- Directors: W S Van Dyke
- Producers: Hunt Stromberg
- Writers: Frances Goodrich, Albert Hackett
- Genres: Comedy, Mystery, Drama, Crime, Romance
- Actors: William Powell, Myrna Loy, Otto Kruger, Asta, C Aubrey Smith
In this adaptation of Dashiell Hammett’s “The Farewell Murder”, Nick (William Powell) and Nora (Myrna Loy) Charles are back in New York with Asta and a new arrival – Nicky Jr. They are invited by Colonel MacFay (C. Aubrey Smith) to spend the weekend at his house in Long Island as he desperately wants Nick to put his well-known detective skills to work. It seems the Colonel has been receiving threats from Phil Church (Sheldon Leonard), a very shady character. When Col. MacFay is killed, Church seems to be the obvious suspect. However, Nick is skeptical. He suspects there is something far more complicated going on. MacFay’s housekeeper, daughter and various hangers-on all may have had an interest in seeking the old man’s demise.