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Thin Man Collection [DVD] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC]

William Powell and Myrna Loy , Connie Gilchrist    DVD
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: William Powell and Myrna Loy, Connie Gilchrist, Clancy Cooper, Chick York, John Nesbitt
  • Format: Box set, Black & White, Closed-captioned, DVD-Video, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Subtitles: English, Spanish, French
  • Region: Region 1 (US and Canada DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 4:3 - 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 7
  • Classification: Unrated (US MPAA rating. See details.)
  • Studio: Warner Home Video
  • DVD Release Date: 2 Aug 2005
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (57 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B0009GX1C4
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 121,132 in DVD & Blu-ray (See Top 100 in DVD & Blu-ray)

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Synopsis

The sparkling series featured the irresistible William Powell and Myrna Loy chemistry as husband and wife sleuths who solved murders with the aid of their wire-haired terrier, Asta. Set in the glamorous world of 1930s upper-class Manhattan, The Thin Man and its sequels established the standard for witty comedy, clever dialogue and urbane one upmanship. The 7-Disc set includes THE THIN MAN, AFTER THE THIN MAN, ANOTHER THIN MAN, SHADOW OF THE THIN MAN, SONG OF THE THIN MAN, THE THIN MAN GOES HOME, and the ALIAS NICK & NORA bonus documentary disc.


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125 of 128 people found the following review helpful
By E. A Solinas HALL OF FAME TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
Rarely has so little spawned so many good sequels. In this case, "little" is Dashiell Hammett's classic detective novel "The Thin Man," a gritty detective story about a pair of married society sleuths, the legendary Nick and Nora Charles. It's prettier, brighter and wittier than Hammett's novel, but even the least of these mysteries is fun.

"The Thin Man" was the sparkling film that started it all. While shaking a martini to the waltz, Nick Charles investigates the disappearance of an old client, and the murder of his secretary-lover, who was stealing from him. It seems like an easy case, but Nick isn't convinced. Ex-wives, anguished daughters, long-suffering cops and creepy stool pigeons all show up for a dinnertime revelation...

"After the Thin Man" returns Nick and Nora to San Francisco. They find that Nora's cousin Selma (Elissa Landi) has been abandoned by her husband (Jimmy Stewart) for a sexy nightclub entertainer, and that he's also blackmailing her ex-boyfriend. Soon he turns up dead, and it's up to Nick and Nora to clear Selma's name....

"Another Thin Man" is an adaptation of another Hammett short story, and introduces us to Baby Charles. The new parents arrive in Long Island to visit an old friend of the family, who claims that a former business partner is trying to kill him. Of course, he dies. Disappearing bodies, international suspects, and lots of martinis are par for the course...

"Shadow of the Thin Man" takes the Charles family to the racetrack, where a jockey is unexpectedly killed. Nick doesn't want to be torn away from his vices, but he reluctantly gets involved when the bodies start to pile up. Gambling syndicates, lethal sports and milk-drinking are all tied up in this.
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20 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "Four Sea Bass" 11 May 2008
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Based on Dashiell Hammett's novel The Thin Man,these six films brought together one of the great pairings in Hollywood history with William Powell as Nick Charles,playboy shamus and husband to the divine Nora Charles played by the delightful Myrna Loy.
Together the pair charmed their way around each other,countless parties and martini cocktails while still finding time to solve the odd crime or two - well Nick did the detecting while Nora kept him from being too "distracted".

The Thin Man(1934)The first and the best.Sparkling repartee amidst the cocktails with ex-p.i Nick Charles trying to solve the disappearance of a high strung scientist while fending off an ex paramour(and her daughter) and acquainting his wife Nora with the finer points of detective work while working under the influence.
Woody Van Dyke directs the whole thing with his customary speed(12 days to shoot!!)and finesse and the result is sheer poetry.

After the Thin Man(1936)Delightful sequel has Nick and Nora involved in family secrets and murder, this time with the help of faithful Asta.Cue more cocktails and a surprising villain in this well turned,if slightly too long, follow up.

