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The Thin Man

  NR Closed Captioning

W.S. Van Dyke

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Plot Summary

Oscar-nominee William Powell ("Life With Father") and Oscar-honoree Myrna Loy ("The Best Years of Our Lives") star as a husband-and-wife detective team who take on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts. The original comedy detective classic that inspired several sequels received Oscar nominations for Best Picture, Actor (William Powell), Director and Screenplay. Co-starring Maureen O'Sullivan ("David Copperfield"). Inducted into the Library of Congress National Film Registry and recently selected by the prestigious American Film Institute as one of the 400 greatest American films of all time.

Rotten Tomatoes Movie Reviews


  • Reviews Counted: 18
  • Fresh: 18
  • Rotten: 0
  • Average Rating: 7.7/10

Top Critics' Reviews

Fresh: If After the Thin Man is not quite the delight The Thin Man was, it is, at the very least, one of the most urbane comedies of the season. – Frank S. Nugent, New York Times, Aug 7, 2012

Fresh: The two leading players seem to have a swell time throughout. – Variety Staff, Variety, Aug 7, 2012

Fresh: The mystery elements amount to much less than Powell and Loy's effervescent interplay as the movies' most happily married couple. – Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader, Aug 7, 2012

Fresh: Surprisingly successful sequel to the delightful, Dashiell Hammett-based comedy-mystery, The Thin Man, with Powell and Loy as charmingly witty as ever. – Tom Milne, Time Out, Aug 7, 2012

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Customer Reviews


This is a CLASSIC. A must own for any classic film buff.
It's a comedy.
It's a mystery.
It's a romance.
It's a great movie by any standard.

This is Great!!!

The fact that "The Thin Man" series in on iTunes is the best thing I've seen all year. That being said I would really like to see the the last three installments of the series. They remind me of I was growing up. Please oh great ones at iTunes please make these movies available that would make my day.

Best of the best

The best of the 'Thin Man' series, the best William Powell/Myrna Loy movie, the most ingenious blend of detective film and screwball comedy imaginable, and the coolest Christmas movie ever (yes, it does take place over Christmas.) An absolute must-see for any fan of classic American films.

The Thin Man
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  • $17.99
  • Genre: Comedy
  • Released: 1934

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