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  AMCTV.com SHOW - The Thin Man Goes Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The Thin Man - Nick and Nora Charles, played by William Powell and Myrna Loy, an urbane, fun- and martini-loving husband-and-wife detective team, were known as much for their snappy repartee as for their sleuthing.
The birth of Nick, Jr., in Another Thin Man (1939) didn't dampen the Charleses' enthusiasm for investigative capers, though it did somewhat curtail their debauchery (the all-night parties became kiddie birthday bashes–complete with babies stolen for the occasion by some of Nick's less savory acquaintances).
The Thin Man collection remains one of the best of its genre, attributable to the breezy pace of the films and the chemistry between Powell and Loy.
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 The Thin Man Goes Home - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Thin Man Goes Home is a 1945 motion picture directed by Richard Thorpe.
It is the fifth of the six Thin Man films about Dashiell Hammett's dapper private detective and his wealthy wife.
It was followed by Song of the Thin Man in 1947.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Thin_Man_Goes_Home   (207 words)

  
 The Seattle Times: Movies: Make a date with sexy, sassy, swell "Thin Man"
William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles in "The Thin Man." The Charles' playful, bantering relationship is loads of fun in the original 1934 film and the five that followed.
I saw "The Thin Man" for the first time at the Neptune (if memory serves) about 20 years ago and fell hopelessly in love with it; since then, I've probably watched it a few dozen more times.
In the "Thin Man" movies, she's the Ginger to Powell's smooth Fred — an unruffled, pert-nosed charmer, smart as fresh paint, who gave as good as she got.
seattletimes.nwsource.com /html/movies/2002079777_thinman03.html   (825 words)

  
 The Thin Man
The Thin Man is the title of the first of six comic detective films starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, a hard-drinking and flirtatious married couple who banter wittily as easily as they solve crimes.
Completed in 1934 and nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture, the film was directed by W.S. Van Dyke[?] from a script by Albert Hackett[?] and Frances Goodrich[?]; the screenplay was based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett, supposedly based on his relationship with playwright Lillian Hellman.
The "Thin Man" of the title was actually the murder victim, but the name was thought by virtually everyone to refer to Nick Charles, and it was used in the titles of the sequels, although no one ever called him that.
www.ebroadcast.com.au /lookup/encyclopedia/th/The_Thin_Man.html   (290 words)

  
 The Thin Man (1934)
I don’t think I’d seen Thin Man or any of its sequels before I got this DVD, and I went into it with the preconceived notion that Nick and Nora were a detective team.
Thin Man comes chock fill of similar moments, all of which make it a consistent gas to watch.
The Thin Man appears in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1 on this single-sided, single-layered DVD; due to those dimensions, the image has not been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
www.dvdmg.com /thinman.shtml   (1328 words)

  
 DVD Up Close | The Complete Thin Man Collection
The Thin Man started as a 1934 novel by Dashiell Hammett, and the title character was actually the murder victim in a case that Nick Charles works.
Still, even a mediocre Thin Man is guaranteed to deliver some laughs, and even a few moments that are to die for, such as when Nora is surrounded by men at a club and Nick approaches her, joking that she shouldn’t have been let out of quarantine so soon.
It is a fascinating look at her life, and the spotlight on her Thin Man pictures and friendly relationship with Powell ties in nicely to the box set as a whole.
www.dvdupclose.com /reviews/2005/complete-thin-man   (2971 words)

  
 SacTicket // DVD/Video
The reason why "The Thin Man" mystery movies of the 1930s and '40s were so popular, and why they are still enjoyable today, is because William Powell and Myrna Loy are simply irresistible as Nick and Nora Charles.
Nick gets involved in the search for a missing inventor (who was called the "thin man" when his elongated shadow appears onscreen during a scene) at the behest of his daughter, played by an overwrought Maureen O'Sullivan.
There's also an episode from the 1958 "The Thin Man" TV series, starring Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk, which is hampered by a hackneyed story set in a Greenwich Village filled with ridiculously stereotyped Beatniks.
www.sacticket.com /static/movies/dvd_video/0805thinman.html   (1075 words)

