Movie Review: The Thin Man (1934)

Happy Birthday, Maureen O’Sullivan. Watch her outstanding performance in The Thin Man.

Golden Age of Detective Fiction

The Thin Man” is a 1934 American comedy-mystery film directed by W. S. Van Dyke, based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. The movie follows the eccentric and charming detective Nick Charles and his equally witty and sophisticated wife, Nora, as they investigate a murder case involving a wealthy inventor, Clyde Wynant.

The film begins with Nick and Nora, who have retired from detective work, returning to New York City for the Christmas holidays. Soon, they are approached by Wynant, an old acquaintance who fears that his estranged wife, Mimi, is planning to kill him and steal his fortune. The next day, Wynant disappears, and Mimi is suspected of murder.

Nick is drawn into the case and begins investigating alongside the police. As he delves deeper into the case, he uncovers a web of deceit and betrayal among Wynant’s family and associates. Along the way, Nick…

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