Frank's Movie Log

Quality reviews of films of questionable quality.

Reviews of movies with William Powell

Performer (3 titles)

  1. The Thin Man (1934)

    4 Stars (out of 5) The Thin Man drags at first, but give it a chance.

  2. The Road to Singapore (1931)

    3 Stars (out of 5) The Road to Singapore features a memorable tracking shot. It’s night. Cross-fade from natives pounding jungle drums to a woman gazing out her bedroom window. The camera pulls back and up, away from her window and over acres of dark jungle to settle behind a man standing on his porch, gazing at the woman’s bungalow in the distance.

  3. For the Defense (1930)

    3 Stars (out of 5) For the Defense stars William Powell as Bill Foster. Bill is a slick defense lawyer famous for using any technicality or loophole to get his clients an acquittal, despite their obvious guilt. He’s so well-respected in the underworld that, when his car’s stolen, the crooks return it after getting a look at the registration.