The Thin Man (1934), a Pre-Code comedy-mystery film directed by W. S. Van Dyke and based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture and became such a hit that sequels soon followed:
After The Thin Man (1936)
Another Thin Man (1939)
Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
Song of the Thin Man (1947)
The films are among the most highly-regarded and successful series from Hollywood's Classic Era.
Author Charles Tranberg looks at the people who populated the films, including full chapter profiles of its stars, William Powell and Myrna Loy, whose chemistry together was a huge reason for the films’ success. As Nick and Nora Charles, they knocked the stereotypes of on-screen marriage out of the park and replaced the stiff and formal with fun and sexy.
Not to be forgotten are the great character actors that added their own special magic to each film. Chapters include profiles of them, as well as the creative teams behind the films.
Discover detailed synopses of each of the films, as well as behind-the-scenes anecdotes and trivia. If you love The Thin Man, then this is the book for you!
Praise for Charles Tranberg's other books:
"By virtue of its amazing output and longevity, Moorehead's career, not to mention life, would be almost impossible to contain in a single volume, but Tranberg is in command of his subject, deftly covering the wide expanse of Agnes Moorehead's world." – Laura Wagner, Classic Images, review of I Love the Illusion: The Life and Career of Agnes Moorehead.
"This is a fond look at one of the most durable and under-appreciated stars in Hollywood history." –Tom Clegett, The Santa Fe New Mexican, review of Fred MacMurray: A Biography.
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