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The Thin Man - The Dollar Doodle

episode 1.1

USA 1957
produced by
Edmund Beloin, Samuel Marx (executive) for Clarington Productions, MGM/NBC
directed by Bernard Girard
starring Peter Lawford, Phyllis Kirk, Natalie Norwick, Roy Glenn, John Mitchum, Grant Richards, Ken Lynch
screenplay by Phil Davis, Charles Hoffman, based on characters created by Dashiell Hammett

Thin Man, Thin Man (1950's TV)

review by
Mike Haberfelner

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Ex-private dick  Nick (Peter Lawford) and his rich wife Nora (Phyllis Kirk) witness one of her old friends, Marcella (Natalie Norwick), shoplifting at a jeweller, but then learn from the shop detective that she's a kelptomaniac but her family pays for it all. Thing is, Nora has been her roommate not too long ago, and back then she didn't have a klepto-bone in her body - so Nora forces Nick to investigate, and Nick soon finds out that she regularly pawns her loot, as if she needed money for something ... and when he soon afterwards gets a "friendly warning" from a few ruffians he knows she's blackmailed.

Nick and Nora force Marcella into a confession and learn she has killed a guy - at a bar, too. Sure it was an accident, but that doesn't make it any better. However, the barowner (Ken Lynch) has taken care of it, but now he and his brother Angel (Grant Richards) are blackmailing Marcella. The only clue that Marcella has to the killed man though is a doodle on a beer mat. Interestingly, Nora has found a similar doodle on another beermat in the bar Marcella has killed the man days later ... so Nick figures the man must still be alive, and he figures it's payback time and roughs up Angel a bit. Angel won't confess, but Nick finds something else, a doodle on his notepad, resembling ... well, you know.

Ultimately, Nick and Nora take Marcella back to the bar where she has supposedly killed this man, and they find him still alive and kicking - and wouldn't you know it, it's Angel in disguise.


In Dashiell Hammett's source novel as well as the film series starring William Powell and Myrna Loy, Nick and Nora Charles were a decadent and slightly irresponsible couple leaning towards alcoholism and wisecracks. This was of course watered down for the TV-version to a point where they are a happily married couple of do-gooders with at best the occasional spark of eccentricity. Well, at least the whole thing is kept light-footed and on comedic terms - but that's already the best thing to say about this, otherwise it's a very mediocre TV-crime series that's lacks originality (see for example the slightly earlier Mr. and Mrs. North) and is based on a little too far-fetched a story that at least work as a mystery.


review © by Mike Haberfelner


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