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The Casino Murder Case (1935)

Passed | | Mystery | 15 March 1935 (USA)
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.

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Priscilla Kinkaid Llewellyn
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Lynn Llewellyn
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Richard Kinkaid
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Currie
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Amelia Llewellyn
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When Philo Vance receives a note that harm will befall Lynn at the casino that night, he takes the threat seriously while the DA dismisses it. At the casino owned by Uncle Kinkaid, Lynn is indeed poisoned under the watchful eye of Philo. However, he recovers, but the same cannot be said for Lynn's wife Virginia, who is at the family home. Only a family member could have poisoned Lynn and Virginia and everyone has their dark motives. Philo will follow the clues and find the perpetrator. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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S.S. Van Dine's Greatest Philo Vance Mystery!

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15 March 1935 (USA)  »

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This film received its initial television broadcasts in Los Angeles Monday 13 May 1957 on KTTV (Channel 11), followed in Philadelphia Monday 17 June 1957 on WFIL (Channel 6) and in San Francisco 25 February 1958 on KGO (Channel 7); its first documented telecast in New York City did not occur until 21 September 1959 on WCBS (Channel 2). See more »

Goofs

When Virgina is poisoned, the doctor who examined her states that her pupils were dilated so much that he could barely see the retinas. The retina is a membrane in the back of the eye. He meant that he could barely see the iris. The iris is the colored part of the eye in which the pupil exists. A doctor should have known the difference between the iris and the retina. See more »

Quotes

Philo Vance: [after smashing a garish statue of an angel] The man who destroys a monstrosity like this does more than a man who creates a masterpiece.
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Follows The Greene Murder Case (1929) See more »

Soundtracks

Blue Moon
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Richard Rodgers
Played at the casino and danced by an unidentified pair of professionals
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... A Malignant Conjunction Of Diabolic Forces...
28 September 2011 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

Thus spake Paul Lukas during an uncharacteristic serious moment in this very entertaining, almost light-hearted entry in the Philo Vance canon, this one by MGM.

The play's the thing, right? That's what makes or breaks a movie for most of us - was it a good show or not? This was an excellent murder mystery, a mysterious mystery if you will, and it keeps you guessing until almost the final scene and defies you to figure out the identity of the murderer. There were lots of red herrings and the screenwriters take a few liberties with our credulity, but I thought that, on balance, this was one of the better murder mysteries to come out of Hollywood in the 30's, or any other period for that matter.

William Powell spoiled the Philo Vance character for us. He was so breezy and sophisticated that any other actor would pale in comparison. And Paul Lukas is a pale imitation, to be sure, try as he might. He lacks the suave and cocky air that Powell projected, plus he has an off-putting European accent. But MGM surrounded him with some of the best supporting and character actors available, among them Rosalind Russell, Donald Cook, Isabel Jewell, Eric Blore and the incomparable Allison Skipworth. They also threw in a dance scene at the Casino with "Blue Moon" as background music and with everyone in evening dress. It was, of course, dated but elegant nevertheless.

Remove Lukas and substitute anyone else and this is an 8 rating. As is, I give it a 7.


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