This is a still from the movie After The Thin Man, with William Powell, Myrna Loy, and the real star, Asta. Dashiell Hammett wrote the original story, "The Thin Man": I don't know if he wrote any more Thin Man stories or if the movie people just wanted to make a sequel. Many people think the hero, Nick, played by William Powell, was the Thin Man, but actually it was the murder victim who went by that soubriquet.