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After the Thin Man

After the Thin Man is a 1936 American comedy film directed by W. S. Van Dyke and starring William Powell, Myrna Loy, James Stewart. A sequel to the film The Thin Man, the film presents Powell and Loy as Dashiell Hammett's characters Nick and Nora Charles; the film features Elissa Landi, Joseph Calleia, Jessie Ralph, Alan Marshal, Penny Singleton. Nick and Nora Charles return from vacation to their home in San Francisco on New Year's Eve, where Nora's stuffy family expect the couple to join them for a formal dinner. Nick is despised by Nora's Aunt Katherine, the family matriarch, as his immigrant heritage and experience as a "flatfoot" are considered below Nora. Nora's cousin Selma tells Nora that her ne'er-do-well husband Robert has been missing for three days. David Graham, is Selma's earlier fiancé, an old friend of Nora's family, he offers to pay Robert $25,000 to grant Selma a divorce. Nora badgers Nick into helping to locate Robert. Robert is at the LiChi Club, a Chinese nightclub, where he's been conducting an affair with Polly, the star performer.

Unknown to Robert and club owner Dancer plan to steal the money David will pay Robert. Polly's brother, Phil Byrnes, wants money from her, but Dancer throws him out, just as Nick and Nora arrive looking for Robert, they tell Robert about David's offer, he agrees to it. After being paid off, Robert sneaks back into Aunt Katherine's home to retrieve some clothes. Nick sees nightclub co-owner Lum Kee each leave the club on their own as well. Robert leaves Aunt Katherine's at the stroke of midnight, is shot dead in the foggy street. David finds Selma standing over a gun in her hand. Lt. Abrams considers Selma the prime suspect, her fragile mental state only strengthens his belief. Selma insists that she never fired her gun, but her claim cannot be backed up as David threw the gun into San Francisco Bay. Nick begins to investigate to find the true murderer. Someone throws a rock with a note tied to it through Nora's home; the note accuses Polly and Dancer of conspiring to kill Robert, reveals that Phil Byrnes is an ex-con and Polly's husband.

Lt. Abrams has found several checks from Robert to Polly, including one for $20,000, but Nick sees that all but one are forged. Nick and Lt. Abrams find Phil murdered in his hotel room. Nick investigates Polly's apartment, discovers that someone, using the name "Anderson", had bugged it from the apartment above. While in the upper apartment, Nick hears Dancer enter Polly's home. Nick pursues Dancer into the basement. Nick finds the body of Pedro. Nora identifies Pedro as her father's former gardener, she finds a photo in Pedro's room of Pedro with the other servants. Lt. Abrams says. Nick has Lt. Abrams gather all the suspects in Anderson's apartment. Dancer and Polly confess they intended to use a forged check to steal Robert's money, but claim they are innocent of murder. David says he remembers his long white mustache, but Nick realizes that in the picture Nora found, Pedro had a small gray mustache. David must have seen Pedro recently. Nick now reconstructs the murder. David is "Anderson", he hated Robert for taking Selma from him, secretly hated Selma for leaving him.

He rented the apartment so he could kill him there. But instead he tried to frame Selma for the crime. Spying on Polly, he overheard Phil's plan to blackmail David. David murdered Phil threw the message rock. However, Pedro recognized David as the mysterious "Anderson". David pulls out a gun and threatens to kill Selma and himself. Lum Kee flings his hat in David's face, allowing Lt. Abrams to overpower him. Nick and Nora leave San Francisco for the East Coast on a train, accompanied by Selma. Alone with Nora, Nick sees she is knitting a baby's sock, realizes that she is pregnant. Nora chides him, saying, "And you call yourself a detective." The cast is listed in order as documented by the American Film Institute. Cast note: Penny Singleton was billed as "Dorothy McNulty"; the film's story was written by Dashiell Hammett, based on his characters Nick and Nora, but not a particular novel or short story. Albert Hackett and Frances Goodrich wrote the screenplay; the film was second of six based on the characters of Nick and Nora: The Thin Man After the Thin Man Another Thin Man Shadow of the Thin Man The Thin Man Goes Home Song of the Thin Man The film was nominated for an Oscar in 1937 for Best Writing, Screenplay.

Review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes gives the film a score of 100% based on reviews from 18 professional critics, with a rating average of 7.65/10 and an 90% audience rating. After the Thin Man grossed a total – domestic and foreign – of $3,165,000: $1,992,000 from the US and Canada and $1,173,000 elsewhere, it made a profit of $1,516,000. An hour-long radio adaptation of After the Thin Man was presented on the CBS Lux Radio Theatre on June 17, 1940. Powell and Loy reprised their roles. After the Thin Man at the American Film Institute Catalog After the Thin Man on IMDb After the Thin Man at the TCM Movie Database Plot overview After The Thin Man at Rotten Tomatoes After the Thin Man on Lux Radio Theater: June 17, 1940

List of companies of Slovenia

Slovenia is a nation state in southern Central Europe, located at the crossroads of main European cultural and trade routes. The economy of Slovenia is small and export-oriented and has been influenced by international conditions, it has been hurt by the Eurozone crisis, started in the late 2000s. The main economic field is services, followed by construction. For further information on the types of business entities in this country and their abbreviations, see "Business entities in Slovenia"; this list includes notable companies with primary headquarters located in the country. The industry and sector follow the Industry Classification Benchmark taxonomy. Organizations which have ceased operations are noted as defunct. Economy of Slovenia List of banks in Slovenia Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Slovenia

Kerry Jones

Kerry Lyn Jones is the current Executive Director of the Constitution Education Fund Australia. Following a Bachelor of Music in 1977 and a Diploma of Education in 1978, Jones taught music in Sydney high schools. In 1985 she was appointed by the NSW Education Department as Performing Arts Consultant for the Riverina Region, her work included teacher training and syllabus implementation, bi-centenary and other special music projects such as regional bands and choirs, special arts projects including working with indigenous Australians on the far west border of NSW. She completed a Master of Educational Administration. From 1990-1993, Jones was Chief Executive Officer of the National Association of Nursing Homes and Private Hospitals. In 1994 Jones was appointed Executive Director of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy following The Hon. Tony Abbott stepping down from the post, due to being elected to the Federal Parliament. In 1998 she was elected as a member of the Australian Constitutional Convention 1998.

As leader of Australians for Constitutional Monarchy, she defended the Australian Constitution, saying "no republic model will offer the protection and safeguards that work so well in our current Constitution". She said her task was to "assess each republican model against the Constitution that has served us so well", she told the Convention: In 1999 she was appointed by the Federal Government to chair the “No Case Committee” for the 1999 Australian republic referendum leading the “No Case” to a successful result. By leading the campaign against a Republic, Jones became a public figure and was awarded a Centenary Medal in 2000. In 2001 Jones was appointed Executive Director of the Constitution Education Fund Australia. Devoted to nonpartisan Civics and Values Education Programs and Awards the CEFA charity empowers young Australians to become knowledgeable and engaged participants in the Australian community. Kerry sees her community work with CEFA as vital for the future of an informed and vibrant Australian democracy.

Kerry now devotes her full-time work to this community cause and sees her primary life work as an educationalist. Jones is the publisher and editor of Aboriginal Arts in Transition, The No Case Papers, The Australian Constitutional Monarchy, The ACM Handbook and The People's Protest. Constitution Education Fund Australia Portrait of Kerry Jones taken at the Constitutional Convention, February 2-13, 1998