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After the Thin Man (1936)

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

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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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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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25 December 1936 (USA)  »

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A Comédia dos Acusados  »

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$683,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The second of six "Thin Man" movies starring William Powell and Myrna Loy,filmed late September-October 31 1936. See more »

Goofs

At about 1h 10min., when Nick and Nora are talking in the kitchen, a power cord is plugged in behind them. The shot changes to a closer view of them, then when the camera goes back to the longer view, the cord is unplugged. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Nora Charles: [on a train] Nickie! Nickie! What are you doing?
Nick Charles: [shaving] Just practicing, dear. Will you have a little slice of throat?
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Connections

References The Thin Man (1934) See more »

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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6 November 1999 | by (West Virginia) – See all my reviews

Although this film was released in 1936, it is as entertaining and fresh today as ever, and is certainly much better than any of the over-long and over-produced movies that Hollywood produces today. This is the second in the excellent "Thin Man" series and the viewer can see that the series is really in full stride. The delightful cast of street types who are old friends and cronies of Nick's are a joy to watch. The interplay between William Powell and Myrna Loy has never been matched and is to be treasured. What a great surprise for me to see Penny Singelton, who later played "Blondie" in that long running series. Ms. Singelton sings and dances up a storm as a cabaret performer and she is an integral character in the plot of this engrossing "whodunnit". Another nice surprise for me was seeing Jimmy Stewart in one of his earlier roles. He definitely had leading man type looks. As per usual, Powell, as Nick Charles, unmasks the murderer in the climatic scene where all suspects, the police, and assorted others are present. In most movies, I tend to find pets rather annoying as they distract from the plot of the film. But, for me, Asta is the one exception to this thesis. He is so entertaining and no Thin Man movie would be complete without his antics. In summary, all I can say is that this is a SUPERB film. Catch it on Turner Classic Movies or find a video at your' favorite store or online retailer.


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