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The Thin Man Goes Home (1944)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | January 1945 (USA)
Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder.

Director:

Richard Thorpe

Writers:

Robert Riskin (screen play), Dwight Taylor (screen play) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
William Powell ... Nick Charles
Myrna Loy ... Nora Charles
Lucile Watson ... Mrs. Charles
Gloria DeHaven ... Laurabelle Ronson (as Gloria De Haven)
Anne Revere ... Crazy Mary
Helen Vinson ... Helena Draque
Harry Davenport ... Dr. Bertram Charles
Leon Ames ... Edgar Draque
Donald Meek ... Willie Crump
Edward Brophy ... Brogan
Lloyd Corrigan ... Dr. Bruce Clayworth
Anita Sharp-Bolster ... Hilda (as Anita Bolster)
Ralph Brooke Ralph Brooke ... Peter Berton
Donald MacBride ... Police Chief MacGregor
Morris Ankrum ... Willoughby
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Storyline

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. Written by garykmcd

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Taglines:

Together again in M-G-M's riotous comedy. (Title lobby card).


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

January 1945 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Thin Man's Rival See more »

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Budget:

$1,000,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

The $60 that Nora pays for the painting would be equivalent to approximately $875 in 2019. See more »

Goofs

In the gift shop scene, Willie Crump, played by Donald Meek, has an obvious rip in the sleeve hem of his jacket, on the back right shoulder. His white shirt shows through. It can be seen as he gets up from having his head inside the display case. See more »

Quotes

Police Chief MacGregor: Mr. Brogan, if it isn't too much trouble, would you mind telling me were you came from?
Brogan: I'm a friend of Nick's, get it? And I was just passin' by, get it? So, I thought I'd just stop in...
Nora Charles: Get it?
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Connections

Follows After the Thin Man (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Deep In The Heart Of Texas
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Music by Don Swander (1941)
Lyrics by June Hershey (1941)
Sung a cappella by William Powell with improvised lyrics
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Nick and Nora are back yet again! ***1/2 out of *****
4 February 2010 | by CelticnationalistSee all my reviews

Generally the Fourth Sequel to nearly anything would be considered Garbage and You'd think that the Producers had milked the cash cow once too often...BUT 'The Thin Man goes home' the Fourth Sequel and penultimate Film in the Enjoyable MGM Series which ran from 1934-1947 is FAR better than you could really hope for.

Nick (William Powell) & Nora (Myrna Loy) catch a Train to see Nick's Parents merely for a Vacation, but everybody in the Small town are led to believe that Nick is on a Case... He Isn't...Well, Not until a Young man drops dead on his Parents doorstep from a Gunshot Wound -

'The Thin Man goes home' despite being 65 Years old now, doesn't feel anywhere near as dated as many other Films from the Era, There is plenty of Witty lines that are still Funny today and the Sparkling Chemistry between Powell & Loy is a joy to watch.

***1/2 out of *****


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