- Status: Released
- Movie Tagline: A laugh tops every thrilling moment!
- Genres: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
- Release Date: 1934-05-25
- Runtime: 91.0 min
- Budget: $0.2 million
- Revenue: $1.4 million
- Production Companies: Metro, Goldwyn, Mayer
Cast & Crew
William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, Minna Gombell, Porter Hall, Henry Wadsworth, William Henry, Harold Huber, Cesar Romero, Natalie Moorhead, Edward Brophy, Edward Ellis, Cyril Thornton, William Augustin, Polly Bailey, Arthur Belasco, Brooks Benedict, Tui Bow, Raymond Brown, Ruth Channing, Jack Cheatham, Clay Clement, Nick Copeland, Pat Flaherty, Douglas Fowley, Christian J. Frank, Kenneth Gibson, Dick Gordon, Creighton Hale, Sherry Hall, Edward Hearn, Robert Homans, John Irwin, Thomas E. Jackson, Sydney Jarvis, Tiny Jones, Kenner G. Kemp, John Larkin, Walter Long, Fred Malatesta, Hans Moebus, William H. O’Brien, Frank O’Connor, Henry Otho, Garry Owen, Lee Phelps, Alexander Pollard, Albert Pollet, Bob Reeves, Bert Roach, Rolfe Sedan, Gertrude Short, Lee Shumway, Skippy, Pietro Sosso, Ben Taggart, Phil Tead, George Templeton, Harry Tenbrook, Huey White, Leo White, Charles Williams
Synopsis – What to Expect from “The Thin Man”
The Thin Man is a 1934 American comedy-mystery film directed by W. S. Van Dyke and based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. The film stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, a married couple who solve a murder mystery.
The film begins in New York City, where Nick Charles, a retired detective, and his wife Nora, a society woman, are celebrating the holidays with their dog Asta. They are soon approached by Nora’s old friend Dorothy Wynant, who is desperate to find her missing father, Clyde Wynant. Nick reluctantly agrees to take on the case, and the couple begin their investigation.
The investigation leads them to a variety of colorful characters, including a shady nightclub owner, a former vaudeville performer, and a shady scientist. As they investigate, they discover that Wynant is being framed for the murder of a young woman, and that the real killer is someone close to him.
The Charles’ investigation eventually leads them to the killer, who is revealed to be Wynant’s former business partner. In the end, Nick and Nora are able to solve the mystery and bring the killer to justice. Along the way, they also manage to keep their relationship strong, despite the pressures of the case.
The Thin Man is a classic whodunit that is full of suspense and humor. The chemistry between Powell and Loy is undeniable,
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