After the Thin Man

Film, Thrillers

Time Out says

Surprisingly successful sequel to the delightful, Dashiell Hammett-based comedy-mystery, The Thin Man, with Powell and Loy as charmingly witty as ever as the bibulous sophisticates Nick and Nora Charles, revelling in sparkling dialogue as they solve a murder. Notionally based on a story by Hammett, the plot is ingenious enough, though the then up-and-coming Stewart now seems uncomfortable cast as the culprit. After this the series grew distinctly thin, though Powell and Loy continued to give good value: Another Thin Man (1939), Shadow of the Thin Man (1941), The Thin Man Goes Home (1944), Song of the Thin Man (1947).


Release details

111 mins

Cast and crew

WS Van Dyke
Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich
William Powell
Elissa Landi
Joseph Calleia
James Stewart
Myrna Loy
Jessie Ralph