The Thin Man is New Year’s Eve for me. Cocktails flowing, a jazz backdrop. Random run-ins, mystery, frivolity. Prohibition-era New York City. Black and white.
Nick and Nora Charles hit a glam speakeasy dressed to the nine’s. They banter and drink highballs as they ring in the new year at a party at their swank Manhattan digs. Nick seems to always have a cocktail shaker in hand even as he and Nora are busy using their detective skills to locate inventor Clyde Wynant, aka “the thin man.”
They’re irreverent and charming. It’s hard to take your eyes off them. Watching the film will make you rethink your own New Year’s Eve plans. For real.
Check out a clip here.