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The Thin Man
Directed by W. S. Van Dyke • 1934 • United States
Starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan
Nick and Nora Charles cordially invite you to bring your own alibi to this jaunty, dry-witted whodunit, which made William Powell and Myrna Loy the champagne elite of sleuthing. Bantering in the boudoir, enjoying walks with beloved dog Asta, or matching each other highball for highball and clue for clue, they combine screwball romance with mystery as they take on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts. The resulting triumph spawned five sequels and set a new standard for 1930s screen sophistication.