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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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Robert Riskin (screen play) and
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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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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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The Charles' dog, Asta, was replaced for this movie. The original dog outgrew the part.See more »
Audio/visual unsynchronized: 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 »
Nora Charles:Just imagine, four murders, all strangulations, no fingerprints, no clues. The police were baffled. All they had were four bodies. So what do they do? They dump the whole thing in Nick's lap. Nobody suspected Stinky, because he's been a cripple ever since some nitro went off while he was cracking a canister in Salt Lake...See more »
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16 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Visiting the Folks, 11 November 2006
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

The Thin Man Goes Home find's Nick and Nora Charles visiting Nick's parents in their small New England town. The parents are Harry Davenport and Lucile Watson and Davenport has never gotten quite over the fact that Bill Powell did not choose to follow him in the medical profession. And he disapproves of Powell's liquid lunches mightily. Powell goes on a spartan diet of apple cider though no one believes him and that's a source of a lot of the comedy in The Thin Man Goes Home.

Of course no one also believes that Powell could be in town on anything but business and his mere presence touches off one guy ready to confess to some illegal activity when he's shot to death right on the doorstep of Davenport. An espionage ring his uncovered during the course of the investigation and the murderer who is eventually uncovered is not someone we would suspect. Due to some falsification of evidence the murderer almost gets away with it.

Here's a hint for you though. Forensics here more than in any other Thin Man film plays a part in the solution leading Harry Davenport to be proud that his influence was for the good with Powell.

When World War II started Myrna Loy unlike any other female star in Hollywood completely abandoned her career to devote herself to work with the Red Cross and other civilian agencies. It was a sacrifice that no other star of her gender made during the war years. This film was the only one she made from Pearl Harbor to V.E. Day.

This fifth film of the Thin Man series is also the first made without director Woody Van Dyke who committed suicide when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer. One of MGM's able studio directors, Richard Thorpe, pinch hit admirably for Van Dyke.

Funniest scene in the film is when Powell ditches Loy onto a jitterbugging sailor while he investigates. Worth it to see that alone.

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