William Powell and Myrna Loy star as Nick and Nora Charles, a fun and loving married couple who seem to get involved with investigating murders. Nick, is a former police detective who is more content with a stiff drink, walking their dog, Asta, and living off his wife's money. Nora, who can match her husband's drinking and wise-cracking, is the thrill-seeker and seems to get her husband involved in investigating crimes without him intending it. The Thin Man is taken from Dashiell Hammett's novel of the same name, and revolves around the quest for a "thin man" who killed an inventor. Directed by W.S. ("One Take Woody") Van Dyke, who was asked to finish the picture in 3 weeks, shot it in just 12 days, and it has an improvisational feel, with characters moving freely in and out of frame. The wonderful chemistry of Powell and Loy, and the combination of screwball comedy, romance and mystery, was like nothing audiences had seen before and would influence film and T.V. (the 80's "Moonlighting"). The film would be nominated for 4 Oscars; Best Picture, Screenplay, Director and Actor, and go on to spawn five sequels, all of which are contained in this collection. After the Thin Man (36), Another Thin Man(39), Shadow of the Thin Man(41), The Thin Man Goes Home(44), and Song of the Thin Man(47). The final disc Alias Nick and Nora contains 2 documentaries, one for Powell and Loy each. The set is a wonderful collection of one of the greatest screen couples of all time.