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1. The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

73 min | Mystery

7.0
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Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

Director: Michael Curtiz | Stars: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan

Votes: 2,130

2. The Canary Murder Case (1929)

82 min | Crime, Drama, Mystery

6.2
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A beautiful showgirl, name "the Canary" is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and with that she ends up dead. But who killed "the Canary". All the suspects knew and were ... See full summary »

Directors: Malcolm St. Clair, Frank Tuttle | Stars: William Powell, Jean Arthur, James Hall, Louise Brooks

Votes: 373

3. The Benson Murder Case (1930)

Passed | 65 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

6.5
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A ruthless, crooked stockbroker is murdered at his luxurious country estate, and detective Philo Vance just happens to be there; he decides to find out who killed him.

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: William Powell, William 'Stage' Boyd, Eugene Pallette, Paul Lukas

Votes: 147

4. The Greene Murder Case (1929)

69 min | Drama, Mystery

6.7
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At the end of each year, the extremely wealthy but odious Greene family gets together at the spooky old family castle to establish terms of a will, though they despise each other. This year... See full summary »

Director: Frank Tuttle | Stars: William Powell, Florence Eldridge, Ullrich Haupt, Jean Arthur

Votes: 181

5. The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939)

Approved | 78 min | Comedy, Mystery

6.5
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The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder. Allen's uncle fixes her up with Bill at a company picnic. When the two go out to a ... See full summary »

Director: Alfred E. Green | Stars: Gracie Allen, Warren William, Ellen Drew, Kent Taylor

Votes: 155

6. The Casino Murder Case (1935)

Passed | 82 min | Mystery

6.2
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After socialite Lynn Llewwllen receives an anonymous threat, he is poisoned at his uncle's casino, and although he recovers, his wife is murdered by the same killer.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Paul Lukas, Alison Skipworth, Donald Cook, Rosalind Russell

Votes: 299

7. The Dragon Murder Case (1934)

Approved | 67 min | Mystery

6.3
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The Stann family gives a small party prior to daughter Bernice's marriage to socialite Monty, but all of the guests seem to be against the match.

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone | Stars: Warren William, Margaret Lindsay, Lyle Talbot, Eugene Pallette

Votes: 308

8. Calling Philo Vance (1940)

Approved | 62 min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller

5.8
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Despite an exclusive contract with the U.S. government, designer Archer Coe's design is being bid on by German, Japanese, and Italian agents - until he's murdered.

Director: William Clemens | Stars: James Stephenson, Margot Stevenson, Henry O'Neill, Edward Brophy

Votes: 190

9. The Garden Murder Case (1936)

Passed | 61 min | Drama, Mystery

6.0
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Two people with ties to rich murdered socialite Lowe Hammle die from unusual suicides but Vance suspects hypnosis and foul play.

Director: Edwin L. Marin | Stars: Edmund Lowe, Virginia Bruce, Benita Hume, Douglas Walton

Votes: 246

10. Philo Vance's Gamble (1947)

Approved | 62 min | Mystery

6.4
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Philo goes after a gang of murderous jewel thieves.

Director: Basil Wrangell | Stars: Alan Curtis, Vivian Austin, Frank Jenks, Tala Birell

Votes: 46

11. Night of Mystery (1937)

66 min | Mystery

5.0
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Director: Ewald André Dupont | Stars: Grant Richards, Roscoe Karns, Helen Burgess, Ruth Coleman

Votes: 9

12. Philo Vance's Secret Mission (1947)

Approved | 58 min | Mystery

6.4
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Publisher Martin Jamison sends for Philo Vance as he wants to hire him as a technical advisor on the crime stories he publishes. Paul Morgan, Morgan's partner, regards the plan as foolish. ... See full summary »

Director: Reginald Le Borg | Stars: Alan Curtis, Sheila Ryan, Tala Birell, Frank Jenks

Votes: 29