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Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)

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97 min | Comedy, Crime, Mystery

Nick and Nora are at their wisecracking best as they investigate murder and racketeering at a local race track.
Director
W.S. Van Dyke (as Maj. W.S. Van Dyke II)
Writers
Irving Brecher (screen play) | Harry Kurnitz (screen play) (from a story by) | Dashiell Hammett (based upon characters created by)
Composer
David Snell (musical score)
Cinematographer
William H. Daniels (as William Daniels)
Editor
Robert Kern (as Robert J. Kern)
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Updated Nov 21, 1941

Release date
Nov 1941 (United States)

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William Powell
Nick Charles Nick Charles   See fewer
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Myrna Loy
Nora Charles Nora Charles   See fewer
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Barry Nelson
Paul Clarke Paul Clarke   See fewer
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Donna Reed
Molly Ford Molly Ford   See fewer
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Sam Levene
Police Lt. Abrams Police Lt. Abrams   See fewer
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Alan Baxter
'Whitey' Barrow 'Whitey' Barrow   See fewer
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Henry O'Neill
Maj. Jason I. Sculley Maj. Jason I. Sculley   See fewer
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Richard Hall
Nick Charles Jr. (as Dickie Hall) Nick Charles Jr. (as Dickie Hall)   See fewer
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Stella Adler
Claire Porter Claire Porter   See fewer
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Loring Smith
'Link' Stephens 'Link' Stephens   See fewer
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Joseph Anthony
Fred Macy Fred Macy   See fewer
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Lou Lubin
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Asta
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Arthur Aylesworth
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Mario (uncredited) Mario (uncredited)   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 4,825 votes