Calling Philo Vance (1940)

Calling Philo Vance


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This thriller, a faithful remake of "The Kennel Murder Case," chronicles detective Philo Vance's investigation of the murder of a man who designed a war plane. Vance soon discovers international spies in the dead man's mansion.

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure, Mystery & Suspense, Classics
Directed By: ,
Written By: Tom Reed
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as Philo Vance

as Hilda Lake

as J.P. Markham

as Tom McDonald

as Philip Wrede

as Philip Wrede

as Dr. Doremus

as Du Bois

as Hennessey

as Archer Coe

as Brisbane Coe

as Ling Toy

as Reporter

as Hotel clerk

as Sailor

as Steamship clerk
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A remake of "The Kennel Murder Case" except with European spies. This was about the time that the Germans and Austrians became the usual bad guys in Hollywood mystery films. James Stephenson is a ho-hum Vance.

Full Review… | March 10, 2013
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