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Man of the World


Still in his "sophisticated cad" period, [[Performer~P57536~William Powell~williampowell]] essays the title role in Man of the World. Powell plays a smooth extortionist who preys upon wayfaring Americans in Paris. He woos lonely wives and wives-to-be, then threatens them with blackmail unless they sustain his lifestyle. One of his potential victims is [[Performer~P43021~Carole Lombard~carolelombard]], with whom Powell (much against his better judgment) falls in love. Powell's vituperative mistress...more