Another Thin Man

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Another Thin Man
Anotherthinman.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byW.S. Van Dyke
Produced byHunt Stromberg
Written byAnita Loos
Screenplay by
Story byDashiell Hammett
Starring
Music byEdward Ward
Cinematography
Editing byFredrick Y. Smith
StudioMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • November 17, 1939 (1939-11-17) (USA)
Running time103 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Another Thin Man
Anotherthinman.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byW.S. Van Dyke
Produced byHunt Stromberg
Written byAnita Loos
Screenplay by
Story byDashiell Hammett
Starring
Music byEdward Ward
Cinematography
Editing byFredrick Y. Smith
StudioMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • November 17, 1939 (1939-11-17) (USA)
Running time103 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Another Thin Man is a 1939 American film that is the third film in the six-volume series, The Thin Man. It again stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, and is based on the writings of Dashiell Hammett. Their son, Nicky Jr., is also introduced in the film. The cast includes their terrier Asta, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger, C. Aubrey Smith, Ruth Hussey, Nat Pendleton, Patric Knowles, Sheldon Leonard, Tom Neal, Phyllis Gordon and Marjorie Main.

The film was originally promoted in the United States under the title of Return of the Thin Man, and was followed by Shadow of the Thin Man (1941).

Plot[edit]

In this adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's "The Farewell Murder",[1] Nick (William Powell) and Nora (Myrna Loy) Charles are back in New York with Asta and a new arrival - Nicky Jr. They are invited by Colonel Burr MacFay (C. Aubrey Smith) to spend the weekend at his house on Long Island. McFay desperately wants Nick to put his well-known detective skills to work, as he has been receiving threats from Phil Church (Sheldon Leonard), a very shady character. When MacFay is killed, Church seems to be the obvious suspect. However, Nick is skeptical. He suspects there is something far more complicated going on. MacFay's housekeeper, daughter and various hangers-on all may have had an interest in seeking the old man's demise.

Cast[edit]

Another Thin Man on the marquee of a Toronto cinema, as a double feature with the Richard Arlen film Missing Daughters.

Reception[edit]

According to Frank S. Nugent, "this third of the trademarked Thin Men takes its murders as jauntily as ever, confirms our impression that matrimony need not be too serious a business and provides as light an entertainment as any holiday-amusement seeker is likely to find."[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Library of Congress Copyright Office (1938). Catalog of Copyright Entries. p. 269. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 
  2. ^ Nugent, Frank S. (November 24, 1939). "Post-Turkey Reports on Another Thin Man at the Capitol, Daytime Wife at the Roxy, Flying Deuces at Rialto and a Double Bill at the Palace". The New York Times. Retrieved 2012-07-30. 

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