Shadow of the Thin Man (1941) - Rotten Tomatoes

Shadow of the Thin Man1941

Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)




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Movie Info

The fourth film in the Thin Man series, this movie finds Nick (William Powell) and Nora (Myrna Loy) Charles investigating two mysterious racetrack murders, accompanied by Nick Charles, Jr. (Dickie Hall) and Asta the dog.

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William Powell
as Nick Charles
Myrna Loy
as Nora Charles
Barry Nelson
as Paul Clarke
Donna Reed
as Molly Ford
Sam Levene
as Lt. Abrams
Alan Baxter
as Whitey Barrow
Dickie Hall
as Nick Charles Jr.
Loring Smith
as Link Stephens
Joseph Anthony
as Fred Macy
Henry O'Neill
as Maj. Jason I. Sculley
Stella Adler
as Claire Porter
Lou Lubin
as `Rainbow' Benny Loomis
Will Wright
as Maguire
Edgar Dearing
as Motor Cop
Oliver Blake
as Fenster
John Dilson
as Coroner
Jerry Jerome
as Reporter
Roger Moore
as Reporter
Hal Le Sueur
as Reporter
Cardiff Giant
as Bouncing Tschekov
Fred Graham
as Waiters with Steaks
Tor Johnson
as Jack the Ripper
John Berkes
as Paleface
John Kelly
as Meatballs Murphy
Jenny Jerome
as Reporter
Dan Tobey
as Announcer
Tommy Mack
as Soft Drink Vendor
Bill Fisher
as Watchman
Joey Ray
as Stephen's Clerk
Inez Cooper
as Girl in Cab
Duke York
as Valentino
Sid Melton
as Fingers
Patty Moore
as Lefty's Wife
Ray Teal
as Cab Driver
Sam Bernard
as Counterman
Ken Christy
as Detective
David Dornack
as Lefty's Kid
Harry Burns
as Greek Janitor
Fred Walburn
as Kid on Merry-go-Round
Arch Hendricks
as Photographer
Pat R. McGee
as Handler
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Critic Reviews for Shadow of the Thin Man

All Critics (8)

It's more focused on the mystery than its predecessor, which keeps the action more engaging, and the comedy is sharper - although at this point they're basically repeating all the same jokes.

November 29, 2021 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

The best element of the entire series remains the love between Nick and Nora Charles - the actors' chemistry is intoxicating, and their flirtatious banter never fails to delight.

August 21, 2021 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It makes for lightweight entertainment.

August 17, 2005 | Rating: B | Full Review…

This entry has a thinner story line, fewer colorful characters, and even fewer witty lines than the first three films in the series.

July 26, 2005 | Rating: 6/10 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Shadow of the Thin Man


This Thin Man movie offers some good comedy scenes, but the overall plot is predictable.

Aj V
Aj V

Super Reviewer

By the time this movie rolled around, the Thin Man series is kind of just in a holding pattern. Nick and Nora love each other, they get tanked, they have a dog and they solve a murder. They throw more kids or dogs into the equation and Myrna Loy gets a little older in each one. The scenic way of saying More Of The Same Just Not As Much. Shadow of the Thin Man has some great moments--namely the wrestling match and the sadistic merry go round scene. If you liked the first three Thin Man movies you may as well watch it, but definitely don't start here.

Michael Gildea
Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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