The Thin Man
The Thin Man (1934)

In this film, Edward Ellis plays a mean-spirited inventor. The recently-divorced Ellis discovers that his new girlfriend has stolen $50,000 and is carrying on with other men. Not long afterward, he disappears. Anxious to locate her father,… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 23, 1934
DVD Release Date: October 1, 2002
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Critic Score: 97% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Don Druker
Chicago Reader

One of the most popular comedies ever made.

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Mordaunt Hall
New York Times

An excellent combination of comedy and excitement.

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Truly, a film in which there is never a dull moment.

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Variety Staff

The Thin Man was an entertaining novel, and now it's an entertaining picture.

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Roger Ebert
Chicago Sun-Times

The Thin Man was one of the most popular films of 1934, inspired five sequels, and was nominated for four Oscars (best picture, actor, direction and screenplay). Yet it was made as an inexpensive B-picture.

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Emanuel Levy

There's wonderful chemistry between William Powell and Myrna Loy, who make sleuthing, marriage and drinking cool and sexy

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Tom Milne
Time Out

What enchants, really, is the relationship between Nick and Nora as they live an eternal cocktail hour, bewailing hangovers that only another little drink will cure, in a marvellous blend of marital familiarity and constant courtship.

David Parkinson
Empire Magazine

Tense and slick, this early thriller remains a true masterpiece.

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Fernando F. Croce

A style of pure ebullience

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Flixster Audience Score: 94% Flixster User Reviews
Jim Hunter
A husband/wife detective tandem work to solve a series of murders. The thirties style of slap-dash, madcap overlapping dialogue highlights the excellent… More
Aj V
The first movie in the best detective series, The Thin Man series. Powell and Loy are like peas in a pod, they work so well together. The movies are hilarious… More
Pierluigi Puccini
Glorious, Joyous dinner date with murder and laughter hand in hand. Powell and Loy are one charming couple.
Ross Collins
Retired private eye is dragged into another case along with his laissez-faire attitude and deadpan humour. He, together with his wife and dog, spawned a bunch… More
Lanning : )
Some friends gave me the complete <i>Thin Man</i> series for Christmas, and I have to say after several viewings of all six that the pairing of… More
Veronique Kwak
this flick is the best example of classic sophistication comedy which depicts the droll mannerishness of upper class, and william powell excercises his playful… More