The Garden Murder Case (1936) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Garden Murder Case (1936)

The Garden Murder Case

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Edmund Lowe made his only screen appearance as S. S. Van Dine's dilettante sleuth Philo Vance in The Garden Murder Case. The story wastes no time getting started, with Floyd Garden (Douglas Walton) being killed in the first reel from a fall in a steeplechase. It looks like an accident -- but then, so do the subsequent deaths of Lowe Hammle (Gene Lockhart) and Mrs. Fenwick-Ralston (Frieda Inescourt). The police are baffled, but Philo Vance (Lowe) deduces that the victims were done in by a very clever -- and very deadly -- hypnotist. The revelation of the killer's identity won't be surprising to longtime mystery buffs, but it proved quite a shock to audiences in 1936. The tense final scene, in which the murder attempts to mesmerize Vance into committing suicide, was effective enough to be "borrowed" for the 1946 Sherlock Holmes film The Woman in Green.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Bertram Millhauser
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Runtime:
MGM

Cast

Edmund Lowe
as Philo Vance
Virginia Bruce
as Zalia Graem
Benita Hume
as Nurse Gladys Beeton
Nat Pendleton
as Sgt. Ernest Heath
Gene Lockhart
as Lowe Hammle
H.B. Warner
as Maj. Ralston
Kent Smith
as Woode Swift
Frieda Inescort
as Mrs. Ralston
Douglas Walton
as Floyd Garden
Jessie Ralph
as Mrs. Hammle
Charles Trowbridge
as Inspector Colby
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All Critics (2)

Another Philo Vance entry with familiar MGM contract players, including Edmund Lowe as Vance. Nat Pendleton adds some humor. Mostly forgettable.

Full Review… | March 10, 2013
Movie Chambers

Edmund Lowe making his only screen appearance as S. S. Van Dine's dilettante wealthy sleuth Philo Vance in The Garden Murder Case is a fruitful one.

Full Review… | August 6, 2009
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Audience Reviews for The Garden Murder Case

½

"Another Philo Vance entry with familiar MGM contract players, including Edmund Lowe as Vance. Nat Pendleton adds some humor. Mostly forgettable."

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