Movie House Memories

The Thin Man (1934)

Episode #112

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released The Thin Man on May 25, 1934. W.S. Van Dyke directed the film starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Maureen O’Sullivan.

‘The Thin Man’ Movie Summary

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.

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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer released The Thin Man on May 25, 1934. W. S. Van Dyke directed the film starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, and Maureen O'Sullivan.

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  1. Great podcast. Not sure what the first series of films in Hollywood was, but it definitely wasn’t The Thin Man since Tarzan and Charlie Chan predate it. William Powell is great, I love My Man Godfrey and Libeled Lady. Sad to hear this podcast will now only be monthly, but I understand. What day is the Aliens podcast? Looking forward to it.

      1. Which version of aliens will you all be watching? Big differences between theatrical and directors cut. Oh and apparently WB was developing a Thin Man remake a while back with Johnny Depp as Nick.

        1. Funny you ask that. I watched the theatrical cut and everyone else watched the director’s cut…we talk about it a bit.

          1. Oh that’s interesting. Have you seen the directors cut before? It seems like most people that didn’t see in it in 1986 have only seen the directors cut. I have a bit of nostalgia for the theatrical cut since I saw it so many times on vhs as a kid.

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