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After the Thin Man -- It's New Year's Eve, Nick and Nora Charles have returned to the West Coast, and the philandering hubby of Nora's cousin has gone missing.

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Director:
Writers:
Frances Goodrich (screen play) and
Albert Hackett (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
25 December 1936 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
Mr. and Mrs. Thin Man Are Back In Their New Hit See more »
Plot:
Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. See more »
NewsDesk:
(9 articles)
Johnny Depp / The Thin Man: Budget Too Fat?
 (From Alt Film Guide. 21 June 2012, 11:27 PM, PDT)

Myrna Loy: Never Oscar Nominated
 (From Alt Film Guide. 12 March 2012, 3:19 PM, PDT)

DVD Release: The Count of Monte Cristo (1934)
 (From Disc Dish. 11 November 2011, 10:32 AM, PST)

User Reviews:
Handling It In The Family See more (62 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Powell ... Nick Charles

Myrna Loy ... Nora Charles

James Stewart ... David Graham

Elissa Landi ... Selma Landis

Joseph Calleia ... 'Dancer'
Jessie Ralph ... Aunt Katherine Forrest
Alan Marshal ... Robert Landis (as Alan Marshall)
Teddy Hart ... Casper
Sam Levene ... Police Lt. Abrams
Penny Singleton ... Polly Byrnes (as Dorothy McNulty)
William Law ... Lum Kee
George Zucco ... Dr. Kammer

Paul Fix ... Phil

Asta ... Asta
Mrs. Asta ... Mrs. Asta
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jack Adair ... Escort of Sexy Blonde (uncredited)
Eadie Adams ... Singer at Welcome Home Party (uncredited)
Ernie Alexander ... Filing Clerk in Morgue (uncredited)
Eddie Allen ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Murray Alper ... The Kid (uncredited)
Charles Arnt ... Drunk Greeting Nick and Nora at Party (uncredited)
Will Aubrey ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Vince Barnett ... Wrestling Manager at Party (uncredited)
William 'Billy' Benedict ... Blond Young Man Who Approaches Car (uncredited)
James Blaine ... San Francisco Policeman (uncredited)
Jimmy Blair ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)

Ward Bond ... Party Guest (uncredited)
Jimmy Brewster ... Thug with Joe at Nick's Table (uncredited)
Donald Briggs ... Reporter (uncredited)
Harlan Briggs ... Burton Forrest (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
William Burress ... Cousin Lucius (uncredited)
Joe Caits ... Joe (uncredited)
James Carlisle ... Man Reading Newspaper (uncredited)
Noble 'Kid' Chissell ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Phyllis Coghlan ... The Charles' Maid Who First Recognizes Them (uncredited)
Irene Coleman ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Heinie Conklin ... Trainman Seeing Nick Kiss Nora (uncredited)
Baldwin Cooke ... Photographer (uncredited)
Edith Craig ... Girl with Fireman at Party (uncredited)
Richard Cramer ... Iceman at Party (uncredited)
Jack Daley ... Bartender (uncredited)
Edgar Dearing ... Bill (uncredited)
Cecil Elliott ... Servant (uncredited)
Frank Fanning ... Warden (uncredited)
Chester Gan ... Chinese Waiter (uncredited)
Mary Gordon ... Rose (uncredited)
Maude Turner Gordon ... Cousin Helen (uncredited)
William Gould ... Detective (uncredited)

