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Another Thin Man (1939)

Passed  -  Comedy | Mystery | Drama  -  17 November 1939 (USA)
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An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in Nick and Nora (with new baby) to sort things out.

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(as W.S. Van Dyke II)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Virginia Grey ...
Lois
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Van Slack
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Colonel MacFay
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Dorothy Waters
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Dudley Horn
Tom Neal ...
Freddie
Phyllis Gordon ...
Mrs. Bellam
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Phil Church
Don Costello ...
'Diamond Back' Vogel
Harry Bellaver ...
'Creeps'
William A. Poulsen ...
Nickie Jr.
Muriel Hutchison ...
Smitty
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Storyline

In this adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's "The Farewell Murder", Nick and Nora (and their dog Asta) visit the estate of Col. MacFay, who is being threatened by a mysterious man wanting revenge for a past injustice. When MacFay is murdered, that man is the obvious suspect- maybe too obvious... Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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murder | dog | baby | revenge | death | See more »

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Release Date:

17 November 1939 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Return of the Thin Man  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Rafael Storm replaced Alexander D'Arcy as the gigolo during the retakes. See more »

Goofs

In the shot where Nora finds Asta's bone in little Nicky's crib you'll see Asta poke his head through the bars of the crib and grab the bone from her hand with his mouth. In the very next shot Asta is sitting obediently as Nora gives him the bone again. See more »

Quotes

Nora Charles: How did you find me here?
Nick Charles: I saw a great group of men standing around a table. I knew there was only one woman in the world who could attract men like that. A woman with a lot of money.
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Connections

Referenced in Electrical Power (1938) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
(1893) (uncredited)
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Played at Nick Jr.'s birthday party
Sung by Frank Sully, Joe Devlin, Murray Alper, Frank Moran and other fathers
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Wonderful Latin Dancing
11 February 2008 | by (Bradenton, Forida) – See all my reviews

I've enjoyed all the Thin Man movies over and over, although the first is my favorite. But my favorite part of this movie is the gorgeous Latin dance show a the India Club. I am mesmerized by the elegant and smooth dance performance which I understand from an earlier comment was done by Carmen D'Antonio and Miguel Fernandez Mila. It is a marvel to watch and I always look forward to this part of the movie. What a shame that, in those days, such gorgeous artistry could be "uncredited."

I also enjoy the Nora's dance with the gigolo. The whole India Club business is quite funny and entirely in the spirit of the Thin Man series.


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