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A beautiful showgirl, name "the Canary" is a scheming nightclub singer. Blackmailing is her game and with that she ends up dead. But who killed "the Canary". All the suspects knew and were used by her and everyone had a motive to see her dead. The only witness to the crime has also been 'rubbed out'. Only one man, the keen, fascinating, debonair detective Philo Vance, would be able to figure out who is the killer. Written by Tony Fontana

  1. Malcolm St. Clair

    Director

  2. Frank Tuttle

    Director

  3. S.S. Van Dine

    Novel

  4. Florence Ryerson

    Screenplay

  5. Herman J. Mankiewicz

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. William Powell

    William Powell

    Philo Vance

  2. Louise Brooks

    Louise Brooks

    The Canary

  3. Jean Arthur

    Jean Arthur

    Alice LaFosse

  4. James Hall

    James Hall

    Jimmy Spottswoode

  5. Charles Lane

    Charles Spottswoode

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The Canary Murder Case
The Canary Murder Case

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Status Released

Release Information

  • February 16, 1929
    PG
    Theatrical

    Meaning

    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 22m

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