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Philo Vance's Gamble (1947)

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

Director:

Basil Wrangell

Writers:

Eugene Conrad (screenplay), Arthur St. Claire (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Curtis ... Philo Vance
Vivian Austin ... Laurian March (as Terry Austin)
Frank Jenks ... Ernie Clark
Tala Birell ... Mrs. Tina Cromwell
Gavin Gordon ... Oliver Tennant
Cliff Clark ... Inspector Walsh
James Burke ... Lt. Burke
Toni Todd ... Geegee Desmond
Francis Pierlot Francis Pierlot ... Roberts the Butler
Joseph Crehan ... Dist. Atty. Ellis Mason
Garnett Marks Garnett Marks ... Charles O'Mara
Grady Sutton ... Mr. Willetts
Charles Mitchell Charles Mitchell ... Guy Harkness
Joanne Frank Joanne Frank ... Norma Harkness
Dan Seymour ... Jeffrey Connor
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Storyline

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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PHILO VANCE PLAYS FOR HIS GREATEST STAKES! (original print ad-all caps) See more »

Genres:

Mystery

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 April 1947 (USA) See more »

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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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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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Follows The Greene Murder Case (1929) See more »

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Solid Effort
19 April 2000 | by dpalmer-2See all my reviews

I thought Philo Vance's Gamble was a very solid effort, especially for a movie that is a long way down the list of Philo Vance films done. It was a solid mystery, with a little comic relief, good acting and a better than average cast.

I have seen almost all of the Philo Vance films, and besides two or three of the early ones (Kennel Murder Case is a classic), this is one of the better films in the long running series.


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