W.S. Van Dyke's THE THIN MAN & W.S. Van Dyke's ANOTHER THIN MAN
W.S. Van Dyke's THE THIN MAN 85th Anniversary Presentation! (1934, 91 min)
The best film in the series came first: The Thin Man, a marvelous adaptation of a Dashiell Hammet novel. The movie gods were in a generous mood when they paired William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, the upper-class sophisticates whose sleuthing escapades somehow joined the classic form of the whodunit with the giddy-up of screwball comedy. Among the series' many attributes, one of its most radical notions was the idea that a married couple might find each other delightful and view life as a goofy adventure together
W.S. Van Dyke's ANOTHER THIN MAN 80th Anniversary Presentation! (1939, 103 min)
The third film picks up when the Charles family arrives for a weekend with a Long Island industrialist who fears someone wants to kill him. Sure enough, his fears come true. Nick (William Powell) is among the suspects. Asta scrams with what may be the murder weapon. And Nora (Myrna Loy) has her own ideas about the case and sneaks off to a nightclub to ferret out a clue. "Madam, how long have you been leading this double life?" Nick asks "Just since we've been married," she replies.
Friday, April 12