Originally slotted as one of M-G-M’s “B” pictures, the screwball comedy/murder mystery The Thin Man was boosted to box-office smash/franchise started thanks to the natural elegance and charm of its leads, William Powell and Myrna Loy, as Nick and Nora…Read more →
The Thin Man
Open Thread: Tell Us What Movies and TV Season Sets You Received For Christmas!
Now that Christmas has come and gone, we want you to sound off below telling us what DVDs and Blu-rays that Santa brought you this year. Were you gifted Avengers: Infinity War? Or maybe you got a set of the…Read more →
Loving Asta, The Canine Film Star
I’ve been dogsitting this week, which has me thinking about my favorite canine of classic film. I have to admit, I’m not an original at all: I love Skippy, of Asta fame. It doesn’t matter that I’m not a wire-haired…Read more →
Five More Film Books You Might Have Missed!
Okay movie lovers, it’s that time again! Let’s take a look at five terrific books about film that you may not be aware of. Covering a diverse array of film genres, each of the following with entertain you while enhancing…Read more →
Name Your Favorite Animal From Movies or TV!
Quick! Name your favorite movie or TV show animal. Is it Asta from The Thin Man film series? Mr. Ed? Lassie? Salem from Sabrina the Teenage Witch? Frasier‘s lovable scene stealer Eddie? Fred, Baretta‘s cockatoo? Scooby-Doo? Old Yeller (R.I.P.), Garfield?…Read more →
In Like Thin: Looking Back At “The Thin Man”
Jim Brymer looks back at that most mirthful of mysteries, The Thin Man: The comedy/mystery The Thin Man was the first to feature Dashiell Hammett‘s characters, and the success and popularity of the booze guzzling high society pair spawned no…Read more →
Nick and Nora Made “The Thin Man” A True Movie Classic
Originally released in 1934, The Thin Man is a winning adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s best-selling novel. The movie — a breezy blend of screwball comedy and suspense — stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles. Married…Read more →
The Cinematic Sophistication of William Powell
He was one of MGM’s top leading men in the ’30s and ’40s and is best known for co-starring with Myrna Loy in the Thin Man series. On the 123rd anniversary of his birth, William Powell’s cinematic career is explored in this classic post.Read more →
The Thin Man: Movie Review
The Thin Man: Long before glamorous millionaires Jonathan, Jennifer, and Freeway Hart solved crimes for ABC on Tuesday nights, super-glamorous millionaires Nick, Nora, and Asta Charles were wittily revealing criminals for MGM on the silver screen. The Harts had five…Read more →
Another Thin Man: Movie Review
Today’s guest post from Priscilla presents a look at the 1939 film classic Another Thin Man: Another Thin Man was made as part of the enormously successful Thin Man Series, which spanned 13 years with six movies. It capitalized on the delectable pairing…Read more →