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Tuesday, November 28, 2006

The Thin Man (1934)

The first and best of the series. In this adventure we find Nick and Nora in New York. They are newly married. Nick has retired from his job as a detective and is enjoying Nora's inheritance. He bumps into Dorothy, the daughter of an old acquaintance, Clyde Wyant. Come to find out that her father has disappeared. It seems he had a fight with his mistress because he wants to give some bonds to Dorothy for her upcoming wedding. The only problem is that his mistress, Julia, has cashed them in and refuses to give him the money. Clyde then disappears and Julia ends up dead. As the mystery unravels Nick determines who the killer is and decides to throw a dinner party for all of the suspects and do the big reveal there.

This is a wonderful movie. While the chemistry between Myrna Loy and William Powell was amazing in all the films in the series it was top notch in the movie. Maureen O'Sullivan is also wonderful as the young bride-to-be whose father is missing. A little bit of trivia - The Thin Man is actually Clyde Wyant. However, everyone kept referring to Nick Charles as the Thin Man so the producers decided to keep the title for the other films. This is a must see film for all movie buffs.g



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