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.

Concept: B
Story: B
Characters: A
Dialog: A
Pacing: Why does the dog have its own scenes? C
Cinematography: B
Special effects/design: B
Acting: Powell & Loy continue to be charming, but a lot of the rest of the cast are terrible. C
Music: 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

GPA: 2.9/4

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