Thin Man

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

Customer Reviews   Write a Review

Be the first to review this item and earn 25 Rakuten Super Points™

Product Overview

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.


Studio Warner
SKU 40714777
UPC 012569675681
UPC 14 00012569675681
Format DVD
Release Date 8/7/2007
Rating NR
Essential Cinema
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.
Entertainment Weekly "[A]n irreverent classic that still draws belly laughs." 08/05/2005 p.52
W.S. Van Dyke
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]
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.
Reviewer Leonard Maltin
ReviewRating 10
Product Attributes
Actor Powell,William
Label Warner Home Video
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
The Motion Picture Guide ...the best-loved detective film ever made...

More Buying Options

Seller Infomation Price & Shipping  
iNetVideo $15.49 + free shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
$12.73 + $2.90 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock, 45 Day Returns

Usually Ships within 24 hours
Add to Cart
Movie Mars $14.40 + $2.98 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
The Thin Man
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
amitcj $14.38 + $3.16 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock
Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. (THIN MAN)
Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Synergy Data Inc $26.60 + $1.50 shipping
Condition: Brand New
In Stock

Usually ships in 1 to 2 business days
Add to Cart
Load More Buying Options
$15.49 + free shipping
$19.97 You save $4.48 (22%)
Earn 16 ($0.16) Rakuten Super Points™
What are Rakuten Super Points™?
Get rewarded when you shop! Earn 1 point per dollar spent. That's like getting cash back on every purchase. Easy to see matured points in checkout. Use points just like cash.
Learn More
Format: DVD
Condition: Brand New
In Stock. Usually Ships in 1 to 2 business days
Please select an option to buy
Add to Cart

Sold By:  iNetVideo
What is a Marketplace and Shop Owner?
  • Our marketplace is a platform where approved third-party retailers (Shop Owners) can sell their products
  • Items are sold and shipped by Shop Owners
  • Your credit card and personal information remain secure; meets all PCI Security Standards.
  • Purchases can only be returned to the Shop Owner
  • All purchases receive Rakuten Super Points™