DirectorW. S. Van Dyke Initial DVD releaseAugust 2, 2005 Duration LanguageEnglish
Release dateNovember 21, 1941 (1941-11-21) (USA) WriterIrving Brecher (screen play), Harry Kurnitz (screen play), Harry Kurnitz (from a story by), Dashiell Hammett (based upon characters created by) CastWilliam Powell (Nick Charles), Myrna Loy (Nora Charles), Barry Nelson (Paul Clarke), Donna Reed (Molly Ford), Sam Levene (Lieutenant Abrams), Alan Baxter ('Whitey' Barrow) Similar moviesThe Thin Man, After the Thin Man, The Thin Man Goes Home, Another Thin Man, Song of the Thin Man, Fat and Thin
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Shadow of the Thin Man is the fourth of the six The Thin Man films. It was released in 1941 and was directed by W. S. Van Dyke. It stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles. Also, in this film their son Nick Jr. (Dickie Hall) is old enough to figure in the comic subplot. Other cast members include Donna Reed and Barry Nelson. This was one of three films in which Stella Adler appeared.
Nick and Nora Charles are looking forward to a relaxing day at a racetrack, but when a jockey accused of throwing a race is found shot to death, Police Lieutenant Abrams requests Nick's help. The trail leads to a gambling syndicate that operates out of a wrestling arena, a murdered reporter, and a pretty secretary whose boyfriend has been framed. Along the way, Nick and Nora must contend with a wild wrestling match, a dizzying day at a merry-go-round (accompanied by Nick, Jr.), and a table-clearing restaurant brawl.
William Powell as Nick Charles
Myrna Loy as Nora Charles
Barry Nelson as Paul Clarke
Donna Reed as Molly
Sam Levene as Lieutenant Abrams
Alan Baxter as "Whitey" Barrow
Henry O'Neill as Major Jason I. Sculley
Stella Adler as Claire Porter (aka Clara Peters)
Loring Smith as "Link" Stephens
Joseph Anthony as Fred Macy
Louise Beavers as Stella
Will Wright as Maguire - Nervous Ticket Seller (uncredited)
Adeline De Walt Reynolds as Barrow's landlady (uncredited)