August 7, 2014
After the Thin Man
After the Thin Man, 1936. Wise-cracking alcoholics solve another mystery.
Directed by W.S. Van Dyke. Written by Frances Goodrich & Albert Hackett; story by Dashiell Hammett. Starring William Powell & Myrna Loy, with James Stewart, Elissa Landi, & Joseph Calleia.
Pacing: Why does the dog have its own scenes? C
Special effects/design: B
Acting: Powell & Loy continue to be charming, but a lot of the rest of the cast are terrible. C
Enjoyment: It doesn't compare with the original, but that's to be expected. It's a nice enough movie, though, with sufficient Nick and Nora Being Nick and Nora to bump it up from okay to good. B
Posted by Daniel at 11:16 AM