Monday, March 29, 2010

365 Movies: Another Thin Man Review

Another Thin Man stars William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger, Tom Neal, Nat Pendleton, C.Aubrey Smith, and Patric Knowles in the third installment of The Thin Man Series, directed by W.S. Van Dyke III. The film came out in 1939 and is about married sleuths Nick(Powell) and Nora(Loy) Charles getting tangled in yet another case. This time, the case is about Colonel MacFay(Smith) who fears his life is in danger, so he calls Nick to help protect him. This is another fine example of how perfect Powell and Loy are together. They work so amazingly well together and the silly little jokes between the two is wonderful to watch. This movie fits right into the humor and wit, that the first two films had. Even with a brief appearance in the film, I loved seeing Patric Knowles in the movie. I thoroughly enjoyed this movie and I can't wait to see it again!

Review for Tomorrow: Shadow of the Thin Man


Amanda said...

Can't go wrong with a Thin Man film. They are all fantastic!

C.K. Dexter Haven said...

Here's my hopefully complimentary take on After the Thin Man, for the diehard Thin Man fan!

Sally said...

Great choice! This isn't my favorite Thin Man film, but I do like it a great deal. I love when Nora gets the keys to the liquor cabinet!