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The Thin Man (23-May-1934)

Director: W. S. Van Dyke

Writers: Albert Hackett; Frances Goodrich

From novel by: Dashiell Hammett

Musical Score by: Dr. William Axt

Producer: Hunt Stromberg

Keywords: Mystery, Comedy, The Thin Man

A woman is murdered and her former lover, a scientist (the Thin Man), is missing and a prime suspect. Newlyweds Nick and Nora Charles are badgered into looking into the mystery and later hold a dinner party where hopefully, all will be exposed. This hardboiled plot, however, is secondary to the chemistry of William Powell and Myrna Loy, who are hard drinking, delightfully sarcastic, and a joy to watch. Intended as a simple mystery programmer, five sequels followed.

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NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Edward Brophy
27-Feb-1895 27-May-1960 The Last Hurrah
Minna Gombell
28-May-1892 14-Apr-1973 Block-Heads
Porter Hall
19-Sep-1888 6-Oct-1953 Going My Way
Myrna Loy
2-Aug-1905 14-Dec-1993 The Thin Man
Maureen O'Sullivan
17-May-1911 28-Jun-1998 A Day at the Races
Nat Pendleton
9-Aug-1895 12-Oct-1967 At the Circus
William Powell
29-Jul-1892 5-Mar-1984 My Man Godfrey
Cesar Romero
15-Feb-1907 1-Jan-1994 The Joker on Batman


William Powell   ...   Nick
Myrna Loy   ...   Nora
Maureen O'Sullivan   ...   Dorothy
Nat Pendleton   ...   Guild
Minna Gombell   ...   Mimi
Porter Hall   ...   MacCaulay
Henry Wadsworth   ...   Tommy
William Henry   ...   Gilbert
Harold Huber   ...   Nunheim
Cesar Romero   ...   Chris
Natalie Moorhead   ...   Julia Wolf
Edward Brophy   ...   Morelli
Edward Ellis   ...   Wynant
Cyril Thornton   ...   Tanner


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