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Song of the Thin Man Movie Review Summary

Actors: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Phillip Reed, Jayne Meadows, Keenan Wynn, Gloria Grahame

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Nick (Powell) and Nora Charles (Loy) look into the mysterious killing of bandleader Tommy Drake (Reed). Involved is an all-star cast of character actors: Jayne Meadows as Drake's new wife; Gloria Grahame, as the band's vocalist and; and Keenan Wynn, as "Clinker" Krause, a musician who's trying to help the Charleses navigate the musicians' world. (Dean Stockwell (!) is now young Nicky Charles.)
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This is the final installment in the "Thin Man" films. It was an amazing time in Loy's career with this sandwiched between “The Best Years of Our Lives” and “The Bachelor and the Bobby-Soxer” prior and “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” yet to come.

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Plot & Themes

Time/era of movie:    -   1930's-1950's Crime & Scandal    -   Yes Story of    -   catching brutal killer/stalker

Main Character

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

Setting

United States    -   Yes Water?    -   Yes Water:    -   pleasure/love boat Misc setting    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment If lots of song/dance...    -   lot of singing

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