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Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | November 1941 (USA)
Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track.

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(as Maj. W.S. Van Dyke II)

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Molly Ford
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Maj. Jason I. Sculley
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Nick Charles Jr. (as Dickie Hall)
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Claire Porter
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'Link' Stephens
Joseph Anthony ...
Fred Macy
Lou Lubin ...
'Rainbow' Benny
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Stella
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Storyline

Nick and Nora's hopes for a pleasant afternoon at the local race track are dashed when a jockey is found shot dead in the locker room. Nick's friend Lt. Abrams wants him to help out but Nick is enjoying the good life too much to get involved. However, he is subsequently approached by Major Scully to look into corruption and the role of organized crime in gambling. Others are killed but in the end, Nick gathers all of the suspects into a room and identifies the killer. Written by garykmcd

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Hey everybody, my folks are back on the trail of the dog-gondest mystery you ever saw! They're Wackier Than Ever! See more »


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November 1941 (USA)  »

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La sombra de los acusados  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The backdrop footage behind Nick and Nora after leaving the Bay Bridge traveling to the racetrack is authentic and rather historical, as one reared in the Bay Area can testify. They are driving the then new East Shore Highway, now known as the East Shore Freeway, formerly US40 now I-80. See more »

Goofs

When Nick visits the apartment of Clair Porter, they're seated at a small table, with a centerpiece of flowers floating in water. Nick is smoking a cigarette. The cigarette has burned down to a very short length. Then, as he gets up, the cigarette is seen to be almost a full length cigarette. See more »

Quotes

Nora Charles: Hey, what about me? I mean us?
Nick Charles: Oh, this is a stag. Look, Mommy, you drink up some of your winnings. Ah, barkeeper, eh, bring Mrs. Charles 240 martinis, eh, we won't be long.
Nora Charles: I've heard that before. Come on, Molly.
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Followed by The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) See more »

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Intrigue At The Race Track - -
4 September 2004 | by (International Falls, MN) – See all my reviews

and beyond, as Nick & Nora Charles (William Powell, Myrna Loy) are caught up in the death of a jockey quite by accident. The bodies begin to fall after that, as murder to cover up tracks, the crime syndicate, crossed lovers and crooked officials enter the picture before the showdown in the Charles' apartment sorts out the guilty from the innocent. I found this movie to be one of the more entertaining of the "Thin Man" series, with a pair of memorably funny scenes: when Nora discovers the joys of wrestling (and gets caught up in that excitement) and the restaurant fight scene. All in all, it is an entertaining movie, but then I could expect no less from the fine professional acting of both Powell and Loy.


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