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The Next Reel • Season 12 • Series: The Thin Man • The Thin Man Goes Home

The Thin Man Goes Home

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“There’s nothing in the world Nick wants more than a pat on the back from his father. If he got that, I think he’d pop a vest button.”

Nick and Nora head to small town America to visit Nick’s parents and find mystery…

It took some doing, but Myrna Loy was finally convinced to make just one film during the War, taking time out of her volunteer efforts she was committing to the Red Cross. That one film was a return to the Thin Man series with her co-star William Powell. It had first been delayed due to Loy’s new marriage, then to the director’s death, then to the war. But the studio wanted to move forward and audiences refused to accept anyone but Loy in the part. So she took a small break to make this one film then went right back to the Red Cross. Join us – Pete Wright and Andy Nelson – as we continue our look at the Thin Man films – with Richard Thorpe’s 1945 film “The Thin Man Goes Home.”

Here’s a hint at what we talk about.

This takes some time to get set up, but does it work? The comedy feels different. Is that the writing team? The new director? All of the above? How do Loy and Powell do this go-around? Does it bother us that Junior’s nowhere to be seen? How about the mystery? Is it effective? 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!

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