Calling Philo Vance (1940)

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.

Directing:
  • William Clemens

Writing:
  • Tom Reed
  • S.S. Van Dine

Stars:
Release Date: 1940-02-03
themoviedb icon 5.8/10
  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 62

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James Stephenson
James Stephen...
Philo Vance
Margot Stevenson
Margot Steven...
Hilda Lake
Edward Brophy
Edward Brophy
Ryan
Sheila Bromley
Sheila Bromle...
Doris Delafield
Henry O'Neill
Henry O'Neill
Markham
Ralph Forbes
Ralph Forbes
Tom McDonald
Donald Douglas
Donald Dougla...
Philip Wrede
Martin Kosleck
Martin Koslec...
Gamble
Jimmy Conlin
Jimmy Conlin
Dr. Doremus - Coroner
Edward Raquello
Edward Raquel...
Eduardo Grassi
Creighton Hale
Creighton Hal...
Du Bois - Fingerprint Man
Harry Strang
Harry Strang
Hennessey - Markham's Assistant
Wedgwood Nowell
Wedgwood Nowe...
Brisbane Coe
Herbert Anderson
Herbert Ander...
First Reporter (uncredited)
Egon Brecher
Egon Brecher
Austrian Judge (uncredited)
Yakima Canutt
Yakima Canutt
Sorrento Sailor (uncredited)
Glen Cavender
Glen Cavender
Train Porter Asked to Send Telegram (uncredited)
John Harron
John Harron
Third Reporter (uncredited)
Stuart Holmes
Stuart Holmes
Hertz (uncredited)
William Hopper
William Hoppe...
Clerk at Hotel Nino in Chicago (uncredited)
Olaf Hytten
Olaf Hytten
Charles (uncredited)
George Irving
George Irving
Avery (uncredited)
Marion Lessing
Marion Lessin...
Mrs. Fritz Snauble (uncredited)
Frank Mayo
Frank Mayo
Doorman (uncredited)
George Reeves
George Reeves
Steamship Clerk (uncredited)
Hans Schumm
Hans Schumm
Nazi Officer at Dock (uncredited)
Frank Wilcox
Frank Wilcox
2nd Reporter (uncredited)
Maris Wrixon
Maris Wrixon
Long-Distance Operator (uncredited)
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