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  • Dir. W.S. Van Dyke
  • USA
  • 1934
  • 91 min.
  • NR
  • DCP
  • Assistive Listening
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Holiday Classics.

Nick and Nora Charles cordially invite you to the booziest Christmas whodunit around.

Bantering in the boudoir, enjoying walks with beloved dog Asta, or matching each other highball for highball and clue for clue, they combine screwball romance with mystery as they take on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.

Based on the book by hardboiled writer extraordinaire Dashiell Hammett, the resulting triumph nabbed four Academy Award nominations (including “Best Picture”) and spawned five sequels.

“A smart honey, a sophisticated wow. A murder story with a brilliant cast, a brilliant script, brilliant direction, and photography that tells the story in no mean terms….  Let it be shouted from the roof-tops that the writing, acting and direction of those characters all spell movie with a capital ‘M,’ and so let us hasten the good work of handing out the bouquets.” —Hollywood Reporter (1934)

“For audiences in the middle of the Depression, THE THIN MAN, like the Astaire and Rogers musicals it visually resembles, was pure escapism: Beautiful people in expensive surroundings make small talk all the day long, without a care in the world, and even murder is only an amusing diversion.” —Roger Ebert (2002)