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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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Director:
Writers:
Frances Goodrich (screen play) and
Albert Hackett (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
17 November 1939 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's a blessed event See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Not bad, but too many plot elements smother the comedy... See more (40 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Powell ... Nick

Myrna Loy ... Nora
Virginia Grey ... Lois

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'
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)
Anita Camargo ... Hat Check Girl (uncredited)
Jack 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)
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)
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
 
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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Runtime:
103 min
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Language:
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
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?

Trivia:
The eighth of fourteen films pairing William Powell and Myrna Loy.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: After Creeps first meets Nick and Nora, his suspenders disappear when he moves into the baby's room.See more »
Quotes:
Nora Charles:I got rid of all those reporters.
Nick Charles:What did you tell them?
Nora Charles:We're out of scotch.
Nick Charles:What a gruesome idea.
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Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Happy Birthday to YouSee more »

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8 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Not bad, but too many plot elements smother the comedy..., 6 November 2006
Author: Neil Doyle from U.S.A.

This third entry in the series was the last to be based on the Dashiell Hammet stories. It starts out interestingly enough, with Nick and Nora asked to spend some time with C. AUBREY SMITH who's been receiving death threats from a gangster (SHELDON LEONARD). So far, so good. RUTH HUSSEY is the nanny for the newborn Nick, Jr. and we immediately think she knows more than she says about the events that follow.

When Smith is murdered, Nick and Nora have to solve another crime, going about it with more sobriety than usual. Among the many suspects are OTTO KRUGER, VIRGINIA GREY, TOM NEAL, PATRIC KNOWLES, MARJORIE MAIN and, of course, SHELDON LEONARD.

The formula is set, the ingredients are there, and if you love Powell and Loy in their Nick/Nora guise, you'll no doubt enjoy this one. The plot is no more convoluted than usual, but the main pleasure is enjoying the chemistry and wit of two of the screen's favorite sleuths.

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