Classic Movie Hub (CMH)
 

The Thin Man Overview:

The Thin Man (1934) was a Comedy - Crime Film directed by W.S. Van Dyke and produced by Hunt Stromberg.

The film was based on the novel of the same name and also Redbook Magazine Short Story written by Dashiell Hammett published in 1934 (novel); year n/a (magazine).

The Thin Man was inducted into the National Film Registry in 1997.

Academy Awards 1934 --- Ceremony Number 7 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorWilliam PowellNominated
Best DirectorW.S. Van DykeNominated
Best WritingFrances Goodrich, Albert HackettNominated
Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated
.

BlogHub Articles:

Classic Films in Focus: AFTER THE THIN MAN (1936)

By Jennifer Garlen on May 4, 2018 From Virtual Virago

After the Thin Man (1936) reunites director W.S. Van Dyke and stars William Powell and Myrna Loy for a sequel to the 1934 hit, The Thin Man, in which Nick and Nora Charles first cracked wise and drank heavily through a crime-solving adventure. We pick up right where we left off at the end of the fir... Read full article


The Thin Man (1934)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 9, 2018 From 4 Star Films

“What were you doing on the night of October fifth, nineteen-hundred-and-two?” ~ William Powell as Nick Charles “I was just a gleam in my father’s eye.” ~ Myrna Loy as Nora Charles With The Thin Man, Dashiell Hammet successfully crafted several archetypes that go beyond the basic pulpy film noir sta... Read full article


The Thin Man (1934)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 9, 2018 From 4 Star Films

“What were you doing on the night of October fifth, nineteen-hundred-and-two?” ~ William Powell as Nick Charles “I was just a gleam in my father’s eye.” ~ Myrna Loy as Nora Charles With The Thin Man, Dashiell Hammet successfully crafted several archetypes that go beyond the basic pulpy film noir sta... Read full article


THE BILL AND MYRNA NEW YEAR'S BLOGATHON: After the Thin Man (1936)

on Jan 2, 2018 From Caftan Woman

Phyllis Loves Classic Movies and The Flapper Dame are our hosts for The Bill and Myrna New Year's Blogathon running from January 1 - 3. Talk about starting the new year right! Click on our hostesses' blog names for the entries to the blogathon. Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett adapted Dashiell H... Read full article


25 Days of Christmas: The Thin Man (1934)

on Dec 17, 2017 From Journeys in Classic Film

Originally published December 4th, 2011 We move on to another diverse Christmas film, one that has a more tenuous connection to Christmas than even Rent could boast, but nonetheless takes place on Christmas!  The 1934 W.S. Van Dyke noir The Thin Man is one of my favorite movies and continues my ador... Read full article


See all The Thin Man articles

Quotes from

Nora Charles: All right! Go ahead! Go on! See if I care! But I thinks it's a dirty trick to bring me all the way to New York just to make a widow of me.
Nick Charles: You wouldn't be a widow long.
Nora Charles: You bet I wouldn't!
Nick Charles: Not with all your money...


Nick Charles: The murderer is right in this room. Sitting at this table. You may serve the fish.


Nick Charles: Now how did you ever remember me?
Dorothy: Oh, you used to fascinate me. A real live detective. You used to tell me the most wonderful stories. Were they true?
Nick Charles: Probably not.


read more quotes from The Thin Man...

Facts about

Skippy, who played Asta the dog, bit Myrna Loy during filming.
Asta is played by a dog named Skippy, who continued in the first two sequels.
While William Powell, Myrna Loy, Minna Gombell , Porter Hall , and William Henry recreated their roles in the June 8, 1936 Lux Radio Theater broadcast, Thomas Jackson was promoted from an uncredited bit as a reporter to the major supporting role of Lt. Guild. Even though Cecil B. DeMille had begun his 9 year run as Lux Theater host on June 1, only one week before, he was missing from this broadcast. Taking his place was The Thin Man's director W.S. Van Dyke. Legendary silent star Theda Bara made an appearance and reminisced with him about silent film acting and the research she had to do to play Cleopatra in 1917. The washed-up Bara, who hadn't made a film in years, talked about making a comeback in films and seemed to be channeling the Norma Desmond character from Sunset Blvd.. One wonders if either Billy Wilder or Charles Brackett was listening that night. Bara's unusual appeara
read more facts about The Thin Man...
Share this page:

Next Airing on TCM
Thin Man, The (1934) Thu. 02 Aug. 01:45 AM EST

See Today's TCM Schedule >>
book or play


See All Film Adaptations >>
Best Picture Oscar 1934













See more Best Picture awards>>
National Film Registry

The Thin Man

Released 1934
Inducted 1997
(Sound)




See All Films in National Registry >>
Also directed by W.S. Van Dyke




More about W.S. Van Dyke >>
Also produced by Hunt Stromberg




More about Hunt Stromberg >>
Related Lists
Create a list




See All Related Lists >>
Also released in 1934




See All 1934 films >>
More "Book-Based" films



See All "Book-Based" films >>
More "Detectives" films



See All "Detectives" films >>
More "Husband Wife" films



See All "Husband Wife" films >>
More "Marriage" films



See All "Marriage" films >>