My Old Addiction

Movie Reviews By Bil Antoniou

Shadow Of The Thin Man (1941)

W.S. VAN DYKE

Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBB.  USA, 1941.  .  Story by , Screenplay by , Harry Kurnitz, based on characters created by .  Cinematography by .  Produced by .  Music by .  Production Design by .  Costume Design by .  Film Editing by .  

Myrna Loy and William Powell in Shadow Of The Thin Man.

Police are investigating yet another big-city homicide when a racehorse jockey is found shot in the head in his locker room shower. They don’t need to seek the help of Nick and Nora Charles since the Charleses keep falling into the heap by encountering a matter of police business every time they go out. A victim of circumstance, Nick (William Powell) has no choice but to help solve the mystery. This is one of the better sequels to the wonderful Thin Man franchise, with great dialogue and supporting characters, plus a marvelous continuation of the terrific humour and sexy chemistry between the two leads. What’s better this time around is that ‘s Nora is more involved and even gets to be an action hero in the climax.

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