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The Greene Murder Case (1929)

At the end of each year, the extremely wealthy but odious Greene family gets together at the spooky old family castle to establish terms of a will, though they despise each other. This year... See full summary »

Director:

Frank Tuttle

Writers:

Bartlett Cormack (dialogue), Louise Long (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
William Powell ... Philo Vance
Florence Eldridge ... Sibella Greene
Ullrich Haupt Ullrich Haupt ... Dr. Arthur Von Blon
Jean Arthur ... Ada Greene
Eugene Pallette ... Sgt. Ernest Heath
E.H. Calvert ... Dist. Atty. John F.X. Markham (as Captain E.H.Calvert)
Gertrude Norman Gertrude Norman ... Mrs. Tobias Greene
Lowell Drew Lowell Drew ... Chester Greene
Morgan Farley ... Rex Greene
Brandon Hurst ... Sproot
Augusta Burmeister Augusta Burmeister ... Mrs. Gertrude Mannheim (as Augusta Burmester)
Marcia Harris Marcia Harris ... Hemming (as Marcia Hariss)
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Storyline

At the end of each year, the extremely wealthy but odious Greene family gets together at the spooky old family castle to establish terms of a will, though they despise each other. This year, they start being mysteriously murdered one by one, and the police use Philo Vance to examine the clues and suspects. Written by WesternOne

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See ~ Philo Vance, Solve one of the most baffling crimes ever committed! See more »

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Drama | Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 August 1929 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Casa do Crime See more »

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Production Co:

Paramount Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (MovieTone) (Western Electric System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.20 : 1
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Trivia

William Powell and Jean Arthur also co-starred in another murder mystery movie, The Ex-Mrs. Bradford (1936), with Powell playing a different private detective. See more »

Goofs

In "The Greene Murder Case" (about 29 minutes in) someone mentions reading about "The Canary Murder Case". But, in "The Canary Murder Case" (about 21 minutes in) someone mentions that he hasn't seen Vance since "The Greene Murder Case". The studio may not have been sure which order the movies would be released when the dialog was written. See more »

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Followed by The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939) See more »

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Incredibly dull and difficult to believe
15 November 2015 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

The Greene family is abiding by a strange will that required them to stay in their mansion. The problem is that SOMEONE there is a maniac and is killing people! Can Philo Vance (William Powell) get to the bottom of this and prevent more killings?

"The Greene Murder Case" played a lot better back in 1929 than it does today. Today, it seems very dull and much of this can be attributed to the way they made movies back in 1929. Like most films of the day, this one lacked incidental music and was very low energy--probably because actors were stuck standing near hidden microphones. Additionally, all too often, our hero, Philo Vance makes insane guesses and makes them seem true when he's really just pulling it out of thin air!.


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