  
 After The Thin Man: The Complete Thin Man Collection (1936)
Set in the glamorous world of 1930s upper-class Manhattan, The Thin Man and its sequels established the standard for witty comedy, clever dialogue and urbane one upmanship.
After the Thin Man appears in an aspect ratio of 1.33:1 on this single-sided, double-layered DVD; due to those dimensions, the image has not been enhanced for 16X9 televisions.
I thought the monaural soundtrack of After the Thin Man was pretty similar to the audio for the original film.
www.dvdmg.com /afterthethinman.shtml   (1481 words)

  
 The Thin Man   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
Enthusiasts of Plastic Man speak of Cole's talent with hushed and respectful tones, and Cole's work remains as fresh, as surprising, as amusing, and as awe-inspiring as it was when it first came out.
Now, neither Nick nor Nora Charles were actually the Thin Man--that was the bad guy in Hammett's book--but the name quickly became linked with Nick and Nora, just as Powell and Loy, both stars in their own rights, became irrevocably linked with the Thin Man movie franchise.
Of course, an advanced civilization would not subject an unconscious man to operation via electronic rays because the subject was "not perfect." If the 1998 reader needed any reminding that the Thin Man was the creation of a very different time and place, that little moment would provide it.
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 deseretnews.com | 'Thin Man' movies from 1934-47 are coming out on DVD
The "Thin Man" movies arrive on DVD for the first time next Tuesday, with the incomparable William Powell and Myrna Loy exchanging witticisms and barbs as only they could — such as this exchange, from the first film in the series:
By the way, "The Thin Man" title does not refer to Nick Charles but to the first film's chief suspect, who's gone missing.
— "Song of the Thin Man" (1947) is the last of the series, with Nick and Nora sleuthing in the world of jazz when a band leader is murdered aboard a gambling ship.
deseretnews.com /dn/view/0,1249,600153479,00.html   (705 words)

  
 THE CINEMA LASER DVD REVIEW-- THE COMPLETE THIN MAN COLLECTION
However, what really set the Thin Man series apart from other films of the same vein is its delightful stars, who demonstrated a magical sense of screen chemistry in all six their pairing here (not to mention their other wonder screen appearances together).
THE THIN MAN is the film that started is all, and features a plot that finds Nick and Nora on a trip to New York, where they become involved with the disappearance of an old friend and a murder.
SONG OF THE THIN MAN was the cinematic swan song for the series, and featured a plot that had Nick and Nora becoming involved with the murder investigation of a much-hated jazz musician.
www.thecinemalaser.com /dvd_2005/ctmc-dvd.htm   (1588 words)

  
 Dashiell Hammett, page 08 The Thin Man
The Thin Man also became a popular radio series, and was on television for a time as well.
“Frankenstein” was the mad scientist, not the monster; the “thin man” was the missing inventor, not Nick Charles.
The Thin Man again appeared in magazine form in (of all places) the February, 15, 1936 issue of Australian Women's Weekly.
www.mikehumbert.com /Dashiell_Hammett_08_The_Thin_Man.html   (501 words)

  
 The DVD Journal | Quick Reviews: Shadow of the Thin Man
The fourth film in the Thin Man series starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) is a little worn in places as the premise begins to feel a tad, well… thin.
It would be three years before Loy would make another film (The Thin Man Goes Home in 1945) as she left Hollywood for New York, where she volunteered with the Red Cross.
Warner's DVD release of Shadow of the Thin Man, part of the seven-disc "Thin Man Collection," is not a remastered edition, but given the age of the source prints, it's remarkably clean with a minimal amount of specks and scratches, with more noticeable wear towards the end of the film.
www.dvdjournal.com /quickreviews/s/shadowofthethinman.q.shtml   (348 words)

  
 THE CINEMA LASER DVD REVIEW-- THE THIN MAN
Based upon the novel by Dashiell Hammett, THE THIN MAN features Powell and Loy as the husband and wife sleuthing team of Nick and Nora Charles.
Warner Home Video has made THE THIN MAN available on DVD in a fl and white transfer that frames the film in its proper 1.37:1 full screen aspect ratio.
Considering that THE THIN MAN is nearly seventy years old, I was very pleased with the transfer.
www.thecinemalaser.com /dvd_review_2002/thin-man-dvd.htm   (755 words)

