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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: The Thin Man • Song of the Thin Man

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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.

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