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Thin Man (1934)

Director: W.S. Van Dyke     Starring: William Powell Myrna Loy
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40714777
UPC: 012569675681
UPC 14: 00012569675681
Rating: NR
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A laugh tops every thrilling moment!
Based on a novel by dashiell hammett, 'the thin man' is a thoroughly delightful mixture of comedy, drama and suspense. A married couple, both detectives, investigate the disappearance of a wealthy inventor.

"...the best-loved detective film ever made...  The Motion Picture Guide

Editor's Note
THE THIN MAN is the first installment in one of the most successful detective serials in film history, based on the 1932 novel by Dashiell Hammett about stylish sleuthing spouses Nick (William Powell) and Nora Charles (Myrna Loy). Powell and Loy's quick-witted repartee set a Hollywood tradition in their crackling debut as they investigate the disappearance of a wealthy inventor. A blockbuster hit in 1934, THE THIN MAN's convoluted mystery plot moves at a rapid-fire pace that will delight modern viewers. Director W.S. Van Dyke's fast but loose methods helped stars Powell and Loy create great verisimilitude in their marital relationship in spite of the highly stylized script. Even the couple's pet dog, Asta, brings home a finely tuned performance, and the supporting roles are filled with a crew of comical characters. THE THIN MAN must not be missed by fans of the detective genre.


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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Warner
Video Release Date Release Date: 8/7/2007
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1934
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 67568
Video UPC UPC: 00012569675681
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Maureen O'Sullivan
Video Cast Info Myrna Loy
Video Cast Info Nat Pendleton
Video Cast Info William Powell
Video Cast Info Albert Hackett - Writer
Video Cast Info Dashiell Hammett - Based On Novel By
Video Cast Info Frances Goodrich - Writer
Video Cast Info Hunt Stromberg - Producer
Video Cast Info James Wong Howe - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info William Axt - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Woodbridge S. Van Dyke II - Director
Plot Summary
Nick and Nora Charles are introduced to Hollywood in the first of several sparkling films. Academy Award Nominations: 4, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor--William Powell and Best Adapted Screenplay.

Professional Reviews

Entertainment Weekly
"[A]n irreverent classic that still draws belly laughs." 08/05/2005 p.52

Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide 10 of 10
...classic blend of laughs and suspense which marked the first pairing of what was to become one of the movies' great romantic teams... has gone on to become the sophisticated comedy-mystery par excellence, inspiring five sequels as well as countless imitations. - Leonard Maltin

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Powell,William
Product attributeLabel:   Warner Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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