Another Thin Man

1939

W. S. Van Dyke
Director
MGM
Studio

In the third of six Thin Man films, Nick and Nora arrive back in New York with a new addition to the family in the form of Nickie, Jr. They are immediately involved in another mystery when their financial manager is murdered after receiving a number of bizarre threats from a wronged business partner. But is the obvious suspect the right suspect?

An adaptation of Hammett's short story "The Farewell Murder," but not scripted by him, and it shows a bit. The mystery is a bit more convoluted than the first two films, and a few red herring subplots (such as the mysterious new nanny) could have been dropped with no loss to the overall film. Nick & Nora's chemistry and banter are as charming as ever, and there are some sublime bits here. Nonetheless, the series did start to slip a bit from here in, though always remaining watchable. Followed by Shadow of the Thin Man in 1941.

-Dave W.


17th November 1939
Cinema


103 mins
1.37:1




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William Powell
Nick Charles
Myrna Loy
Nora Charles
Virginia Grey
Lois MacFay
Otto Kruger
Assistant DA Van Slack
C. Aubrey Smith
Colonel Burr MacFay
Ruth Hussey
Dorothy Waters
Nat Pendleton
Lieutenant John Guild
Patric Knowles
Dudley Horn
Tom Neal
Freddie Coleman
Phyllis Gordon
Isabella Bellam
Sheldon Leonard
Phil Church
Don Costello
'Diamond Back' Vogel
Harry Bellaver
'Creeps' Binder
William A. Poulsen
Nickie Charles Jr.
Muriel Hutchison
H. Culverton 'Smitty' Smith
Abner Biberman
'Dum-Dum'
Marjorie Main
Mrs. Dolley
Asta
Himself
Murray Alper
Larry, a Father
(uncredited)
Sandra Andreva
Woman at Nick's Table
(uncredited)
William Bailey
Freight Elevator Operator
(uncredited)
Roy Barcroft
Slim, Bodyguard
(uncredited)
Brooks Benedict
West Indies Club Patron
(uncredited)
James Blaine
Policeman in Charles' Suite
(uncredited)
Charles Brokaw
State Trooper
(uncredited)
Paul E. Burns
Ticket Agent
(uncredited)
Eddie Buzard
Newsboy
(uncredited)
Richard Calderon
Raphael, Wacky's Baby
(uncredited)
Anita Camargo
Hat Check Girl
(uncredited)
Jack Clifford
Policeman
(uncredited)
Frank Coletti
State Trooper
(uncredited)
Gino Corrado
West Indies Club Patron
(uncredited)
Nell Craig
Charles' First Nursemaid
Carmen D'Antonio
Specialty Dancer
(uncredited)
Joe Devlin
Barney, Bodyguard
(uncredited)
Joe Downing
Hoodlum
(uncredited)
Ralph Dunn
Baggage Man
(uncredited)
Dick Elliott
Detective Questioning Mrs. Bellam
(uncredited)
Matty Fain
Hoodlum Phoning Nick
(uncredited)
Walter Fenner
Detective Questioning Freddie
(uncredited)
Miguel Fernández Mila
Specialty Dancer
(uncredited)
Jack Gardner
Driver
(uncredited)
Edward Gargan
Detective Quinn
(uncredited)
Martin Garralaga
Pedro, the Informant
(uncredited)
Eddie Gribbon
Baggage Man
(uncredited)
Rosemary Grimes
Woman at Nick's Table
(uncredited)
George Guhl
MacFay's Guard
(uncredited)
James Guilfoyle
Jake
(uncredited)
Eddie Hall
Second Baggage Man at Train Station
(uncredited)
Edward Hearn
Detective
(uncredited)
Shemp Howard
Wacky
(uncredited)
Thomas E. Jackson
Detective Questioning Nick
(uncredited)
Gladden James
Fingerprint Man
(uncredited)
Milton Kibbee
Detective
(uncredited)
Toni LaRue
Woman at Nick's Table
(uncredited)
George Lloyd
West Indies Club Patron
(uncredited)
Alphonse Martell
West Indies Club Waiter
(uncredited)
Thomas Martin
Spectator in Alley
(uncredited)
Pat McKee
A Father
(uncredited)
Horace McMahon
MacFay's Chauffeur
(uncredited)
Rudolph Medina
Specialty Dancer
(uncredited)
Tina Menard
Woman at Nick's Table
(uncredited)
Harold Miller
West Indies Club Patron
(uncredited)
Howard M. Mitchell
Policeman
(uncredited)
Frank Moran
Butch, a Father
(uncredited)
Alberto Morin
West Indies Club Waiter
(uncredited)
Philip Morris
Baggage Man
(uncredited)
Paul Newlan
Tom, Bodyguard
(uncredited)
Nellie V. Nichols
Raphael's Mother
(uncredited)
William Pagan
Policeman
(uncredited)
Nestor Paiva
West Indies Club Headwaiter
(uncredited)
Eddie Parker
State Trooper
(uncredited)
Milton Parsons
Coroner
(uncredited)
Guy Repp
Hotel Waiter
(uncredited)
Bert Roach
Cookie
(uncredited)
Claire Rochelle
Telephone Operator
(uncredited)
Constantine Romanoff
Tall Father in Derby
(uncredited)
Ronald R. Rondell
West Indies Club Patron
(uncredited)
Ramon Ros
Specialty Dancer
(uncredited)
Charles Sherlock
Police Photographer
(uncredited)
Lee Shumway
Policeman
(uncredited)
Rafael Storm
Gigolo
(uncredited)
Frank Sully
Pete, a Father
(uncredited)
William Tannen
State Trooper
(uncredited)
Stanley Taylor
Taxi Driver
(uncredited)
Fred Velasco
Specialty Dancer
(uncredited)
Blanca Vischer
Woman at Nick's Table
(uncredited)
Doodles Weaver
MacFay's Gatekeeper
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-01
Baggage Man
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-02
Baggage Man
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-03
Baggage Man
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-04
Baggage Man
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-05
Jesse
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-06
MacFay's Servant
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-07
MacFay's Servant
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-08
Policeman on Phone in Montage
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-09
Editor in Montage
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-10
State Trooper
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-11
State Trooper
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-12
Charles' Maid
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-13
West Indies Club Doorman
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-14
Carmelita
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-15
Aita
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-16
Marcelita
(uncredited)
René Rivero Guillén
René, Dancer at West Indies Club
(credited as Renee & Stella)
Ramona Ajón
Estella, Dancer at West Indies Club
(credited as Renee & Stella)
Unknown 771-19
Flynn, Detective at Apartment
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-20
Detective at Apartment
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-21
Detective at Apartment
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-22
Detective at Apartment
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-23
Father at Party
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-24
Father at Party
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-25
Father at Party
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-26
Father at Party
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-27
Father at Party
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-28
Father at Party
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-29
Casey, Policeman at Charles' Suite
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-30
Policeman at Charles' Suite
(uncredited)
Unknown 771-31
Policeman at Charles' Suite
(uncredited)

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