Based upon characters created by Dashiell Hammett in his novel, The Thin Man (1934), After the Thin Man arrived two years hence, to be followed by Another Thin Man (1939), Shadow of the Thin Man (1941), The Thin Man Goes Home (1944), and Song of the Thin Man (1947).

Directed by W.S. Van Dyke directed the first four. He passed away in 1943.

With an image harvested from a nicely produced fine grain master, Warner Archive’s new Blu never looks less than a proper 35mm print in projection, and is a pleasure to watch

Hopefully, Warner will pick the films in this series off one by one to replace the original DVD boxed set.

Yet another wonderful film that belongs in every serious collection.

And as everyone knows, William Powell did not play the thin man.

For those who like to deep dive, here’s an interesting artifact:

Screenplay for The Thin Man Sequel [After the Thin Man] (Original screenplay, Hammett's copy, ...

Image – 5

Audio – 5

Pass / Fail – Pass

Upgrade from DVD – Yes

Highly Recommended


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Robert Harris



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May 26, 2016
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The shipping rate is reasonable for the interesting artifact featured in RAH's A Few Words...
Agreed, but as there is one comma before the decimal point - I have to say I'm out ;).


You see, my people are poor ...." ;)