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Screwball Sundays: THE THIN MAN


March 19, 2023    
3:00 pm

Welcome to Screwball Sundays!

Join us for a hilarious journey through the greatest screwball comedies of Hollywood’s golden age at the Historic Camelot Theatre. Featuring wacky plots, witty dialogue, and zany characters that continue to delight longtime fans and new audiences alike.

We believe that great movies are meant to be shared, so bring your friends and family to experience these comedy classics on the big screen. With a live introduction before each film, our carefully curated selection will have you laughing out loud and leaving your worries behind.

March 19 – THE THIN MAN (1934)

After a four-year absence, one-time detective Nick Charles (William Powell) returns to New York with his new wife, wealthy heiress Nora (Myrna Loy). After reconnecting with his old cronies, Nick is approached by Dorothy Wynant (Maureen O’Sullivan) whose inventor father Clyde Wynant is suspected of murdering her father’s mistress (his former secretary). Nick isn’t all that keen on resuming his former profession, but egged-on by wife Nora, who thinks this all very exciting, he agrees to help.

The Thin Man was adapted from a popular novel by the great mystery writer Dashiell Hammett, but the mystery around which the plot turns is relatively unimportant to the movie’s focus and its enduring appeal. What makes the film so entertaining is not the unraveling of the murder but the movie’s central relationship of Nora and Nick Charles, one that redefined the screen depiction of marriage. It also helped to set the tone and style of a new, then-emerging Hollywood genre – the screwball comedy.

Screwball Sundays: THE THIN MAN