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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.

"This list answers the questions, "What are the best Dick Powell movies?" and "What are the greatest Dick Powell roles of all time?"
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Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Joseph Crehan Gold Diggers of 1937 is a 1936 Warner Bros. movie musical directed by Lloyd Bacon with musical numbers created and directed by Busby Berkeley, and starring Dick Powell and Joan Blondell, who ...more

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James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Dorothy Lamour Footlight Parade is a 1933 American musical film starring James Cagney, Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler and Dick Powell and featuring Frank McHugh, Guy Kibbee, Hugh Herbert and Ruth Donnelly. The ...more

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Gloria Stuart, Adolphe Menjou, Dick Powell Gold Diggers of 1935 is a Warner Bros. musical film directed and choreographed by Busby Berkeley and starring Dick Powell, Adolphe Menjou, Gloria Stuart and Alice Brady, and featuring Winifred ...more

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Ginger Rogers, Joan Blondell, Billy Barty Gold Diggers of 1933 is a pre-code Warner Bros. musical film directed by Mervyn LeRoy with songs by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, staged and choreographed by Busby Berkeley. It stars Warren ...more

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Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler 42nd Street is a 1933 American Warner Bros. musical film directed by Lloyd Bacon with choreography by Busby Berkeley. The songs were written by Harry Warren and Al Dubin, and the script was ...more

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Dick Powell, William Demarest, Franklin Pangborn Christmas in July is a 1940 comedy film written and directed by Preston Sturges based on his 1931 play A Cup of Coffee. It was Sturges' second film as writer-director, after The Great McGinty, ...more

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Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler Dames is a 1934 Warner Bros. musical comedy film directed by Ray Enright with dance numbers created by Busby Berkeley. The film stars Ruby Keeler, Dick Powell, Joan Blondell, Guy Kibbee, ZaSu ...more

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Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, Pat O'Brien Flirtation Walk is a 1934 romantic musical film written by Delmer Daves and Lou Edelman, and directed by Frank Borzage. It focuses on a soldier who falls in love with a general's daughter during ...more

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Ronald Reagan, Benny Goodman, Dick Powell Hollywood Hotel is a 1937 American romantic musical comedy film, directed by Busby Berkeley, starring Dick Powell, Rosemary Lane, Lola Lane, Hugh Herbert, Ted Healy, Glenda Farrell and Johnnie ...more

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Lucille Ball, Mickey Rooney, Clark Gable Hollywood Party is a musical film starring Jimmy Durante and distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. The film is notable for several disconnected sequences that have little connection with each ...more

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Claire Trevor, Dick Powell, Mike Mazurki Murder, My Sweet is a 1944 American film noir, directed by Edward Dmytryk and starring Dick Powell, Claire Trevor, and Anne Shirley. The film is based on Raymond Chandler's 1940 novel Farewell, ...more

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Ronald Reagan, Ann Sheridan, Dick Powell Cowboy from Brooklyn is a 1938 American musical comedy film starring Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell, Priscilla Lane, Ann Sheridan and the future US President Ronald Reagan.

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Raymond Burr, Dick Powell, Jane Wyatt Pitfall is a 1948 black-and-white film noir drama directed by André De Toth. The film was based on a novel of the same name by Jay Dratler, and was titled Tragedia a Santa Monica for its ...more

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Joan Blondell, Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler Colleen is a 1936 Warner Bros. musical film directed by Alfred E. Green. It stars Dick Powell, Ruby Keeler, and Joan Blondell.

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Dick Powell, Charles Drake, Anthony George You Never Can Tell is a 1951 fantasy comedy film written by Lou Breslow and David Chandler and directed by Lou Breslow.

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Ruby Dee, Adolphe Menjou, Dick Powell The Tall Target is a 1951 crime film starring Dick Powell as a police sergeant who tries to stop the assassination of Abraham Lincoln at a train stop as Lincoln travels to his inauguration. It ...more

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Lee J. Cobb, Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes Johnny O'Clock is a 1947 American film noir written and directed by Robert Rossen, based on a story by Milton Holmes. The drama features Dick Powell, Evelyn Keyes, and Lee J. Cobb, with Jeff ...more

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Rhonda Fleming, Dick Powell, William Conrad Cry Danger is a 1951 film noir thriller shot in twenty-two days in Los Angeles. The film was directed by Robert Parrish, a former child star and later editor in his debut as a director.

