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Philo Vance's Gamble (1947)

Approved  |   |  Mystery  |  12 April 1947 (USA)
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Philo goes after a gang of murderous jewel thieves.

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Mrs. Tina Cromwell
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Oliver Tennant
Cliff Clark ...
Inspector Walsh
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Francis Pierlot ...
Roberts the Butler
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Dist. Atty. Ellis Mason
Garnett Marks ...
Charles O'Mara
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Mr. Willetts
Charles Mitchell ...
Guy Harkness
Joanne Frank ...
Norma Harkness
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Jeffrey Connor
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Private Detective Philo Vance (Alan Curtis) gets involved with a succession of murders and a mystery concerning the disappearance of an emerald that has been smuggled into the United States. The first victim is the smuggler, Jeffrey Connor ('Dan Seymour (I)' qv)), who intended to double-cross his partners, one of which didn't appreciate Connor's intentions. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Of the 3 PRC Vance features, this was the first to be released (April 13, 1947) but the second to be shot (November 1946). See more »

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Thou shalt not take the name of Philo Vance in vain
27 May 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Although this PRC film had its usual bottom of the barrel production values, Philo Vance Gambles might have been a much better film had it been done at a major studio like the previous Vance movies were. Alan Curtis is the urbane and dapper detective who resents false rumors going out about him.

Dan Seymour plays one of his usual oily crooks, he's a jewel thief who has a valuable emerald and he's put out the rumor that Alan Curtis is on his payroll. Not a rumor that Curtis wants to have circulating especially after Seymour and his girlfriend Tala Birrell are bumped off.

Given Vance's outstanding record of solving difficult cases the DA gives him a chance to be his own client. Do you doubt that Philo Vance will solve the murders which total three by the end of the film?

Alan Curtis is hardly William Powell who is more my idea of what Philo Vance should be like. Still he does the job and sad it wasn't in a better produced film.


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