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This second of MGM's films reteams William Powell and Myrna Loy as, respectively, bibulous private detective Nick Charles and his socialite wife Nora. The Charleses are sucked into another murder case via Nick's lovely cousin Elissa Landi, whose husband Alan Marshall has vanished. Hubby has been conducting an affair with nightclub thrush Dorothy McNulty (later known as Penny Singleton) and is also blackmailing gangsterish Joseph Calleia. When the corpses begin piling up, Nick and Nora try to piece the clues together, with the earnest assistance of Jimmy Stewart, who carries a torch for Landi. You won't believe who turns out to be the murderer in this one--then again, given the plot's strict adherence to "least likely suspect" formula, you probably will. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 25, 1936

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Albert Hackett Best Screenplay 1936 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Frances Goodrich Best Screenplay 1936 Nominee

Cast

William Powell
as Nick Charles
Myrna Loy
as Nora Charles
James Stewart
as David Graham
Elissa Landi
as Selma Landis
Joseph Calleia
as Dancer
Jessie Ralph
as Aunt Katherine Forrest
Teddy Hart
as Floyd Casper
Sam Levene
as Lt. Abrams
George Zucco
as Dr. Adolph Kammer
Paul Fix
as Phil Byrnes
Bobby Watson
as Leader of Late Crowd
Dorothy McNulty
as Polly Byrnes
Charles "Heinie" Conklin
Vince Barnett
as Wrestling manager
Jack Adair
as Escort of Dizzy Blonde
Eric Wilton
as Peter, butler
Richard Loo
as Headwaiter
Edie Adams
as Girl
Charles Arnt
as Drunk (uncredited)
Tom Ricketts
as Henry the Butler
Murray Alper
as Kid
Dick Rush
as San Francisco Detective
Mary Gordon
as Rose (the cook)
Sherry Hall
as Photographer
Jack Norton
as Reporter
George Guhl
as S.F. Police Captain
Edgar Dearing
as Bill, the San Francisco Policeman
Harry Tyler
as Fingers
Charles Trowbridge
as Police Examiner
Constantine Romanoff
Zeffie Tilbury
as Lucy
William Benedict
Donald Briggs
as Reporter
John Kelly
as Harold
George H. Reed
as Porter
Clarence Kolb
as Lucius
Guy Usher
as Chief of Detectives
Dorothy Vaughan
as Charlotte

Crew

W.S. Van Dyke
Director
Hunt Stromberg
Producer
Frances Goodrich
Screenwriter
Albert Hackett
Screenwriter
Oliver Marsh
Cinematographer
Herbert Stothart
Composer (Music Score)
Walter Donaldson
Songwriter
George Forrest
Songwriter
Arthur Freed
Songwriter
Nacio Herb Brown
Songwriter
Nacio Herb Brown
Composer (Music Score)
Edward Ward
Composer (Music Score)
Edwin B. Willis
Art Director
Cedric Gibbons
Art Director
Dolly Tree
Costume Designer
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