Fred Graham ... Newspaper Distributor (uncredited)
Jesse Graves ... Red Cap (uncredited)
Jack Grey ... Plainclothesman (uncredited)
George Guhl ... Policeman at Party (uncredited)
Ben Hall ... Butcher Boy (uncredited)
Sherry Hall ... Photographer (uncredited)
Lew Harvey ... Thug with Joe at Nick's Table (uncredited)
Sam Hayes ... First News Radio Announcer (voice) (uncredited)
Allen 'Farina' Hoskins ... Screwy (uncredited)
Arthur Housman ... Man Rehearsing Welcome Speech (uncredited)
Ethel Jackson ... Girl with Fireman (uncredited)
John Kelly ... Harold the Chauffer (uncredited)
Edith Kingdon ... Aunt Hattie (uncredited)
Clarence Kolb ... Cousin Lucius (uncredited)
Jean Laverty ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Hal Le Sueur ... Polly's Admirer (uncredited)
Harry Leroy ... Man in the Mob (uncredited)
Carl M. Leviness ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Bert Lindley ... Station Agent (uncredited)
Richard Loo ... Lichee Club Headwaiter (uncredited)
Jimmie Lucas ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Tom McGuire ... Plainclothesman (uncredited)
Pat McKee ... New Year's Partygoer (uncredited)
Charles McMurphy ... Cop (uncredited)
Roger Moore ... Reporter (uncredited)
Sue Moore ... Sexy Blonde (uncredited)
Kewpie Morgan ... Boyfriend of Girl Standing on Hands (uncredited)
Bob Murphy ... Detective Arresting Nora and David (uncredited)
Jack Norton ... Reporter (uncredited)
Paddy O'Flynn ... Singing Guest (uncredited)
Frank Otto ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Harvey Parry ... Man Standing on Hands (uncredited)
Lee Phelps ... Flop House Proprietor (uncredited)
Joe Phillips ... Willie the Weeper (uncredited)
Thomas Pogue ... Uncle Willie (uncredited)
Richard Powell ... Surprised Policeman Who Shot at Mirror (uncredited)
Jack Raymond ... Photographer (uncredited)
George Reed ... Dudley (uncredited)
Jack Richardson ... Nightclub Patron (uncredited)
Tom Ricketts ... Henry the Butler (uncredited)
Cyril Ring ... Reporter (uncredited)
Jeanie Roberts ... Girl Working with Jerry (uncredited)
Claire Rochelle ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff ... Wrestler at Party (uncredited)
Dick Rush ... San Francisco Detective (uncredited)
Fred Santley ... Reporter (uncredited)
Bert Scott ... Man at Piano (uncredited)
Marion Sheldon ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Alice H. Smith ... Cousin Emily (uncredited)
Jane Talent ... Chorus Girl (uncredited)
George Taylor ... Eddie (uncredited)
Zeffie Tilbury ... Aunt Lucy (uncredited)
Edith Trivers ... Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
Charles Trowbridge ... Ballistics Man (uncredited)
Harry Tyler ... Fingers (uncredited)
Guy Usher ... Police Captain (uncredited)
Monte Vandergrift ... Detective Asked to Check On It (uncredited)
Dorothy Vaughan ... Charlotte (uncredited)
Lucille Ward ... Prison Matron (uncredited)
Bobby Watson ... Leader of Late Crowd (uncredited)
Norman Willis ... Fireman at Party (uncredited)
Eric Wilton ... Peter - Nick's Butler (uncredited)
William Worthington ... 'Respectable' Man in Car (uncredited)

Directed by
W.S. Van Dyke 
 
Writing credits
Frances Goodrich (screen play) and
Albert Hackett (screen play)

Dashiell Hammett (from the story by)

Produced by
Hunt Stromberg .... producer
 
Original Music by
Herbert Stothart 
Edward Ward 
 
Cinematography by
Oliver T. Marsh (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Robert Kern (film editor) (as Robert J. Kern)
 
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Henry Grace (uncredited)
 
Makeup Department
Robert J. Schiffer .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Charles Dorian .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Harry McAfee .... associate art director
Edwin B. Willis .... associate art director
 
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eddie Croninworth .... still photographer (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dolly Tree .... wardrobe
 
Music Department
Wayne Allen .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Seymour Felix .... dance stager
Wallace Worsley Jr. .... script clerk (uncredited)
 
Crew verified as complete


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Runtime:
112 min | Canada:113 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:G | Finland:K-16 | UK:U (DVD rating) | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #2889) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The sixth of fourteen films pairing William Powell and Myrna Loy.See more »
Goofs:
Miscellaneous: 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:
Nick Charles:You see, when it comes to words like that, an illiterate person...
Polly Byrnes:Whaddaya mean "illiterate"? My father and mother were married right here in the city hall!
Nick Charles:[Leans toward Nora] Having a good time, Mrs. Charles?
Nora Charles:It couldn't be better.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Sing Sing Sing (With A Swing)See more »

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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Handling It In The Family, 11 November 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

After solving the famous Thin Man case in New York and acquiring a trademark in the process, Nick Charles returns to San Francisco with wife Nora to spend some time with some of her family. As we learned in the initial film, Myrna Loy's parents are both deceased, but she's got one formidable aunt is Jessie Ralph and a cousin with a wayward husband in Elissa Landi.

Elissa prevails upon Myrna to get Bill to locate her husband who's been missing for a few days. Powell and Loy do locate Alan Marshal the husband and the rat's been living it up with nightclub chanteuse Penny Singleton. Marshal's a playboy wastrel and hasn't the slightest intention of returning to home and hearth. But in the wee small hours of New Year's Day, he gets himself murdered on the streets of San Francisco and two more bodies turn up before William Powell solves the case.

James Stewart appears in this second Thin Man film as Landi's patient former boyfriend. In the films of James Stewart book, Stewart mentions that he wasn't particularly happy with his work in this film though I'm sure it didn't hurt his career any. He felt it was way too much at variance with what his fans expected from him. It's reason enough to watch the film and see if you agree with Jimmy.

Sam Levene of the San Francisco PD isn't any brighter than Nat Pendleton of the NYPD just a little more excitable. Powell shows them up all the time so much so that you wonder why he's not made police commissioner of either city.

Asta the most famous terrier in the world gets a bit more screen time than usual for animal lovers. He's got a Mrs. Asta and several pups and a black dog who keeps trying to cut in on his time. He also at one point provides the highpoint in comedy as he almost eats a clue which is in the form of a note thrown threw a window. Lots of fun as Powell and Loy try to get him to spit out the note. Handling that doggie drool soaked note musn't have been fun for Loy and Powell.

After the Thin Man keeps up the high standards in film making set by the original Thin Man and shouldn't be missed.

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