The Thin Man: Not-Quite-Christmas Part Two

And now for the second part of our after-Christmas discussion of movies that are not exactly about Christmas. Much of this one, fittingly, takes place in the time between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.

The movie is The Thin Man (1934), based on the Dashiell Hammett novel of the same name and starring William Powell and Myrna Loy in one of their many on-screen collaborations. It launched a whole series of Thin Man films, all focused on Powell and Loy as the delightful Nick and Nora Charles. Give it a watch or re-watch before you listen!

You can rent or buy the movie in the usual places: Amazon, YouTube, iTunes, Vudu, and Google Play. As it happens, Turner Classic Movies is running a New Year’s Eve marathon as well.

Speaking of, if you dig this movie, it’s worth checking out its first sequel, After the Thin Man (1936). It picks up right where this one leaves off, on New Year’s Eve.