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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Song of the Thin Man (1947)

The sixth and final movie in the Thin Man series. This time Nick and Nora Charles are at a society gathering aboard a gambling ship. There is a jazz ensemble playing aboard the ship led by Tommy Drake (Philip Reed). Drake has taken another job and decides to leave New York. However, he owes $12,000 in gambling debts to the owner of the boat. When Tommy's agent, Mitch Talbin (Leon Ames), refuses to loan him the money he goes below deck to break into the safe. There he is shot by an unknown assailant. Nick and Nora are once again on the case. This time they are aided by a clarinet player, Clarence "Clinker" Krause (Keenan Wynn). There is the ususal bunch of suspects who all seem to have motive. Once again Nick and Nora decide to host a party, this time on the boat, to have the final unveiling of the killer.

While this was still a good movie it is by far the weakest of the series. Myrna Loy and William Powell just did not seem to have their hearts in the movie. Be on the lookout for a young Dean Stockwell as Nick and Nora's son, Nicky. This is one of the best film series ever made and I highly recomend it.



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