The Thin Man

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The Thin Man is a half-hour weekly television series based on the mystery novel The Thin Man (1933) by Dashiell Hammett. The 72 episodes were produced by MGM Television and broadcast by NBC for two seasons from 1957–1959 on Friday evening. read more

The Thin Man is a half-hour weekly television series based on the mystery novel The Thin Man (1933) by Dashiell Hammett. The 72 episodes were produced by MGM Television and broadcast by NBC for two seasons from 1957–1959 on Friday evening. It was the first TV series produced by MGM.

Original Release

09/20/1957 on NBC

Cast

Peter Lawford Nick Charles
Phyllis Kirk Nora Charles
Asta Asta
Jack Albertson Lt. Harry Evans
Patricia Donahue Hazel - Neighbor
Jack Albertson Lt. Evans
Jack Albertson Lt. Harry Edwards
Stafford Repp Lt. Ralph Raines
Nita Talbot Beatrice 'Blondie' Collins
Patricia Donahue Hazel
(see additional cast & crew)
# Title Air Date
1 Scene of the Crime Friday, 24 October 1958
2 Housewarming Friday, 31 October 1958
3 Pack My Gat, Beulah Friday, 07 November 1958
4 The Lost Last Chapter Friday, 14 November 1958
5 I Loathe You, Darling Friday, 21 November 1958
6 The Human Bomb Friday, 28 November 1958
7 A Plague of Pigeons Friday, 05 December 1958
8 Design for Murder Friday, 12 December 1958
9 Murder in Mink Friday, 19 December 1958
10 Lady on the Lam Friday, 26 December 1958
11 Beauty and the Bath Friday, 02 January 1959
12 The Case of the Baggy Pants Friday, 09 January 1959
13 Maine Thing Friday, 16 January 1959
14 Outrageous Friday, 30 January 1959
15 The Big Holdout Friday, 06 February 1959
16 The Perfect Servant Friday, 13 February 1959
17 A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Morgue Friday, 20 February 1959
18 Black Wind and Lightning Friday, 27 February 1959
19 Holiday for Hazel Friday, 06 March 1959
20 Lady Frankenstein Friday, 13 March 1959
21 Mayhem to Music Friday, 20 March 1959
22 La sabre invecta est? Friday, 27 March 1959
23 Gory Road Friday, 03 April 1959
24 Anonymity Anyone? Friday, 10 April 1959
25 That's Gratitude Friday, 17 April 1959
26 The Cat Kicker Friday, 24 April 1959
27 Bronze Bonze Friday, 01 May 1959
28 Requiem for a Recluse Friday, 08 May 1959
29 Nora Goes Over the Wall Friday, 15 May 1959
30 Hamilton Hollered Help Friday, 22 May 1959
31 Dear Dead Days Friday, 29 May 1959
32 Cold Cargo Friday, 05 June 1959
33 Bat McKidderick Friday, 12 June 1959
34 Cherchez la Sexpot Friday, 19 June 1959
35 Paradise Discovered Friday, 26 June 1959
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Directors

Oscar Rudolph, Don Weis, William Asher, Andrew McCullough, Richard Kinon, John Newland, Norman Abbott, Bretaigne Windust, Bernard Girard, Leigh Jason, John Meredyth Lucas, Abner Biberman, Robert B. Sinclair

Writers

Dashiell Hammett, Charles Hoffman, Phil Davis, Devery Freeman, Michael Fessier, Robert Riley Crutcher, Sig Herzig, John L. Greene, Dean Riesner, Edmund L. Hartmann, Dwight Taylor, Joel Kane, Seaman Jacobs, Si Rose, Leonard Gershe, Martin Ragaway, Milton Pascal, Arline Anderson, Judy George, Arthur Alsberg, George Oppenheimer, George Beck, Elon Packard, Jay Dratler, Jerry Adelman, Ben Starr, Lou Breslow, Harry Winkler, Gladys Lehman, Barry Crane, Harold Swanton, Leonard Praskins, Herman Groves, Irving Wallace, Arthur Phillips, Bruce Geller, George W. George, David Rogers

Cast

Peter Lawford Nick Charles
Phyllis Kirk Nora Charles
Asta Asta
Jack Albertson Lt. Harry Evans
Patricia Donahue Hazel - Neighbor
Jack Albertson Lt. Evans
Jack Albertson Lt. Harry Edwards
Stafford Repp Lt. Ralph Raines
Nita Talbot Beatrice 'Blondie' Collins
Patricia Donahue Hazel
James Nolan Officer Frumkin
Marjorie Bennett Mrs. Bascome
Tol Avery Lt. Steve King
Blanche Sweet Mrs. Durkem - Neighbor
Bruno Della Santina Chauffeur
Natalie Norwick Marcella Nyle Chapman
Rochelle Ades Herself - Model
Mary Lou Miner Herself - Model
Robert Kenaston Second Waiter
Kay Garrett Guest at Demonstration

Producers

Samuel Marx Executive Producer
Richard Maibaum Executive Producer
Samuel Marx Producer
Richard Maibaum Producer
Robert L. Welch Producer
Edmund Beloin Producer
Devery Freeman Producer
Milton Ebbins Producer
David Heilweil Producer
Ben Starr Producer

Editors

Harry V. Knapp, Frank Santillo, Robert James Kern, Ira Heymann

1959 Emmy Best Actress in a Leading Role (Continuing Character) in a Dramatic Series Nominated
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