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Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)




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The fourth film in the Thin Man series, this movie finds Nick (William Powell) and Nora (Myrna Loy) Charles investigating two mysterious racetrack murders, accompanied by Nick Charles, Jr. (Dickie Hall) and Asta the dog.

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William Powell
as Nick Charles
Myrna Loy
as Nora Charles
Barry Nelson
as Paul Clarke
Donna Reed
as Molly Ford
Sam Levene
as Lt. Abrams
Alan Baxter
as Whitey Barrow
Dickie Hall
as Nick Charles Jr.
Loring Smith
as Link Stephens
Joseph Anthony
as Fred Macy
Henry O'Neill
as Maj. Jason I. Sculley
Stella Adler
as Claire Porter
Lou Lubin
as `Rainbow' Benny Loomis
Will Wright
as Maguire
Edgar Dearing
as Motor Cop
Oliver Blake
as Fenster
John Dilson
as Coroner
Jerry Jerome
as Reporter
Roger Moore
as Reporter
Hal Le Sueur
as Reporter
Cardiff Giant
as Bouncing Tschekov
Fred Graham
as Waiters with Steaks
Tor Johnson
as Jack the Ripper
John Berkes
as Paleface
Jenny Jerome
as Reporter
John Kelly
as Meatballs Murphy
Dan Tobey
as Announcer
Tommy Mack
as Soft Drink Vendor
Bill Fisher
as Watchman
Joey Ray
as Stephen's Clerk
Inez Cooper
as Girl in Cab
Duke York
as Valentino
Sid Melton
as Fingers
Patty Moore
as Lefty's Wife
Ray Teal
as Cab Driver
Sam Bernard
as Counterman
Ken Christy
as Detective
David Dornack
as Lefty's Kid
Harry Burns
as Greek Janitor
Fred Walburn
as Kid on Merry-go-Round
Arch Hendricks
as Photographer
Pat R. McGee
as Handler
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All Critics (6)

It makes for lightweight entertainment.

Full Review… | August 17, 2005
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

This entry has a thinner story line, fewer colorful characters, and even fewer witty lines than the first three films in the series.

Full Review… | July 26, 2005
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Audience Reviews for Shadow of the Thin Man


A treat on many levels. Daddy reads a story to wiseguy Jr, Asta proves his courage, and Mother trumps them all with her bravery in the end. Watch for future stars Roger Moore, Donna Reed, legendary Stella Adler, & also Louise Beavers.

Christopher Bergan
Christopher Bergan

My least favorite in the Thin Man series. This is the fourth film for Nick and Nora and it looks like the plot is just going through the motions. We already know that Nick will eventually gather all the suspects in a room and explain how he figured it out. If it wasn't for William Powell and Myrna Loy, I would have given this film a lower rating. Grade: B-

Calvin Cajigal
Calvin Cajigal

This Thin Man movie offers some good comedy scenes, but the overall plot is predictable.

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