All Six “Thin Man” Movies and Waterloo Double 8 Dark

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Cheers! In this podcast we’re talking about all six of “The Thin Man” movies.

It is our New Year’s Eve tradition to watch “The Thin Man” movies. Well, not all six of them. We can barely stay up to midnight, let alone sit through six movies in an evening. On New Year’s Eve, David prepares a fancy meal (this year it was Beef Bourguignon – yum), and we watch at least the first “Thin Man,” possibly “After the Thin Man,” too.

This year, in preparation for New Year’s Eve, we watched all six movies so we could talk about “The Thin Man” on New Year’s Eve instead of watching it. That’s right. We recorded our podcast on New Year’s Eve. That’s dedication, folks!

There are six “Thin Man” movies, including “The Thin Man,” “After The Thin Man,” “Another Thin Man,” “Shadow Of The Thin Man,” “The Thin Man Goes Home” and “Song Of The Thin Man.”


We have “The Complete Thin Man Collection,” which includes bonus features such as short profiles of the two stars, William Powell and Mynra Loy. The Waterloo Double 8 Dark we ordered special from a bottle shop in Belgium.


The Waterloo beer comes with a special clay goblet that looks very similar to the Holy Grail in “Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.”

Powell and Loy starred in 16 movies together – not all of them “Thin Man” movies. Another favorite of ours is “The Libeled Lady.”

Up next for “Old Movies, New Beer” we are watching “The Maltese Falcon” three ways, including the 1931 “Maltese Falcon,” “Satan Met A Lady” (1936) starring Bette Davis, and – of course – the 1941 “The Maltese Falcon” with Humphrey Bogart.

Do you have a favorite “Thin Man” movie? Disagree with the order in which we ranked them? Let us know in the comments. Also, we take movie and beer requests.

4 thoughts on “All Six “Thin Man” Movies and Waterloo Double 8 Dark

  1. I fully agree with your anti-spanking scene arguments, Sonia!
    Honestly, I find it hard to stick with the last three movies. They blur together too much. But I still enjoy the repartee and the chemistry between William Powell and Myrna Loy. Hell, we even seriously considered the names Nick and Nora when we were discussing baby names because we liked these movies so much.

  2. Also– I am ANTI Johnny Depp. Michael and I think it should be Hugh Laurie playing Nick. We thought about Maggie Gyllenhaal for Nora, i think. No idea if they would have good chemistry together, and god knows the age gap is huge.

  3. Sara, Nora was our girl name. It was the first name we thought of, but we had a boy and went with Calvin (as you know).

    As for Hugh Laurie as Nick Charles, I think that’s a really good idea! I stand by my Robert Downey, Jr. choice, but I like the idea of Hugh Laurie a lot.

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