Monday, June 10, 2013

A Very "Thin" Weekend

Gentle Friends thank you so much for all the kind comments and emails about the photo of my mom in the last Post - the really meant a great deal to me!!
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Over the weekend in addition to my Netflix and other Film distractions I hauled out my "Thin Man" DVD's.  The series features Nick and Nora Charles solving mysterious crimes and murders - they are played most excellently by William Powell and Myrna Loy.  The series consists of 6 films based on characters created by Dashiell Hammett - The first in the series "The Thin Man"  -  actually refers to the victim that Nick Charles is hired to find, but eventually becomes the moniker for the entire series.


"The Thin Man" - 1934











These are really fun films and although some of the gags tend to wear a bit thin towards the end of the series I still enjoy them.  They are all available on DVD.

That's about it for today sports fans, thanks for stopping by do stop again!!

Take care,
edgar

12 comments:

Mary said...

One of my favorite series, you are right the stories do get a bit thin, but isn't Myrna Loy just lovely.

Miss Pants said...

How fun! I have the box set of these movies. And my little terrier mix mutt is named Asta. No one ever gets where his name is from.

Glad so see someone else loves these movies too.

Kevin said...

Thanks for posting this, Edgar! I've never seen any of these films, but have always wanted to check out Nick, Nora and Asta. I'll definitely need to check Netflix to see if they offer these classics.

Stitchinowl said...

Glad you enjoyed your movie-watching weekend. One of my boys took out Seasons 1 & 2 of How I Met Your Mother DVD's from the library, so guess what we watched over the weekend :)
Carolyn

Julie said...

Not something i have heard of before, thanks for the review.

cucki said...

Happy Monday dear..
Big hugs x

gracie said...

Love the Thin Man series! I spent some time watching Perry Mason Marathon and I have the series in my collection...

Penny said...

Loved William Powell and Myrna Loy together! :)

Debby said...

I think this is my most favorite classic movie series of all time - and there are quite a few. I really do need to get the DVD set so that I can watch them more often. Have a great week!

Margaret said...

Ah, a weekend full of classic films sounds good to me!

MarchAnn said...

These are my fall back movies if I just don't want to watch anything else. Sometimes its a toss up between The Thin Man Series or Charlie Chan movies.

Shirlee said...

The Thin Man is one of the best series ever! What a great weekend you got to spend watching them : )