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Nick and Nora
Charles' bantering is still fresh today in this first of their on-screen outings.
William Powell and Myrna Loy gave audiences then and now a new look at married
life on the silver screen -- the two are obviously crazy about each other, yet
carry on a delicious repartee that keeps a sharp edge on their relationship.
plot of The Thin Man becomes somewhat secondary to the delight we get
in watching these two together -- it tells of Nick Charles, former detective,
coerced into investigating the disappearance of a young woman's father.
Nick would rather just drink his martinis and live off his wife Nora's money,
but at her urging and that of the police, he reluctantly re-enters the sleuthing
game to find out what happened to the Thin Man. (In subsequent films that
name would apply to Nick himself, but it was originally in reference to the
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