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The Dragon Murder Case (1934)

 -  Mystery  -  25 August 1934 (USA)
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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.

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Complete credited cast:
Warren William ...
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Bernice
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Leland
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Helen Lowell ...
Mrs. Stamm
Robert McWade ...
Robert Barrat ...
Stamm
Dorothy Tree ...
Ruby
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Tatum
Etienne Girardot ...
George Meeker ...
Monty Montague
Robert Warwick ...
Dr. Halliday
William B. Davidson ...
Greeff (as William Davidson)
Arthur Aylesworth ...
Trainor - Stamm's Butler
Charles C. Wilson ...
Det. Hennessey (as Charles Wilson)
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Wonderful idea to give a party with people who dislike each other. Late at night, everyone decides to go into the pool, except Stamm, who is drunk. Montague dives in as does Greeff and Leland, but only Greeff and Leland come out. Montague is no where to be found so Leland suspects foul play and calls the cops. Luckily, Philo is with the D.A. and comes along, but they do not find Montague. When they drain the pool the next day, they find nothing except what looks like dragon prints. Philo has his suspicions and tries to piece the clues together to find out what has happened. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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25 August 1934 (USA)  »

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After Heath puts his hands in his pockets in close-up the next master cut shows his hands out of the pockets and the succeeding one shows him with hands back in them. See more »

Quotes

Sergeant Ernest Heath: [Reacting to the obviously demented and looney Mrs. Stann] Boy, I'll bet she can tell a nifty bedtime story!
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Follows The Greene Murder Case (1929) See more »

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Without That Certain Thing
(1933) (uncredited)
Written by Max Nesbitt and Harry Nesbitt
Played during the first scene in the house
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Highly Entertaining
28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Dragon Murder Case, The (1934)

*** 1/2 (out of 4)

William Warren takes over the role of Philo Vance in this entry, which plays more like a horror film than just a mystery. A world class swimmer jumps into a pool during a party and never comes up. The next day the pool is drained but there isn't a body so various people are looked at as suspects but certain clues lead to a legend dealing with an Indian dragon monster. The Kennel Murder Case is the best known film in the series but this one here is just as exciting and entertaining. Warren is terrific in the role of Vance bringing his usual charm and brains to the role. The supporting cast including Lyle Talbot, Margaret Lindsay, Robert McWade and George E. Stone are all terrific but it's the overweight and funny talking Eugene Palette that steals the show. The mystery behind the killing remains interesting throughout the entire film and all the horror elements ranging from ghosts to dragons to a crazy old woman play out very well. This is certainly one of the better mysteries I've seen from this period.


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