The Animal Kingdom (1932)

A romantic drama with very few comedic elements, The Animal Kingdom features a male protagonist who needs to figure out what he wants to do with his life. There is a nice role for a third-billed Myrna Loy in this film. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

The Thin Man Goes Home (1944)

The fifth entry into The Thin Man franchise differs slightly in tone from the previous films. It is influenced by the war economy and the filmmakers' desire to swap Nick and Nora's lavish cosmopolitan life-syle for that of picturesque small-town America. And that not only means a different setting and life-style, but also a slightly different set of values. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

With the fourth film in the Thin Man franchise, we find ourselves back in San Francisco again. And Nora once again manages to nudge Nick into getting involved in a criminal investigation he actually tried to stay away from. A change in writers leads to a miniscule change in tone, but this film still is unmistakably a typical Thin Man film, and not a bad one at that. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

Another Thin Man (1939)

The third entry into the Thin Man franchise sees Nick and Nora (William Powell and Myrna Loy) return to New York. This film is as entertaining as the second one and a worthy addition to the franchise. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

After the Thin Man (1936)

This sequel to The Thin Man sees William Powell and Myrna Loy return as Nick and Nora. The film is slightly less entertaining than the first one, but as a sequel it is definitely successful. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

The Thin Man (1934)

The Thin Man is one of the most famous combinations of crime story and comedy. Starring William Powell and Myrna Loy as the ultimate detective couple, this highly successful film would be followed by five sequels. +++ +++ [click title to read review]

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