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Directed: W. S. Van Dyke

Year: 1934

Nominated: Best Film, Best Director – W. S. Van Dyke, Best Actor – William Powell

Plot in 25 Words: A private detective is lured out of retirement to solve a missing persons case. A murder turns the film into a classic whodunit. Guess who?

In My Opinion: While I didn’t particularly enjoy the film, I did enjoy the chemistry and snappy banter between the leads, William Powell and Myrna Loy.

Playing a married couple, they sizzled on screen. The scenes with the two together were wonderful but everything else fell flat.

Star Performer: They worked so well together, but if I had to pick one it would be Myrna Loy.

Overall: Apparently this film was so popular it spawned not one, not two, not three, but FOUR sequels. I’m struggling to understand why.

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