Archer Coe has been found dead in his locked bedroom. The cops consider it suicide, but Philo believes otherwise. When the Coroner shows up, he finds that Archer had been hit with a blunt object, stabbed and shot - making suicide unlikely. When the evidence points to his brother, Brisbane is found stabbed to death in the closet. Archer had a number of enemies, any one of which would have been glad to knock him off, but which one did and how did the murder occur in a room looked from the inside. Only one man, the keen, fascinating, debonair detective Philo Vance, would be able to figure out who is the killer. Written by
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William Powell returns as Philo Vance.
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Warner Brothers failed to renew this film's copyright, and as a result, it is now public domain. See more
When Philo is retelling his re-enacted version of the crime, he says Brisbane removed the revolver from the drawer, then he pointed the revolver and shot Archer. All good except for the fact it was not a revolver. It was an automatic pistol. A revolver has a round cylinder that holds the bullets, and revolves as you fire it. See more
Well, if you knew Archer Coe, you would know that suicide would be almost a psychological impossibility for him.
Dist. Atty. Markham
Psychological, bosh! Now two and two make four, don't they?
How do you know you have two and two?
Followed by The Garden Murder Case