An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in new parents Nick and Nora to sort things out.

Director:

W.S. Van Dyke (as W.S. Van Dyke II)

Writers:

Frances Goodrich (screen play), Albert Hackett (screen play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Powell ... Nick Charles
Myrna Loy ... Nora Charles
Virginia Grey ... Lois MacFay
Otto Kruger ... Van Slack
C. Aubrey Smith ... Colonel MacFay
Ruth Hussey ... Dorothy Waters
Nat Pendleton ... Lieutenant Guild
Patric Knowles ... Dudley Horn
Tom Neal ... Freddie
Phyllis Gordon ... Mrs. Bellam
Sheldon Leonard ... Phil Church
Don Costello ... 'Diamond Back' Vogel
Harry Bellaver ... 'Creeps' Binder
William A. Poulsen William A. Poulsen ... Nickie Jr.
Muriel Hutchison ... Smitty
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Storyline

In this adaptation of Dashiell Hammett's "The Farewell Murder", Nick and Nora (and their dog Asta) visit the estate of Col. MacFay, who is being threatened by a mysterious man wanting revenge for a past injustice. When MacFay is murdered, that man is the obvious suspect - maybe too obvious. Written by Ken Yousten <kyousten@bev.net>

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Their Merriest Hit! Mr. and Mrs. Thin Man Have a B-A-B-Y! See more »


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Trivia

Unlike the first two "Thin Man" movies, this film does not end with Nick and Nora traveling by train, but it does start with the couple arriving in New York City by train. See more »

Goofs

When baby Nickie is crawling on Nick as he sleeps, Nick is on his back. When the shot changes angles and Nora picks up baby Nickie, Nick is rolling onto his back from his left side. See more »

Quotes

Nick Charles: Does she have noisy parties?
Mrs. Dolley: You know how girls are.
Nick Charles: No, how are they?
Mrs. Dolley: Oh, go on! Don't kid me.
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Connections

Referenced in Electrical Power (1938) See more »

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Santa Lucia
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Written by Teodoro Cottrau
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Best of the Best
29 January 2001 | by brenttraftSee all my reviews

This is my favorite of the Thin Man series, although Shadow of the Thin Man and the original Thin Man are also very good. This is the only one of the sequels that uses a story from Dashiell Hammett. The story isn't quite as complicated as the original, which is why I liked it more than the original. This movie is what movies should be. It is built around characters and a story, something that is lacking in many of today's films. William Powell and Myrna Loy have a magical chemistry that could not have been manufactured by some studio executive. Although Nick is the detective, Nora and Asta provide invaluable assistance along with plenty of laughs. No matter how many times I see these movies, I still think they are funny. Don't wait for these movies to show up on television, because they rarely do. Don't waste your money renting them, because you will want to see them again and again. I bought the whole set, and while I can't really recommend the Song of the Thin Man or the Thin Man Goes Home, the others are all really good and Another Thin Man would be the one I would choose as my very favorite!


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Spanish

Release Date:

17 November 1939 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Return of the Thin Man See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

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1.37 : 1
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