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The Garden Murder Case (1936)

Passed | | Drama, Mystery | 21 February 1936 (USA)
Two people with ties to rich murdered socialite Lowe Hammle die from unusual suicides but Vance suspects hypnosis and foul play.

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Benita Hume ...
Nurse Beeton
Douglas Walton ...
Floyd Garden
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Lowe Hammle
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Major Fenwicke-Ralston
Kent Smith ...
Woode Swift
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Frieda Inescort ...
Mrs. Fenwicke-Ralston
Henry B. Walthall ...
Dr. Garden
Jessie Ralph ...
Mrs. Hammle
Charles Trowbridge ...
Inspector Colby
Etienne Girardot ...
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Someone has shot and killed Lowe Hammle and everyone at his 22 room apartment is a suspect. The reasons are as varied as the number of people there. There is Dr. Garden, whose son Floyd was killed at the track in a mysterious way which is thought to be a suicide. There is Mrs. Fenwicke-Ralston who was supposed to complete a deal on a horse. There is the blackmailing Nurse Beeton and the niece Zalia, who knows that Uncle is trying to break up her relationship with Woode. Since there is no powder marks on the body, Vance knows that it is murder and believes that a woman did the job. But he has to find the killer and the motive. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Fred Warren as "Ah Fooey" is in studio records/casting call lists as a cast member, but he did not appear in the movie. Hollywood Reporter production charts included Robert McWade and Leonard Carey in the cast, but neither of them appeared in the movie. See more »

Quotes

Philo Vance: [to Zalia] Very few girls can cry and still look lovely.
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Followed by Calling Philo Vance (1940) See more »

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(The Man on) The Flying Trapeze
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Music by George Leybourne
Hummed by Edmund Lowe in a shower
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Good Murder Mystery
8 November 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Edmund Lowe plays the role as Philo Vance a detective who tries to solve a series of murders in the Hammle Family who live in a 22 room apartment in NYC. The first member of the family is murdered, Edgar Lowe Hammle,(Gene Lockhart) and then Zalia Graem, (Virginia Bruce) appears on the scene and is accused of being a murderer when a woman falls to her death from a double decker bus. Zalia Graem and Philo Vance gave an outstanding performance together and there is a spark of romance between the two of them as Philo tries to help prove her innocence in the murder case. This is a low budget B film from 1936 but has a great story with even hypnoses being utilized. Enjoy.


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