Song of the Thin Man

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"WILLIAM POWELL and MYRNA LOY and me too. We're all together again in a NEW MGM mystery comedy!"
  • NR
  • 1947
  • 1 hr 26 min
  • 6.9  (5,696)

In the seventh and final installment of the popular Thin Man series, "Song of the Thin Man" follows the witty and charming husband-and-wife detective team Nick and Nora Charles, played by William Powell and Myrna Loy, as they once again become embroiled in a murder mystery. This time, their investigation takes them through the seedy underworld of jazz music in New York City.

The film opens with Nick and Nora attending a swanky nightclub where they are introduced to Tommy Drake (Philip Reed), a young and talented jazz musician who happens to be the son of one of Nick's old friends. Drake confides in Nick about his recent troubles, which include a stolen trumpet and a dead bandmate, and asks for his help in solving the case.

Nick reluctantly agrees, and quickly finds himself in over his head as the case becomes increasingly complicated. The suspects pile up, including the band's manager, a crooked record producer, and even Drake's own father, all of whom have something to gain from the band's success.

As Nick and Nora delve deeper into the case, they must navigate the seedy world of jazz clubs and underground gambling dens, all while trying to stay one step ahead of the killer. Along the way, they are assisted by Nick's trusty sidekick, Lieutenant Abrams, played by Keenan Wynn, who provides comic relief and serves as a sounding board for the couple's lighthearted banter.

One of the highlights of the film is the music, which includes performances by jazz legends Louis Armstrong and his band, as well as Benny Goodman and his sextet. These musical interludes help to set the tone for the film and give it a lively and entertaining energy.

The chemistry between Powell and Loy is as undeniable as ever, and "Song of the Thin Man" showcases their talents for both comedy and drama. The film also carries on the series' tradition of poking fun at the wealthy and social elite, as Nick and Nora navigate their way through high society parties and gatherings with their trademark wit and charm.

Overall, "Song of the Thin Man" is a fun and engaging film that is sure to delight fans of the series and lovers of classic Hollywood cinema alike. With its clever dialogue, memorable performances, and jazzy soundtrack, it is a fitting and enjoyable end to the Thin Man franchise.

Song of the Thin Man is a 1947 comedy with a runtime of 1 hour and 26 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.9.

Song of the Thin Man
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    1 hr 26 min
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    6.9  (5,696)