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Another Thin Man -- 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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Frances Goodrich (screen play) and
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17 November 1939 (USA) See more »
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An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in new parents Nick and Nora to sort things out. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Powell ... Nick Charles

Myrna Loy ... Nora Charles

Virginia Grey ... Lois MacFay

Otto Kruger ... Van Slack

C. Aubrey Smith ... Colonel MacFay

Ruth Hussey ... Dorothy Waters

Nat Pendleton ... Lieutenant Guild

Patric Knowles ... Dudley Horn

Tom Neal ... Freddie
Phyllis Gordon ... Mrs. Bellam

Sheldon Leonard ... Phil Church

Don Costello ... 'Diamond Back' Vogel

Harry Bellaver ... 'Creeps' Binder
William A. Poulsen ... Nickie Jr.
Muriel Hutchison ... Smitty

Abner Biberman ... 'Dum-Dum'

Marjorie Main ... Mrs. Dolley

Asta ... Asta
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Alexander D'Arcy ... Gigolo Who Danced with Nora Charles at West Indies Club (scenes deleted)

Murray Alper ... Larry - a Father (uncredited)
Sandra Andreva ... Woman Sitting with Nick in Cafe (uncredited)
William Bailey ... Freight Elevator Operator (uncredited)

Roy Barcroft ... Slim - a Guard (uncredited)

Brooks Benedict ... West Indies Club Patron (uncredited)

James Blaine ... Policeman in Charles' Suite (uncredited)

Charles Brokaw ... State Trooper (uncredited)

Paul E. Burns ... Ticket Agent (uncredited)
Eddie Buzard ... Newsboy (uncredited)
Richard Calderon ... Raphael - Wacky's Baby (uncredited)
George Calliga ... West Indies Club Patron (uncredited)
Anita Camargo ... Hat Check Girl (uncredited)

Steve Carruthers ... West Indies Club Patron (uncredited)

Jack Rube Clifford ... Policeman (uncredited)
Frank Coletti ... State Trooper (uncredited)

Gino Corrado ... West Indies Club Patron (uncredited)
Nell Craig ... Charles' First Nursemaid (uncredited)
Carmen D'Antonio ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)

Joe Devlin ... Barney - MacFay's Bodyguard (uncredited)
Joe Downing ... Hoodlum (uncredited)

Ralph Dunn ... Baggage Man (uncredited)

Dick Elliott ... Detective (uncredited)
Matty Fain ... Hoodlum Telephoning Nick (uncredited)
Walter Fenner ... Detective (uncredited)
Miguel Fernández Mila ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Jack Gardner ... Driver (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... Detective Quinn (uncredited)

Martin Garralaga ... Pedro - the Informant (uncredited)

Dick Gordon ... West Indies Club Patron (uncredited)
Jack Gordon ... Supervisor (uncredited)

Eddie Gribbon ... Baggage Man (uncredited)
Rosemary Grimes ... Woman Sitting with Nick in Cafe (uncredited)
George Guhl ... Second Gate Guard (uncredited)
James Guilfoyle ... Jake (uncredited)

Eddie Hall ... Second Baggage Man at Train Station (uncredited)

Edward Hearn ... Detective (uncredited)

Shemp Howard ... Wacky (uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson ... Detective (uncredited)

Gladden James ... Fingerprint Man (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Detective (uncredited)
Toni LaRue ... Woman Sitting with Nick in Cafe (uncredited)

George Lloyd ... West Indies Club Patron (uncredited)
Alphonse Martell ... West Indies Club Waiter (uncredited)
Thomas Martin ... Spectator in Alley - Murder Scene (uncredited)
Pat McKee ... A Father (uncredited)

Horace McMahon ... MacFay's Chauffeur (uncredited)
Rudolph Medina ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Tina Menard ... Woman Sitting with Nick in Cafe (uncredited)

Harold Miller ... West Indies Club Patron (uncredited)

Howard M. Mitchell ... Policeman (uncredited)

Frank Moran ... Butch - a Father (uncredited)
Alberto Morin ... West Indies Club Waiter (uncredited)
Philip Morris ... Baggage Man (uncredited)
Paul Newlan ... Tom--Bodyguard (uncredited)
Nellie V. Nichols ... Raphael's Mother (uncredited)
William Pagan ... Policeman (uncredited)

Nestor Paiva ... West Indies Club Headwaiter (uncredited)

Eddie Parker ... State Trooper (uncredited)
Milton Parsons ... Coroner (uncredited)
Paul Power ... West Indies Club Patron (uncredited)
Guy Repp ... First Waiter (uncredited)

Bert Roach ... Cookie - the Drinker (uncredited)
Claire Rochelle ... Telephone Operator (uncredited)

Constantine Romanoff ... Tall Father in Derby (uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell ... West Indies Club Patron (uncredited)
Ramon Ros ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Charles Sherlock ... Police Photographer (uncredited)
Lee Shumway ... Policeman (uncredited)
Rafael Storm ... Gigolo Who Danced with Nora Charles at West Indies Club (uncredited)

Frank Sully ... Pete - a Father (uncredited)
William Tannen ... State Trooper (uncredited)
Stanley Taylor ... Taxi Driver (uncredited)
Fred Velasco ... Specialty Dancer (uncredited)
Blanca Vischer ... Woman Sitting with Nick in Cafe (uncredited)

Doodles Weaver ... Gatekeeper - MacFay Estate (uncredited)

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

Dashiell Hammett (based on an original story by)

Anita Loos  contributing writer (uncredited)

Produced by
Hunt Stromberg .... producer
Original Music by
Edward Ward 
Cinematography by
William H. Daniels (director of photography) (as William Daniels)
Oliver T. Marsh (director of photography)
John F. Seitz (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Fredrick Y. Smith (film editor)
Art Direction by
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Hugh Boswell .... assistant director (uncredited)
Hugh Boswell .... director of retakes (uncredited)
Art Department
John S. Detlie .... associate art director
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
Bill Edmondson .... boom operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Dolly Tree .... wardrobe
Music Department
Wally Heglin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Paul Marquardt .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Eddie Larkin .... dance director (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Return of the Thin Man" - USA (promotional title)
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103 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Australia:G | Finland:K-16 | Sweden:15 | UK:U (DVD rating) | UK:A (original rating) | USA:Passed (National Board of Review) | USA:Approved (PCA #5826) | USA:TV-G (TV rating)

Did You Know?

The third of six "Thin Man" movies starring William Powell and Myrna Loy.See more »
Continuity: After Creeps first meets Nick and Nora, his suspenders disappear when he moves into the baby's room.See more »
Nora Charles:I got rid of all those reporters.
Nick Charles:What did you tell them?
Nora Charles:I told them we were out of scotch.
Nick Charles:What a gruesome thought!
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Movie Connections:
Featured in From the Ends of the Earth (1939)See more »
SiboneySee more »


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11 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Screwball Mystery, 12 August 2001
Author: telegonus from brighton, ma

Another Thin Man is at times quite funny but is less a comedy than a screwball mystery, which is to say it is a nice little atmospheric whodunit with laughs, populated by an assortment of urban types and set largely on a Long Island estate.

The film is well-paced and has just a hint of the supernatural, which gives it at times an eerie flavor. Photographically it is darker in tone than its jollier predecessors despite the oftentimes comical goings-on.

The occasionally somber mood of the picture perhaps anticipates the coming of the World War, as there is an undercurrent of urgency and dread in the way its story is told that seems to come from outside the picture itself.

William Powell and Myrna Loy prove themselves once again to be the Fred and Ginger of detective movies.

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