Star of Midnight (1935)  90 min      view photos  1  ~  2
With: Ginger Rogers, Paul Kelly, Ralph Morgan
Shades of "The Thin Man" here - Powell reluctantly investigates a disappearance/murder, assisted by wisecracking Ginger Rogers.  Myrna Loy she is not, but she and Powell do have their moments of enjoyable repartee.


Escapade (1935)  92 min  view photo
With: Luise Rainer, Frank Morgan, Virginia Bruce
Powell as an artist in pre-WWI Vienna who does very little painting and a whole lot of romancing - to quote author Lawrence Quirk: "glorying in his conquests as he sows wild oats all over the Austrian capital".

Reckless (1935)  96 min view photo ~ view poster
With: Jean Harlow, Franchot Tone, Rosalind Russell
Aristocratic playboy Tone impulsively marries showgirl Harlow - but disaster strikes as their two cultures clash. Mostly a showcase for the radiant Harlow, with Powell patiently waiting in the wings (literally).


Rendezvous (1935)  91 mins   view photo
With: Rosalind Russell, Binnie Barns, Lionel Atwill
Somewhat uneven combination of screwball comedy and espionage, with Powell a code expert thwarted from getting to the  WWI front by dizzy socialite Russell (in her first starring role).

 The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936)  80 min
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With: Jean Arthur, James Gleason, Eric Blore
Prominent surgeon Powell has to turn sleuth to clear his name of murder. Another "Thin Man"-wannabe, with the wonderful Jean Arthur as Powell's ex-wife who refuses to remain ex.

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