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Early in the film, William Powell's character says that people consider him "Charlie Chan, Philo Vance and the Saint all rolled into one." Powell previously played Philo Vance on four occasions. See more »
As previous commenters have said, this is a slight but fun reworking of The Thin Man. It's a fun way to spend a couple of hours. There's plenty of sizzle between Powell and Rogers (of course, Ginger's no Myrna, though). The plot is slight, but who really cares?
Check out the set design for Powell's apartment -- it's classic 30's luxury. The bathroom alone is worth watching for. It could fit in to any modern McMansion easily. This is an RKO picture, but I thought the sets were every bit as good as the ones that Cedric Gibbons and Edwin Willis were doing over at MGM during the same period.
Kudos also to the costume design. Ginger Rogers changes outfits more times than I could count. Powell, of course, looks elegant even in a bathrobe, but surely no star ever looked as good as he did in white tie.
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