Sunday, June 3, 2012

The Thin Man

The Thin Man
Released Date: May 25, 1934
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Actors: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan, Nat Pendleton, Minna Gombell, Porter Hall, and Henry Wadsworth

     This movies said Genre is everything. Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery and Romance. This is the first Thin Man from the Thin Man series. And it brings alive one of America's favorite married couple, well on screen married couple. William Powell and Myrna Loy. If you don't believe me, ask your grandparents. The Thin Man series includes Powell and Loy, also later on the great James Stewart, a dog (terrier), and humor tagged with crime. The movies have a certain appeal to them and make them very fun to watch. I love the comedy and the fact that they are fast too. Kind of Punk Rock in movie making. Well old movie making.

     We follow the use to be detective Nick (William Powell) and his wife Nora (Myrna Loy) as they solve a crime, along with their dog, Asta (Skippy). They solve the crime because first off, Nora has never seen her husband in action, but that the case is involving an old friend. Watch too as Nick punches his wife in order to keep her from getting shot at. We also have the fun of watching them celebrate Christmas together, and Nick is given a gun which he shoots all of the balloons on their Christmas tree and then shoot their window out. The dog is also rather afraid during the film do to the gun shots. Check out this film and trust me, you'll be going back for more, and I mean the rest of the series.


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