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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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Director:
Writers:
Robert Riskin (screenplay) and
Dwight Taylor (screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
January 1945 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Nick and Nora go on holiday, and end up involved in a murder. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
NewsDesk:
Johnny Depp solves Thin Man remake
 (From The Guardian - Film News. 10 May 2011, 4:42 AM, PDT)

User Reviews:
Enjoyable Change-of-Pace Entry in the Thin Man Series See more (36 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

William Powell ... Nick Charles

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

Gloria DeHaven ... Laura Belle 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 Peavy
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 (screenplay) and
Dwight Taylor (screenplay)

Robert Riskin (original story) and
Harry Kurnitz (original story)

Dashiell Hammett (characters)

Produced by
Everett Riskin .... producer
 
Original Music by
David Snell 
Lennie Hayton (uncredited)
Bronislau Kaper (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Karl Freund 
Joseph Ruttenberg (uncredited)
 
Film Editing by
Ralph E. Winters 
 
Art Direction by
Edward C. Carfagno  (as Edward Carfagno)
Cedric Gibbons 
 
Set Decoration by
Edwin B. Willis 
 
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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Runtime:
100 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Certification:
Finland:S | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (re-rating) (2005) | USA:Not Rated | USA:Approved (PCA #10301)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
The fifth of six "Thin Man" movies starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, filmed May 8-July 14 1944.See more »
Goofs:
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 »
Quotes:
Brogan:Well, cut off my legs and call me Shorty.See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in Twenty Years After (1944)See more »
Soundtrack:
Deep In The Heart Of TexasSee more »

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14 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable Change-of-Pace Entry in the Thin Man Series, 1 March 2005
Author: Snow Leopard from Ohio

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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