powell,...  more
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    Convention City

    Joan Blondell, Mary Astor
    Convention City is a 1933 American pre-Code sex comedy film directed by Archie Mayo, and...  more
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    Dames

    Joan Blondell, Dick Powell
    Dames is a 1934 Warner Bros. musical comedy film directed by Ray Enright with dance numbers...  more
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    Broadway Gondolier

    Joan Blondell, Adolphe Menjou
    Broadway Gondolier is a 1935 film directed by Lloyd Bacon....  more
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    17

    You Never Can Tell

    Dick Powell, Charles Drake
    You Never Can Tell is a 1951 fantasy comedy film written by Lou Breslow and David Chandler and...  more
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    The Tall Target

    Ruby Dee, Adolphe Menjou
    The Tall Target is a 1951 crime film starring Dick Powell as a police sergeant who tries to...  more
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    In the Navy

    Lou Costello, Bud Abbott
    In The Navy is a 1941 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It was the second...  more
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    25
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    Cornered

    Dick Powell, Walter Slezake
    Cornered is a 1945 film noir starring Dick Powell and directed by Edward Dmytryk. This is the...  more
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    The Bad and the Beautiful

    Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner
    The Bad and the Beautiful is a 1952 MGM melodramatic film that tells the story of a film...  more

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    Right Cross

    Marilyn Monroe, Ricardo Montalbán
    Right Cross is a 1950 drama film, released by MGM, directed by John Sturges, written by...  more
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    27
    13

    Susan Slept Here

    Debbie Reynolds, Anne Francis
    Susan Slept Here is a 1954 American romantic comedy film starring Dick Powell and Debbie...  more
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    Riding High

    Dorothy Lamour, Dick Powell
    Riding High is a 1943 American film starring Dorothy Lamour and Dick Powell, made in...  more
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    Murder, My Sweet

    Claire Trevor, Dick Powell
    Murder, My Sweet is a 1944 American film noir, directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Dick...  more
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    Hearts Divided

    Claude Rains, Marion Davies
    Hearts Divided is a 1936 musical film about the real-life marriage between American Elizabeth...  more
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    It Happened Tomorrow

    Linda Darnell, Dick Powell
    It Happened Tomorrow is a 1944 American fantasy film directed by René Clair, starring Dick...  more
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    Cowboy from Brooklyn

    Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan
    Cowboy from Brooklyn is a 1938 American musical comedy film starring Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell,...  more