After the Thin Man

1936 film by W. S. Van Dyke

After the Thin Man is a 1936 film in which Nick investigates a murder connected with Nora's family.

Directed by W.S. Van Dyke. Written by Dashiell Hammett.
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Nick Charles

William Powell as Nick Charles
  • Let's get something to eat, I'm thirsty.
  • [to David Graham] And as a family friend, you obtained $20,000.00 on short notice. On January First. A BANK HOLIDAY!!


Myrna Loy as Nora Charles
James Stewart as David Graham
Elissa Landi as Selma Landis
Skippy as Asta
Nora Charles: I suppose we ought to decide where we're going.
Nick Charles: Why, do you care?
Nora Charles: No, but I haven't any clothes.
Nick Charles: Well, what's the difference? Saves you the trouble of packing. And I don't need anything in the world, darling, but you... and a toothbrush.

Nora Charles: Are you packing?
Nick Charles: Yes dear, I'm putting away this liquor.

Nick Charles: You see, when it comes to words like that, an illiterate person...
Polly Byrnes: Whaddaya mean "illiterate"? My father and mother were married right here in the city hall!
Nick Charles: Having a good time, Mrs. Charles?
Nora Charles: It couldn't be better.

Dancer: Have you ever been thrown out of a place, Mr. Charles?
Nick Charles: Let's see. How many was it up to yesterday, Mrs. Charles?
Nora Charles: Well, uh, how many places were you in, Mr. Charles?

Nick Charles: Who was that?
Nora Charles: Oh, you wouldn't know them, darling. They're respectable.

Dancer: [to Nick] Once a gumheel, always a gumheel, huh? Well, I don't like gumheels, but I thought you'd quit it when you married a pot of money.
Nora Charles: Did he call me a pot?

Nick Charles: Good morning!
Lieutenant Abrams: Good evening.
Nick Charles: Uh, yes, good evening. Will you have some breakfast?
Lieutenant Abrams: Thanks, I just had dinner.
Nick Charles: I give up.

Nick Charles: Have you made any New Year's resolutions?
Nora Charles: Not yet. Any complaints or suggestions?
Nick Charles: A few.
Nora Charles: Which?
Nick Charles: Complaints.
Nora Charles: All right shoot.
Nick Charles: Well, you don't scold, you don't nag, and you look far too pretty in the mornings.
Nora Charles: All right, I'll remember: must scold, must nag, musn't be too pretty in the mornings.

Nick Charles: How do you do? I'd like to get this gal out of the woman's tank.
Prison Matron: Oh, yes. Is this the one that was doing the fan dance?
Nick Charles: Fan dance?
Prison Matron: Yes.
Nick Charles: Well, if it is, she's been holding out on me.

Nora Charles: Nickie, have you any pictures of yourself taken as a baby?
Nick Charles: [Trying to sleep] No.
Nora Charles: Aww, that's a shame. I want to see what you looked like.
Nick Charles: I'll have some taken in the morning.

Selma Landis: Good night Nick, and thanks so much for everything. I want to kiss you. [Looks at Nora] May I?
Nora Charles: Go right ahead. But I warn you, it's a hard habit to get out of.


  • Mr. and Mrs. Thin Man Are Back In Their New Hit.
  • Continuing the fun in their NEW hit!


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