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The Kennel Murder Case (28-Oct-1933)

Director: Michael Curtiz

Writers: Robert N. Lee; Peter Milne; Robert Presnell

From novel: The Return of Philo Vance by S. S. Van Dine

Keywords: Mystery, Dog

Soon after the Long Island Kennel Club's dog show, the apparent routine suicide of Archer Coe, noted collector of porcelain, within a locked room prompts detective Philo Vance to cancel his trip overseas and look into matters. Snappy dialogue, many plausible and unpleasant suspects, and surprising twists make this one of the better Vance mysteries.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Mary Astor
3-May-1906 25-Sep-1987 The Maltese Falcon
Robert Barrat
10-Jul-1889 7-Jan-1970 The Kennel Murder Case
Paul Cavanagh
8-Dec-1888 15-Mar-1964 The Scarlet Claw
Frank Conroy
14-Oct-1890 24-Feb-1964 The Ox-Bow Incident
Arthur Hohl
21-May-1889 10-Mar-1964 Character actor
Ralph Morgan
6-Jul-1883 11-Jun-1956 The Kennel Murder Case
Eugene Pallette
8-Jul-1889 3-Sep-1954 The Adventures of Robin Hood
William Powell
29-Jul-1892 5-Mar-1984 My Man Godfrey
Helen Vinson
17-Sep-1907 7-Oct-1999 The Wedding Night


William Powell   ...   Philo Vance
Mary Astor   ...   Hilda Lake
Eugene Pallette   ...   Det. Heath
Ralph Morgan   ...   Raymond Wrede, the Secretary
Robert McWade   ...   District Attorney Markham
Robert Barrat   ...   Archer Coe
Frank Conroy   ...   Brisbane Coe
Etienne Girardot   ...   Dr. Doremus
James Lee   ...   Liang, the Cook
Paul Cavanagh   ...   Sir Thomas MacDonald
Arthur Hohl   ...   Gamble, the Butler
Helen Vinson   ...   Doris Delafield
Jack LaRue   ...   Eduardo Grassi


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