After the Thin Man Movie Review Summary

Actors: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart

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This is the second entry in the Thin Man-series, based on Dashiell Hammet's books. William Powell stars as detective Nick Charles, who has just retired and plans to spend his time taking care of his rich wife's (Nora's) money. Unfortunately one of Nora's relatives is murdered so Nick has to start a little detecting again. The film is first and foremost a comedy, almost too little time is spent on the actual murder-plot. Powell and Loy are in absolute top form, but Myrna is given less room to act than in their previous film.
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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Special relationship with    -   aunt Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Comedy or Parody about    -   cops/detectives

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   police/lawman Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California City?    -   Yes City:    -   dirty, grimy (like New York) Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Any profanity?    -   None Is this movie based on a    -   book

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