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The Thin Man Poster Collection, 1934

82nd Anniversary
Last Updated July 8th 2016
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The Thin Man 1 Sheet C

The Thin Man U.S. 1 Sheet "C" - 27in. x 41in. *

Artist / Illustrator Ted Ireland "Vincentini"

The Thin Man 1 Sheet D

The Thin Man U.S. 1 Sheet "D" - 27in. x 41in. *

Artist / Illustrator Ted Ireland "Vincentini"

The Thin Man, without question, is one of Hollywood’s wittiest and most sophisticated Pre-Code films from the early 1930s.  The Hays Production Code was originally implemented, but loosely enforced early on, to curtail the exhibition of sexual innuendo on the silver screen.  However, it also covered any exploitation of non-conservative life styles including excessive drinking.   

MGM got away with Nick and Nora’s quench for the spirits for the early Thin Man films before the MMPA required the studio to curtail their antics.  In response, screen writers reformed the couple with the arrival of Nick Jr. and a sobering return to Nick Charles' hometown in The Thin Man Goes Home, 1945.

Above, an incredibly rare and virtually non-existent style “C” one sheet illustrating both the end of Prohibition and subconsciously suggesting a sinister love triangle between the main characters; an obvious attempt to throw theater goers "off the scent" of the acutal plot.

The Thin Man Poster 1962

The Thin Man U.S. 1 Sheet - 27in. x 41in. Re-release 1962 *

The Thin Man Half Sheet "A"

The Thin Man U.S. Half-Sheet 1st Version - 28in. x 22in. *

Image courtesy of eMoviePoster.com

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The Thin Man Half Sheet B

The Thin Man U.S. Half-Sheet 2nd Version- 28in. x 22in.

The Thin Man Insert

The Thin Man U.S. Insert - 14in. x 36in.

The Thin Man Australian Daybill

The Thin Man Australian Daybill - 13in. x 30in. *

The Thin Man Czech Insert

The Thin Man Czech Insert 12in. x 37in. *

Image Courtesy of Groucho & Yo Gallery Barcelona, Spain: www.grouchoyyo.com

The Thin Man 3 Sheet

The Thin Man U.S. 3 Sheet - 41in. x 81in.

Artist Illustrator Ted Ireland "Vincentini"

Image from press book, existence unknown

The Thin Man 6 Sheet

The Thin Man U.S. 6 Sheet - 81in. x 81in. *

Art by Ted Ireland "Vincentini"

The Thin Man 6 sheet is unquestionably the greatest movie poster art of all The Thin Man film posters. MGM saved this "triumph of art-deco design" for the master 6 sheet.

Due to their size, 6 sheet movie posters were always glued to their respective display boards located only at large metropolitan movie theaters; few theaters in the 1930s had room for these, hence their scarcity. When a film finished its run, a new film's 6 sheet poster was glued over it, inadvertently destroying the poster underneath. Thankfully, the 6 sheet pictured above survived its proverbial plight; it is the only exiting poster of its kind.

The Thin Man Spanish Poster

La Cena De Los Acusados (English Translation "Dinner for the Acussed") *

Spanish 1 Sheet - 27in. x 41in.

Image courtesy of Benito International Movie Posters: http://stores.ebay.com/BENITO-INTERNATIONAL-MOVIE-POSTER

The Thin Man French Affiche "A"

L'introuvable (English translation "The Illusive")

The Thin Man French Grande Affiche 47in. . 63in.

France, Release Date December 6th, 1934

The Thin Man French Affiche "B"

L'introuvable

The Thin Man French Grande Affiche 47in. x 63in.

The Thin Man Grand Affiche

L'Introuvable *

French Double Grande Affiche 94in. x 63in.

A stunning stone lithograph poster by famed French artist Roger Soubie (1898 - 1984)

Image courtesy Benito International Film Posters

the thin man belgium movie poster

L'Introuvable (The Untraceable) *

Belgium 24in. x 33in.

First Belgium Release Poster 1934

The Thin Man Grand Affiche

Der Unauffindbare (The Untraceable) *

German A1 23in. x 33in.

First German Release Poster 1969

Tagline Translation: "in one of the best Crime-Comedies that exists in the classical screwball-comedy form that ever was."


Additional Thin Man Poster Page Links
After The Thin Man 1936
Another Thin Man 1939
Shadow of The Thin Man 1941
The Thin Man Goes Home 1945
Song of The Thin Man 1947
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