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Why is it snowing in September in NYC in The Thin Man?

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I was watching the original Thin Man on last night's NYE marathon, and this question came up again. At the beginning of the movie Maureen O'Sullivan is talking to her father about her wedding being after Christmas. He is going out of town but mentions her wedding is three months away and he should be back by then. He also mentions that the weather is changing because he feels it in an old war injury in his leg. When Maureen and her fiance go outside it is suddenly snowing. Plus everybody is wearing heavy coats - Maureen O'Sullivan, her fiance, and her father as he steals away in the night after confronting his girlfriend over the stolen bonds. It just seems strange that a major studio like MGM would make such a mistake.

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i think, probably in those days, people went to the movies and mistakes like that went unnoticed.  Most of the people didn't stop and think about it.  Also, these were the days before television (TCM), video tape and rereleases.  So people saw the movie once and, for the most part, never saw it again.  

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I assume that scene was in November and that the wedding was talking place in late February \ early March.

Thus NO mistake.

 

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On 1/2/2018 at 2:40 PM, jamesjazzguitar said:

I assume that scene was in November and that the wedding was talking place in late February \ early March.

Thus NO mistake.

 

Nope. The wedding is supposed to be at Christmas, and when father and daughter are talking they are saying the wedding is three months away. There IS a mistake. When Maureen O'Sullivan's character goes looking for Nick Charles about her father's disappearance it is right before Christmas. She is worried because he said he would be back by then.

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16 minutes ago, calvinnme said:

Nope. The wedding is supposed to be at Christmas, and when father and daughter are talking they are saying the wedding is three months away. There IS a mistake. When Maureen O'Sullivan's character goes looking for Nick Charles about her father's disappearance it is right before Christmas. She is worried because he said he would be back by then.

Ok,  then maybe you should edit your OP since you are the one that posted "being after Christmas".   (and NOT 'at Christmas").

 

 

 

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On 1/1/2018 at 9:04 AM, calvinnme said:

I was watching the original Thin Man on last night's NYE marathon, and this question came up again. At the beginning of the movie Maureen O'Sullivan is talking to her father about her wedding being after Christmas. He is going out of town but mentions her wedding is three months away and he should be back by then. He also mentions that the weather is changing because he feels it in an old war injury in his leg. When Maureen and her fiance go outside it is suddenly snowing. Plus everybody is wearing heavy coats - Maureen O'Sullivan, her fiance, and her father as he steals away in the night after confronting his girlfriend over the stolen bonds. It just seems strange that a major studio like MGM would make such a mistake.

Global warming's been around longer than we thought. :lol: 

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Well, here's another one for you. Did you know that Friar Tuck can really move it? Look at The Adventures of Robin Hood, in the scene where Robin is about to be hanged. Robin looks around, sees his buddies in the crowd (including Friar Tuck) and then the rescue begins. When next we see Friar Tuck, he is driving a wagon quite a distance away, and definitely out of the vision of Robin.

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