Between cocktails and the first course of a society dinner, urbane,dry-witted detectives and sophisticates Nick and Nora Charles will show the police the holes in their investigation. They’ll unmask a brutal murderer and solve the mystery behind the disappearance of The Thin Man.
In Another Thin Man, Nick and Nora (and their dog Asta) visit the estate of Colonel MacFay. He’s being threatened by a mysterious man wanting revenge for a past wrong. When MacFay is murdered, that man is the obvious suspect. Too obvious …
Man of the World (1931) starring William Powell, Carole Lombard, Wynne Gibson, Lawrence Gray, Guy Kibbee, George Chandler
Man of the World is an riveting movie with a bittersweet ending. It’s the story of an American expatriate writer, living in Paris. He’s become a suave, debonair, blackmailer. He pretends to act as a go-between for the “real” blackmailer. This way, he keeps his reputation. Until he falls in love with a visiting American woman.
The Kennel Murder Case (1933) starring William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, directed by Michael Curtiz
In The Kennel Murder Case, Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates a locked-room murder. The murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.
Libeled Lady (1936) starring Spencer Tracy, Myrna Loy, William Powell, Jean Harlow
Synopsis of Libeled Lady
In Libeled Lady, Bill Chandler (William Powell ) is one of America’s great anglers, a sports fisherman without peer, doom in waders to the wiliest trout. And that isn’t the only fish story Chandler tells.
Four of Hollywood’s greatest stars – Powell, Jean Harlow, Myrna Loy and Spencer Tracy – reel in this whopper of a screwball romantic comedy classic nominated for a Best Picture Oscar. It all starts when society diva Loy slaps newsman Tracy with a libel suit. Tracy enlists fiancée Harlow and down-on-his-luck Powell in a counter maneuver. It involves a rigged marriage, a phony seduction, a fabulously funny fishing scene, fisticuffs, broken promises and hearts, and, eventually, true love for all.