The Thin Man (1934) Poster



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The Thin Man (1957) (TV Series)

Referenced in 

Buddy's Theatre (1935) (Short)
After the Thin Man (1936)
Reporter: "You said you'd retired in New York; but, I noticed you took that Thin Man case."
Love Crazy (1941)
Steve asks Isobel about her wirehair, a reference to Nick and Nora's dog, Asta.
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
Policeman: "I follow all your cases. We still talk about the Thin Man job and the [After the Thin Man] Landis case."
Whistling in Brooklyn (1943)
Referred to by Skelton in conversation.with Morris Ankrum
The Dark Corner (1946)
Kathleen refers to the film by name, and it's star - William Powell
Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Myrna Loy (1961) (TV Episode)
The Thin Man series of movies is mentioned as part of Myrna Loy's filmography.
Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: William Powell (1961) (TV Episode)
Mentioned as part of William Powell's filmography.
M*A*S*H: I Hate a Mystery (1972) (TV Episode)
In the Memorable quote Trapper says "Who do you think you are? The Thin Man?
Amarcord (1973)
William Powell - Myrna Loy films are mentioned during the confession scene.
Remington Steele (1982) (TV Series)
The poster for this classic film is one of four that are framed and hung on the apartment wall of Remington Steele (Pierce Brosnan) in various episodes of the television series "Remington Steele" (1982-1987). The other three posters are Hotel Imperial (1939), Casablanca (1942), and Alfred Hitchcock's Notorious (1946).
Remington Steele: Tempered Steele (1982) (TV Episode)
Steele attempts to reveal the killers identity at a fancy dinner, just as William Powell did in The Thin Man. He also watched the movie scene on the television in the back of the Remington Steele company limo.
Remington Steele: Gourmet Steele (1985) (TV Episode)
mentioned once by Remington Steel to solve the charade
Crimes and Misdemeanors (1989)
There is a poster for the film outside the cinema.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: I Accuse My Parents (1993) (TV Episode)
Crow: "Suddenly, the Thin Man enters."
Ed Wood (1994)
A poster of this film can be seen.
Get Shorty (1995)
Duckman: Private Dick/Family Man: Noir Gang (1996) (TV Episode)
Referenced by name during Cornfed's case wrap up.
Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Brute Man (1996) (TV Episode)
Tom: "Meanwhile, the Thin Man arrives at the White House."
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Deathstalker and the Warriors from Hell (1996) (TV Episode)
"Zing! It's like Nick and Nora Charles!"
Mystery Science Theater 3000: Space Mutiny (1997) (TV Episode)
Servo: It's like Nick and Nora Charles.
Poodle Springs (1998) (TV Movie)
Free Enterprise (1998)
Nick and Nora Charles referenced.
Wind at My Back: All This and Heaven Too (2000) (TV Episode)
Grace mentions the movie by name.
Wind at My Back: Murmur Most Foul (2000) (TV Episode)
Grace mentions Myrna Loy's role in the movie.
Gilmore Girls: Nick & Nora/Sid & Nancy (2001) (TV Episode)
Lorelai mentions the film's main characters.
Buffy the Vampire Slayer: As You Were (2002) (TV Episode)
Xander tells Anya "I have a hard time imagining Nick and Nora Fury hiding out from their relatives in the bathroom." This cleverly conflates the Marvel Comics character Nick Fury with Nick & Nora Charles, the suave detectives played by Powell and Loy in the 1930/40s series
K-9: P.I. (2002) (Video)
Indiana Jones: Making the Trilogy (2003) (Video)
mentioned once
Miracle (2004)
Patti mentions it.
Olive or Twist 2004 (2004)
"a Martini you always shake to a waltz..."
Knight of the Living Dead (2005) (Video)
The characters discuss this movie in one scene.
Third Man Out (2005) (TV Movie)
The senator mentions Nora Charles.
Hoodwinked! (2005)
Nicky Flippers is a version of Nick Charles, right down to the thin moustache and name.
Good Eats: Raising the Bar (2006) (TV Episode)
Demonstrating how to make a proper Martini, Alton instructs, "Shake sideways, like Dick Powell did in 'The Thin Man'."
Broken English (2007)
Character comments on the names Nick and Nora, as in this film.
Brush with Life: The Art of Being Edward Biberman (2007)
Edward painted the only portrait of Dashiell Hammet, it now hangs in the National Portrait Gallery
Changeling (2008)
Mentioned in Oscar broadcast.
Kit Kittredge: An American Girl (2008)
Advertisement on the wall when Kit finds the dog
Ghost Town (2008)
crossword hint: 'The Thin Man' pooch
Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist (2008)
The title characters are a reference to Nick and Nora Charles of "The Thin Man" films.
The Silent Nick and Nora (2008) (Short)
inspired by detectives Nick and Nora Charles
Heroes: Chapter Four 'Cold Wars' (2009) (TV Episode)
The Thin Man's dog is a crossword puzzle clue
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire: Million Dollar Movie Week 5 (2009) (TV Episode)
Subject of an $8,000 question
Maltin on Movies: Wall Street: Money Never Sleeps (2010) (TV Episode)
Movie referenced in this episode.
The Cinema Snob: The Sinful Dwarf (2011) (TV Episode)
Snob regards its plot as one of the best ever
Bomb Girls: How You Trust (2012) (TV Episode)
Gladys asks Kate if she has seen the Thin Man movies.
Hot in Cleveland: People Feeding People (2014) (TV Episode)
Mitch and Joy talk about the film
Castle: Kill Switch (2014) (TV Episode)
Castle mentions Nick and Nora Charles and compares Beckett and him to them.
Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014)
wax figures of William Powell and Myrna Loy are shown.

Featured in 

Precious Images (1986) (Short)
Myrna Loy: So Nice to Come Home to (1991) (TV Movie)
MGM: When the Lion Roars (1992) (TV Mini-Series)
100 Years at the Movies (1994) (TV Short)
clip shown of William Powell throwing pillow at gunman
100 Years of Comedy (1997) (Video)
Clip shown.
Dash and Lilly (1999) (TV Movie)
A Slight Case of Murder (1999) (TV Movie)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Laughs: America's Funniest Movies (2000) (TV Special)
This film is #32 on the list.
Indie Sex: Censored (2007) (TV Movie)
A clip is shown
The Business End: Violence in Cinema (2008) (Video)
Clips shown
Ebert Presents: At the Movies: Episode #1.13 (2011) (TV Episode)
clips are shown during Kartina Richardson's segment
1,001 Movies You Must See (Before You Die) (2014) (Short)
Clip is presented

Spoofed in 

Speaking of the Weather (1937) (Short)
Dog Daze (1937) (Short)
Have You Got Any Castles? (1938) (Short)
The Carol Burnett Show: Episode #7.21 (1974) (TV Episode)
Movie parody.
Murder by Death (1976)
The characters Dick and Dora Charleston are spoof of Nick and Nora Charles.

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