  
 The Complete Thin Man Collection | The A.V. Club
Dashiell Hammett's final novel, The Thin Man, introduced them as an oddball couple: he a hard-drinking but natty former cop and brilliant celebrity detective, and she as his pampered but game society bride, fascinated with his work and perpetually trying to get involved.
The 1934 screen adaptation The Thin Man was the first of William Powell and Myrna Loy's six Nick and Nora films, all of which are gathered in the seven-disc box set The Complete Thin Man Collection.
The Complete Thin Man Collection is packed with features, from MGM shorts, cartoons, and trailers to an awful installment of the late-'50s Thin Man TV series to gushy bio featurettes on Powell and Loy.
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 The Thin Man Goes Home   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The fifth, and penultimate, entry in the THIN MAN series finds Powell and Lay somewhat under form as they swear off the booze when they go to Powell's home town for a family reunion.
When he goes to see her, he finds her murdered, but also finds a sketch that confirms his suspicions.
He calls all the suspects together in his usual fashion and reconstructs the case until he reveals that there is indeed a spy ring operating in town, and the mysterious couple buying the paintings, Vinson and Ames, are part of it.
www.bricaran.com /thinman/goeshome.htm   (447 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Thin Man Goes Home: DVD: William Powell,Loy,W S Van Dyke,Hunt Stromberg   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The Thin Man Goes Home may not have the fresh and seminal quality of the first Thin Man, but at this point, any Thin Man installment is like comfort food or hot cocoa, brimming with warmth and nostalgia.
I'm not one for suggesting that people spend their money frivolously, but the Thin Man series is that rare case where every film is worth its weight in gold.
"The Thin Man Goes Home" (1945) was the 5th movie in the "Thin Man" franchise and the first directed by Richard Thorpe, from a screenplay by newcomers Robert Riskin and Dwight Taylor.
www.amazon.com /Thin-Man-Goes-Home/dp/B000BZXWJ0   (2405 words)

  
 The Thin Man (1934)
The Thin Man (1934) is the first installment of a popular series of films casting a sophisticated, glamorous, pleasure-seeking, and urbane husband-wife detective team (William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles).
The husband and wife team (billed as "the happiest married couple in radio") was also broadcast on radio (by Pabst Blue Ribbon) for many years, with Claudia Morgan in the role of Nora, and a number of actors in Nick's role (Lester Damon, Les Tremayne, Joseph Curtin, and David Gothard).
As the film opens, an eccentric, tall, wealthy businessman/inventor named Clyde Wynant (Edward Ellis) - the "thin man" of the film title, is in his inventor's workshop - viewed first as a silhouette cast on a wall.
www.filmsite.org /thin.html   (2299 words)

  
 The Complete Thin Man Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The 7-Disc set includes the thin man, after the thin man, another thin man, shadow of the thin man, song of the thin man, the thin man goes home, and the alias nick and nora bonus documentary disc.
The Thin Man was set over the Christmas holiday and was the first time audiences got to enjoy the banter of Nick and Nora, as ex-detective Nick was pushed into action, martini in hand, by his better half.
It has all the complete Thin Man films and their are 6 of them.
www.lomovie.com /classics/general/movies_1797.html   (811 words)

  
 Amazon.com: The Thin Man Goes Home: Video: Richard Thorpe,William Powell,Myrna Loy,Lucile Watson,Gloria DeHaven,Anne ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The fifth installment of the famous "Thin Man" series is hampered by a change of directors and a very weak script, and the result is far from the standard the first four films in the series have led us to expect.
This is the fourth sequel to the 1934 smash hit THE THIN MAN. Just when I would have thought the series was dead the producers and writers were able to add life to the franchise.
Liberal drinking of alcohol, a mainstay of the first four "Thin Man" movies, was curtailed for this movie due to wartime liquor rationing.
www.amazon.com /Thin-Man-Goes-Home/dp/6301975960   (2440 words)

