Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Seventy-nine years ago today, the film Shadow of the Thin Man premiered. The fourth installment of the film series based off of the characters created by Dashiell Hammett. I first saw it when I rented it from Hollywood Video in the early 90s and rewatch it every once in a while. You have to see this movie.

Title: Shadow of the Thin Man
Directed by: W. S. Van Dyke
Produced by: Hunt Stromberg
Written by: Dashiell Hammett (characters)
Screenplay by: Harry Kurnitz, Irving Brecher
Story by: Harry Kurnitz
Starring : William Powell, Myrna Loy
Music: by David Snell
Cinematography: William H. Daniels
Edited by: Robert J. Kern
Production Company: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Distributed by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date: November 21, 1941 (US)
Running time: 97 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English
Budget: $821,000
Box office: $2,301,000

Nick and Nora Charles are looking forward to a relaxing day at a racetrack, but when a jockey accused of throwing a race is found shot to death, Police Lieutenant Abrams requests Nick’s help. The trail leads to a gambling syndicate that operates out of a wrestling arena, a murdered reporter, and a pretty secretary whose boyfriend has been framed. Along the way, Nick and Nora must contend with a wild wrestling match, a dizzying day at a merry-go-round (accompanied by Nick, Jr.), and a table-clearing restaurant brawl.

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