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The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | January 1945 (USA)
Nick and Nora go on holiday, and end up involved in a murder.

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Cast

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Lucile Watson ...
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Laura Ronson (as Gloria De Haven)
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Crazy Mary
Helen Vinson ...
Helena Draque
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Dr. Bertram Charles
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Edgar Draque
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Willie Crump
Edward Brophy ...
Brogan
Lloyd Corrigan ...
Dr. Bruce Clayworth
Anita Sharp-Bolster ...
Hilda (as Anita Bolster)
Ralph Brooke ...
Peter Berton
Donald MacBride ...
Police Chief MacGregor
Morris Ankrum ...
Willoughby
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Storyline

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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January 1945 (USA)  »

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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

Norman Taurog directed the additional scenes filmed in August and September, 1944, because Richard Thorpe had begun work on his next film Thrill of a Romance (1945). See more »

Goofs

In the baggage car scene, Asta twice hides behind a milk can; once running from the right and the second time, running from the left. In the second sequence, the writing on the crates behind her is backwards. This is because the film editor simply reversed the negative from the first sequence in order to "create" the second. See more »

Quotes

Nicholas 'Nick' Charles: The fact that the boy's dead doesn't seem to have made very much impression on you.
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Nicholas 'Nick' Charles: That's a little brutal, but honest. Do you, eh... You know of anyone who might have had cause to kill him?
Bill Burns: The way he was cutting throats at the plant, it might have been a number of people.
Nicholas 'Nick' Charles: What about you?
Bill Burns: Mr. Charles, when you've got anything on me, you can serve your papers. But until that time, I figure my time is my own.
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Soundtracks

Deep In The Heart Of Texas
(uncredited)
Music by Don Swander (1941)
Lyrics by June Hershey (1941)
Sung a cappella by William Powell with improvised lyrics
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Enjoyable Change-of-Pace Entry in the Thin Man Series
1 March 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

This entry in the "Thin Man" series is enjoyable in itself, and it also works well as a change-of-pace from the rest of the series, in placing the familiar Nick and Nora characters in a new setting, when Nick returns to his old home town. It makes for a much different atmosphere, since Nick is received quite differently at home than he is in the big city where his crime-solving skills are so renowned.

Some things, of course, are still the same. William Powell is as witty and elegant as always, Myrna Loy is as engaging and as charming as ever, and the mystery that crops up is interesting and enjoyable. The screenplay does a nice job of keeping the best elements of the series while placing Nick in some new situations. The Powell/Loy characterizations of Nick and Nora are so good that when you see them in a somewhat new setting like this, you take an interest in them as you would old friends.

Harry Davenport heads up a very good supporting cast, and he gives one of his many fine character performances as Nick's father. The relationship is quite believable, and it's easy to empathize with Nick in his inability to please his father.

For all that this is a lesser-known movie in the "Thin Man" collection, it is quite good. The mystery itself is set up cleverly and efficiently, and it has the same combination of the offbeat and the logical that you hope for in these features. It's well worth seeking out for anyone who enjoys the "Thin Man" films.


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