When William Powell signed with Warner Bros., he did more than find a new studio home for his urbane sophistication – it was there he solidified himself as a leading man. Culled from the nine 1931-34 films Powell made at Warner, these four films variously draw on the star’s renowned romantic, comic and sleuthing talents. The Road to Singapore (1931): The roving eye of boozing playboy Powell settles on a blonde (Doris Kenyon) disenchanted with her neglectful husband (Louis Calhern). High Pressure (1931): Powell’s roguish wit is in high gear as he plays a garrulous promoter selling investors on a scheme to make ersatz rubber. Private Detective 62 (1933): Private eye Powell falls for the socialite (Margaret Lindsay) he’s supposed to frame. The Key (1934): In volatile 1920 Dublin, British officer Powell sacrifices his freedom for the woman he loves (Edna Best) and her political-captive husband (Colin Clive).
- Release Date: 1931-34
- Runtime: 279:00
- Genre: Mystery;Romance;Classic
- Format: DVD-NTSC
- Aspect: 4 X 3 FULL FRAME, Original Aspect Ratio - 1.37
- Rating: NR
- Audio: Mono - English
- Special Features:
- Copyright: © 1949 Turner Entertainment Co.
- Number of Discs: 4
- Disc Format: DVD-5