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thie| The Thin Man Goes Home
ID:
1945
Comments:
Director: W S Van Dyke
Screenplay: Harry Kurnitz, Dashiell Hammett, Robert Riskin, Dwight Taylor
Producer: Everett Riskin
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson, Gloria DeHaven, Anne Revere
Genre: Mystery & Suspense

Running Time: 100
Aspect Ratio:  1.33:1 (NTSC Full Frame)
Sound: Mono
Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
Features: W.S. Van Dyke, director of the first four "Thin Man" films committed suicide, February 5, 1943 at the age of 53.

Richard Thorpe is the director of this fifth film in the series.

Our mystery sleuths, Nick (William Powell) and Nora (Myrna Loy) have taken a train to Sycamore Springs to visit his mother (Lucille Watson) and his father (Harry Davenport). While in town, Nora was way too insistant on buying a windmill farm scene painting which belongs to someone else by special order. The saleman, Mr. Crump (Donald Meek) gave in and let Nora have it. When the owner of the painting, Helena (Helen Vinson) came in to pick up her painting, she was furious about the sale. Her husband, Edgar (Leon Ames), who is eager for the painting too, swears, "Somebody's going to pay plenty for that picture before we're though".

A nighttime, a young man, Peter (Ralph Brooke)comes to visit Nick Charles. Within seconds, a mystery person from outside quietly shoots the man at the doorway.
Also in the cast: Lloyd Corrigan, Wally Cassell, Gloria DeHaven, Jane Green, Connie Gilchrist.

Special Features:
•Theatrical Trailer
•9-minute short "Why Daddy"
•MGM Technicolor cartoon "Screball Squirrel".

Leon Ames also appears in the last film, SONG OF THE THIN MAN (1947).
Studio:  Warner Home Video DVD Region:  1 NR
DVD Release:  Aug 2007 Discs:  1 (DVD) [$14.98]
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Reviews:  Nick and Nora Charles return home to spend time with Nick's family. But Daddy isn't pround of Nick for being a detective instead of becoming a doctor like him. Nora thinks Nick solving a case will get him respect from his Dad. She spreads the word that Nick's out there to solve a case; to stir the skeletons in the closet and create a case. Will a case appear? Will Nick solve it? As people drop dead, there's something about a painting that everyone want!


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