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Thin Man


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  Thin Man  Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
8.86 /10
 
Starring
William Powell , Myrna Loy , Maureen O'Sullivan
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Directed by: W.S. Van Dyke
Written by: Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich from Dashiell Hammett's novel

 
 
 
Released: 1934
   
Genre: CRIME
SERIES
THRILLER
COMEDY
   
Origin: US
   
Colour: BW
   
Length: 93
 
 


 
Private detective Nick Charles (William Powell, pictured left), retired and married to the wealthy Nora (Myrna Loy, pictured right), is coaxed by his wife into finding a missing inventor (Edward Ellis).
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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William Powell and Myrna Loy were at their stylish best in the first of this popular and much-imitated series of six thrillers, which struck a responsive chord with Depression-weary audiences. Their hedonistic, hard-drinking, extravagant way of life seemed the last word in sophistication.

Now, the defects of the film are obvious - overlong exposition and an insubstantial plot - but the two leading performances (three if you include Asta, the wire-haired terrier) still sparkle, as does most of the repartee.


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