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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.


(as W.S. Van Dyke II)


(screen play), (screen play), 2 more credits »
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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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(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


The third of six "Thin Man" movies starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. See more »


In the West Indies Club when Dum-Dum joins Nick at the table - the four drinks keep changing position on the table. See more »


Nora Charles: Oh, we had a lovely trip. Nick was sober in Kansas City.
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Followed by Song of the Thin Man (1947) See more »


Happy Days Are Here Again
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Milton Ager
Lyrics by Jack Yellen
Played on a radio in Linda Mills' apartment
Reprised at Nick Jr.'s birthday party
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The best intro to the Thin Man series
14 November 2003 | by (McKinney, Texas) – See all my reviews

I've heard others state that "Another Thin Man" is good but not *as* good as the first two Thin Man films. Some of this may be because this film is in many ways different from the first two and as a result may fail to meet the expectations of some who view the films in order.

Some individual elements of "The Thin Man" may be stronger. However, as a stand-alone entity "Another Thin Man" it is the most entertaining film in the series and arguably has the most depth. This film succeeds with its dialog and its visuals, with its humor and its intrigue, and Powell and Loy are at their bantering best.

Watching the previous films is in no way a prerequisite for understanding and enjoying "Another Thin Man." If you've never seen a Thin Man feature, watch this one first.

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