The Thin Man Movie Story
Nick Charles (William Powell), a retired detective, and his wife Nora (Myrna Loy) are attempting to settle down. They are based in San Francisco but decide to spend the Christmas holidays in New York. There Nick is pressed back into service by Dorothy Wynant (Maureen O’Sullivan), a young woman whose father was an old client of Nick’s. The man, Clyde Wynant (the title’s “thin man”), was supposed to be on a secret business trip and promised to be home before his daughter’s wedding, but has mysteriously vanished. She convinces Nick to take the case, much to the amusement of his socialite wife. It starts out as a missing person case, but when Wynant’s former secretary and love interest, Julia Wolf, is found dead, evidence points to Wynant as the prime suspect. Dorothy refuses to believe that her father is guilty. The detective uncovers clues and eventually solves the mystery of the disappearance.
The murderer is revealed in a classic dinner party scene that features all of the suspects. A skeletonized body, found during the investigation, had been assumed to be that of a “fat man” because it was wearing oversized clothing. The clothes are revealed to be planted, and the identity of the body is accurately determined by an old war wound in one leg. It turns out that the body belongs to a “thin man”: the missing Wynant. The real killer is uncovered at the dinner party, before he almost takes the life of someone who knows too much.
Release in: 1934
Genre: comedy, drama, crime
The Thin Man Movie Cast
William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan
Detailed Wiki: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Thin_Man_(film)