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The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

 -  Mystery  -  28 October 1933 (USA)
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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.

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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 Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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The 1940 movie "Calling Philo Vance" used the exact same plot as "Kennel Murder Case," down to the name Archer Coe and his brother Brisbane. See more »

Goofs

About twelve minutes into the film, you can see the boom mic reflected in a mirror in Miss Delafield's apartment. See more »

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Dist. Atty. Markham: Haven't you got any ideas, Vance?
Philo Vance: Markham, it's a maze of conflicting clues. Any one of seven people might have done it.
Detective Sgt. Heath: We couldn't convict seven people, Mr. Vance.
Philo Vance: You couldn't convict one with the evidence you've got.
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Follows The Benson Murder Case (1930) See more »

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Delightful, fun, great direction.
6 February 2001 | by (Santa Monica, CA) – See all my reviews

Michael Curitz's direction is so wonderful. This movie clips along and has all the best qualities of the 30's serials: Great characters (i.e. suspects), classic whodunnit set-up, and cool camera work and editing. Very tight. What a find if you happen upon it.


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