If the Powell/Loy set is the TCM Spotlight box set with the lavender colored cover, I have the same one. The films are all interesting, though I probably wouldn't show her "Evelyn Prentice" or "Manhattan Melodrama" just yet since they're dramas. I also love "Love Crazy," though Powell without his mustache is slightly terrifying. That man needed that mustache. He is very lackluster without it. "Double Wedding" is also fun, though sad knowing that Harlow passed during production, causing a very difficult time for Powell and Loy to complete it.Lomm wrote: ↑March 3rd, 2023, 2:42 pmAbsolutely! I have a DVD set of the Powell/Loy non-Thin Man films, and this is one of them. I told her about these movies and she was kind of iffy. "But I like them as Nick and Nora!" I said that she'd like them as anyone, because the actors are just that likable and always have such incredible chemistry. She's willing to give them a chance, now that we've watched several Thin Man movies. Her reaction was early on, after the second movie.Masha wrote: ↑March 3rd, 2023, 2:07 pmIt is all a matter of taste and you know your taste and that of your lady far better than I but I do hope that you plan at some point to watch: I Love You Again (1940). I personally rank it higher than many of the: Thin Man movies. It is farcical and a bit slapstick.Lomm wrote: ↑March 3rd, 2023, 9:47 am [...]
that, and My Man Godfrey. I'm sticking with the ones that I think have the most lasting appeal for now, before going full force into any 30s farce movies. You know, the ones with everyone walking around in tuxedos throwing out snappy banter. I love them, but they aren't the place to start.
I actually really like the last Thin Man film, "Song of the Thin Man." I like it for Gloria Grahame and the jazz setting. My least favorite is the third one, "Another Thin Man," because I hate that so much of the plot focuses on their child. I am also not a huge fan of the fifth one, "The Thin Man Goes Home," because it's kind of dull with Nick just drinking apple juice. My favorite Thin Mans are in this order: 1, 2, 6, 4, 5, 3.