#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Now back in San Francisco after their holiday in New York, Nick and Nora find themselves trying to solve another mystery. It’s New Year’s Eve and they are summoned to dinner at Nora’s elderly, and very aristocratic, family. There they find that cousin Selma’s husband Robert has been missing for three days. Nick reluctantly agrees to look for him but the case takes a twist when Robert is shot and Selma is accused of murder. Several other murders occur but eventually Nick gathers everyone into the same room to reveal the identity of the killer.
Plot: Nick and Nora Charles investigate when Nora’s cousin reports her disreputable husband is missing, and find themselves in a mystery involving the shady owners of a popular nightclub, a singer and her dark brother, the cousin’s forsaken true love, and Nora’s bombastic and controlling aunt.
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The greatest movie marriage
In this first sequel to the celebrated film “The Thin Man”, detective Nick Charles, (Powell) his socialite wife Nora (Loy) and their beloved terrier Asta are on their way home to San Francisco after a long trip. Shortly after they arrive, Nora is invited to her wealthy aunt’s house for dinner where she is told by her cousin Selma (Landi) that her husband Robert has run off (again) and she needs Nick to find him. When Nick and Nora find Robert at a local nightclub that very evening, they soon discover that he is wrapped up in a situation with some shady people; he is soliciting David (a really young Stewart), an ex-beau of Selma’s who is still in love with her, for $25,000. In exchange for this $25,000 he will leave Selma’s life forever, will run off with his girlfriend, a singer at the nightclub, and David can then step in. The plan promptly goes sour when Robert is shot and killed, leaving five suspects in his murder, including Selma herself. It is up to Nick and Nora to help the police solve the crime and clear Selma’s name.
I thoroughly enjoyed “The Thin Man”, and was absolutely charmed and delighted with this sequel. Nick and Nora Charles absolutely have to be one of the greatest, if not the greatest on screen couples in film history. Certainly, they take a back seat to the better known Hepburn/Tracy, Gable/Leigh, hell, even Curtis/Lemmon. But while the story itself in “After the Thin Man” was good, and strong enough to stand on its own merit, but the film itself is great because of Powell and Loy. Myrna Loy, one of my favorite classic film actresses, made a career out of being the non-plussed wife or object of affection to varying degrees of spastic leading men. (Particularly Cary Grant in “Mr. Blandings Builds His Dream House” and “The Bachelor and the Bobby Soxer”, both films I would definitely recommend.) Loy’s straight-faced elegance is perfection as Nora Charles, a young and beautiful wealthy socialite who married Nick, a detective from the wrong side of the tracks who loves liquor and ribald humor. Powell is hilarious and charming as Nick, and they own the characters so thoroughly, I can’t fathom anyone else playing those roles.
Much is made of “chemistry”, and the chemistry between our two main characters is electric. The material they had to work with certainly helped in the success of this film. Hammett’s story works as a good base, with Goodrich & Hackett punching up the script. Toward the beginning of the film, there is a scene where Nick and Nora are returning to their San Francisco mansion, completely exhausted and pledging to sleep for a month. When they open their door, however, they find their house filled with a couple of hundred people; apparently, friends of theirs were throwing them a surprise welcome home party, only no one there recognizes them as the guests of honor, so they non-chalantly begin to dance with everyone else until they are finally noticed by their servants. Describing the situation doesn’t do it justice, but it is just one example of the many charming scenes contained in this film. “After the Thin Man” also has some hilarious lines, and while a lot of the appeal is in the delivery, dialogue like a scene between Nick and Nora, who are waiting to be let in to her aunt’s house, (Nick and her aunt have a mutual dislike for one another) when Nora asks, “What ARE you muttering to yourself?” Nick replies, “I’m just trying to get all of the bad words out of my mind.” And then later, when reintroducing her husband to her aunt, Nora says, “You remember my husband, Nick ” her aunt replies with “Hello, NicholASS.” (And proceeds to call him that the entire film.) Even Asta has a subplot in this film; when they arrive home in the beginning of the film, he runs back to the kennel to see Mrs. Asta. Apparently Mrs. Asta has had a litter of puppies, and when they all come out black and white (with one fully black one) even though the Astas are fully white, he finds out that the culprit is a black dog from down the street. The two scenes involving this little side story are truly funny and fitting of a dog that has reached iconic status. (At least in the crossword puzzle world his name is a clue in at least one crossword puzzle I do a week!) “After the Thin Man” has some corny moments, but they are few and so minor compared to the relative greatness of the rest of the film, that I don’t think I could truly single them out easily. (At least not with seeming needlessly picky) I would truly recommend this film series to anyone who enjoys classic films I so thoroughly enjoyed this film that I plan to check out the rest of the sequels in the near future. The snappy & clever dialogue, great performances and good story truly make “After the Thin Man” a worthy sequel to its great predecessor. 8/10 –Shelly
Boy, look who’s the murderer in this film!
