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Complete Thin Man Collection

The Complete Thin Man Collection

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Director: Edward N. Buzzell, Richard Thorpe, W.S. Van Dyke

Cast: William Powell

William Powell and Myrna Loy were one of the smartest and sexiest on-screen couples of the '30s and '40s as Nick and Nora Charles, martini-sipping socialites who solved crimes in their spare time in The Thin Man and its sequels, and this special DVD box set collects all six movies in the series. The material on The Thin Man Collection (including The Thin Man


William Powell and Myrna Loy were one of the smartest and sexiest on-screen couples of the '30s and '40s as Nick and Nora Charles, martini-sipping socialites who solved crimes in their spare time in The Thin Man and its sequels, and this special DVD box set collects all six movies in the series. The material on The Thin Man Collection (including The Thin Man, After the Thin Man, Another Thin Man, Shadow of the Thin Man, The Thin Man Goes Home, and Song of the Thin Man) has been transferred to disc in its original full-frame aspect ratio of 1.33:1, and the audio has been mastered in Dolby Digital Mono. The dialogue for all six films is in English, with optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish. The Thin Man also includes an alternate French dubbed soundtrack. Trailers for all six movies have been included. As a bonus, the set features a bonus disc with a documentary about the Thin Man series, "Alias Nick and Nora."

Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Ed Hulse
When mystery writer Dashiell Hammett dreamed up sophisticated sleuths Nick and Nora Charles, he made them idealized versions of himself and playwright Lillian Hellman, his lover. Cynical, urbane, and inordinately fond of alcohol, the Charleses romped through The Thin Man, a 1934 novel that hit bestseller lists within days of its hardcover publication. M-G-M immediately bought screen rights to the story and had screenwriters Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett dash off a screenplay. Contract players William Powell and Myrna Loy were drafted to play Nick and Nora, and staff director W. S. Van Dyke was given the job of shooting the movie within a few short weeks. Released before year’s end, the filmed version of Hammett’s novel wowed critics and audiences alike. The mystery of the missing inventor took a back seat to the antics of the perpetually pickled Charleses, whose playful banter delighted viewers. A 1936 sequel, After the Thin Man, picked up immediately after the events of the first film and cast young James Stewart as a murder suspect. Nearly as good as the series opener, After also enjoyed great success. Another Thin Man (1939) began a gradual trend toward domestication; this entry introduced the infant Nick Jr. and devoted more footage to the Charleses’ home life and scene-stealing pooch, Asta. Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) found the couple solving a murder at the racetrack, but it lacked the edge of the first two films. The Thin Man Goes Home (1944), which had Nick bringing Nora and Junior to visit his parents in their small town, was almost intolerably folksy, calling to mind one of M-G-M’s Andy Hardy movies. The series perked up with its final episode, Song of the Thin Man (1947), a borderline noir film that unfolded in smoky jazz clubs and underworld dives. Even at its weakest, the Thin Man series benefited from the Powell-Loy chemistry. They made one of the screen’s best teams; indeed, they appeared together in several other films based on the popularity they achieved in these breezy mysteries. Basically, this box set offers two classics, two better-than-average whodunits, one mediocre effort, and one outright turkey. But even the worst Thin Man movie is not without merit. Lifting the set over the top, though, is a bonus disc with splendid documentaries on the series stars: Hollywood Remembers: Myrna Loy - So Nice to Come Home To and William Powell: A True Gentleman.

