September 1st, 2020


Movie Critique – Another Thin Man

Stars: 5 / 5

Recommendation: Again a successful murder mystery in the Thin Man series giving us laughs, romance and thrill at the same time. 

For review of all movies in the series, go here.

Another Thin Man  is a 1939 American mystery comedy film, the third in the six movies made in the Thin Man series, directed by W. S. Van Dyke with William Powell and Myrna Loy reprising their roles as Nick and Nora Charles. This also forms the eighth in the fourteen films that Powell and Loy acted together.

The story-line is based on characters created by Dashiell Hammett, and adapted from his 1930 story The Farewell Murder, the sixth book in his Continental Op series. Screenplay was by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, another married couple, who also wrote screenplay for the first movies in the Thin Man series. 

Nick and Nora Charles are back in New York with their dog Asta (portrayed by Skippy) and their new born Nickie Jr (portrayed by William A. Poulsen).  On a weekend that they spend at Long Island with their friend Colonel Burr MacFay (portrayed by C. Aubrey Smith), they are roped into helping him with the threats he has been receiving. Thus begins the adventure into the mystery and comedy world of Thin Man Series, again.

The main highlight of the film definitely is the marital relationship between Nick and Nora filled with humor and support even after they have a child. In fact the child adds more humor and substance to it. 

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