Sequels are rarely as good as the first film in a series so AFTER THE THIN MAN is atypical. It actually fits the first film quite well (almost not quite though). As THE THIN MAN ends, Nick and Nora (William Powell and Myrna Loy) are headed back to their home in San Francisco, accompanied by Maureen O’Sullivan and her husband. We even are aware that they are having a private moment of sex as the film ends, in their own Pullman births. AFTER THE THIN MAN begins as the same train is pulling into San Francisco (but Ms O’Sullivan and her husband are not seen anymore). At the tail end of this sequel the result of that moment of sexual satisfaction is given to us when Loy turns coy about sewing baby booties, etc. I like the continuity here. The series manages to keep it up for awhile.
We also find that Asta has a sex life in San Francisco, that Nora’s aunt (Jessie Ralph, splendidly haughty and stiff) does not like Nick (she keeps referring to him as “Nicholas”), and that the police in San Francisco have a businesslike chief in Sam Levine (who is less dumb than his New York counterpart Nat Pendleton was). The plot is as complex as the first film’s, but it is in the resolution that we are really amazed. While “the least likely suspect” is frequently used in popular movie series (perhaps most often in Charley Chan films), it is a toss-up if the killer in this film is the most unexpected in the series of “Thin Man” movies, or the one in THE THIN MAN GOES HOME is the most unexpected one. To be fair, this actor made another film in this period when he was a wanted murderer, but his performance here goes so over the top that one cannot forget it once you’ve seen it to the conclusion.
THE THIN MAN dealt with the disappearance of a famous inventor/industrialist, and whether or not he is responsible for a series of murders. Here, we are taken into Nora’s socially prominent family, and how her cousin Elissa Landi is having problems with her two-timing husband Alan Marshal. Landi’s problems are compounded by the murder of Marshal, and the revelation of the involvement of a gang (led by Joseph Calleia) in manipulating Marshal for it’s own purposes. Landi becomes the chief suspect, although Calleia and some of the others are suspicious enough. Besides Powell and Loy helping Landi, she counts on the support of an old boyfriend, Jimmy Stewart. Among other odd, and threatening figures, are our old friend George Zucco, wearing bottle cap eyeglasses, as a psychiatrist on salary to Jessie Ralph, and a rare film appearance of Teddy Hart (lyracist Larry Hart’s younger brother) as a crooked, obnoxious lawyer.
The casting, acting, and direction (and the story) are pretty good again. And the solution ends up being simple – it all depends on an old photograph.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 52 min (112 min), 1 hr 53 min (113 min) (Canada)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Mystery
Director W.S. Van Dyke
Writer Frances Goodrich (screen play), Albert Hackett (screen play), Dashiell Hammett (from the story by)
Actors William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart, Elissa Landi
Production Company Metro Goldwyn Mayer
Sound Mix Mono (Western Electric Sound System)
Aspect Ratio 1.37 : 1
Film Length (12 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm