Warner Bros. Home Entertainment released The Complete Thin Man Collection to DVD on November 20, 2012. The 7-Disc set includes The Thin Man, After the Thin Man, Another Thin Man, Shadow of the Thin Man, The Thin Man Goes Home, Song of the Thin Man, and the Alias Nick & Nora bonus documentary disc.
‘The Thin Man’ (1934) Movie Synopsis
After the eccentric inventor Clyde Wynant disappears, and his mistress turns up dead, Wynant’s daughter, Dorothy, asks the former private detective Nick Charles to investigate. With all signs pointing to Wynant committing the crime, Nick isn’t terribly interested in the case. However, as the facts reveal themselves, Nick and his wife, Nora, find themselves drawn into the matter.
‘After The Thin Man’ (1936) Movie Synopsis
Fresh off the train from New York City, Nick and Nora find themselves back home in San Francisco. However, there’s one more mystery the duo needs to solve! On New Year’s Eve, Nora’s aristocratic family summons them to a dinner party. They learn that her cousin Selma’s husband, Robert, has been missing for three days. Nick reluctantly agrees to look for him, but when Robert turns up dead from a gunshot, and the police blame Selma for it, the case takes a turn for the worse. After several more murders occur, Nick gathers everyone into the same room to reveal the true identity of the killer.
‘Another Thin Man’ (1939) Movie Synopsis
Nick, Nora, and Asta find themselves back in the Big Apple, and now they have a bouncing baby boy with them named Nicky Jr. Once there, a man named Colonel MacFay invites the them for a weekend visit at his house in Long Island. MacFay says a man named Phil Church wants him dead and after MacFay turns up dead, Church becomes suspect numero uno. However, Nick suspects something else is afoot…
‘Shadow of the Thin Man’ (1941) Movie Synopsis
When a horse jockey turns up dead, the murder puts a cramp in Nick and Nora’s hopes for a pleasant afternoon at the local race track. Nick’s friend Lt. Abrams wants him to help out, but Nick is too busy enjoying the good life to be bothered. However, when Major Scully asks him to look into corruption and the role of organized crime in gambling, Nick joins the investigation. After several more murders occur, Nick gathers everyone into the same room to reveal the true identity of the killer.
‘The Thin Man Goes Home’ (1944) Movie Synopsis
Nick and Nora head to Nick’s hometown of Sycamore Springs to spend some time with his parents. His father, a prominent local physician, is quite disappointed with Nick’s choice of profession and his lifestyle in general. However, when Nick arrives, many of the towns folk, including several of the local criminal element, believe he’s there to work on a case despite his protestations that he’s just there for rest and relaxation. When winds up dead on his doorstep from a gunshot, Nick finds himself working on a case whether he wants to or not. After several more murders occur, Nick gathers everyone into the same room to reveal the true identity of the killer. Dad’s impressed.
‘Song of the Thin Man’ (1947) Movie Synopsis
As Nick and Nora Charles attend a charity benefit aboard a gambling ship, tensions among those connected with the ship simmer among the festive atmosphere. Tommy Drake is the ship’s unpopular and very spiteful band-leader. When someone murders him later that night, suspicion falls on Phil Brant, who had an argument with Drake earlier in the evening. When Phil and his wife seek help from Nick and Nora, Nick of course refuses to get involved. However, when someone fires a gun outside his own apartment, Nick decised to investigate. He soon finds himself in a confusing case with numerous suspects. After several more murders occur, Nick gathers everyone into the same room to reveal the true identity of the killer.