Loew's Inc. released Shadow of the Thin Man on November 21, 1941. W. S. Van Dyke directed the film starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Barry Nelson.
Paramount Pictures released The Blue Dahlia on April 19, 1946. George Marshall directed the Raymond Chandler film which starred Alan Ladd, Veronica Lake, and William Bendix.
The Blue Dahlia begins as Johnny Morrison, Buzz Wanchek, and George Copeland arrive home in Hollywood, California.