Noch ein dünner Mann (1939)

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Noch ein dünner Mann: Directed by W.S. Van Dyke. With William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey, Otto Kruger. An explosives manufacturer suspects a young man is out to kill him. He calls in new parents Nick and Nora to sort things out.

“The third of the Thin Man films finds Nick and Nora out on Long Island answering a distress call from an old friend of Norau0026#39;s father, C. Aubrey Smith. Sheldon Leonard went to prison and heu0026#39;s got the idea that Smith should have been there with him. Heu0026#39;s making all kinds of threats against Smith and eventually Smith winds up dead. Three other deaths occur, two of the human and a dog (not Asta) before William Powell solves the mystery.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAnother Thin Man boasts the usual tightly written script with a good group of plausible suspects, the ending I have to confess was a real surprise to me. u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMGM always gave Powell and Loy a great group of supporting players to work with. Some of the ones I enjoyed here not previously mentioned were Virginia Grey as Smithu0026#39;s daughter, Harry Bellaver as one of Nicku0026#39;s old criminal cronies and Marjorie Main as a landlady who thinks sheu0026#39;s seen it all.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eAbner Biberman has an unusual role given the times. Heu0026#39;s a hatchetfaced stone cold killer named u0026#39;Dum-Dumu0026#39; who works for Sheldon Leonard and has a devotion to him that leans pretty heavily on the gay side. Iu0026#39;m not sure it could be explained any other way.u003cbr/u003eu003cbr/u003eMyrna is her bright and cheery self aiding Powell more with moral support than assisting Powell with the case. Itu0026#39;s what the audiences expected from The Thin Man films and in this they were not disappointed.”

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