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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)

AwardRecipientResult
Best ActorWilliam PowellNominated
Best DirectorW.S. Van DykeNominated
Best WritingFrances Goodrich, Albert HackettNominated
Best PictureMetro-Goldwyn-MayerNominated
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On Blu-ray: William Powell and Myrna Loy Bring Thrills to Marriage in The Thin Man (1934)

By KC on Oct 10, 2019 From Classic Movies

The first film in the Thin Man series has long been my cinematic comfort food. William Powell and Myrna Loy are the kind of stars that feel like home, because their wit and high spirits lift you, despite or maybe because of the sour past you can see behind the characters they play. Life has imbued t... Read full article


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


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Quotes from

Marion: I don't like crooks. And if I did like 'em, I wouldn't like crooks that are stool pigeons. And if I did like crooks that are stool pigeons, I still wouldn't like you.


Marion: I don't like crooks, and if I did like crooks, I wouldn't like crooks that were stool pigeons, and if I did like crooks that were stool pigeons, I still wouldn't like you!


Nora Charles: Nicky... Nicky, put Asta in here with me tonight.
Nick Charles: [chuckles] Oh, yeah?
[throws Asta in the other bunk]


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Facts about

The Thin Man author Dashiell Hammett drew on his experiences as a union-busting Pinkerton detective in Butte, Montana, in creating his detective characters. Meanwhile, "The Thin Man" star Myrna Loy was born near and raised in Helena, Montana.
Reportedly, Dashiell Hammett based Nick and Nora's banter upon his rocky on-again, off-again relationship with playwright Lillian Hellman .
Maureen O'Sullivan appears intoxicated in her entrance to the dinner party at the end of the movie. She falls against the door frame prior to entering the room and her speech is slurred and stilted. In subsequent scenes at the dinner itself she is fine.
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The Thin Man

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