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Don't spare the enthusiasm on this one because if the book had thousands of readers, this picture will have millions of customers - well satisfied and with that well-fed look.
One of the most popular comedies ever made.
The Thin Man was an entertaining novel, and now it's an entertaining picture.
What enchants, really, is the relationship between Nick and Nora as they live an eternal cocktail hour, bewailing hangovers that only another little drink will cure, in a marvellous blend of marital familiarity and constant courtship.
An excellent combination of comedy and excitement.
The Thin Man was one of the most popular films of 1934, inspired five sequels, and was nominated for four Oscars (best picture, actor, direction and screenplay). Yet it was made as an inexpensive B-picture.
Tense and slick, this early thriller remains a true masterpiece.
Truly, a film in which there is never a dull moment.
There's wonderful chemistry between William Powell and Myrna Loy, who make sleuthing, marriage and drinking cool and sexy
A style of pure ebullience
As charming as its headliners are, The Thin Man is brought down to the merely solid level by its flimsy narrative.
One can't say enough good things about the playful interplay between Powell and Loy.
Very witty, very urbane, very smart...very movie magic. An ex-private detective is dragged into a murder case involving the daughter of a friend. It all ends with the classic "all the suspects in the same room while the detective calls out the murderer" staple of detective movies, nonetheless, it's always been about how we get there and how that particular scene is handled. This one is light on it's feet and funny, nearly a primer on how such should be done. And at the center, the whimsical family relationship of the leads and their scene-stealing dog.
A husband/wife detective tandem work to solve a series of murders.
The thirties style of slap-dash, madcap overlapping dialogue highlights the excellent performances of this very strong film. Comparing this film to the mysteries of today proves how much harder screenwriters of the old days had to work and how much more language was valued. Every line of this film is so witty and sharp, and William Powell and Myrna Loy never seem like people you know, but they always seem like people you wish you knew.
The mystery, originally penned by Dashiell Hammett, is not terribly predictable, but it's solvable, which is the way mysteries should be.
Overall, I enjoyed this film immensely, and it made me long to hear more dialogue from this era.
Glorious, Joyous dinner date with murder and laughter hand in hand. Powell and Loy are one charming couple.
Some friends gave me the complete Thin Man series for Christmas, and I have to say after several viewings of all six that the pairing of William Powell and Myrna Loy is one of those matches made in Hollywood Heaven. There are few teams that leap to mind as being better suited to each other; their screen energy is a beautiful phenomenon to behold. Powell is already on my very select all-time favorite actors list, and I'm thinking that Loy is going up there right after I finish writing these comments.
What I find most interesting about the critical comments is not that almost everyone agrees that Powell and Loy are great, but that the series is short on story, flimsy of narrative, lacking in substance -- and one critic goes to far as to say that each successive film is weaker than the one before.
Sorry, I have to disagree. I think the stories are interesting, cleverly conceived, and well written. They are so smartly written, in fact, that the writers have managed to let the plot play in the background so that we can all concentrate on the chemistry of Powell and Loy. Seriously, if I were looking for great literature, I'd turn to the book shelf and dig around for Shakespeare or something, but just like the live audience members back when this series played the theaters, I'm here to see Powell, Loy -- and Asta -- make their magic. And I definitely think that the last one, Song of the Thin Man, is just as magical as the first : )
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