The Thin Man

"Good"

The Thin Man Review


You can save yourself the trouble of sending me hate mail, I already know what you're gonna say. The Thin Man, produced way back in 1934, just isn't that funny any more. The jokes are worn to the bone, the plot setup has been reworked into oblivion, and frankly the acting is spotty in parts. Still, William Powell and Myrna Loy have good chemistry -- and even better body language -- throughout this watershed crime story cum slapstick comedy. (He's a former P.I., she's a society maven, together they solve murders, and they have a dog.) You can see how this would be funny, but, like fine wine, even classic movies start to fade over time. Not that it isn't still without some of its old merits, of course.


The Thin Man

Facts and Figures

Run time: 91 mins

In Theaters: Friday 25th May 1934

Distributed by: MGM

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Reviews

Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 97%
Fresh: 33 Rotten: 1

IMDB: 8.2 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: W.S. Van Dyke

Producer:

Starring: as Nick Charles, as Nora Charles, Maureen O'Sullivan as Dorothy Wynant, as Inspector John Guild, as Mimi Wynant, as Herbert MacCaulay, Henry Wadsworth as Tommy, William Henry as Gilbert Wynant, as Arthur Nunheim, as Chris Jorgenson, Natalie Moorhead as Julia Wolf, as Joe Morelli, as Clyde Wynant, Cyril Thornton as Tanner, Asta as Asta (uncredited), Pat Flaherty as Fighter at Party (uncredited), as Taxi Driver (uncredited), Edward Hearn as Detective (uncredited), William H. O'Brien as Bartender (uncredited)

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