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Another Thin Man (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 17 November 1939 (USA)
An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in new parents Nick and Nora to sort things out.

Director:

W.S. Van Dyke (as W.S. Van Dyke II)

Writers:

Frances Goodrich (screen play), Albert Hackett (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Powell ... Nick Charles
Myrna Loy ... Nora Charles
Virginia Grey ... Lois MacFay
Otto Kruger ... Van Slack
C. Aubrey Smith ... Colonel MacFay
Ruth Hussey ... Dorothy Waters
Nat Pendleton ... Lieutenant Guild
Patric Knowles ... Dudley Horn
Tom Neal ... Freddie
Phyllis Gordon ... Mrs. Bellam
Sheldon Leonard ... Phil Church
Don Costello ... 'Diamond Back' Vogel
Harry Bellaver ... 'Creeps' Binder
William A. Poulsen William A. Poulsen ... Nickie Jr.
Muriel Hutchison ... Smitty
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Storyline

In this adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's "The Farewell Murder", Nick and Nora (and their dog Asta) visit the estate of Col. MacFay, who is being threatened by a mysterious man wanting revenge for a past injustice. When MacFay is murdered, that man is the obvious suspect - maybe too obvious. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

17 November 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Return of the Thin Man See more »

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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

After the Thin Man (1936) ends with Nick and Nora traveling by train. This film, released three years later and the second sequel in the "Thin Man" series, begins with Nick and Nora's luggage arriving at Grand Central train station in New York. See more »

Goofs

Freddie (Tom Neal) tells off Colonel McFey (C. Aubrey Smith), quits and says he is leaving. He remains for the duration of the film, however. See more »

Quotes

Colonel MacFay: Everybody brings these wild stories to me, but nobody tries to help me!
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Connections

Referenced in Electrical Power (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Days Are Here Again
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Played on a radio in Linda Mills' apartment
Reprised at Nick Jr.'s birthday party
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The best intro to the Thin Man series
14 November 2003 | by patermSee all my reviews

I've heard others state that "Another Thin Man" is good but not *as* good as the first two Thin Man films. Some of this may be because this film is in many ways different from the first two and as a result may fail to meet the expectations of some who view the films in order.

Some individual elements of "The Thin Man" may be stronger. However, as a stand-alone entity "Another Thin Man" it is the most entertaining film in the series and arguably has the most depth. This film succeeds with its dialog and its visuals, with its humor and its intrigue, and Powell and Loy are at their bantering best.

Watching the previous films is in no way a prerequisite for understanding and enjoying "Another Thin Man." If you've never seen a Thin Man feature, watch this one first.


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