Welcome the New Year With TCM's 'New Year's Eve Thin Man Marathon'
For this year's most sophisticated holiday evening, TCM has gathered all six entries from a movie series that defined urbane elegance: the Thin Man films.
So ring in the New Year in style with one of the great screen couples-- Nick and Nora Charles, as played by William Powell and Myrna Loy. These glamorous Manhattanites trade quips while sipping martinis and solving murders with the aid of their famous wire-haired terrier, Asta.
The movies are shown in chronological order, ranging from the original The Thin Man (1934) to the final entry in the series, Song of the Thin Man (1947).
In between are After the Thin Man (1936), in which the Charleses encounter rising star James Stewart; Another Thin Man (1939), which adds a baby to the mix; Shadow of the Thin Man (1941), the last of the series to be directed by W.S. Van Dyke; and The Thin Man Goes Home (1945), with Nick visiting his family in New England and, of course, becoming embroiled in a murder case.
Tuesday, December 31
9:15 AM The Thin Man (1934)
A husband-and-wife detective team takes on the search for a missing inventor and almost get killed for their efforts.
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Maureen O'Sullivan
11:00 AM After the Thin Man (1936)
Married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles try to clear Nora's cousin of a murder charge.
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart
1:00 PM Another Thin Man (1939)
Not even the joys of parenthood can stop married sleuths Nick and Nora Charles from investigating a murder on a Long Island estate.
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Virginia Grey
2:45 PM Shadow of the Thin Man (1941)
High society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles run into a variety of shady characters while investigating a race-track murder.
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Donna Reed, Barry Nelson
4:30 PM The Thin Man Goes Home (1945)
On a trip to visit his parents, detective Nick Charles gets mixed up in a murder investigation.
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Lucile Watson
6:15 PM Song of the Thin Man (1947)</strong
Society sleuths Nick and Nora Charles investigate a murder in a jazz club.
Cast: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Keenan Wynn