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After the Thin Man Details


This second of MGM's Thin Man 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


Awarded by
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


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
Tom Ricketts
as Henry the Butler
Bobby Watson
as Leader of Late Crowd
Dorothy McNulty
as Polly Byrnes
Jack Norton
as Reporter
William Benedict
George Guhl
as S.F. Police Captain
Richard Loo
as Headwaiter
Eric Wilton
as Peter, butler
Harry Tyler
as Fingers
Charles Trowbridge
as Police Examiner
Constantine Romanoff
Charles "Heinie" Conklin
Murray Alper
as Kid
Zeffie Tilbury
as Lucy
Donald Briggs
as Reporter
Dick Rush
as San Francisco Detective
Clarence Kolb
as Lucius
Vince Barnett
as Wrestling manager
John Kelly
as Harold
Mary Gordon
as Rose (the cook)
Dorothy Vaughan
as Charlotte
Edie Adams
as Girl
Sherry Hall
as Photographer
Jack Adair
as Escort of Dizzy Blonde
Guy Usher
as Chief of Detectives
Edgar Dearing
as Bill, the San Francisco Policeman
George H. Reed
as Porter
Charles Arnt
as Drunk (uncredited)


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