Greatest Film Scenes
and Moments

The Thin Man (1934)


Written by Tim Dirks

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Movie Title/Year and Scene Descriptions

The Thin Man (1934)

In director W.S. Van Dyke's comedy-mystery - the first film of the very popular series:

  • the wisecracking, sophisticated, witty, and clever exchanges between detective couple Nick (William Powell) and Nora Charles (Myrna Loy)
  • the scene of Nora's noisy and sprawling entrance into a restaurant (a pratfall typical of screwball comedies) laden with Christmas packages and dragged by their dog Asta
  • the sequence in their bedroom in which Nick punched out his wife to protect her from a gunman's line of fire
  • Nick's scene with a pop/airgun shooting balloons off their Christmas tree
  • the dinner party scene in which Nick invited all the suspects and step-by-step analyzed all the crimes and solved the mystery


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