January 27th at 7:00 in Fellowship Hall
“After the Thin Man” is a 1936 American murder mystery comedy film directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starring William Powell, Myrna Loy and James Stewart. A sequel to the 1934 feature The Thin Man, the film presents Powell and Loy as Dashiell Hammett’s characters Nick and Nora Charles. The film also features Elissa Landi, Joseph Calleia, Jessie Ralph, Alan Marshal and Penny Singleton (billed under her maiden name as Dorothy McNulty).
There is a “Tired Old Queen” segment covering both of the first two installments, and we will watch it before airing the movie.
Nick and Nora Charles return from vacation on New Year’s Eve to their home in San Francisco, where Nora’s stuffy family expects the couple to join them for a formal dinner. Nick is disliked by Nora’s aunt Katherine, the family matriarch, as his immigrant heritage and experience as a “flatfoot” are considered beneath Nora’s station. Nora’s cousin Selma tells Nora that her husband Robert has been missing for three days. David Graham is Selma’s earlier fiancé and an old friend of Nora’s family. He offers to pay Robert $25,000 to leave and grant Selma a divorce. Nora successfully badgers Nick into helping to locate Robert.