The Thin Man is a 1934 American pre-Code comedy-mystery film directed by W. S. Van Dyke and based on the novel of the same name by Dashiell Hammett. The film stars William Powell and Myrna Loy as Nick and Nora Charles, a leisure-class couple who enjoy copious drinking and flirtatious banter. Nick is a retired private detective who left his very successful career when he married Nora, a wealthy heiress accustomed to high society.
Video / Audio Quality Details:The Thin Man comes to blu-ray in 1080p HD from Warner Archive as part of the Warner Archive Collection on a made to order Blu-ray. The film has an audio track of DTS HD Master Audio 2.0 Mono and English subtitles SDH. Clocking in at 91 minutes this film looks amazing for a black and white film dating back to 1934! This blu-ray will allow generations to enjoy this classic for years to come. A historical film in beautiful 1080p goodness Warner Archive have outdone themselves bringing this gem that was nominated for four academy awards to blu-ray format some 85 years later!
Special Features Include the following:
1936 Lux Radio Theater Broadcast Starring Powell and Loy (audio only)
1957 Episode of The Thin Man Television series, “Scene of the crime”
Hackett and Frances Goodrich, a married couple. In 1934, the film was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture. The titular “Thin Man” is not Nick Charles, but the man Charles is initially hired to find – Clyde Wynant (part way through the film, Charles describes Wynant as a “thin man with white hair”). The “Thin Man” moniker was thought by many viewers to refer to Nick Charles and, after a time, it was used in the titles of sequels as if referring to Charles. – wikipedia