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Shadow of the Thin Man Movie Review Summary

Actors: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Stella Adler

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Still officially retired as a private detective, Nick Charles (Powell) gets asked to help solve a murder at the local race track. The formula is still in tact for the series. There are a lot of suspects amongst the touts and track regulars, including Stella Adler, best known as an acting coach to a generation of professionals; Barry Nelson, playing a reporter; and Donna Reed as the reporter's love interest. And the long-suffering cop Abrams, still played by Sam Levene, continues to be baffled as to how Charles manages to successfully ferret out the suspect.
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This is the fourth installment in the Thin Man film series, which remains much loved for its snappy dialogue and chemistry between Powell and Loy.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Family, loving    -   Yes Special relationship with    -   wife Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   catching brutal killer/stalker

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   private investigator Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American

Setting

United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dangerous    -   wealthy    -   rude people Misc setting    -   sports arena

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment

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