It’s a terrier’s world, we just live in it

Thin Man on TV

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Nick and Nora Charles ( Peter Lawford, Phyllis Kirk) were weathy New York socialites living with their wire-haired fox terrier, Asta, in a luxurous Park Avenue apartment. When he married Nora, Nick retired from his occupation as a private detective, but his underworld friends were still around to haunt him. Out of her love for Nick, Nora tried to be hospitable to his friends from the seamier side of life. The friend she had the most trouble being courteous to was Beatrice Dane ( Nita Talbot), a beautiful con-artist friend of Nick’s who used the alias ” Blondie Collins.” Asta, with the mistaken notion that he was a bloodhound, spent much of his time sniffing out clues and suspects. Nick, Nora, and Asta were a team of super-sleuths, solving crimes together for the pure enjoyment of it. Based on the characters created by novelist Dashiell Hammett and portrayed in films for many years by William Powell and Myrna Loy. The name ” Thin Man” did not refer to Nick Charles, incidentally, but to another character in the first ( 1934) Thin Man movie.


Written by aterrier

June 12, 2008 at 3:15 pm

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