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Movie Time: The Thin Man

January 9, 2013 - 19:30 to 21:30
Charles Allis Art Museum
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1934, 93 min

William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O’Sullivan and “Asta”

The first and some say the best of the six Thin Man films based on characters created by Dashiell Hammett.
This version is based on his book with a few exceptions. Nick Charles is not the Thin Man! Who is he? In the book, Asta is a Schnauzer. They are not easily trained, so the studio decided on a Wirehaired Terrier. They became the most popular breed of the 1930s as a result! So, come and see how Asta helps Nick and Nora solve the crime of the missing Thin Man. Nominated for four Academy Awards, Including Best Picture and Powell for Best Actor.More information at www.charlesallis.org/movietime.html