The Thin man

United States, 1934

Film
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Dashiell Hammett’s 1932 detective novel, “The thin man”, was a best- seller sought by every major Hollywood studio. MGM won out and the result is a crime thriller combined with high comedy. As Nick and Nora Charles, the wisecracking darlings of society, William Powell and Myrna Loy made history portraying two sophisticates who are not only married but also very much in love, also stars Cesar Romero.

Credits

producer

Hunt Stromberg

production company

Cosmopolitan

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Duration

01:27:00:00

Production places
United States
Production dates
1934

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

37190

Language

English

Audience classification

PG

Subject categories

Adaptations

Comedy

Comedy → Screwball comedies

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers

Courtroom, Crime, Espionage & Thrillers → Detective and mystery films

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - United States

Literature → American literature - Film and video adaptations

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Black and White

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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