Thin Man

Directed By: W.S. Van Dyke Starring: William Powell Myrna Loy

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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.

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Studio Warner
SKU 40714777
UPC 012569675681
UPC 14 00012569675681
Format DVD
Release Date 8/7/2007
Rating NR
Keywords
Classic
Detectives
Essential Cinema
Mystery
Recommended
Thriller
Vintage
Editors Note
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.
Plot Summary
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.
Reviews
Entertainment Weekly "[A]n irreverent classic that still draws belly laughs." 08/05/2005 p.52
Directors
W.S. Van Dyke
Actors
William Powell
Myrna Loy
Cast & Crew
Albert Hackett - Writer
Dashiell Hammett - Based On Novel By
Frances Goodrich - Writer
Hunt Stromberg - Producer
James Wong Howe - Director of Photography
Maureen O'Sullivan - Actor
Myrna Loy - Actor
Nat Pendleton - Actor
William Axt - Musical Score
William Powell - Actor
Woodbridge S. Van Dyke II - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1934
Catalog ID 67568
UPC 00012569675681
Number of Discs 1
Color B&W
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
Aspect Ratio
Standard  1.33:1 [4:3]
Reviews
ReviewSource Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide
Review ...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.
ReviewDate
ReviewPage
Reviewer Leonard Maltin
ReviewRating 10
Features
DVD
Product Attributes
Actor Powell,William
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
The Motion Picture Guide ...the best-loved detective film ever made...

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