After the Thin Man
After the Thin Man (1936)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: December 25, 1936
DVD Release Date: August 2, 2005
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Variety Staff

The two leading players seem to have a swell time throughout.

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Dave Kehr
Chicago Reader

The mystery elements amount to much less than Powell and Loy's effervescent interplay as the movies' most happily married couple.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

A good enough sequel to The Thin Man.

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Tom Milne
Time Out

Surprisingly successful sequel to the delightful, Dashiell Hammett-based comedy-mystery, The Thin Man, with Powell and Loy as charmingly witty as ever.

TV Guide

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.

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Christopher Null

Cute, though like its predecessor, more than a little dated.

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Frank S. Nugent
New York Times

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.

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Gabe Leibowitz
Film and Felt

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.

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John J. Puccio
Movie Metropolis

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.

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Flixster Audience Score: 89% Flixster User Reviews
Bob Stinson
"Nora, let's get something to eat, I'm thirsty." A decent mystery and more knowing naughtiness with Mr. & Mrs Charles.… More
Kevin M. Williams
somebody has to be the bad guy...but who's it gonna be, hmmmm? i won't tell...
Aj V
A great sequel to The Thin Man, I recommend seeing the whole series they're all so good. This one has a very surprising performance from James Stewart.
Michael Gildea
A rather impressive sequel. It's for the most part just a copy of the first one with more Asta, slightly less drinking and a change of locale. A very young… More
Devon Bott
The sequel to The Thin Man finds Nick and Norah Charles on their way home to California after solving the east coast case (as seen in the first film). Nick… More
Antonius Block
This is such a delightful movie. Myrna Loy and William Powell are a perfect couple, each of them so endearing, and their banter is as sharp, witty, and alive… More