The Thin Man Director: W.S. Van Dyke (1934)
The Thin Man is based on Dashiell Hammett’s classic mystery novel of the same name. It is an amusing comic film starring William Powell and Myrna Loy. It tells the story of Nick Charles, a retired detective, and his wife Nora who is trying to settle down. They travel from San Francisco to New York, where Mr Charles is approached by the daughter of a former client. Mr Wynant. Apparently, Mr. Wynant was traveling on a mysterious business trip before he mysteriously vanished. During the course of the investigation, Mr Wynant’s secretary is discovered dead. The true killer is revealed during a famous dinner party scene, and Mr. Charles solves the case.