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Kennel Murder Case, The (1933) -- (Movie Clip) The Well-Known Fancier Opening scene, introducing William Powell as sleuth Philo Vance, also Robert Barrat as "Archer Coe," Mary Astor as his ward "Hilda," Paul Cavanagh as English "Sir Thomas," plus exposition, from Warner Bros.' The Kennel Murder Case, 1933.
Kennel Murder Case, The (1933) -- (Movie Clip) Someone Miscalculated Beginning his detective work, Philo Vance (William Powell) with Sergeant Heath (Eugene Pallette), D-A Markham (Robert McWade) and Wrede (Ralph Morgan), secretary to the deceased, considering possibilities, in The Kennel Murder Case, 1933.
Fashions Of 1934 (1934) -- (Movie Clip) I'm Going To Love Paris! Broke investor turned fashion scam artist “Sherry” Nash (William Powell), with his team (Frank McHugh as Snap, Bette Davis as Lynn), has persuaded the New York designers he was ripping-off to send him to Paris to steal fashions, but they meet former partners Glenda and Harry (Dorothy Burgess, Gordon Westcott) at the docks, in Fashions Of 1934, 1934.
Fashions Of 1934 (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Isn't That A Hottie? Frank McHugh as Snap is sidekick to William Powell as broke investor Nash, conniving with models (Dorothy Burgess as Glenda) and new-recruit fashion artist Lynn (Bette Davis) to photograph then counterfeit the latest Paris designs, delivered by chauffeur Harry (Gordon Westcott) en route to New York couture houses, in Fashions Of 1934, 1934.
Fashions Of 1934 (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Spin A Little Web Of Dreams Nearly an hour into the picture and finally the big (and only) Busby Berkeley number, Verree Teasdale’s song, by Sammy Fain and Irving Kahal, introduces a feather and fashion-based production, gowns per usual by Orry-Kelly, in Warner Bros.’ Fashions Of 1934, 1934, starring William Powell and Bette Davis.
Fashions Of 1934 (1934) -- (Movie Clip) What Pried You Loose? Now in Paris, posing as society types but really stealing haute-couture designs, Bette Davis (who hated the movie and her role but must have loved her co-star!) as designer/artist Lynn and William Powell as “Sherry,” (with partner Frank McHugh playing his driver) finally get good news from New York, in Fashions Of 1934, 1934.
Case Of The Howling Dog, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) A Sure Sign Of Insanity Mucho nervous Cartwright (Gordon Westcott), established in the opening scenes with a howling canine neighbor and a deaf housekeeper, has insisted on seeing super-busy LA attorney Perry Mason (Warren William), who sees a need for his in-house shrink (Frank Reicher), early in the first feature in the Warner Bros. series, The Case Of The Howling Dog, 1934.
Case Of The Howling Dog, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Funny Thing About That Girl Perry Mason (Warren William, playing Erle Stanley Gardner’s hot-shot lawyer in the first entry in the Warner Bros. series) arrives with Foley (Russell Hicks), the rival of his neurotic client, and the sheriff (Arthur Aylesworth) and meets his housekeeper (Dorothy Tree) who has an improbable bulletin, early in The Case Of The Howling Dog, 1934.
Case Of The Howling Dog, The (1934) -- (Movie Clip) Like A Common Intruder Mary Astor has appeared only in fleeting profile until now so, once the suspect housekeeper (Dorothy Tree) departs, she arrives, observed by Perry Mason’s snoop (Eddie Shubert), armed and confronting the titular dog, and Russell Hicks, slippery rival of Perry’s client, in the hit opener of the Warner Bros. series based on the Erle Stanley Gardner novels, The Case Of The Howling Dog, 1934, starring Warren William.
Kennel Murder Case, The (1931) -- (Movie Clip) Don't Touch That Body Socialite Hilda (Mary Astor) proves herself a straight shooter when she walks in on society sleuth Philo Vance (William Powell), supported by law and order (Robert McWade, Eugene Pallette), investigating the death of her skinflint uncle, early in The Kennel Murder Case, 1934, directed by Michael Curtiz.
Kennel Murder Case, The (1931) -- (Movie Clip) Unsolved Murders This is William Powell in a different movie from his capable colleagues, as Philo Vance, deducing what must have happened to the missing murder suspect, Arthur Hohl as servant Gamble, Robert McWade as prosecutor Markham, Eugene Pallette as cop Heath, in The Kennel Murder Case, 1931.
Maltese Falcon, The (1931) -- (Movie Clip) The Black Figure Of A Bird Otto Matieson plays a customer calling himself “Doctor” Cairo, in a less flamboyant performance that Peter Lorre’s in John Huston’s landmark 1941 re-make, Ricardo Cortez as Sam Spade, Una Merkel his excited assistant, in the first movie version of The Maltese Falcon, 1931.