Product Details

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Warner Home Video
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Special Features

Closed Caption; Classic comedy; Mystery and musical shorts; 2 radio dramas; Vintage cartoons; TV series; Pilot with Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
William Powell Actor,Nick Charles
Leon Ames Mitchell Talbin
Myrna Loy Actor,Nora Charles
Warner Anderson Dr. Monolaw
Barry Nelson Paul Clarke
Gloria DeHaven Laura Ronson
James Stewart David Graham
Maureen O'Sullivan Dorothy Wynant
Virginia Grey Lois MacFay
William Bishop Al Amboy
Bruce Cowling Phil Brant
C. Aubrey Smith Col. Burr MacFay
Donna Reed Molly Ford
Elissa Landi Selma Landis
Lucile Watson Mrs. Charles
Nat Pendleton Lt. John Guild
Anne Revere Crazy Mary
Bess Flowers Jessica Thayer
Joseph Calleia Dancer
Minna Gombell Mimi Wynant
Otto Kruger Assistant DA Van Slack
Sam Levene Lieutenant Abrams,Lt. Abrams
Harry Davenport Dr. Bertram Charles
Jessie Ralph Aunt Katherine Forrest
Porter Hall MacCaulay
Alan Marshal Robert Landis
Henry Wadsworth Tommy
Teddy Hart Floyd Casper
William Henry Gilbert Wynant
Harold Huber Nunheim

Technical Credits
Edward N. Buzzell Director
Richard Thorpe Director
W.S. Van Dyke Director

