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.


(as W.S. Van Dyke II)


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


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 <>

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Release Date:

17 November 1939 (USA)  »

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Return of the Thin Man  »

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Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Colonel's car has "New York World's Fair" license plates. The Fair took place in 1939, the same year the film was released. See more »


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 »


Nick Charles: You won't be alone long. Wait till the news of your 5 millions hits the front pages. You'll find you've got relatives all over the world.
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Followed by Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) See more »


Adios Muchachos (I Get Ideas)
(1927) (uncredited)
Music by Julio C. Sanders
Lyrics by César Felipe Vedani
Played by the band at the West Indies Club
Danced by Myrna Loy and Rafael Storm and other couples
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29 January 2001 | by (Long Beach, CA) – See all my reviews

This is my favorite of the Thin Man series, although Shadow of the Thin Man and the original Thin Man are also very good. This is the only one of the sequels that uses a story from Dashiell Hammett. The story isn't quite as complicated as the original, which is why I liked it more than the original. This movie is what movies should be. It is built around characters and a story, something that is lacking in many of today's films. William Powell and Myrna Loy have a magical chemistry that could not have been manufactured by some studio executive. Although Nick is the detective, Nora and Asta provide invaluable assistance along with plenty of laughs. No matter how many times I see these movies, I still think they are funny. Don't wait for these movies to show up on television, because they rarely do. Don't waste your money renting them, because you will want to see them again and again. I bought the whole set, and while I can't really recommend the Song of the Thin Man or the Thin Man Goes Home, the others are all really good and Another Thin Man would be the one I would choose as my very favorite!

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