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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)

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

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The Song of The Thin Man (1947)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 3, 2019 From 4 Star Films

The Song of The Thin Man is really and truly the swan song of the series and while I did enjoy most of the additions, there is a sense that it was time to end the franchise. The year is 1947. The war is over. Things have changed. It really has little to do with William Powell and Myrna Loy being old... Read full article

The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 2, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Sometimes it’s necessary to go back to the basics. We’ve been introduced to the social elite of New York and San Francisco, invited along to giant family estates, and frequented the race track and wrestling rings. It only makes sense that at some point we would finally be introduced to t... Read full article

Shadow of The Thin Man (1941)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Jan 1, 2019 From 4 Star Films

Little Nick Charles Jr. is growing up and his loving daddy, in lieu of fairy tales, reads to his son about the horse races. Some things never change. Despite an unfortunate stereotyped-laden portrayal provided by Louise Beavers, the picture quickly settles into another enjoyable jaunt. In fact, it&#... Read full article

After The Thin Man (1936)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Dec 30, 2018 From 4 Star Films

The reason to watch The Thin Man series was never murder. Sure, like its predecessor, this follow-up has the pretense of a mystery plot but that’s merely a trifle in comparison to the return of Nick and Nora Charles. The novelty of this picture is no longer that it once more brings crime and c... Read full article

Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

By Cameron on Aug 20, 2018 From The Blonde At The Film

via: ?Unless otherwise noted, all images are my own. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) is the fourth in the six-film?Thin Man series.?Like the previous three movies, it was directed by W. S. Van Dyke and stars Wi... Read full article

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Quotes from

Reporter: Well, can't you tell us anything about the case?
Nick Charles: Yes, it's putting me way behind in my drinking.

Foster: [to telephone operator] I want to speak to Ma!

Nick Charles: [inviting MacCaulay in] What are you drinking?
Herbert MacCaulay: Oh, nothing, thanks. Nothing.
Nick Charles: Oh, that's a mistake.

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While the "Thin Man" in the movie refers to character Clyde Wynant, in the opening credits of the film the cover of the novel "The Thin Man" is shown. On the dust jacket of the book we see a thin man who's not just a model for the photo but who is also author Dashiell Hammett.
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
In the original novel, Jorgensen was Rosewater. For some reason, this was later changed or filmed and cut to get the movie the Hays seal.
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The Thin Man

Released 1934
Inducted 1997

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