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The Thin Man
A laugh tops every thrilling moment!
After a four year absence, one time detective Nick Charles returns to New York with his new wife Nora and their dog, Asta. Nick re-connects with many of his old cronies, several of whom are eccentric characters, to say the least. He's also approached by Dorothy Wynant whose inventor father Clyde Wynant is suspected of murdering her step-mother. Her father had left on a planned trip some months before and she has had no contact with him. Nick isn't all that keen on resuming his former profession but egged-on by wife Nora, who thinks this all very exciting, he agrees to help out. He solves the case, announcing the identity of the killer at a dinner party for all of the suspects.
Murder, romance, high society, disturbing levels of alcoholism, an abundance of dog reaction shots: this is cinema.
It might be impossible to hate this. It oozes charm. Actually, it must be possible to hate this, but you have to really, really hate this sort of charm. It's a bit boojy, so I get it, but man, they're such a charming pair. The plot, well, the plot is a bit... thin (I can't help myself), with its central mystery not being so much obvious as it is unimportant. The process of investigation isn't the focus so much as the fun had in investigating. There are crack jokes and dialogue, some fun visual moments, and a lot of great interplay between the Charleses. The humor is the focus. It's light, but it's not utterly insubstantial.
It's nice to see…
Takes it's time to introduce the plot and leads, but after Loy and Powell are introduced (in a wonderful scene) I'm hooked. A laid back detective mystery, where the journey is all the fun, and the reveal just another punch line. Hard to believe it's actually based on a Dashiell Hammett story. Still can't figure out what the title means...
In The Thin Man's world, no one but Nick and Nora, and the dog of course, know what the hell they're doing. I haven't seen a more incompetent group of people in my life. Still very funny to watch Powell run rings around them all, including the cops. The pre-code naughtiness is a treat as well.
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'The Thin Man' is a pre-code Hollywood mystery comedy if there ever were such a genre (I guess Blake Edward's Pink Panther films would classify surely). And you can certainly see it being before the Hayes code with its massive amount of alcohol consumption, a husband punching his wife in the face, a on screen murder and also many sexual innuendos towards the end. But I must say I liked the hell out of this movie and it genuinely surprised me.
This is the type of film that after immediately watching it and processing it I have the distinct feeling in my gut that I know for certain I will like it even more with a re-watch. I just literally…
I am taking a film class this semester. I needed to fulfill an elective requirement, and this certain class just so happened to be an option. Being a huge fan of movies, it was a no brainer for me to take. I'd certainly rater take this than a public speaking course. Anyway this movie was the first film we had to watch!
The Thin Man was a lot better than I expected it to be! I've never really any movies made before 1950. Yes, I know that's bad haha. This was pretty humorous and entertaining, so I cannot complain!
Is there a more ideal wife than Myrna Loy's Nora? She's so completely unruffled, as she spends the whole movie being teasingly, wittily accepting. I'm thumbing through the book, because I want to know, is it Loy, or is it Hammett creating this fantasy woman? Haha! "Tell me something, Nick, when you were wrestling with Mimi, didn't you..." She laughed, "If you aren't a disgusting old lecher." It's Hammett! But! I see Loy in the pages, so it's her too!
Oh yeah, there's intrigue and a mystery going on all around her, but she's got my undivided attention.
This film drops hard beats for every single sexual innuendo just to make sure the audience is aware of its wit.
Ανάλαφρο ντετέκτιβ στόρυ,πολύ μεγάλη επιτυχία στην εποχή του που ακολουθήθηκε από πέντε συνέχειες.Μην περιμένετε τίποτα βαθιά νοήματα ή κάποια αστυνομική ιστορία που θα σας κρατήσει σε φουλ αγωνία.Εντελώς χαλαρό φιλμ με εξαιρετικό το πρωταγωνιστικό ζεύγος των William Powell (πάντα με ένα ποτήρι στο χέρι) και Myrna Loy.Οι διάλογοι τους τουλάχιστον πνευματώδεις. Ήταν υποψήφιο για Όσκαρ καλύτερης ταινίας τότε και δεν είναι καθόλου άσχημο ακόμα και σήμερα.
I've seen this film now twice - once as a teen, then again maybe three years ago hungover. All I could remember was the last scene.
This is how you introduce the players in a story. When you finally get to Mr. and Mrs. Charles' appearance you're fully involved in the going-ons and they're the cherry on top.
Nick introduces somebody to a large group, "This is (insert name)." To the person he's introducing, "All you gotta do is find out who they are."
And Nora during the dinner whodunnit scene, to the maid, "Will you serve the nuts."
Nora: "I read where you were shot 5 times in the tabloids."
Nick: "It's not true. He didn't come anywhere near my tabloids."
A lot of fun, but could have done with being even more of a hang-out picture. The murder mystery impedes on the drinking and bantering, a bit too much at times.
The chemistry between leads William Powell and Myrna Loy are what this series is known for but it's the script from married couple Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich that provides the foundation for this franchise. They took a Dashiell Hammett story and artfully turned it into a comedy. That the humor still plays today is a testament to how good it is.
The Thin Man is the first in a series of murder mystery films featuring a couple named Nick & Nora Charles. In this film the mystery centers around a family who are dealing with divorce, infidelity, and bickering over money. It all starts with an inventor who disappears. Then, a short time later, his mistress who was stealing money from him is found murdered. The mystery has a fair number of twists and turns which I appreciate because it kept me constantly guessing who might be the guilty party. It also helps that they had a cast of suspicious characters and gave them all reason and opportunity to want to commit the crime. Not to mention the missing inventor who just…
Perfect on screen chemistry. Favorite on screen couple. I love this so much.
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