Song of the Thin Man
“Oh boy! Another murder!”
Closing Out Our Time With Nick and Nora
In 1947, Edward Buzzell directed the last of the ‘Thin Man’ films, written by a new pair – Steve Fisher and Nat Perrin. Despite the fact that the creative team’s largely new, William Powell and Myrna Loy remain the constants, and bring their same charm as Nick and Nora Charles to the screen. And the creative team here does a wonderful job of blending the comedy and the crime elements. At times, it feels downright film noir. The cast works well in this one, with Keenan Wynn as a jazz musician helping Nick out and Gloria Grahame as a singer caught in the web. Plus, young Dean Stockwell turns up as Nick Jr. The mystery holds up well, and it takes place in a setting that fits the story and tone.
We have a great time talking about it, so check it out then tune in. The Next Reel – when the movie ends, our conversation begins!
Join the conversation with movie lovers from around the world on The Next Reel’s Discord channel!
Learn more about supporting The Next Reel Film Podcast through your own membership.
A show about movies and how they connect.
When the movie ends, our conversation begins.
We love movies. We've been talking about them, one movie a week, since 2011. It's a lot of movies, that's true, but we're passionate about origins and performance, directors and actors, themes and genres, and so much more. So join the community and let's hear about your favorite movies, too.