Friday, January 18, 2013

The Thin Man Goes Home

The Thin Man Goes Home
[DVD Thin]

This is a black and white film starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles. Mr. Charles is a detective who has decided to take some time off work and visit his hometown. Upon his arrival everyone believes he is there working on a case even though he says he's just there to relax. Despite his wishes for a restful trip, someone is shot dead on his doorstep and he finds himself at work once more, with the help of his dog Asta. While this would clearly appeal to mystery fans, there is also a lot of humor, and if you enjoy old black and white movies -- or have never watched one -- then I would recommend it. There are six movies in this series, and a documentary about Myrna Loy and William Powell. [If you enjoy this, you may also wish to try Alias Nick & Nora: Two Documentary Profiles - DVD, The Thin Man - DVD, After The Thin Man - DVD, Another Thin Man - DVD, Song of the Thin Man - DVD, Shadow of the Thin Man - DVD. There are Thin Man books as well, written by Dashiell Hammett.] -- recommended by Kristen A. - Gere Branch Library

[Also available in audiotape, book-on-cd [abridged or unabridged], and Large Print formats.]

[ Internet Movie Database entry for this film ]

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