Shadow of the Thin Man

1941

Comedy / Crime / Mystery

193
Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Certified Fresh 86%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 79%
IMDb Rating 7.3 10 5

Synopsis


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Cast

Adeline De Walt Reynolds as Barrow's Landlady
Ray Teal as Cab Driver
Stella Adler as Claire Porter
Will Wright as Maguire - Nervous Ticket Seller
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891.03 MB
1280*720
English 2.0
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23.976 fps
97 min
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1.62 GB
1920×1080
English 2.0
NR
23.976 fps
97 min
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by MartinHafer 7 / 10 / 10

nothing particularly new here, but still pretty good

This is the fourth of the THIN MAN movies. As you would expect, the earliest of these movies are the best, as the originality of the series began to wane by the 4th movie. Regardless, it's still high quality series entertainment and is well worth watching. Unfortunately, in addition to being less "fresh", the witty dialog also seems a little less witty--I just didn't laugh as much with this outing as the others--even the later episodes. So the final verdict is that this is a decent but not great entry in the series. If you haven't seen the first ones, see them first. If you see this one first, the movies might seem just a bit mediocre--bear with it they are wonderfully fun movies.

Reviewed by TheLittleSongbird 7 / 10 / 10

Laughs and thrills at the race track

When it comes to the previous 'The Thin Man' films, absolutely love 'The Thin Man', love nearly as much 'After the Thin Man' and like but not love 'Another Thin Man'. Three more films followed, the fourth of which 'The Shadow of the Thin Man' not being as good as the first two films but on the same level pretty much as 'Another Thin Man', with enough fun and thrills to be had. All the six films are worth watching though, though for me the only outstanding film in the series is the first and the only great sequel 'After the Thin Man'. The main reasons for seeing the series for me were William Powell and Myrna Loy. Two very gifted actors and always never less than watchable. Individually and together in one of the most legendary partnerships on film. Not just seen in 'The Thin Man' series but also in a further eight films. They are not wasted in 'The Shadow of the Thin Man' and the material plays to their strengths. A flawless film it isn't. It is not as plot heavy as 'Another Thin Man', but some parts are perhaps a little over-complicated and loses a little control. There is plenty of witty and sophisticated humour, but there is also some broader comedy that is a little overplayed and doesn't really fit. That is personal opinion though. Donna Reed has a thankless role and she struggles to make much of an impression in it. However, so much compensates and the good things outweigh. Like the previous three films, 'The Shadow of the Thin Man' looks great. The photography is both elegant and moody, once again some of the best of the series, while the sets are simple but tasteful and appropriate. Continue to love the costumes and fashions, once again Loy looks fabulous in clothes that suit her perfectly and the camera clearly loves her. The music is jaunty yet atmospheric, while returning director WS Van Dyke shows no signs at being at ease with the material. Like the previous three films, the script is quite rightly so full of wit and sophistication, in a way that is hilarious and charming. The banter never fails to entertain and while the broader physical comedy is a little overdone it does amuse enough. The story engages enough, the mystery is not perfectly executed but it compels and has suspense and isn't too predictable. Do agree with all of those that say that the restaurant scene is unforgettable. Powell and Loy are on top form here once again, with Powell clearly has a great time being charming and suave. Loy is glamour personified and the easy-going and magnetic chemistry between her and Powell is what makes the film, and the whole 'The Thin Man' series for that matter, work so well, for me it is one of film's most legendary partnerships. The supporting cast are also great, the clear standouts being Barry Nelson and especially Asta. Concluding, not great but good. 7/10

Reviewed by bkoganbing 7 / 10 / 10

A Dead Jockey

The fourth Thin Man outing, Shadow of the Thin Man finds Nick and Nora Charles back in San Francisco where they happen to be at a race track when a jockey is killed in the tack room. The jockey's death uncovers an investigation by the state crime commission involving them trying to indict a syndicate of illegal bookmakers. Two rival newspaper reporters are trying for a scoop on the story and one of them has some other interesting activities going for him. Powell uncovers a good group of suspects brought together for the inevitable finale. The murderer and he notches two to his credit before he's finally caught is one the audience won't suspect. Powell does show off a bit here though, the murderer with a slip of the tongue is given away to the audience. I think the writers just wanted Powell to show off before the other suspects, he could have nailed the murderer a reel before he did. The usual witticisms involving the Charles's parenthood are present. Funniest scene is when Loy tries to get Powell to go off his usual liquid diet so their son will learn to drink milk.

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