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The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | January 1945 (USA)
Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder.

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Lucile Watson ...
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Laura Ronson (as Gloria De Haven)
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Crazy Mary
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Helena Draque
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Dr. Bertram Charles
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Edgar Draque
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Willie Crump
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Brogan
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Dr. Bruce Clayworth
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Hilda (as Anita Bolster)
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Peter Berton
Donald MacBride ...
Police Chief MacGregor
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Nick and Nora head to Nick's hometown of Sycamore Springs to spend some time with his parents. His father, a prominent local physician, was always a bit disappointed with Nick's choice of profession in particular and his lifestyle in general. With Nick's arrival however the towns folk, including several of the local criminal element, are convinced that he must be there on a case despite his protestations that he's just there for rest and relaxation. When someone is shot dead on his doorstep however, Nick finds himself working on a case whether he wants to or not. Written by Anonymous

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Together again in M-G-M's riotous comedy. (Title lobby card).


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$1,000,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

When Nick is resting in the hammock in his parent's front yard, he is reading a "Nick Carter, Detective" comic book. See more »

Goofs

When Brophy is sitting with Nick's parents at the table, he is describing a card announcing births. During his description, he takes a bite of cake, but the dialog continues non stop, even though his mouth is obviously not mouthing the words. See more »

Quotes

Nicholas 'Nick' Charles: Right there was the little old schoolhouse.
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Nicholas 'Nick' Charles: Once on Halloween I burned it down - slightly.
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Followed by Song of the Thin Man (1947) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
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Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
Sung a cappella by Lucile Watson and Harry Davenport
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The Vacation That Wasn't
4 September 2004 | by (International Falls, MN) – See all my reviews

Nick & Nora Charles (William Powell, Myrna Loy) decide to go back to Nick's home town and visit his parents. It had been some time since the Charles family had been back to see Nick's parents, as relations between Nick and his father had been strained. We are introduced to a wide cast of characters in the small town and, as this took place in World War II, the themes of "wartime work" and "wartime security" became watchwords. As with any situation with "security", mysterious happenings soon take over, and a man is killed in front of the Charles house as he comes to Nick for help. In typical disavowal of taking on the case - preferring to leave the investigating to the local police - Nick finds himself getting more and more involved, as does Nora, both more by choice than by events. In the end, in the usual showdown of all potential subjects to the murders (there are others as the story develops), Nick uses his disarming wit and pointed questions to find the murders and traitors involved with wartime intrigue at the local manufacturing plant. This movie is quite entertaining, perhaps not as top-notch as other "Thin Man" movies, but very close, and in the process of solving the crime there is always the delightful word play and verbal sparring between the movies two stars, Powell and Loy. Watching them work together on the screen is a delight, as always.


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