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The Thin Man Goes Home -- Nick and Nora go on holiday, and end up involved in a murder.


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Release Date:
January 1945 (USA) See more »
Together again in M-G-M's riotous comedy. (Title lobby card).
Nick and Nora go on holiday, and end up involved in a murder. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Powell ... Nick Charles

Myrna Loy ... Nora Charles
Lucile Watson ... Mrs. Charles

Gloria DeHaven ... Laura Ronson (as Gloria De Haven)

Anne Revere ... Crazy Mary
Helen Vinson ... Helena Draque

Harry Davenport ... Dr. Bertram Charles

Leon Ames ... Edgar Draque

Donald Meek ... 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
Nora Cecil ... Miss Peavy
Minor Watson ... Sam Ronson
Irving Bacon ... Tom
Virginia Sale ... Tom's Wife

Asta ... Asta
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Jean Acker ... Tart (uncredited)
Fred Aldrich ... Train Passenger (uncredited)

Oliver Blake ... Reporter (uncredited)
Dick Botiller ... Big Man's Companion (uncredited)
Lucile Browne ... Skating Woman (uncredited)
Wally Cassell ... Bill Burns (uncredited)

Clancy Cooper ... Butcher in Montage (uncredited)
Joseph Crehan ... Clancy, Policeman at Railroad Station (uncredited)
Tom Dillon ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Tom Dugan ... Studs Lonnegan (uncredited)
Helen Eby-Rock ... Tart (uncredited)
Sarah Edwards ... Passenger on Train asking 'Why Should I?' (uncredited)
Rex Evans ... Fat Man in Train Passageway (uncredited)
Tom Fadden ... Train Passenger in Passageway (uncredited)
Sam Flint ... Hotel Clerk (uncredited)
Dorothy Ford ... Tall Girl with Dog (uncredited)
Edward Gargan ... Mickey Finnegan (uncredited)
Connie Gilchrist ... Woman on Train with Baby (uncredited)
Sol Gorss ... Bartender in Pool Room (uncredited)
Jane Green ... Miss Harvey - Clayworth's Housekeeper (uncredited)
Joseph J. Greene ... Train Passenger (uncredited)

Charles Halton ... R.T. Tatum (uncredited)
Mickey Harris ... Contortionist (uncredited)
Harry Hayden ... Train Conductor (uncredited)
Robert Homans ... Railroad Clerk (uncredited)
Bill Hunter ... Police Officer (uncredited)
Virginia Hunter ... Girl at Charity Dance (uncredited)
Frank Jaquet ... Train Passenger with Glasses Askew (uncredited)

Paul Langton ... Tom Clayworth (uncredited)
Mitchell Lewis ... Third Man Outside Barber Shop (uncredited)
Bert May ... Sailor (uncredited)

Mike Mazurki ... First Man Outside Barber Shop (uncredited)
Etta McDaniel ... Ronson's Maid (uncredited)

Catherine McLeod ... Daughter in Montage (uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell ... Train Passenger (uncredited)

Clarence Muse ... Porter on Train (uncredited)
William H. O'Brien ... Train Passenger (uncredited)
Robert Emmett O'Connor ... Baggage Attendant on Train (uncredited)
Garry Owen ... Pool Player (uncredited)
Jack Perry ... Man in Pool Hall Brawl (uncredited)
Bill Smith ... Skating Man (uncredited)

Ray Teal ... Second Man Outside Barber Shop (uncredited)

John Wengraf ... Big Man (uncredited)
Marjorie Wood ... Mother in Montage (uncredited)
Joe Yule ... Barber (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Thorpe 
Writing credits
Robert Riskin (screen play) and
Dwight Taylor (screen play)

Robert Riskin (from an original story by) and
Harry Kurnitz (from an original story by)

Dashiell Hammett (based on the characters created by)

Produced by
Everett Riskin .... producer
Original Music by
David Snell 
Lennie Hayton (uncredited)
Bronislau Kaper (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Karl Freund (director of photography)
Joseph Ruttenberg (uncredited)
Film Editing by
Ralph E. Winters (film editor)
Art Direction by
Edward C. Carfagno  (as Edward Carfagno)
Cedric Gibbons 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis (set decorations)
Production Management
Edward Woehler .... production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Al Jennings .... assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Mildred Griffiths .... associate set decorator
Frank Wesselhoff .... painter (uncredited)
Sound Department
Douglas Shearer .... recording director
James Burbridge .... unit sound mixer (uncredited)
Standish J. Lambert .... sound effects mixer (uncredited)
Standish J. Lambert .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Frank McKenzie .... sound effects mixer (uncredited)
Frank McKenzie .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Robert Shirley .... sound effects mixer (uncredited)
Robert Shirley .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Newell Sparks .... sound effects mixer (uncredited)
Newell Sparks .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
William Steinkamp .... sound effects mixer (uncredited)
William Steinkamp .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Michael Steinore .... sound effects mixer (uncredited)
Michael Steinore .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
John A. Williams .... sound effects mixer (uncredited)
John A. Williams .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
A. Arnold Gillespie .... transparency projection shots (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Harkness Smith .... second camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Irene .... costume supervisor
Marion Herwood Keyes .... associate costume supervisor (as Marion Herwood)
Eugene Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
Music Department
Edward Baravalle .... music mixer (uncredited)
Henry Eicheim .... music technical advisor (uncredited)
Wally Heglin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
M.J. McLaughlin .... music mixer (uncredited)
William Saracino .... music mixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Jeanette Bates .... dance director (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
100 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Finland:S | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2005) | USA:Approved (PCA #10301)

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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 »
Revealing mistakes: 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 »
Nicholas 'Nick' Charles:The fact that the boy's dead doesn't seem to have made very much impression on you.
Bill Burns:Why should it? Death hasn't endowed him with any new virtues, has it?
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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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
The Best Thin Man? - All Around, I'd Say Yes, 7 October 2011
Author: poetcomic1 from United States

Hands down, the best mystery and BIGGEST surprise ending in the series. The jokes and repartee are first class, lots of excellent supporting roles and by keeping a tight rein on the 'Thin Man Formula' it keeps everything fresh. You've got just enough drinking jokes (Nick's on the wagon because they're visiting his folks) but the scenes when his dad thinks he's drunk make up for it. Mercifully, they left Nick, Jr. at home - family stuff hurts the chemistry of Nick and Nora more than anything. Also,there is exactly the right amount of Asta. And of course, as everyone suspects, Asta is there 'real' child.

Not as many rough characters interacting with Nick in this one, but Nora herself inadvertently lapsing into criminal lingo as she tells the story about 'Stinky Davis' to her staid in-laws is even better! Also, you got the wonderful Edward Brophy, who specialized in comic gangster roles, posing as as the most improbable of 'greeting card salesmen' - his 'made up shop talk' is hilarious. And the great Anne Revere (later black-listed) acts to the hilt in a small but juicy dramatic role - you'd swear that 'Red Annie' was doing Brecht! I dare you to find one minute of Anne Revere on screen in ANY film in which she was not TOTALLY mesmerizing.

Director Thorpe was not quite 'One-Shot Van Dine' the best Thin Man director but he seldom puts his foot wrong. Boring camera placements and indifferent staging if you care about that, but when your listening to Nick and Nora sparring you don't really notice.

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