Another Thin Man(1939)The married sleuthes plus "little Nicky"return for a third time investigating the murder of a wealthy industrialist that the Charles' just happen to be visiting.With Nick himself under suspicion this time,it is up to Nora to do a little detective work in this delightful series entry.

Shadow of the Thin Man(1941)A jockey is murdered at the track which is a prelude to more artful detecting from the Charles'.Highlights include Nora at the wrestling and the dinner ordering scene.As with other entries stellar support includes Donna Reed and Sam Levene.Good fun.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, Witty Mysteries 27 Aug 2009
By Mark Baker TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:DVD
During the 30's and 40's, MGM made six movies based on Dashiell Hammett characters. While I am not normally a fan of old movies, I've found these films to be delightful.

The movies star William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles. Nick is a former detective who has retired now that he's married socialite Nora. Unfortunately, he can't quite shake his old life as the couple seem to be drawn into mysteries.

THE THIN MAN is the only film actually based on a Dashiell Hammett book. In this one, Nick and Nora investigate when a man vanishes a few months before his daughter's wedding. AFTER THE THIN MAN finds the couple looking for the missing husband of Nora's cousin. ANOTHER THIN MAN involves an industrialist who thinks someone is trying to kill him. A murder at the race track is the subject of SHADOW OF THE THIN MAN, while THE THIN MAN GOES HOME finds the duo visiting Nick's parents and getting involved in a murder in the seemingly quiet suburb. Finally, SONG OF THE THIN MAN finds the couple investigating a murder in the world of 1940's Jazz.

As a mystery fan, I must admit the mysteries can be weak. Often, we don't seem to get the clues we need or Nick pulls the solution out of thin air. However, the comedy more than makes up for the problems with the plot. Nick and Nora have a wonderful relationship. Obviously in love, the two banter, and their lines are quite funny. Even the jokes about Nick's constant drinking are funny, and I don't usually find that appealing. Obviously, a big part of the credit for that goes to William Powell and Myrna Loy. They are obviously having fun in these movies, and that comes through for us.

The only truly weak movie in the bunch is THE THIN MAN GOES HOME.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
A great classic
Published 1 month ago by Ed
5.0 out of 5 stars A Present But I Enjoyed Them
Bought for my Mother who saw one of these movies and then wanted the box set, great fun they are and she loved them
Published 1 month ago by x wing flyboy
5.0 out of 5 stars Powell and Loy at their best
The Thin Man series is an example of the golden era of Hollywood at it's best. Produced by Hunt Stromberg who wasn't among the first rank of MGM producers it shows what a great... Read more
Published 1 month ago by rob w
4.0 out of 5 stars Two great films!
The stars are all for films 1 and 2. So nice. So funny. Great acting. Clever, cool dialogue

After that, they lost the writer. The guy who replaced him wasn't witty. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Bertie
5.0 out of 5 stars Great films
I love the Thin Man films, they are so funny and witty. I had only heard of them before, but to watch them is a real joy. Read more
Published 2 months ago by FilmBuff
5.0 out of 5 stars You just have to have these films
All I can say to you is that you have to have all of these films as they have humour and style to these vintage films . Read more
Published 3 months ago by Mr. Robert Lismore
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Film
This film has to be one of the funniest films I have ever seen, Powell and Loy are really funny.
Published 3 months ago by A-P Scotton
4.0 out of 5 stars A mixed bag of classics.
There's a reason this series of films is so famous: when they get it right, ther *really* get it right! Read more
Published 3 months ago by Simon Exton
5.0 out of 5 stars the complete Thin Man Collection
This series of films are totaly fantastic, the story lines are simple yet very good the partnership of both of these actors work very very well
Published 6 months ago by Thbrookes
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Powell value for money
Some of the films are better than others. But overall if you want one or another, it's best to get the lot for the price.
Published 7 months ago by Juan Carlos Mateo
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