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Kirk Douglas, Lana Turner, Walter Pidgeon The Bad and the Beautiful is a 1952 MGM melodramatic film that tells the story of a film producer who alienates all around him. It stars Lana Turner, Kirk Douglas, Walter Pidgeon, Dick Powell, ...more

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Dick Powell, Walter Slezake, Micheline Cheirel Cornered is a 1945 film noir starring Dick Powell and directed by Edward Dmytryk. This is the second teaming of Powell and Dmytryk. Many scenes shot by cinematographer Harry J. Wild and Dmytryk ...more

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Joan Blondell, Mary Astor, Adolphe Menjou Convention City is a 1933 American pre-Code sex comedy film directed by Archie Mayo, and starring Joan Blondell, Guy Kibbee, Dick Powell, Mary Astor and Adolphe Menjou. The film was produced by ...more

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Mickey Rooney, Olivia de Havilland, James Cagney A Midsummer Night's Dream is a 1935 American romance fantasy film of William Shakespeare's play, directed by Max Reinhardt and William Dieterle, and starring Ian Hunter, James Cagney, Mickey ...more

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Debbie Reynolds, Anne Francis, Red Skelton Susan Slept Here is a 1954 American romantic comedy film starring Dick Powell and Debbie Reynolds. Shot in Technicolor, the film was based on the play of the same name by Steve Fisher and Alex ...more

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Linda Darnell, Dick Powell, Edgar Kennedy It Happened Tomorrow is a 1944 American fantasy film directed by René Clair, starring Dick Powell, Linda Darnell and Jack Oakie, and featuring Edgar Kennedy and John Philliber.

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Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, Veronica Lake My Favorite Blonde is a 1942 American comedy film directed by Sidney Lanfield and starring Bob Hope and Madeleine Carroll. Based on a story by Melvin Frank and Norman Panama, the film is about a ...more

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Lou Costello, Bud Abbott, Dick Powell In The Navy is a 1941 film starring the comedy team of Abbott and Costello. It was the second service comedy based on the peacetime draft of 1940. The comedy team appeared in two other service ...more

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June Allyson, Dick Powell, Kathleen Freeman The Reformer and the Redhead is a 1950 American romantic comedy film written and directed by Melvin Frank, and starring June Allyson, Dick Powell, and David Wayne.

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

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Ginger Rogers, Dick Powell, Pat O'Brien Twenty Million Sweethearts is a 1934 American musical comedy film directed by Ray Enright. The film stars Pat O'Brien, Dick Powell and Ginger Rogers. It also featured the Negro quartet The Mills ...more

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Vincent Price, Dick Powell, Märta Torén Rogue's Regiment is a 1948 film directed by Robert Florey.

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Dorothy Lamour, Dick Powell Riding High is a 1943 American film starring Dorothy Lamour and Dick Powell, made in Technicolor, and released by Paramount Pictures. It was nominated for the Academy Award for Sound Recording.

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Al Jolson, Dolores del Río, Dick Powell Wonder Bar is a 1934 pre-code movie adaptation of a Broadway musical of the same name directed by Lloyd Bacon with musical numbers created by Busby Berkeley. It stars Al Jolson, Kay Francis, ...more

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Dick Powell, Fred Allen, Ann Dvorak Thanks a Million is a 1935 musical film produced and released by 20th Century Fox and directed by Roy Del Ruth. It stars Dick Powell, Ann Dvorak and Fred Allen, and features Patsy Kelly, David ...more

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Mary Astor, Marion Davies, Dick Powell Page Miss Glory is a 1935 romantic comedy film starring Marion Davies, Pat O'Brien, and Dick Powell. It was based on the play of the same name by Joseph Schrank and Philip Dunning.

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Marilyn Monroe, Ricardo Montalbán, June Allyson Right Cross is a 1950 drama film, released by MGM, directed by John Sturges, written by Charles Schnee and starring June Allyson, Ricardo Montalban, Dick Powell, Lionel Barrymore, and Marilyn

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Dick Powell, Sterling Holloway, Priscilla Lane Varsity Show is a 1937 American musical film released by Warner Brothers Warner Bros.. The film was directed by William Keighley from a script by Jerry Wald, Richard Macaulay, Warren Duff and ...more

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John Wayne, Dick Powell, Ann Dvorak College Coach is a 1933 American drama film starring Dick Powell and Ann Dvorak. The film features John Wayne in his last bit-part role.

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Dick Powell, Alice Faye, Madeleine Carroll On the Avenue is a 1937 American musical film directed by Roy Del Ruth and starring Dick Powell, Madeleine Carroll, Alice Faye George Barbier, and The Ritz Brothers. Many of the songs in this ...more

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Lucille Ball, June Allyson, Dick Powell Meet the People is a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer musical comedy film made during World War II, and starring Lucille Ball and Dick Powell and featuring Virginia O'Brien, Bert Lahr, Rags Ragland and June ...more

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Claude Rains, Marion Davies, Dick Powell Hearts Divided is a 1936 musical film about the real-life marriage between American Elizabeth 'Betsy' Patterson and Jérôme Bonaparte, brother of Napoleon. It starred Marion Davies ...more

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Joan Blondell, Dick Powell I Want a Divorce is a 1940 Paramount film directed by Ralph Murphy. The screenplay was written by Frank Butler. The film starred then married actors Joan Blondell and Dick Powell, who would ...more