Scene Index

Side #1 -- After the Thin Man
1. Credits [1:27]
2. The Nicest People [6:06]
3. Homecoming Party [5:00]
4. Family Troubles [3:17]
5. Old Faces [4:21]
6. Missing Husband [3:39]
7. Enter David Graham [3:30]
8. Blow That Horn [2:42]
9. Troublesome Brothers [3:23]
10. Everything's All Something [4:26]
11. Smoke Dreams [3:12]
12. Kissing Him Goodbye [:46]
13. Gathering of the Clans [4:10]
14. Lady in Distress [4:10]
15. Nobody Knows Anything [4:40]
16. Lights Out [3:59]
17. Where's the Gun? [3:28]
18. Scrambled Eggs and Clues [4:22]
19. Do Not Disturb [5:39]
20. Telltale Writing [2:47]
21. Another Dead Body [5:13]
22. Bank Night at Polly's [2:31]
23. Makeshift Ladder [6:08]
24. Bunch of Suspects [4:08]
25. Mental Cases [2:45]
26. What Anderson Heard [4:42]
27. Murderer Revealed [4:35]
28. Alone and Expectant [4:25]
Side #2 -- Alias Nick and Nora
1. Introduction and Credits [2:31]
2. Grownup Woman [3:33]
3. Young Hollywood Dancer [4:02]
4. Early Sound: Exotic Years [4:42]
5. Turning Point [4:06]
6. Perfect Partner [4:24]
7. Nick and Nora [10:26]
8. The Best Years of Our Lives [2:53]
9. Comic Color Scheme [2:13]
10. The Loy Legacy [6:26]
11. End Credits [:47]
Side #3 -- Another Thin Man
1. Credits [1:45]
2. Invited to the Country [4:11]
3. Creeps Galore [3:55]
4. Road Hazards [3:06]
5. Killer Dinner Conversation [3:59]
6. Fiery Reactions [4:40]
7. In Church's Dreams [4:55]
8. Overstuffed Drawers [3:25]
9. Play for Keeps [4:18]
10. Murder Alert [4:38]
11. Bing! Bing! Bing! [4:16]
12. A Little Confused [3:58]
13. Dudley Done Wrong [5:05]
14. Let it Alone [4:30]
15. Squabbling Suspects [4:40]
16. Rhumba Specialty [3:09]
17. Shall We Dance? [4:07]
18. Church's Whereabouts [3:26]
19. Linda Mill's Apartment [4:51]
20. Ladies Man [3:57]
21. Boithday Bash [3:13]
22. Bullet for a Dreamer [4:16]
23. Alibi for Murder [4:10]
24. Time of Death [4:03]
25. Murderer Revealed [5:00]
26. Cast List [:46]
Side #4 -- Shadow of the Thin Man
1. Credits [1:40]
2. More Like His Parents [3:49]
3. Police Escort [5:27]
4. Killing at the Track [5:13]
5. Drink Milk [2:52]
6. Wrestling Date [4:05]
7. Dame in a Screwy Hat [3:53]
8. Whitewasher Takes Powder [5:06]
9. Bullet for Whitey [2:56]
10. Chief Suspect [4:42]
11. Loaded Laundry List [4:43]
12. Helping Out Hubby [3:40]
13. Fake Murder Gambit [4:08]
14. Who's a 'Fraidy Cat? [5:20]
15. Your Accent's Showing [3:38]
16. How Jewels [6:37]
17. They'll Have Sea Bass [3:17]
18. Mayhem at Mario's [3:53]
19. The Dope on Benny [2:45]
20. Benny's Place [2:42]
21. Crossed Alibis [6:19]
22. Spilled Beans [4:39]
23. Our Murderer [3:57]
24. Our Heroine [1:22]
Side #5 -- Song of the Thin Man
1. Credits [1:47]
2. Third Degree Burn [4:06]
3. Show Him the Money [4:12]
4. Shot in the Dark [2:37]
5. Good Spanking [4:29]
6. Killing a Bottle [4:47]
7. Uninvited Guests [5:00]
8. Piccolo Part [2:41]
9. Serenade to a Heel [3:38]
10. See You Don't Forget [2:26]
11. Getting With It [3:56]
12. Your Three Minutes Are Up [3:46]
13. Not Going to Bed [4:27]
14. Missing Gun [4:58]
15. Follow That Car [3:04]
16. Ten Minutes After Fran [3:13]
17. Nowhere Buddy [3:47]
18. Playing Buddy's Tune [3:10]
19. Alone Together [3:55]
20. Time for a Cure [4:15]
21. Grand Reopening [3:57]
22. Urge to Merge [4:07]
23. Mr. and Mrs. Murderer [3:56]
Side #6 -- The Thin Man Goes Home
1. Credits [1:36]
2. Tight Train Travel [4:58]
3. Make Way for Mother [3:51]
4. Homecoming Excitement [3:29]
5. Stinky Davis Case [5:41]
6. Old Home Week [5:13]
7. Public Something [4:34]
8. Getting the Picture [2:21]
9. Dead Man Calling [3:28]
10. I'm on Vacation [3:39]
11. Tom's Auto Court [4:24]
12. Picture Imperfect [3:06]
13. Ronson's Threat [5:17]
14. Higgledy-Piggledy [3:30]
15. Brogan for His Birthday [4:54]
16. Something Out of Mary [4:43]
17. Brogan's Shadow [3:25]
18. Having Men Arrested [4:50]
19. Anything for Art [4:33]
20. Too Late for Mary [3:42]
21. Respectable Citizens [4:43]
22. Hidden Plans [4:23]
23. Blackmail Fairy Tale [4:22]
24. All the Answers [5:28]
Side #7 -- The Thin Man
1. Credits [:51]
2. Wedding Plans [3:43]
3. Missing Bonds [2:29]
4. Julia and Her Men [3:32]
5. Nick Tends Bar [2:33]
6. Nora Catches Up [2:37]
7. Word of Wynant [5:02]
8. Woman Murdered [3:56]
9. Piece of Evidence [3:02]
10. Join the Party [3:32]
11. Family Gathering [4:57]
12. Such Lovely People [1:25]
13. Morelli Drops In [3:58]
14. In Nora's Drawers [3:21]
15. Shooting Gallery [2:14]
16. Nick Has a Hunch [2:46]
17. Suspect Update [2:05]
18. Nunheim Talks Too Much [4:28]
19. Evidence to Light [4:09]
20. Wynant's Shop [4:47]
21. The Drop on Tanner [3:24]
22. The Net for Wynant [3:41]
23. Suspects Party [3:04]
24. The Guests Arrive [4:09]
25. Serving Nuts and Fish [3:12]
26. Nick Makes Sense [3:19]
27. There's Your Murderer [2:17]
28. Two Happy Couples [2:02]

