Sunday, October 14, 2007

After The Thin Man (1936)

Many many stars...will watch it many more times along with the first buying the Thin Man box set!

Ever since rewatching the first Thin Man movie this summer, I have been so excited to see more of the series. I was not disappointed. After the Thin Man picks up right where the first movie left off with Nick and Nora on a train to San Francisco. As they prepare to pull into the station Nora asks, "Are you packing?" to which Nick responds, "Yes, dear, I'm putting away this liquor."

They arrive home ready to sleep for a week and recover from their detective work in New York, only to be dropped right into the middle of a new mystery. Nora's cousin's husband has been missing for three days... Is he dead? Is he with another woman? What does young Jimmy Stewart have to do with all of this? Does Nora ever get her middle-of-the-night scrambled eggs? Asta even gets his own storyline in this movie involving Mrs. Asta and a lot of puppies.

I laughed through the whole movie. Now I just have to wait for Another Thin Man to arrive from the library...


Ms. Q said...

Which Thin Man was this...I'm worrying that I've never seen it now but I'm pretty sure I've seen them all...but it might be that I've just seen Song of the Thin Man four times. There's After the Thin Man, Another Thin Man, Song of the Thin Man and the Thin Man Goes Home, right?
I have Astamnesia.

Jessica said...

The Thin Man (1934)
After the Thin Man (1936)
Another Thin Man (1939)
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
The Thin Man Goes Home (1944)
Song of the Thin Man (1947)

I've only seen the first three so far. I have to write about "Another..."

Ms. Q said...

Yes but...which one is which? I know I've seen "Goes Home" and at least one other...but which other I can't tell by the titles...sigh, this is where you have an advantage over me, being a library borrower. I'm forced to wait on the mercy of TCM...

Jessica said...

Next summer we'll have a Thin Man festival. I really did buy the box set!