Calling Philo Vance (1940)

02/03/1940 (US) CrimeMystery 1h 2m
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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.

  1. William Clemens

    Director

  2. S.S. Van Dine

    Novel

  3. Tom Reed

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. James Stephenson

    James Stephenson

    Philo Vance

  2. Margot Stevenson

    Margot Stevenson

    Hilda Lake

  3. Edward Brophy

    Edward Brophy

    Ryan

  4. Sheila Bromley

    Sheila Bromley

    Doris Delafield

  5. Henry O'Neill

    Henry O'Neill

    Markham

  6. Ralph Forbes

    Ralph Forbes

    Tom McDonald

  7. Terry

    MacTavish

  8. Donald Douglas

    Donald Douglas

    Philip Wrede

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Calling Philo Vance
Calling Philo Vance

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Original Language English

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