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1934 film by W. S. Van Dyke, Lesley Selander

The Thin Man

Release date 1934
Released85 years (approx) ago
Duration 87 minutes
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The Thin Man
The Thin Man
Promotional still for the 1934 film The Thin Man starring William Powell, Myrna Loy and Asta — part of a feature story titled "A Dog's Life in Hollywood" by J. B. Griswold. Skippy (Asta) is one of the dogs profiled.

About The Thin Man

The Thin Man is a 1934 American Pre-Code comedy-mystery film directed by W. S. Van Dyke and based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. The film stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles; Nick is a hard-drinking, retired private detective, and Nora is a wealthy heiress. Their wire-haired fox terrier Asta is played by canine actor Skippy. The film's screenplay was written by Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich, a married couple. In 1934, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The titular "Thin Man" is not Nick Charles, but the man Charles is initially hired to find – Clyde Wynant (part way through the film, Charles describes Wynant as a "thin man with white hair"). The "Thin Man" moniker was thought by many viewers to refer to Nick Charles and, after a time, it was used in the titles of sequels as if referring to Charles.