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Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

 -  Comedy | Romance | Drama  -  November 1941 (USA)
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Nick and Nora are at their wise-cracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race-track.

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Paul Clarke
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Molly Ford
Sam Levene ...
Alan Baxter ...
'Whitey' Barrow
Henry O'Neill ...
Major Jason I. Sculley
Richard Hall ...
Nick Charles, Jr. (as Dickie Hall)
Stella Adler ...
Claire Porter / Clara Peters
Loring Smith ...
'Link' Stephens
Joseph Anthony ...
Fred Macy
Lou Lubin ...
'Rainbow' Benny Loomis
Louise Beavers ...
Stella
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Watchman (scenes deleted)
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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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November 1941 (USA)  »

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A Sombra do Homem Sombra  »

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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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The eleventh of fourteen films pairing William Powell and Myrna Loy. See more »

Goofs

When Nick returns to the locker room at the race track, and Asta is scared off by the black kitten, Nick passes an office. You can see a man in the reflection of the window. He is wearing a white shirt and appears to be giving hand commands to Asta. His movements mimic Nick's at first, but when Nick turns to head for the shower room, the man in the white shirt stays in the same position. See more »

Quotes

Nick Charles: Nicky, something tells me that something important is happening somewhere and I think we should be there.
[cut to Nora with a cocktail shaker]
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Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Myrna Loy (1961) 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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