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Another Thin Man

Another Thin Man
Theatrical Film Poster
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke
Produced by Hunt Stromberg
Written by Anita Loos
Screenplay by
Story by Dashiell Hammett
Starring
Music by Edward Ward
Cinematography
Edited by Fredrick Y. Smith
Production
company
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • November 17, 1939 (1939-11-17) (USA)
Running time
103 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Another Thin Man is a 1939 American film that is the third film in the six-volume series, The Thin Man. It again stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, and is based on the writings of Dashiell Hammett. Their son, Nicky Jr., is also introduced in the film. The cast includes their terrier Asta, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger, C. Aubrey Smith, Ruth Hussey, Nat Pendleton, Patric Knowles, Sheldon Leonard, Tom Neal, Phyllis Gordon and Marjorie Main. Shemp Howard appears in an uncredited role as "Wacky".[1][2]

The film was originally promoted in the United States under the title of Return of the Thin Man, and was followed by Shadow of the Thin Man (1941).

Contents

  • Plot 1
  • Cast 2
  • Reception 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Plot

In this adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's "The Farewell Murder",[3] Nick (William Powell) and Nora (Myrna Loy) Charles are back in New York with Asta and a new arrival - Nicky Jr. They are invited by Colonel Burr MacFay (C. Aubrey Smith) to spend the weekend at his house on Long Island. McFay, the former business partner of Nora's father, and the administrator of her fortune, desperately wants Nick to put his well-known detective skills to work, as he has been receiving threats from Phil Church (Sheldon Leonard), a very shady character. When MacFay is killed, Church seems to be the obvious suspect. However, Nick is skeptical. He suspects there is something far more complicated going on. MacFay's housekeeper, his adopted daughter, and various hangers-on all may have had an interest in seeking the old man's demise.

Cast

Another Thin Man on the marquee of a Toronto cinema, as a double feature with the Richard Arlen film Missing Daughters.

Reception

According to Frank S. Nugent, "this third of the trademarked Thin Men takes its murders as jauntily as ever, confirms our impression that matrimony need not be too serious a business and provides as light an entertainment as any holiday-amusement seeker is likely to find."[4]

References

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