Another Thin Man


Another Thin Man Review

The third Thin Man movie finds the series struggling a bit as it searches for new ideas, while also taking a rather mean turn of events. For starters, Asta now has a sibling -- a (human) baby -- to distract the Charleses. But never mind the kid, the couple (trio) has a new mystery to deal with: A military colonel who's being threatened by a just-outta-prison man from his past is sure he's going to be killed. 20 minutes later, he is killed. Whodunnit? Well, our obvious suspect may just be a bit too obvious, if you know what I mean.

Unfortunately, the mystery here is random and a bit obtuse, and the jokes just aren't as funny with all the ultra-dark goings on.

Fans of the series will enjoy seeing their favorite couple continue to lightly spar and make those cross-cultural jabs, but the end result is decidedly tepid.

Another Thin Man

Facts and Figures

Run time: 103 mins

In Theaters: Friday 17th November 1939

Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment

Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Reviews 3 / 5

Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Fresh: 13 Rotten: 3

IMDB: 7.5 / 10

Cast & Crew

Director: W.S. Van Dyke


Starring: as Nick Charles, as Nora Charles, as Lois MacFay / Linda Mills, as Assistant District Attorney Van Slack, C. Aubrey Smith as Colonel Burr MacFay, as Dorothy Waters, Charles' Nanny, as Lieutenant John Guild, as Dudley Horn, Lois' Fiance, Tom Neal as Freddie Coleman, MacFay's Secretary, Phyllis Gordon as Mrs. Isabella Bellam, MacFay's Housekeeper, as Phil Church, Don Costello as 'Diamond Back' Vogel, as 'Creeps' Binder, William A. Poulsen as Nickie Charles Jr., Muriel Hutchison as H. Culverton 'Smitty' Smith, Doodles Weaver as Gatekeeper - MacFay Estate