Monday, May 25, 2009

Asta and You Shall Receive

Thank goodness for Ivan G. Shreve Jr.’s blog, Thrilling Days of Yesteryear. Had it not been for his latest post, I might have forgotten that it was 75 years ago today that the movie version of Dashiell Hammett’s final, 1934 novel, The Thin Man, was released in theaters. As he recalls, the film was “a delightful comedy-mystery that spawned a successful series of six films in total and made stars William Powell and Myrna Loy the celluloid epitome of ‘the perfect couple.’”

For your viewing delight, some choice quips from that film series:

READ MORE:Merry Mystery from The Thin Man,” by Gary Arnold
(The Washington Times).


Anonymous said...

i love the book and i love the movies!

Corey Wilde said...

The Thin Man is one of my favorite movies. Nick & Nora are perfection in it.

Paul D Brazill said...

The perfect couple!

Kari said...

Speaking of anniversaries... May 27 marks the 105th anniversary of Hammett's birth on 27 May 1894.