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The Kennel Murder Case

The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

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Release Date: Oct 28, 1933 Limited

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Often (and accurately) described as a model of the whodunit genre, The Kennel Murder Case stars William Powell, making his fourth screen appearance as S. S. Van Dine's dilettante detective Philo Vance. This time the story involves intrigue at the Long Island kennel club. The murder victim is Robert H. Barrat, who works overtime making himself a much-hated target in the first ten minutes. With the aid of a Doberman, Vance solves not only Barrat's murder but a follow-up killing designed to deflect

Jul 3, 2001

Warner Bros. Pictures

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William Powell returns to the role that he originated in the late 1920′s. This is perhaps the finest of all the Vance films. It was directed by the legendary Michael Curtiz and features an early performance by Mary Astor.

March 10, 2013 Full Review Source: Movie Chambers
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Far and away the best of the Philo Vance pictures and perhaps the finest example of this particular kind of mystery ever made.

August 2, 2004 Full Review Source: Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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Creaky mystery but Powell is suave and efficient as always.
March 26, 2011
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jay nixon

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Before the Thin Man, Powell played Philo Vance, detective. He has charm and humour in this movie as well. This movie is fun and exciting for a movie involving a dog.
September 6, 2010
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Although William Powell is always a class-act, his Philo Vance seems to be Nick Charles, without as much fun. He's a detective trying to piece together a string of murders related to a dog show. I had a little bit of a difficult time keeping up, because so many of the actors looked alike. I kept getting confused on who was who. It's a good little film, but definitely not one of his best.
July 31, 2010
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