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Thursday, December 3, 2015

Tired Old Queen at the Movies: The Thin Man

Steve Hayes reviews:
William Powell and Myrna Loy create marital bliss and movie history in their first two teamings as Nick and Nora Charles in W.S. Van Dyke’s The Thin Man (1934) and After The Thin Man (1936). Taken from a novel by Dashiell Hammett and based on his relationship with playwright Lillian Hellman, this off-beat husband and wife detective team round up a bunch of fabulous suspects played by top notch character actors and proceed to solve multiple murders. The results are a perfect combination of suspense, hilarity mixed with a touch of sophistication that simply can’t be beat.


Tim said...

They don't make 'em like that anymore. And more's the pity!

Davis said...

I have to say William Powell left me cold and still does. Myrna, on the other hand, is always stunning.

Russ Manley said...

I guess the drunk act was funny back then after Prohibition was lifted, but it's just annoying now. Myrna, though, is as you say.

Davis said...

You know it never occurred to me that there was a connexion with Prohibition and their vaunted drunk routine. Brilliant, Russ.

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