Song of the Thin Man Movie Review
For most of the film, Nick and Nora are chasing about after the killer(s) and getting a quickie introduction to the jazz world, one strangely uninhabited by African-Americans. The dry-martini duo get dragged to a number of kuh-raaaaazy daddio hepcat happenings, which juices things up somewhat, as the mystery here is somewhat of a klunker and one that you quickly stop trying to bother figuring out.
Although disappointing as a Thin Man film overall, one can't say that this is entirely a waste of time. Powell and Loy are always entertaining companions, especially the former, who comes off as more of a (albeit snide) romantic here: "Darling, give me my pipe, slippers, and a beautiful woman, and you can keep the pipe and slippers," though Loy is always there to undercut him with a dry bon mot. There is also something to be said for a film that can have Powell searching for clues, come up with a razor blade, and wonder, "It could have been Somerset Maugham."
The disc includes a trailer as well as a comedy short and cartoon.