After the Thin Man
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This second of MGM's Thin Man films reteams William Powell and Myrna Loy as, respectively, bibulous private detective Nick Charles and his socialite wife Nora. The Charleses are sucked into another murder case via Nick's lovely cousin Elissa Landi, whose husband Alan Marshall has vanished. Hubby has been conducting an affair with nightclub thrush Dorothy McNulty (later known as Penny Singleton) and is also blackmailing gangsterish Joseph Calleia. When the corpses begin piling up, Nick and Nora try to piece the clues together, with the earnest assistance of Jimmy Stewart, who carries a… More
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"The two leading players seem to have a swell time throughout."
‑ Variety Staff, Variety
"The mystery elements amount to much less than Powell and Loy's effervescent interplay as the movies' most happily married couple."
‑ Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader
"A good enough sequel to The Thin Man."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"For some this funny, witty, well-acted sequel is better than the first picture in the series."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"Superior sequel. Not up to the original, but close"
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
"Surprisingly successful sequel to the delightful, Dashiell Hammett-based comedy-mystery, The Thin Man, with Powell and Loy as charmingly witty as ever."
‑ Tom Milne, Time Out
"The script is tight, the direction is swift and arresting, and the cast is tops -- MGM surrounded its two quipping stars with the best character actors on the lot."
‑ , TV Guide's Movie Guide
"Cute, though like its predecessor, more than a little dated."
‑ Christopher Null, Filmcritic.com
"The production gets extra points for its high Art Deco style and for settling back to let Powell and Loy carry the day."
‑ Blake DePastino, Baltimore City Paper
"If After the Thin Man is not quite the delight The Thin Man was, it is, at the very least, one of the most urbane comedies of the season."
‑ Frank S. Nugent, New York Times
"After the Thin Man boasts two things that the original lacks; a much more engaging caper, and a first-rate performance by a shockingly young Jimmy Stewart."
‑ Gabe Leibowitz, Film and Felt
"In the view of many fans, After the Thin Man (1936) is the best episode in the series; and I can't say I disagree."
‑ John J. Puccio, Movie Metropolis
"A strong sequel with a most unusual villain."
‑ Jeffrey M. Anderson, San Francisco Examiner
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