The recently divorced Gilbert Wynant discovers that his new girlfriend has stolen $50,000 and is carrying on with other men. Not long afterward, he disappears. Anxious to locate her father, His daughter goes to private detective Nick Charles for help.
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The chemistry between Powell and Loy (and Asta!) is snappy and fun. Even though the other films in the series became repetitive in terms of plot, I still relish them for the playful, clever banter between Nick and Nora Charles.
I'm honestly surprised by this film's classic reputation. The film's central duo are unbearably preppy & the film seems to idealize them to a fault. The two are alcoholics & Powell's character treats her more like a pet rather than an equal (look at the scene where he 'hits her but saves her', you'll know it when you see it). Still, the film is witty enough to get by, it has a good finish but is no masterpiece.
The chemistry between them is remarkable. It's harder to appreciate the balance William Powell had to maintain these days because after Foster Brooks, Dean Martin, and Dudley Moore, people don't find drunk people as funny anymore. He had style, panache, and perfect timing.
greatest couple i've ever seen. but the film is not good enough. I prefer Libeled Lady. and i'd like to add that, her wardrobe is elegant and gorgeous. she is adorable. of course, i'm talking about Myrna Loy. leave O'sullivan to Tarzan.
Frivolous fun. The chemistry and sparky banter is the thing here, with the murder-mystery decidedly second fiddle – and rather forgettable – when pitched against the light n' tripping cocktail hour repartee.
Some of the wittiest, sliest dialog written. Powell and Loy deliver the lines perfectly, resulting in near comedic perfection. A truly great movie and I find it hard to believe that anyone would not find this entertaining and enjoyable.