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The Thin Man

A movie directed by W.S. Van Dyke

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We enjoyed this old movie

  • Sep 18, 2010
Rating:
+4

Fun and fast moving, no boredom here.  We were also impressed by the enunciation - no mumbling, no stopping and moving back because we couldn't understand what some word slurring actor said.

The period clothing was amusing and a little distracting at times, with Myrna Loy seemingly reverse channelling Lady Gaga.

As we were unfamiliar with the actors (I was born 14 years after this movie was released), we sometimes got a little confused by the minor actors as to who was whom - I suppose none of them really do look alike, but in black and white and at the quick pace, we did confuse them at times.

One off-putting thing was the treatment of alcoholism as a joke.   However, overall this was thoroughly enjoyable.   If it were not for the clothing and a very few period references (a nickel for a pay phone), this almost could have been made yesterday,

I'd recommend it.  

We watched this last night and really enjoyed it.
 
Fast moving, no boredom here.  We were also impressed by the enunciation - no mumbling, no stopping and moving back because we couldn't understand what some word slurring actor said.
 
The period clothing was amusing and a little distracting at times, with Myrna Loy reverse channelling Lady Gaga.
We watched this last night and really enjoyed it.
 
Fast moving, no boredom here.  We were also impressed by the enunciation - no mumbling, no stopping and moving back because we couldn't understand what some word slurring actor said.
 
The period clothing was amusing and a little distracting at times, with Myrna Loy reverse channelling Lady Gaga.

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The intoxicating chemistry and repartee between the oft-teamed William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles--America's favorite soused detectives--is fully 100-proof in the marvelously witty Thin Man movies. You simply won't find more delightful movie company than Nick and Nora. The title, of course, refers not to Nicky the dick, but to the mysteriously missing scientist he and his lovely partner set out to find. Powell and Loy deliver their sparkling dialog with giddy enthusiasm (and occasionally slurred speech) in this rapid-fire, three-martini suspense comedy directed by famously speedy W.S. Van Dyke and adapted from the novel by Dashiell Hammett. The success ofThe Thin Manspawned a litter of sequels, includingAfter the Thin Man(featuring a young James Stewart),Another Thin Man(in which a baby is added to the Charles family),Shadow of the Thin Man,The Thin Man Goes Home, andSong of the Thin Man.--Jim Emerson
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Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Genre: Classics
DVD Release Date: August 2, 2005
Runtime: 91 minutes
Studio: Warner Home Video
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