Philo Vance Collection(1929-1947)

The movie adaptions of the S. S. Van Dine novels featuring the detective Philo Vance, starring various actors in the lead role.

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Philo Vance's Secret Mission(1947)

58min | Mystery, Crime

Philo Vance is hired to write a true-crime mystery... but when the facts about an unsolved crime are about to be brought out into the open a murder takes place.

Directed by Reginald Le Borg

Philo Vance Returns(1947)

| 1h 4min | Crime, Mystery
2.5/5 (with 1 vote)

Playboy Larry Blendon introduces his grandmother Stella Blendon to his fiancée, radio singer Virginia Berneaux. Despite Larry's record of broken romances and divorces, Virginia decides she will marry him. Virginia is slain that night and Blandon telephones his friend, Philo Vance, to help find the killer.

Directed by William Beaudine - With William Wright

Philo Vance's Gamble(1947)

1h 2min | Mystery
2.8/5 (with 3 votes)

One of two Philo Vance mystery movies released by PRC.

Directed by Basil Wrangell

Calling Philo Vance(1940)

1h 2min | Crime, Mystery
2.9/5 (with 4 votes)

Philo is in Vienna working for the US Government to see if Archer Coe is selling aircraft designs to foreign powers. He grabs the plans with Archer's signature, but is captured by police before he can escape. Deported he comes back to America and plans to confront Archer, but Archer is found dead in his locked bedroom with a gun in his hand. While it looks like a suicide, Vance knows better and the coroner finds that Archer has been shot, hit with a blunt instrument and stabbed - making suicide unlikely. But Vance is on the case and is looking to see if government secrets have been sold and who has murdered Coe. This is a remake of "The Kennel Murder Case" using aircraft designs and espionage instead of Chinese porcelain and dog shows.

The Gracie Allen Murder Case(1939)

| 1h 18min | Comedy, Mystery
2.8/5 (with 2 votes)

The zany plot follows nitwit Gracie Allen trying to help master sleuth Philo Vance solve a murder.

Night of Mystery(1937)

1h 6min | Mystery

One of a series of movies based on the character Philo Vance.

The Garden Murder Case(1936)

| 1h 1min | Mystery
3.0/5 (with 5 votes)

Detective Philo Vance is in charge of the investigation of several mysterious murders. Things take a turn when he gathers evidence against Major Fenwicke-Ralston.

The Scarab Murder Case(1936)

1h 8min | Mystery

One of a series of murder mysteries featuring the character Philo Vance. A Lost Movie.

The Casino Murder Case(1935)

1h 22min | Action, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 4 votes)

When Philo Vance receives a note that harm will befall Lynn at the casino that night, he takes the threat seriously while the DA dismisses it. At the casino owned by Uncle Kinkaid, Lynn is indeed poisoned under the watchful eye of Philo. However, he recovers, but the same cannot be said for Lynn's wife Virginia, who is at the family home. Only a family member could have poisoned Lynn and Virginia and everyone has their dark motives. Philo will follow the clues and find the perpetrator.

The Dragon Murder Case(1934)

| 1h 7min | Mystery
2.9/5 (with 5 votes)

Wonderful idea to give a party with people who dislike each other. Late at night, everyone decides to go into the pool, except Stamm, who is drunk. Montague dives in as does Greeff and Leland, but only Greeff and Leland come out. Montague is no where to be found so Leland suspects foul play and calls the cops. Luckily, Philo is with the D.A. and comes along, but they do not find Montague. When they drain the pool the next day, they find nothing except what looks like dragon prints. Philo has his suspicions and tries to piece the clues together to find out what has happened.

The Kennel Murder Case(1933)

| 1h 13min | Crime, Mystery
3.1/5 (with 18 votes)

Philo Vance, accompanied by his prize-losing Scottish terrier, investigates the locked-room murder of a prominent and much-hated collector whose broken Chinese vase provides an important clue.

The Benson Murder Case(1930)

1h 5min | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
2.9/5 (with 6 votes)

A ruthless, crooked stockbroker is murdered at his luxurious country estate, and detective Philo Vance just happens to be there; he decides to find out who killed him.

Directed by Frank Tuttle - With William Powell
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The Canary Murder Case(1929)

| 1h 22min | Crime, Mystery
2.8/5 (with 11 votes)

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The Greene Murder Case(1929)

1h 9min | Mystery
2.8/5 (with 4 votes)

Philo Vance investigates when a murderer preys upon members of a wealthy family on New York's Upper East Side.

The Bishop Murder Case(1929)

| 1h 28min | Mystery
2.7/5 (with 6 votes)

The murders start with the body of Robin. He is found with a arrow through the heart, but Vance deduces that the body was placed and not found where he was killed. The note found dealing with the murder was part of a nursery rhyme and signed by 'Bishop'. The only witness may have been Mrs. Drukker and Adolph, but they are not talking. As the murders progress, each one is accompanied by a nursery rhyme. It is up to Philo Vance to unravel the clues and unmask the identity of the murderer 'Bishop'.

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