Friday, April 2, 2010

365 Movies: Song of the Thin Man Review

Song of the Thin Man stars William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn, and Dean Stockwell in the final installment of The Thin Man Series. While at a nightclub, a murder is committed and Mr. and Mrs. Charles are on the case. While trying to solve the murder of band leader Tommy Drake(Phillip Reed), the couple meet a slew of daffy characters, including musician Buddy Hollis(Don Taylor) and nightclub singer, Fran Page(Gloria Graham). Though this is better than the previous Thin Man movie, it still doesn't have that magic that the first four films had. In this film, it seems Nora has more of the cracks, than Nick, which makes it enjoyable to watch. I love when she's about to hit the hay, and Nick starts getting dressed and slowly but surely, she gets up to accompany him. I didn't quite understand why, Phillip Reed's and Gloria Grahame's names were so high in the credits, when they didn't in the appear in the film much. I would have loved to have seen more Phillip but alas, that was not meant to happen. I've had so much fun watching this series and I greatly enjoyed the company of Nick, Nora, and Asta. A delightful series of films!

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