The Thin Man Goes Home

Synopsis: Nick and Nora head to Nick's hometown of Sycamore Springs to spend some time with his parents. His father, a prominent local physician, was always a bit disappointed with Nick's choice of profession in particular and his lifestyle in general. With Nick's arrival however the towns folk, including several of the local criminal element, are convinced that he must be there on a case despite his protestations that he's just there for rest and relaxation. When someone is shot dead on his doorstep however, Nick finds himself working on a case whether he wants to or not.
Genre: Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Director(s): Richard Thorpe
Production: MGM (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer)
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

- Why should I?

Well. How'd you like to be married

to that type?

Oh, excuse me.

- My word.

- I'm so sorry.

Why don't you look where you're going?

Darling, are you sure you're rubbing

these people the right way?

The blockbuster.

- What the...?

- It was him.

That was my foot!

My foot!

- Will you please let us through?

- Well!

Oh, certainly.

Make way for this lady

and her baby.

Make way, she wants

to get to the dining car.

Make way for the mother. Follow me.

Bad strategy, Asta.

You forgot to protect your rear flank.


I still don't understand what

gave you this sudden desire... go back to Sycamore Springs

after all these years.

Well, it'll make a nice vacation,

won't it?

A chance to see Mother, Dad.

I'll bet they're anxious to see you,

and not just the family.

Whole town will probably turn out.

After all,

you are the local boy who made good.

Now, darling, come, come.

Oh, don't be so modest, Nicky.

Won't it feel good to get a pat

on the back from your old man?

A pat on the back?

What would I do with it?

Don't kid me. If your father

gave you a pat on the back...'d pop your vest buttons

all over the parlor rug.

You just don't know my vest buttons.


Darling, see it?

The old windmill.

It's still there.

When I was a little punk,

that was my secret hideaway.

Good heavens. What secrets were you

hiding in those days?

Corn silk, detective stories and... Look.

Right there was

the little old schoolhouse.

Once on Halloween,

I burned it down slightly.

That must have handed

your father a big laugh.

Yes, he just roared all the way

to the woodshed with me.

Nicky... never got along,

you and your father, did you?

Never got along? I wonder whatever

gave you that impression.

Oh, he's never come

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Robert Riskin

Robert Riskin (March 30, 1897 – September 20, 1955) was an American Academy Award-winning screenwriter and playwright, best known for his collaborations with director-producer Frank Capra. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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