Tuesday, March 30, 2010

365 Movies: Shadow of the Thin Man Review

Shadow of the Thin Man stars William Powell, Myrna Loy, Barry Nelson, Donna Reed, and Sam Levene in the fourth installment of The Thin Man Series. The film came out in 1941 and this was the last Thin Man movie, that W.S. Van Dyke directed. The film is about a jockey being found dead and once again, Nick Charles(Powell) is on the case. This time, though his wife Nora, wants to be more involved in solving the case, which in that case, Nick needs to avert her attention in one way or another to something else. This was another great Thin Man movie, but I felt it didn't have as much as humor and wit, as the other three did. It came off more serious and there weren't as many cracks in the film as three previous ones. Even though, I thought it was quite unnecessary to bring a child into the film series, that little boy is pretty darn cute.

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1 comment:

Sally said...

This is one of my favorite Thin Man movies! Apart from the first two, that is. I love the part where Nora calls to Nicky with a cocktail. Brilliant. I also really like the reporter character. I think he's cool. Great post!