The Thin Man

Synopsis: After a four year absence, one time detective Nick Charles returns to New York with his new wife Nora and their dog, Asta. Nick re-connects with many of his old cronies, several of whom are eccentric characters, to say the least. He's also approached by Dorothy Wynant whose inventor father Clyde Wynant is suspected of murdering her father's mistress (his former secretary ).. Her father had left on a planned trip some months before and she has had no contact with him. Nick isn't all that keen on resuming his former profession but egged-on by wife Nora, who thinks this all very exciting, he agrees to help out. He solves the case, announcing the identity of the killer at a dinner party for all of the suspects.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Director(s): W.S. Van Dyke
Production: MGM
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 3 wins.
Rotten Tomatoes:
91 min

- I wish you'd tell me where you're going.|- I'm not telling anyone.

- Suppose some business should come up?|- That's just why I'm going.

There's $100, $200, $300...

- Here, never mind.|- I wish you'd count it.

- There's $1,000 there.|- I trust you.

Isn't there anything else I can do for you?|Have you bought your ticket?

- No.|- Let me do that for you.

Yes, you might do that.|You might get me a ticket for...

No, you don't.

Thanks and good-bye.

What'll I do if something comes up?

Settle it yourself.|What have I got a lawyer for?

- Is Julia going with you?|- No.

- What if you need more money?|- I left instructions with Julia.

She'll get it from you. Good-bye.

You don't tell me a thing.

I don't know where you're going,|I don't know when you're coming back.

I don't know how to reach you|if any business comes up.

Hello, Tanner.

My daughter's going to be married.

Nice young man. She just brought him in.


I'm going to make her a wedding present.

Thought I'd better do it now|before I forget it.

I can drop them on the way...

That's funny.

- Where are those bonds?|- Bonds, sir?

I know I put them in there.

Maybe Miss Wolf has them, sir.


...maybe she has.

- Joe?|- Yeah.

- How do you like yours?|- Straight.

You women sure take a lot of punishment.

You're in the wrong place, buddy.

Am I?

What do you want?

- Who is it, Joe?|- That's what I want to know.

- We're just having a little drink.|- Yeah, so I see.

See you later, Joe.

Sorry, didn't know I was talking|to the boyfriend.

So long.

So long, Joe.

Who's that man?

He isn't anybody.|Just a fellow I used to know.

I thought you'd given up that sort of friend.

It's the first time I've seen him in years.

I didn't want to give him the high-hat.

You know how I feel|about that sort of thing.

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Albert Hackett

Albert Maurice Hackett (February 16, 1900 – March 16, 1995) was an American dramatist and screenwriter most noted for his collaborations with his partner and wife Frances Goodrich. more…

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