Amateur detectives Nick and Nora Charles investigate various crimes.
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1959   1958   1957  
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Former detective Nick Charles and his wealthy wife Nora investigate a murder case, mostly for the fun of it.

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Nick and Nora visit Nick's hometown, and end up involved in a murder.

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An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in new parents Nick and Nora to sort things out.

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.7/10 X  

Nick investigates the case of a missing man and later a murder that is connected to Nora's family.

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track.

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    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Nick and Nora investigate the murder of a bandleader in New York.

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Complete series cast summary:
Peter Lawford ...  Nick Charles 72 episodes, 1957-1959
Phyllis Kirk ...  Nora Charles / ... 72 episodes, 1957-1959
Asta Asta ...  Asta 72 episodes, 1957-1959
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Nick Charles, an ex-private detective, marries Nora and lives in a luxurious Park Avenue apartment in New York City. Nick's former underworld friends still hang around and get him involved in a number of crimes that he solves. Beatrice Dane is a beautiful con artist using the alias "Blondie Collins" and Nora finds it difficult to be hospitable to her. Written by J.E. McKillop <jmckillo@notes.cc.bellcore.com>

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Comedy | Mystery

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USA

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English

Release Date:

20 September 1957 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ella, él y Asta See more »

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Mono (Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Based on the highly successful Thin Man films of the 1930s and 40s, this originally aired on NBC, and was the first TV series produced by M-G-M. The films had co-starred William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles. Both projects were based on characters created by Dashiell Hammet. See more »

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Would Like To See This Again Now . . .
16 March 2005 | by tjonasgreenSee all my reviews

In the early '60s before TV ad rates became astronomical and before small local stations joined large syndicated networks, the airwaves were full of old movies and TV series reruns because no one much cared about the ratings during off hours. Among the antique TV shows from the early and mid '50s that were endlessly repeated were (probably terrible) chestnuts like MY LITTLE MARGIE, OH, SUSANNAH!, PRIVATE SECRETARY, THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE, AMOS 'N' ANDY, THE LIFE OF RILEY, December BRIDE, TOPPER, I MARRIED JOAN, OUR MISS BROOKS, LOVE THAT BOB, and one that I remember especially fondly, THE THIN MAN starring Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk and with the sexy and incomparable Nita Talbot in a recurring role.

I remember virtually nothing about it except the impressions it left me with: Peter Lawford and Phyllis Kirk seemed dry, pleasant and sophisticated and had a nice chemistry together. I knew nothing of Powell and Loy and the original series of films at the time, so Lawford and Kirk seemed delightful. And even in childhood, I LOVED Nita Talbot, who guested on lots of other series of the period. Tall, with a model's figure and bearing, she usually wore a Veronica Lake pageboy and had a wry, slinky beauty which suggested a cross between Lauren Bacall and Anne Francis. But her voice was honking and grating and she had a N.Y. accent as thick as a slice of corned beef. The incongruity was delicious and she was wonderful.

The only plot I remember in the series was one in which it was implied that a murdered woman (I seem to remember her as a waitress) had been hacked to pieces and hidden in a trunk -- precisely the kind of grisly detail a child would remember.

While I'm willing to believe this series was awful (certainly most or all of the others I listed must have been) I'd love to see several episodes again, and I'd love to know whatever happened to Nita Talbot.


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