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Song of the Thin Man (1947)

Not Rated | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | September 1947 (USA)
Nick, Nora, and Nick Jr. investigate the murder of a band leader in New York.

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Tommy Edlon Drake (as Philip Reed)
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Phyllis Talbin
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Mitchell Talbin
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Fran Ledue Page
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Janet Thayar
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David I. Thayar
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Jessica Thayar
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Dr. Monolaw
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Phil Orval Brant
Connie Gilchrist ...
Bertha
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Nick and Nora Charles are asked by Phil Brant and Janet Thayar, who have just eloped, to help them after band leader Tommy Drake is killed at a society dance which Nick and Nora also attended. The police are looking to arrest Brant for the murder and while he claims he's innocent, Nick isn't too keen on having him in the house and turns him over to the police. As they look into the case, Nick and Nora learn that Drake wasn't very well liked and there are actually several people who benefited from his death. Drake owed money to loan shark Al Amboy, and Janet's father disliked Brant and may have set him up. Drake's girlfriend may have been having a fling with clarinetist Buddy Hollis, and he and Drake had a fist fight on stage during the festivities. Nick arranges for another party on the same boat where Nora notices something quite peculiar about one of the guest's jewelry. Written by garykmcd

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WILLIAM POWELL and MYRNA LOY and me too. We're all together again in a NEW MGM mystery comedy! [me too refers to their (Nick & Noras') dog in the film]


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Trivia

Leon Ames was supposed to reprise his role as Edgar Draque from the previous installment of the series, The Thin Man Goes Home. When Helen Vinson, who portrayed his wife in the previous movie, was unavailable, the Draques were changed to the Talbins. This led to an unusual occurrence - an actor portraying different characters within a film series, in back-to-back entries of said series. See more »

Goofs

The taxicab in which Nick and Nora arrive at Parkview Terrace is a pre-war model, about ten years older than the one in which they've previously been riding. See more »

Quotes

Nora Charles: What do you get out of it?
Nick Charles: A sudden urge to merge.
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Follows The Thin Man (1934) See more »

Soundtracks

You're Not So Easy to Forget
(1947)
By Herb Magidson and Ben Oakland
Played during the opening credits, as background music and at the end
Played by a band on the S.S. Fortune and sung by Gloria Grahame (uncredited) dubbed by Carol Arden (uncredited)
Played on clarinet by Don Taylor (uncredited) often
Reprised by Gloria Grahame (uncredited) at the ship reopening and on a record
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Not bad, but not great ending to the Thin Man movies
10 August 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is the sixth and last in the series of Thin Man movies with William Powell and Myrna Loy. The plot deals with a night club manager who is murdered after he assaults a trumpet player in a band and two times a girlfriend and well as owe several thousand dollars to another man. Nick and Nora take on the murder case at the request of the girlfriend (Jayne Meadows) of the prime murder suspect. The jilted murder victim's girlfriend (Gloria Grahame) also gets bumped off as well. The movie has some scenes with the son of the Thin Man (played by Dean Stockwell). Keenan Wynn costars as one of the band members (though he is never considered to be a prime suspect). There is still a good chemistry between William Powell and Myrna Loy in this movie. There are less good one liners that you often heard from the earlier movies in the series though. Asta also has a few good scenes in this movie. William Powell and Myrna Loy appear a bit more tired in this last movie of the series. But I guess that is to be expected as one gets older anyway.


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