Archer Coe has been found dead in his locked bedroom. The cops consider it suicide, but Philo believes otherwise. When the Coroner shows up, he finds that Archer had been hit with a blunt object, stabbed and shot - making suicide unlikely. When the evidence points to his brother, Brisbane is found stabbed to death in the closet. Archer had a number of enemies, any one of which would have been glad to knock him off, but which one did and how did the murder occur in a room looked from the inside. Only one man, the keen, fascinating, debonair detective Philo Vance, would be able to figure out who is the killer.
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William Powell returns as Philo Vance.
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Did You Know?
Buried in a stack of over 700 vintage Warner Bros. features first sold to television in 1956 by Associated Artists Productions (AAP), this film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Tucson, Arizona Thursday 21 March 1957 on KGUN (Channel 9), and a month later in Phoenix, Arizona Tuesday 23 April 1957 on KVAR (Channel 12), thus beginning what has turned out to be an endless string of non-stop airings, the longest, most continuous, most frequent, and most popular number of telecasts of any motion picture of its era. 60 years later, eight and a half decades after it was first released theatrically, it still maintains its popularity as a frequent flyer on cable TV on Turner Classic Movies. See more
When Philo is retelling his re-enacted version of the crime, he says Brisbane removed the revolver from the drawer, then he pointed the revolver and shot Archer. All good except for the fact it was not a revolver. It was an automatic pistol. A revolver has a round cylinder that holds the bullets, and revolves as you fire it. See more
[Frustrated, after being called for the third time
I'd like to rent a room here until they finish this case.
Followed by The Garden Murder Case