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The Complete Thin Man Collection 4.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 33 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Nick and Nora Charles are simply the most entertaining sleuthing couple in the history of film. I was hooked on the series back when they ran on AMC and was thrilled to see them available on DVD. Myrna Loy and William Powell rank as one the greatest onscreen duos since the likes of Nelson Eddy and Jeanette McDonald or Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire. Their side-splitting banter throughout each film makes every scene enjoyable. I highly recommend this series!
FoxyPainter More than 1 year ago
This set is a must for anyone who likes the Thin Man movies. I love the black and white detective and murder mystery movies, particularly The Thin Man series, Charlie Chan series, Sherlock Holmes with Basil Rathbone and Nigel Bruce, The Saint, Philo Vance, and other movies such as Rebecca, Laura, The Kennel Club Murder Case, etc. William Powell and Myrna Loy were a dynamic couple on the screen. They really seemed to enjoy working with each other and it shows on the screen in these movies.
Kimi_and_Stevies_Mom More than 1 year ago
These movies are terrific! The dialogue is so witty and fun. Powell and Loy play off each other perfectly. These movies go beyond the normal screwball comedies. Each one has an interesting murder to solve with lots of twists and turns. The suspects are fleshed out enough to truly add to the whole feel of each of the movies. And of course the endings, where all the suspects are in one room.......is classic. You can't go wrong with these movies. Sit back and let the fun begin!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I love these guys. I'm not big into comdey/mystery, but Nick and Nora are the best duo in the history of duos. They even beat Bogie and Bacall, my all time faves. Okay, it's a close tie.
bookluvrKD More than 1 year ago
Unlike any detective series I have ever come across! Its absolutely fantastic. The two film stars are brilliant together in this humorous and witty series that shows them at their best. Well developed characters and complex yet light hearted writing makes watching a delicious treat for anyone who enjoys classic film or televison.
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I don't remember how I got hooked on the Thin Man series but I bought this set years ago and I still watch them. Whenever I'm tired of seeing the same old crap on TV I pull these out and just have a good laugh. They are a the best acting duo ever and the supporting actors are just as witty and fun as any I've ever seen (including a young Jimmy Steward!)
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Powell & Loy are superb together! And the guest stars are great. The plots are old fashioned but still used in updated movies. You can't go wrong with The Thin Man movies!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting on this release for so long. I just love this series. I'm thrilled that it will be released on DVD. I've pre-ordered this set and August can't get here soon enough.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been waiting for this collection for years.Thank you to the person who finally got the bright idea to put it together. Nothing beats Powell/Loy combination. The Thin Man has some of the best dialogue Hollywood ever put out.
Guest More than 1 year ago
You can read all of the reviews here, they have said it all and there is no need to repeat their words. Buy or Rent these yourself, you will be glad to have spent a little time in front of the TV with any of the Thin Man movies. The Thin Man series will leave you with a smile on your face.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I'm so happy they are releasing the box set! I've been waiting for years. These movies are hilarious classics. Now all we need is the complete Powell/Loy box set!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I am so excited to know these are coming out on DVD. I discovered these old movies years ago on cable and so enjoy whenever I now see them. It is so true that "they just don't make movies like they used to". Hollywood should look back because what is old is new again. When a new movie comes along that tries to capture that old magic, it is so refresing.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Its time to bring all of The Thin Man moveis out on dvd. Mr. and Mrs. Nick Charles are like the bomb when it comes to solving the crimes.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I've been waiting for these to be released as a boxed set. I refused to buy any individually; they deserve to be together as a collection. I have them all on home-made videos, which I watch over and over, so really need to replace with the dvds. I'm counting the days.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i have been a huge fan of the thin man series and i absolutely love myrna loy and i am elated that they are finally coming in a complete dvd package. its about time!!!! these are classic character driven films that are timeless and myrna loy and william powell are histerical together. i was just watching a thin man marathon on turner classic movies and now i wont have to wait to see all of these great films i will have them all so i can watch them at anytime!!!!
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