NOIR CITY 13: THE THIN MAN / AFTER THE THIN MAN
Monday, January 19: The Movies' Most Marvelous Marriage
The price of admission gets you into the afternoon or evening double bill.
THE THIN MAN
(1934, MGM. 91 min.)
Scr. Albert Hackett, Frances Goodrich. Dir. W. S. Van Dyke.
NOIR CITY steps from the shadows to pay tribute to the most marvelous (fictional) marriage in the history of the movies, the blithe and boozy union of Nick and Nora Charles. The cavalier chemistry of costars William Powell and Myrna Loy turned Dashiell Hammett's crime-solving couple into icons of American irreverence and insouciance.
AFTER THE THIN MAN
(1936, MGM. 112 min.)
Scr. Albert Hackett & Frances Goodrich. Dir. W. S. Van Dyke.
America's most popular married couple returns home to San Francisco and wades straight into another missing person case, this one thornier and more amusing than the first. A high-spirited sequel that, thanks to a bigger budget and more colorful cast, actually improves on the original formula. Martinis and Manhattans all around!
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