  
 DVD Savant Review: The Thin Man
Part of The Complete Thin Man Collection ($59.92), along with After the Thin Man, Another Thin Man, Shadow of the Thin Man, The Thin Man Goes Home, Song of the Thin Man and the docu compiliation disc Alias Nick and Nora.
With a literary pedigree courtesy of Dashiell Hammett and the considerable chemistry between its two stars, The Thin Man was a natural success.
Since the Hays Code and The Thin Man came out in the same year, 1934, this paragraph might be a big flub on Savant's part, if the movie is actually pre-code...
www.dvdtalk.com /dvdsavant/s1691thin.html   (1289 words)

  
 Amazon.ca: The Complete Thin Man Collection (The Thin Man / After the Thin Man / Another Thin Man / Shadow of the Thin ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-02)
The 1936 sequel, After the Thin Man, was nearly as good and cast young James Stewart as a murder suspect.
Another Thin Man (1939) and Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) lack the edge of the first two films but the Charles at their weakest are better than most murder mysteries..
The Thin Man Goes Home (1944), which had Nick and Nora visiting Nick's parents is the 'turkey' in the series, a folksy trip similar to an Andy Hardy movie.
www.amazon.ca /Complete-Collection-After-Another-Shadow/dp/B0009GX1C4   (1302 words)

  
 The Thin Man (film) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Thin Man was the first of six comic detective films starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, a hard-drinking and flirtatious married couple who banter wittily as they easily solve crimes.
The "Thin Man" of the title was actually the lead suspect, but the name was thought by virtually everyone to refer to Nick Charles, and it was used in the titles of the sequels, although no one ever called him that.
Some of the interior scenes from were shot inside the Bidwell Mansion in Chico, California.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/The_Thin_Man_(film)   (341 words)

  
 Thin Man series comes to DVD in August
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the entire Thin Man film series is set to hit shelves in August via a DVD collection from Warner Home Video.
The Complete Thin Man Collection will include all six films in the screwball romantic comedy/mystery series, which stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as the detective team of Nick and Nora Charles -- a boozy but brilliant private detective and his rich, devil-may-care wife who stumble into various cases while trading quips with each other.
Along with the original 1934 film The Thin Man, which originally was released on DVD by WHV in late 2002, the collection features the DVD debuts of After the Thin Man (1936), Another Thin Man (1939), Shadow of the Thin Man (1941), The Thin Man Goes Home (1945) and Song of the Thin Man (1947).
www.movieweb.com /dvd/news/80/7480.php   (412 words)

  
 DVD Review: Thin Man, The
Based on the novel by Dashiell Hammett, "The Thin Man" was briskly completed on a low-budget by director W.S. Van Dyke (aka "One Take Woody"), an old timer from the silent days, whose no-nonsense pacing transformed a dialogue-heavy script into a tight little fluff mystery.
The real focus is the chemistry between William Powell and Myrna Loy, two actors who would pair up for four sequels, ending with "Song of the Thin Man," in 1947.
"After the Thin Man" introduces 'new screen talent' Sheldon Leonard (who'd later enjoy a successful career producing "The Danny Thomas Show" and "I Spy"), and the remaining trailers offer the familiar BIG text and ebullient wipes that characterized the ad style of the day.
www.kqek.com /dvd_reviews/t2u/2213_ThinMan.htm   (546 words)

  
 TechnoFILE Reviews "The Thin Man" on DVD
Incidentally, the Thin Man of the title isn’t Nick, oddly enough considering that all the movies use “Thin Man” in their title.
Instead, the Thin Man is the missing scientist Nick is supposed to find.
Powell and Loy have incredible chemistry; they come across as a married couple who truly love each other and are secure enough in their relationship to make each other the butt of their humor and practical jokes.
www.technofile.com /dvds/thin_man.html   (429 words)

  
 Film - The Thin Man B/W (1934) - Mystery Movies
Nick questions one man whose wife is walking out of the door because of his philandering, he begs Nick to "just let me go after her and explain." To paraphrase Nick, "If you didn't spend so much time chasing other women, you wouldn't have so much trouble with this one."
The THIN MAN is based on a novel written by Dashiell Hammett.
The THIN MAN had a three year stint from 1957 to 1960 on television with Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk as the famous couple.
www.bellaonline.com /articles/art15312.asp   (499 words)

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