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Another Thin Man (1939)

Passed | | Comedy, Mystery, Drama | 17 November 1939 (USA)
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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(screen play), (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Virginia Grey ...
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Van Slack
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Colonel MacFay
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Dorothy Waters
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Dudley Horn
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Freddie
Phyllis Gordon ...
Mrs. Bellam
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Phil Church
Don Costello ...
'Diamond Back' Vogel
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'Creeps' Binder
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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Return of the Thin Man  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

This film received its initial television broadcast in New York City Saturday 16 March 1957 on WCBS (Channel 2); but it's first Los Angeles telecast did not take place until 14 October 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11); in San Francisco it was first telecast 7 August 1958 on KGO-TV (Channel 7). See more »

Goofs

After Creeps first meets Nick and Nora, his suspenders disappear when he moves into the baby's room. See more »

Quotes

Nick Charles: I'm not walking out, I'm running out... During this quiet little weekend in the country, my family's been threatened, I've had a knife thrown at me, I've been shot at, and I've been suspected of murder... I'm going back to New York!
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Referenced in MGM Greatest Moments: A Video Sampler (1987) See more »

Soundtracks

Siboney
(1929) (uncredited)
Music by Ernesto Lecuona
Danced by Renee and Stella
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Long Island Intrigue Makes For An Entertaining Film!
25 May 2003 | by (International Falls, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy) are back for their third film in this series, and sporting a new addition to the family (Nick Jr.) Family business with one of Nora's father's associates leads them to a Long Island estate, where the bodies and suspects appear even before they arrive at their destination. Before long, the body count rises and the suspects take on an international flavor (in the form of a very young Sheldon Leonard, who later gained fame as the producer of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" and "I Spy"). Between cocktails, flirting and playful banter between the co-stars, the movie reaches a suspenseful end as Nick put the clues together and reconstructs the crime, probing the minds of those present until the murder cracks. Between your own cracking up (with laughter), you'll be guessing who done it to who in this well-constructed mystery-romantic comedy.


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