The Thin Man

1934

W. S. Van Dyke
Director
MGM
Studio

Delightful tale of sleuth husband and wife team, Nick and Nora Charles excellently brought to life by William Powell and Myrna Loy. Film clips along and the chemistry between the stars is a delight. Many sequels follow. Let's hear it for Asta!

Note: Agustin's role appears to have been cut; certainly 'Wynant's Butler' is nowhere to be seen. IMDb credits John Irwin as 'Face' Peppler, while AFI Catalog shows Huey White as 'Tefler.' Judging from photos of White, it certainly does appear to be him playing the role, so I've changed the credit here.

-Dave W.



25th May 1934
Cinema


91 mins
1.37:1


2nd August 2005
DVD






19th September 2005
DVD









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William Powell
Nick Charles
Myrna Loy
Nora Charles
Maureen O'Sullivan
Dorothy Wynant
Nat Pendleton
Lt. John Guild
Minna Gombell
Mimi Jorgenson (née Wynant)
Porter Hall
Herbert Macaulay
Henry Wadsworth
Tommy
William Henry
Gilbert Wynant
Harold Huber
Arthur Nunheim
Cesar Romero
Chris Jorgenson
Natalie Moorhead
Julia Wolf
Edward Brophy
Joe Morelli
Edward Ellis
Clyde Wynant
Cyril Thornton
Tanner
Pietro Sosso
Tom, Wynant's Employee
Douglas Fowley
Taxi Driver
Leo White
Leo - Waiter
William H. O'Brien
Bartender
Skippy
Asta
Rolfe Sedan
Waiter Helping Nora Up
Fred Malatesta
Joe - Headwaiter
Kenneth Gibson
Apartment Desk Clerk
Unknown
Police Despatcher
Kenner G. Kemp
Restaurant Table Extra
Gertrude Short
Marion
Walter Long
Stutsy Burke
Tui Bow
Macaulay's Stenographer
Dixie Laughton
First Janitress
Polly Bailey
Second Janitress
Robert Homans
Bill, Detective
Unknown
Guest at Nick's Party
Unknown
Guest at Nick's Party
Ben Taggart
Police Captain at Party
Unknown
Guest at Nick's Party
Unknown
Guest at Nick's Party
John Dunsmuir
Guest at Nick's Party
Charles Williams
Boxer's Manager at Party
Pat Flaherty
Boxer at Party
Unknown
Guest at Nick's Party
Bert Roach
Foster, Sad Guest at Nick's Party
Unknown
Guest at Nick's Party
Unknown
Guest at Nick's Party
Unknown
Guest at Nick's Party
Unknown
Guest at Nick's Party
Huey White
'Face' Peppler
[see note]
Creighton Hale
Reporter at Party
Thomas E. Jackson
Reporter at Party
Bob Reeves
Cop in Charles' Bedroom
Unknown
Taxi Driver
Sydney Jarvis
Man in Manhunt Montage
Sherry Hall
Taxi Driver
Raymond Brown
Dr. Walton
Tiny Jones
Woman in Montage Buying Newspaper
Phil Tead
Reporter
Nick Copeland
Reporter
Alexander Pollard
Henri, Waiter at Dinner Party
Henry Otho
Detective Waiter
Frank O'Connor
Detective Waiter
Unknown
Detective Escorting Marion
(Arthur Belasco, I think)
Unknown
Maid at Dinner Party
Clay Clement
Quinn
Lee Shumway
Detective Escorting Jorgensons
Christian J. Frank
Detective
Ruth Channing
Mrs. Jorgensen
John Larkin
Train Porter
Will Aubrey
Minor Role
William Augustin
Wynant's Butler
(scenes probably cut)
Arthur Belasco
Detective
Brooks Benedict
Dance Extra
Jack Cheatham
Detective
Dick Gordon
Nightclub Patron
Edward Hearn
Detective
John Irwin
Minor Role
[see note]
Hans Moebus
Nightclub Patron
Garry Owen
Detective
Lee Phelps
Detective
Albert Pollet
Waiter
George Templeton
Reporter
Harry Tenbrook
Guest at Nick's Party

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