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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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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 Nick and Nora (with new baby) 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)
Anita Camargo ... Hat Check Girl (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)
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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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?

Two tragedies befell William Powell before the making of this film: the unexpected death of his fiancé Jean Harlow, and a difficult battle with colon cancer that required colon bypass surgery and new radiation treatments. Production of this "Thin Man" movie was delayed as a result, but Powell and Loy were given a standing ovation when he finally returned to join her on the set for filming.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:[Reading phone messages] Here's another one of those "Call Long Island Operator #15." Don't you think you ought to call her?
Nick Charles:Certainly not; she knows better than that! I told her I was bringing the wife along this time.
Nora Charles:I don't know why I always take it for granted that you're kidding.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in From the Ends of the Earth (1939)See more »
Happy Days Are Here AgainSee more »


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15 out of 22 people found the following review useful.
The best intro to the Thin Man series, 14 November 2003
Author: paterm from McKinney, Texas

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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