Unfortunately, the mystery here is random and a bit obtuse, and the jokes just aren't as funny with all the ultra-dark goings on.
Fans of the series will enjoy seeing their favorite couple continue to lightly spar and make those cross-cultural jabs, but the end result is decidedly tepid.
Run time: 103 mins
In Theaters: Friday 17th November 1939
Distributed by: MGM Home Entertainment
Production compaines: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
Contactmusic.com: 3 / 5
Rotten Tomatoes: 81%
Fresh: 13 Rotten: 3
IMDB: 7.5 / 10
Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Producer: Hunt Stromberg
Starring: William Powell as Nick Charles, Myrna Loy as Nora Charles, Virginia Grey as Lois MacFay / Linda Mills, Otto Kruger as Assistant District Attorney Van Slack, C. Aubrey Smith as Colonel Burr MacFay, Ruth Hussey as Dorothy Waters, Charles' Nanny, Nat Pendleton as Lieutenant John Guild, Patric Knowles as Dudley Horn, Lois' Fiance, Tom Neal as Freddie Coleman, MacFay's Secretary, Phyllis Gordon as Mrs. Isabella Bellam, MacFay's Housekeeper, Sheldon Leonard as Phil Church, Don Costello as 'Diamond Back' Vogel, Harry Bellaver as 'Creeps' Binder, William A. Poulsen as Nickie Charles Jr., Muriel Hutchison as H. Culverton 'Smitty' Smith, Doodles Weaver as Gatekeeper - MacFay Estate