Another Thin Man Reviews
Always fun to go back and watch these great old films.
Nick Charles: I saw a great group of men standing around a table. I knew there was only one woman in the world who could attract men like that. A woman with a lot of money.
Always with the great comeback lines, and his co-star loaded with her own ammo of lines to fire back.
William Powell as Nick Charles and Myrna Loy as Nora Charles continue their comedy detective story, with now their own kid.
Nowhere else would you find a perfect duo to deliver such memorable lines!
Here's the third in the Thin Man series of mysteries.
And, they're on another very slow train ride for the Charles family. In the end of the last movie, on the train from San Francisco, Nora (Myrna Loy) tells Nick (William Powell) that she's expecting, and by the time they reach New York, (in this sequel) little Nick Jr. is already born and celebrating his first birthday. Wow! I know Amtrak is slow, but not that slow.
In this film, the Charles family business manager, Colonel Burr MacFay (C. Aubrey Smith) has called Nick and Nora to his house to investigate some threats he's been getting by an old partner, Phil Church (Sheldon Leonard). Colonel MacFay did him dirt and had him sent-up for prison. Now Phil is out and the Colonel is getting pretty nervous.
One night there's a shot and the Colonel is found dead in his bed. Not only is Phil and his right hand man, the knife-wielding Cuban, Dum-Dum (Abner Biberman) but many of the people in the MacFay household are possible suspects. Nat Pendleton is back as Lieutenant Guild and there are plenty of young actors that went onto bigger and better things, like, Virginia Grey, Ruth Hussey, Shemp Howard, and Patric Knowles.
Naturally, like in all the Thin Man movies, all of the suspects gather together in the finale where Nick puts all the pieces of the puzzle together.