A struggling You Tuber Bayden Redshaw and his brother Dylan John Redshaw and best friend Jordan Stopforth decide to do a YouTube video about a new urban legend that went viral in 2010, they... See full summary »
Nick Charles, an ex-private detective, marries Nora and lives in a luxurious Park Avenue apartment in New York City. Nick's former underworld friends still hang around and get him involved in a number of crimes that he solves. Beatrice Dane is a beautiful con artist using the alias "Blondie Collins" and Nora finds it difficult to be hospitable to her. Written by
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In the opening sequence when the credits run, Nick and Nora pull up with their dog Asta in an unusual very limited production car. It is an Italian bodied Dual Ghia with Chrysler underpinnings, frame, and engine. The sophisticated couple with their dog in tote going on adventures each week probably was at least in part an inspiration for the later day Hart to Hart (1979). The resemblance of Phyllis Kirk to Stefanie Powers and Peter Lawford to Robert Wagner seems more than a coincidence. See more »
Get TV just started running episodes of The Thin Man and at first I found I couldn't watch more than a few minutes before moving on to something else.
Eventually I got around to watch an entire episode and was fascinated. Not only are the prints crystal clear and without blemish, but the cars, clothes and guest stars are fascinating.
Then I became unable to take my eyes off spooky Phyllis Kirk with her Moe Howard bangs, crazy eyes and painted over Mommie Dearest Mouth. I remembered her from an appropriately creepy episode of The Twilight Zone'
After that came great pleasure from her reedy, yet husky voice and the wardrobe by Helen Rose.
Add in Peter Lawford and loving close-ups of both, and the thin plots and story lines become secondary.
The dialog is pretty witty for 50s TV, far better than the dumbed down lines in a great many TV shows of the 60s.
Flawed but a lot of fun. I think I'd buy the series if it ever comes to DVD to go along with another 50s favorite: Perry Mason.
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