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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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Senior HTF Member
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 ...." ;)

Kent K H

Second Unit
Oct 4, 2002
I haven’t picked it up yet, but it’s a rare WA release that has me thinking about picking it up outside of a 4/$44 sale, especially with the great job they did on the first one. I wish they’d done a set, but I’ll get them one-by-one if that’s what it takes.
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Mar 1, 2007
New Orleans
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Isn’t it great that it seems that Amazon or other direct sellers pretty much got all these fabulous titles delivered on release day. I don’t think this has happened, at least for me, since last May.

Matt Hough

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Apr 24, 2006
Charlotte, NC
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Matt Hough
Watched tonight, pretty much in complete ecstasy. The DVD of this was never in as bad a shape as the first Thin Man, but this looks as pristine as it's possible for a black and white movie to look. Some of the gowns on the ladies are absolutely stunning.

Bring on the rest, PLEASE!


Feb 22, 2012
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mark gross
I watched the DVD on New Year's Eve, as I couldn't wait for the Blu-Ray, which is finally weaving my way through the vortex of USPS. The contrast and the clarity was excellent. The quality of the black and white even held a glimmer of that nitrate warmth. The only thing missing was resolution and detail, which I imagine the Blu-ray has on the highest level.