The Thin Man

The Thin Man

DVD - 2005
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"Nick and Nora Charles cordially invite you to bring your own alibi to The Thin Man, the jaunty whodunit that made William Powell and Myrna Loy the champagne elite of sleuthing. Bantering in the boudoir, enjoying walks with beloved dog Asta or matching each other highball for highball and clue for clue, they combined screwball romance with mystery. The resulting triumph nabbed four Academy Award® nominations (including Best Picture) and spawned five sequels. Credit W.S. 'Woody' Van Dyke for recognizing that Powell and Loy were ideal together and for getting the studios okay by promising to shoot this splendid adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's novel in three weeks. He took 12 days. They didn't call him 'One-Take Woody' for nothing."--Container.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Turner Entertainment Co. and Warner Bros. Entertainment : distributed by Warner Home Video, c2005
Branch Call Number: DVD THI
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (ca. 91 min.) : Dolby digital mono. sd., b&w ; 12 cm


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Jul 02, 2018

I always wanted to see this movie and was glad that it was available. The print quality is excellent so much so that you can understand that Loy a redhead without being told in the B&W Classic. This film is an engaging detective drama and it is historically known as the first spouse crime fighting pair to light up the screen. The witty banter and the humorous acting style and chemistry between Powell and Loy really make this picture work. So worth watching.

May 21, 2011

Black and White Movie of yester years.

William Powell
Myrna Loy

Nick and Nora Charles, bantering in the boudoir, matching highball for highball and clue for clue, combine screwball romance with mystery.

The movie nabbed 4 Academy Award nominations.

It spawned 5 sequels.

Worth Watching.

Jul 29, 2010

Sheer delight! Full of snappy quips the two stars of this picture provide a wonderful portrait of two people in love and involved in solving a crime that lands in their lap. Perky Nora is the perfect foil to her Nicky who knows all the "nice people". Best line for me is "what did you get me for Christmas, Nicky? Will I like it?" "I certainly hope so dear, the man at the aquarium won't take them back."

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