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The sixth of six "Thin Man" movies released by MGM from 1934-47 starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, filmed early January-mid March 1947.
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Gloria Grahame's singing was done by Carol Arden.
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The 13th of 14 films pairing William Powell and Myrna Loy.
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Nick is about to tell Nicky Jr. the "story of Dangerous Dan McGoup" as a good-night tale--an allusion to the character "Dangerous Dan McGrew" from Robert W. Service's famous poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew". Nick, however, never gets to tell the story of the shooting--instead, inspired by Nicky's old-fashioned toy pistol, he rushes off chasing another clue.
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At one point Nick Charles finds a razor blade and exclaims, "Somerset Maugham must have been here". That is a reference to Maugham's best-selling novel "The Razor's Edge".
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Leon Ames was supposed to reprise his role as Edgar Draque from the previous installment of the series, The Thin Man Goes Home (1944). When Helen Vinson, who played his wife in the previous movie, was unavailable, the Draques were changed to the Talbins. This led to an unusual occurrence--an actor playing different characters within a film series, in back-to-back entries.
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The last film for Myrna Loy at MGM, where she had made the majority of her films since the 1930s. In her autobiography she stated this picture was a "lackluster finish to a great series", and that she "hated" it.
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This film was a disappointment at the box office, resulting in a loss to MGM of $128,000 ($1.47M in 2017) according to studio records.
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Dean Sockwell who played Nick Jr. is one of only a handful of child actors who remained active and successful throughout their lives.
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Dean Stockwell (Nick Charles Jr.) was in The Player (1992), which featured Steve Allen as a guest performer. Allen was the husband of Jayne Meadows (Janet Thayar).
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This film had its first US television showing in Los Angeles Friday 14 December 1956 on KTTV (Channel 11).
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