After the Thin Man

After the Thin Man

Director: W.S. Van Dyke Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart


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This second of MGM's Thin Man films reteams William Powell and Myrna Loy as, respectively, bibulous private detective Nick Charles and his socialite wife Nora. The Charleses are sucked into another murder case via Nick's lovely cousin Elissa Landi, whose husband Alan Marshall has vanished. Hubby has been conducting an affair with nightclub thrush Dorothy McNulty (later known as Penny Singleton) and is also blackmailing gangsterish Joseph Calleia. When the corpses begin piling up, Nick and Nora try to piece the clues together, with the earnest assistance of Jimmy Stewart, who carries a torch for Landi. You won't believe who turns out to be the murderer in this one--then again, given the plot's strict adherence to "least likely suspect" formula, you probably will.

Product Details

Release Date: 08/07/2007
UPC: 0012569673762
Original Release: 1936
Rating: NR
Source: Warner Home Video
Time: 1:52:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Powell Nick Charles
Myrna Loy Nora Charles
James Stewart David Graham
Elissa Landi Selma Landis
Joseph Calleia Dancer
Jessie Ralph Aunt Katherine Forrest
Alan Marshal Robert Landis
Teddy Hart Floyd Casper
Sam Levene Lt. Abrams
William Law Lum Kee
George Zucco Dr. Adolph Kammer
Paul Fix Phil Byrnes
Jack Adair Escort of Dizzy Blonde
Edie Adams Girl
Ernie Alexander Actor
Edwin Allen Man
Murray Alper Kid
Charles Arnt Drunk (uncredited)
Vince Barnett Wrestling manager
William Benedict Actor
Donald Briggs Reporter
William Burress General
John Butler Racetrack Tout
Joe Caits Joe
Charles "Heinie" Conklin Actor
Baldwin Cooke Photographer
Edgar Dearing Bill, the San Francisco Policeman
Dorothée Polly Byrnes
Mary Gordon Rose (the cook)
Maude Turner Gordon Helen
George Guhl S.F. Police Captain
Ben Hall Butcher Boy
Sherry Hall Photographer
John Kelly Harold
Edith Kingdon Hattie
Clarence Kolb Lucius
Richard Loo Headwaiter
Sue Moore Actor
John T. Murray Jerry
Jack Norton Reporter
Harvey Parry Actor
Joe Phillips Willie
Thomas Pogue William
Jack Raymond Photographer
George H. Reed Porter
Tom Ricketts Henry the Butler
Constantine Romanoff Actor
Dick Rush San Francisco Detective
Penny Singleton Polly Byrnes
Alice H. Smith Emily
George Taylor Eddie
Zeffie Tilbury Lucy
Charles Trowbridge Police Examiner
Harry Tyler Fingers
Guy Usher Chief of Detectives
Monte Vandergrift Man (uncredited)
Dorothy Vaughan Charlotte
Bobby Watson Leader of Late Crowd
Eric Wilton Peter, butler

Technical Credits
W.S. Van Dyke Director
Nacio Herb Brown Score Composer,Songwriter
Walter Donaldson Songwriter
George Forrest Songwriter
Arthur Freed Songwriter
Cedric Gibbons Art Director
Frances Goodrich Screenwriter
Albert Hackett Screenwriter
Robert J. Kern Editor
Oliver Marsh Cinematographer
Harry McAfee Art Director
Herbert Stothart Score Composer
Hunt Stromberg Producer
Dolly Tree Costumes/Costume Designer
Edward Ward Score Composer
Edwin B. Willis Art Director
Robert Wright Songwriter
Dashiell Hammett Source Author

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After the Thin Man 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Guest More than 1 year ago
Regradless of the fact that you might just figure out 'who dun it' this show is filled with twists and humor. I'm waiting for the whole serise to be released on DVD Nick and Nora keep things delightfully interesting.