|Philo Vance's Gamble 1947 N/R, 62 min.|
Director: Basil Wrangell
Cast: Alan Curtis, Vivian Austin, Frank Jenks, Tala Birell, Gavin Gordon, Cliff Clark, James Burke, Toni Todd, Joseph Crehan, Grady Sutton, Dan Seymour, Francis Pierlot
Alan Curtis takes on the role of super sleuth Philo Vance in this entry in the series. A valuable emerald is stolen, followed by a series of murders. Vance is called in to help, is soon immersed in an international smuggling ring but, of course, is able to sort through the suspects and come up with the killer.
|Philo Vance's Secret Mission 1947 N/R, 58 min.|
Director: Reginald LeBorg
Cast: Alan Curtis, Sheila Ryan, Tala Birell, Frank Jenks, James Bell, Frank Fenton, Paul Maxey, Kenneth Farrell, Toni Todd, David Leonard, Frank Wilcox
The renowned master sleuth Philo Vance (Alan Curtis) is hired to provide input for a mystery magazine by publisher Martin Jamison (Paul Maxey) while also helping Martin solve the murder of his partner several years previously. When Martin is murdered Vance must figure out who killed the partner, which will surely lead to Martin's killer. This is the final Philo Vance film–at least for more than a half century and counting.
|1. Philo Vance's Gamble (1947)|
2. Philo Vance's Secret Mission (1947)
In The News