List of Mystery movies/films with performances by William Powell, listed alphabetically with movie trailers when available. These William Powell Mystery roles include starring, supporting and cameo appearances. You can sort these William Powell Mystery movies for additional information as well, such as who directed the films and when they were released. Over the years William Powell has become known for playing characters in Mystery movies, so this list is the perfect resource for finding some you haven't already seen.
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After the Thin Man is a 1936 American film, starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and James Stewart, that is the sequel to the film The Thin Man. The movie presents Powell and Loy as Dashiell Hammett's characters Nick and Nora Charles. The film was directed by W. S. Van Dyke and also featured Elissa Landi, Joseph Calleia, Jessie Ralph, Alan Marshal, and Penny Singleton. This was actually the fourth pairing for Myrna Loy and William Powell. The two made 14 pictures together, six of them in the Thin Man series. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: James Stewart, Myrna Loy, William Powell, Ward Bond, Penny Singleton, + more
Directed by: W. S. Van Dykesee more on After the Thin Man
Another Thin Man is a 1939 American film that is the third film in the six-volume series, The Thin Man. It again stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, and is based on the writings of Dashiell Hammett. Their son, Nicky Jr., is also introduced in the film. The cast includes their terrier Asta, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger, C. Aubrey Smith, Ruth Hussey, Nat Pendleton, Patric Knowles, Sheldon Leonard, Tom Neal, Phyllis Gordon and Marjorie Main. Shemp Howard appears in an uncredited role as "Wacky". The film was originally promoted in the United States under the title of Return of the Thin Man, and was followed by Shadow of the Thin Man. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Myrna Loy, William Powell, Ruth Hussey, Otto Kruger, Virginia Grey, + more
Directed by: W. S. Van Dykesee more on Another Thin Man
Crossroads is a 1942 mystery film noir directed by Jack Conway and starring William Powell, Hedy Lamarr, Claire Trevor and Basil Rathbone. Powell plays a diplomat whose amnesia about his past comes back to trouble him. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Hedy Lamarr, Basil Rathbone, William Powell, Claire Trevor
Directed by: Jack Conwaysee more on Crossroads
Evelyn Prentice is a 1934 film starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. and featuring Una Merkel and Rosalind Russell in her film debut. The movie was based on the 1933 novel of the same name by W. E. Woodward. The neglected wife of an attorney begins a flirtation with another man, who turns out to be a gigolo. After it appears that she shot him when he attempted to blackmail her, another woman is charged with the crime. ...more on Wikipedia
Actors: Myrna Loy, Rosalind Russell, William Powell, Una Merkel, Harvey Stephens, + more
Directed by: William K. Howardsee more on Evelyn Prentice