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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 (screen play) and
Dwight Taylor (screen play) ...
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Release Date:
January 1945 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Together again in M-G-M's riotous comedy. (Title lobby card).
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:
"A couple of weeks on this cider and I'll be a new man." See more (37 total) »

Cast

  (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)
 
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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:Approved (PCA #10301)

Did You Know?

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:
Audio/visual unsynchronized: When Peter Berton is standing in the doorway talking to Nick, when he speaks, the words come out, "You see, there's something I've gotta get off my mind." But the mouth movements indicate he said, "There's something I've gotta get off my chest."See more »
Quotes:
Brogan:Well, cut off my legs and call me Shorty.See more »
Movie Connections:
Soundtrack:
Happy Birthday to YouSee more »

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1 out of 1 people found the following review useful.
"A couple of weeks on this cider and I'll be a new man.", 30 October 2007
Author: ackstasis from Australia

Everybody has at least one skeleton in their closet, and Nick Charles is the man who can bring them out into the daylight. The fifth film in the excellent 'Thin Man' series sees our favourite married detectives, Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell and Myrna Loy), visiting Nick's parents in the small town of Sycamore Springs, a sleepy locale where everybody knows everybody and crime is practically non-existent… or so they thought! The famous detective's arrival is greeted with a wave of controversy, despite his own insistence that the visit is merely a quiet vacation. With everybody under the impression that Nick is investigating an important case, long-forgotten skeletons begin to emerge from their hiding-places, a young artist is shot dead on the doorstep and an ordinary-looking painting of a windmill becomes a vital clue in identifying his murderer.

'The Thin Man Goes Home' was the first film in the series not directed by W.S. Van Dyke, after he committed suicide in February 1943. Nonetheless, Richard Thorpe does a good job of recreating the mystery and good humour of the previous instalments, working off a script from Robert Riskin, Harry Kurnitz and Dwight Taylor. There are also a few notable adjustments to the usual formula: the action takes place in a small town rather than the city, and Nick Charles has gone completely teetotal {no doubt a consequence of the WWII liquor rationing}. Aside from obviously solving the mystery and apprehending the killer, the film has another important sub-plot concerning Nick and his disapproving father. Nora makes it her goal to convince Dr. Charles (Harry Davenport) that his son is, indeed, a detective genius, and fuels the rumours – in a not-so-subtle fashion – that he is here on a case. However, his father won't believe that Nick has gone off drinking, and various unfortunate moments of bad-timing do little to prove him otherwise.

Of course, the main reason we watch 'The Thin Man' movies is to enjoy the witty banter and playful rivalry between husband and wife, and a lot of it is still here, even if it takes a back-seat to the murder mystery itself. Just like the audience, Nora believes that she understands Nick's mystery-solving tactics to the letter, and she enthusiastically narrates his technique to the attentive Dr. Charles, occasionally tossing in her own opinion of the identity of the killer. Of course, she's almost always wrong. This mystery is a muddled affair, with seemingly everyone guilty for at least something, but it's the killer's name that proves a real surprise.

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