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After the Thin Man (1936)

Passed  -  Comedy | Crime | Mystery  -  25 December 1936 (USA)
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Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family.

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Selma
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Aunt Katherine
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Robert (as Alan Marshall)
Teddy Hart ...
Casper
Sam Levene ...
Abrams
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Polly (as Dorothy McNulty)
William Law ...
Lum Kee
George Zucco ...
Dr. Kammer
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Now back in San Francisco after their holiday in New York, Nick and Nora find themselves trying to solve another mystery. It's New Year's Eve and they are summoned to dinner at Nora's elderly, and very aristocratic, family. There they find that cousin Selma's husband Robert has been missing for three days. Nick reluctantly agrees to look for him but the case takes a twist when Robert is shot and Selma is accused of murder. Several other murders occur but eventually Nick gathers everyone into the same room to reveal the identity of the killer. Written by garykmcd

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Continuing the fun in their NEW hit!

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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25 December 1936 (USA)  »

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After the Thin Man  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Although this sequel cost twice as much as The Thin Man (1934), it was still MGM's 5th biggest grossing film of the year, earning $3.1 million on a $673,000 investment. See more »

Goofs

When Nick and Abrams go to the hotel looking for Polly's brother, the desk clerk tells them he is in room 212. However, when we see them open the door to the room, the number on the door is 221. See more »

Quotes

'Dancer', Lichee Club Owner: Have you ever been thrown out of a place, Mr. Charles?
Nick Charles: Let's see. How many was it up to yesterday, Mrs. Charles?
Nora Charles: Well, uh, how many places were you in, Mr. Charles?
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Soundtracks

Auld Lang Syne
(1788) (uncredited)
Scottish traditional music
Lyrics by Robert Burns
Jazz version played on New Year's Eve
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The Best Thin Man
30 April 2001 | by (Hollywood) – See all my reviews

The first "Thin Man" was great, but "After the Thin Man" is better. William Powell and Myrna Loy, as Nick and Nora Charles, are the archetype sophisticated couple. No one since has come close. Great casting of the supporting roles fills out the story exquisitely. Wow, could those old studios serve up wonderful acting for all kinds of characters! My favorite is Aunt Katherine, the battle ax to end all battles axes, played by Jessie Ralph; and Henry, the rickety old butler played by, would you believe, Tom Ricketts.

As usual, the dialog sparkles. And the story is great: a nice Dashiell Hammett whodunit with a not-too-complicated plot that leads to a surprise ending. The encounter between Nora's family and Nick -- "Poor Nora!" -- is worth the price of admission alone. I grin every time I think about it.


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