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Joseph L. Mankiewicz
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
At the very end of the film Hilda the maid asks Nick for his autograph. She hands him a pad to sign and it looks like the film rewinds or it was not edited properly and appears she pushes it toward him and he pushes it back to her. See more »
This is the fifth in the "Thin Man series" and some of the magic is beginning to fade. Nick(William Powell) and Nora(Myrna Loy)Charles decide to vacation in Nick's small home town. Sipping cider is interrupted when Nora buys a painting that in turn gets Nick involved in a murder mystery against his disapproving parents wishes. My favorite scene is when Nora not so innocently starts a bar room brawl. Story line meanders a bit and is not as energetic as the previous installments; but still a fun movie to watch. The team of Powell and Loy still have "it". A great supporting cast features:Lucille Watson, Edward Brophy, Gloria DeHaven, Harry Davenport and Lloyd Corrigan. Interest in the husband and wife sleuths continues.
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