My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Another Thin Man (1939)

W.S. VAN DYKE

Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1939.  .  Screenplay by , , based on the original story by .  Cinematography by , .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Delightful entry in the series, this one concerning the mysterious death of an explosives manufacturer. Nick and Nora Charles (William Powell, ) show up at the manufacturer’s mansion to hear his claims that someone is out to kill him, a paranoid delusion that is proven true when he actually ends up dead in his own bed. Our favourite detective couple chase after the prime suspect, a shady figure who insists that his prophetic dreams of death always come true, while also tending to the needs of their newborn baby boy. Expertly written and acted, it’s a worthy chapter in the Thin Man saga, and shows off the stars’ sex appeal with great ease. has a terrific supporting role as the daughter of the deceased.

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