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Philo Vance Returns

Philo Vance Returns(1947)

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Brief Synopsis

Playboy Larry Blandon (Damian O'Flynn) introduces his grandmother Stella Blandon (Clara Blandick) to his fiancee, radio singer Virginia Berneaux (Ramsay Ames). 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 (William Wright) to help find the killer. Even as they talk, the killer strikes again and Philo hears Larry fall dead. Philo begins his investigation with Alexis Carnova (Leon Belasco), Virginia's manager, and the two go to Larry's home, where Stella tells them that the motive for the killing might be Larry's will that names the six women in his life as heirs and if any die before the will is probated, the others will divide the shares. They also learn that Katherine Corbett (Phyllis Planchard), the first of Larry's wives, has been murdered. Suspicion now falls on Lorena Sims (Terry Austin), a former wife who has been a patient at a sanitarium suffering from a nervous ailment. All of the deaths have been by poison and Lorena had access to it at the sanitarium. Philo uncovers another piece of information that leads him to break into the Blandon home just as Stella is about to give Lorena a glass of warm milk.

Cast & Crew

William Wright Philo Vance
Terry Austin Lorena Simms
Leon Belasco Alexis Carnova
Clara Blandick Stella Blendon
Ramsey Ames Virginia Berneaux
Damian O'Flynn Larry Blendon
Frank Wilcox George Hullman
Iris Adrian Choo-Choo Divine
Ann Staunton Helen Varney
Tim Murdock Policeman
Jackson Rose Director of Photography

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1947 Production Date:  EB*; Mertz UCLA
35mm nitrate; 3 reels of 3; M7471; F104-R14-31 Aug 94
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Producers Releasing Corp.
Sound:  Mono (RCA Sound System) Production Co:  PRC Pictures, Inc.
Duration(mins):  62 or 64 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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