The Thin Man

The Thin Man (1934)

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Lieutenant John Guild: You got a pistol permit?
Nick Charles: No.
Lieutenant John Guild: Ever heard of the Sullivan Act?
Nora Charles: Oh, that's all right, we're married.

Marion: I don't like crooks. And if I did like 'em, I wouldn't like crooks that are stool pigeons. And if I did like crooks that are stool pigeons, I still wouldn't like you.

Nora Charles: Waiter, will you serve the nuts? I mean, will you serve the guests the nuts?

Nora Charles: All right! Go ahead! Go on! See if I care! But I thinks it's a dirty trick to bring me all the way to New York just to make a widow of me.
Nick Charles: You wouldn't be a widow long.
Nora Charles: You bet I wouldn't.
Nick Charles: Not with all your money.

Reporter: Well, can't you tell us anything about the case?
Nick Charles: Yes, it's putting me way behind in my drinking.

Nora Charles: You know, that sounds like an interesting case. Why don't you take it?
Nick Charles: I haven't the time. I'm much too busy seeing that you don't lose any of the money I married you for.

Nick Charles: I'm a hero. I was shot twice in the Tribune.
Nora Charles: I read where you were shot 5 times in the tabloids.
Nick Charles: It's not true. He didn't come anywhere near my tabloids.

Tanner: Julia Wolf got me a job as her bookkeeper.
Nick Charles: Well, that's a hot one. Bookkeeper. Where did you ever learn bookkeeping?
Tanner: That last time you sent me up, I learned bookkeeping in Sing Sing.

Reporter: Say listen, is he working on a case?
Nora Charles: Yes, yes.
Reporter: What case?
Nora Charles: A case of scotch. Pitch in and help him.

Nick Charles: Say, how did you people happen to pop in here?
Lieutenant John Guild: We hear this is getting to be sort of a meeting place for the Wynant family, so we figured we'll stick around just in case the old boy himself should show up. Then we see this bird sneak in, we decide to come up. And lucky for you we did.
Nick Charles: Yes, I might not have been shot.

Nick Charles: Now how did you ever remember me?
Dorothy: Oh, you used to fascinate me. A real live detective. You used to tell me the most wonderful stories. Were they true?
Nick Charles: Probably not.

Nora Charles: Who is she?
Nick Charles: Oh, darling, I was hoping I wouldn't have to answer that.
Nora Charles: Come on.
Nick Charles: Well, Dorothy is really my daughter. You see, it was spring in Venice and I was so young, I didn't know what I was doing. We're all like that on my father's side.
Nora Charles: By the way, how is your father's side?
Nick Charles: Oh, it's much better, thanks. And yours?

Nora Charles: Gilbert, you've been listening on the extension again.
Gil: Of course, what else is an exension for?

Nora Charles: If that knife's missing, I'll look for it in your back.

Nick Charles: The important thing is the rhythm. Always have rhythm in your shaking. Now a Manhattan you shake to fox-trot time, a Bronx to two-step time, a dry martini you always shake to waltz time.

Continuity mistake: When Dorothy visits Nick at the hotel during the Christmas party Nick opens the door with a clear ice bucket full of ice. He goes into a room to talk with Dorothy and exits the room 2 to 3 minutes later. When he is seen leaving the room the bucket is full of water. It was too short a time for the ice to melt.

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