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“Alias Nick and Nora” – Two Documentaries reviewed by George

William Powell: A True Gentleman (2005)A summary of Powell’s career, plus a little info on loves and marriages, begins by noting his birth in 1892. He attended the American Academy of Dramatic Art, started acting on stage, found a great … Continue reading

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William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “Song of the Thin Man” (1947) – reviewed by George

A healthy number of laughs and a murder that really needs Nick and Nora to solve it mark the last Thin Man movie. But don’t fret. Next week we’ll look at a couple of documentaries about our happily married detectives.The … Continue reading

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William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “The Thin Man Goes Home” (1944) – reviewed by George

Nick, Nora, and Asta are in the train station buying tickets for a trip to see Nick’s parents in Sycamore Springs. The tickets are for the day coach, so they plan on hiding Asta, who gets away to chase a … Continue reading

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William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “Shadow of the Thin Man” – (1941) – reviewed by George

Begins with Nick with a leash walking through the park, the leash attached to Asta, right? Wrong! The leash is attached to Nick Jr. (Dickie Hall), who holds the leash that’s attached to Asta. Cute beginning, and the rest of … Continue reading

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William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “Another Thin Man” (1939) – reviewed by George

Back in New York.Large suitcases are being taken from a train and loaded into a van labeled HOTEL NORTHAMPTON. One is labeled Nick Charles, One Mrs. Nick Charles, and one Nick Charles Jr. Plus two crates marked Asta, one holding … Continue reading

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William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “After the Thin Man” and Asta is Asta (1936) – reviewed by George

Gee, what a great start to a comedy-mystery! Nick, Nora, and Asta are on the Sunset Limited from NYC to San Francisco and are only five minutes out. Nick is trying to shave and Nora is trying to pack.Nora: “How … Continue reading

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William Powell and Myrna Loy are Nick and Nora Charles in “The Thin Man” (1934) – reviewed by George

Dorothy Wynant (Maureen O’Sullivan) visits her dad in his lab, with new fiancĂ© in tow, in order to introduce him to her father (Edward Ellis), and invite old Dad to the wedding, and make sure he’ll be there to give … Continue reading

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Eddie Cantor in “Special Delivery” (1927) – reviewed by George

Preface: John Beagle’s ancestors had been in the Postal Secret Service since the day the Scarlet Letter was mailed.John (Louis Stern) is obviously in charge, with a big desk in a private office, when an underling stops in to say, … Continue reading

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Star of Midnight (1935) – reviewed by George

In Chicago a woman we don’t see is getting into a cab over a worried man’s objections. She says, “Don’t worry, darling. I’ll either call you or be back by half-past ten.” At 12:15 a.m. she still has not been … Continue reading

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My Man Godfrey (1936) – reviewed by George

Mike (Pat Flaherty) is a victim of the depression and Duke (William Powell) is sort of a victim: they are without jobs or a place to live. Actually they have thrown-together shacks to keep the rain away, but those are … Continue reading

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