William Powell was given a standing ovation from cast and crew on his first day back to work on the film Another Thin Man after battling rectal cancer. Powell looking remarkably fit and tanned, seemed embarrassed by the attention. He held up his hands and the familiar grin began to play at the corners of his mouth as he tried to think of something funny to stay. The applause stopped and Bill found he couldn’t speak. Myrna Loy rushed over to him and gave him a kiss and a big hug.
William Powell in My Man Godfrey (1936)
William Powell and Myrna Loy in After the Thin Man, 1936
if a man who lived through a difficult divorce, the death of his fiancee, the death of his second wife and best friend, the death of his one and only son, and his own cancer, and he still kept strong, and in the end found his happy ending is not the biggest source of inspiration you can find, then I don’t know.
Myrna Loy and William Powell in After the Thin Man (1936)
Hey, remember that time in Road to Singapore (1931) when William Powell gave First Aid to a piglet?