Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

Eighty 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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