Calling Philo Vance

Categories: Crime, Mystery
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.

Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1940-02-03
Run time: 62 minute / 1:2
Director: William Clemens
Writer: Tom Reed
Production Company : Warner Bros. Pictures
Production Country: United States of America



James Stephenson
as Philo Vance
Margot Stevenson
as Hilda Lake
Edward Brophy
as Ryan
Sheila Bromley
as Doris Delafield
Henry O'Neill
as Markham
Ralph Forbes
as Tom McDonald
as MacTavish
Donald Douglas
as Philip Wrede
Martin Kosleck
as Gamble
Jimmy Conlin
as Dr. Doremus - Coroner
Edward Raquello
as Eduardo Grassi
Creighton Hale
as Du Bois - Fingerprint Man
Harry Strang
as Hennessey - Markham's Assistant
Richard Kipling
as Archer Coe
Wedgwood Nowell
as Brisbane Coe
Bo Ling
as Ling Toy
Herbert Anderson
as First Reporter
Henry Blair
as Hans Snauble
Egon Brecher
as Austrian Judge
Harry Burns
as Capt. Lugo
Yakima Canutt
as Sorrento Sailor
Nat Carr
as 2nd Photographer
Glen Cavender
as Train Porter Asked to Send Telegram
Loia Cheaney
as Markham's Secretary
Frederick Giermann
as Austrian Sergeant
Eddie Graham
as Coroner's Assistant
John Harron
as Third Reporter
Stuart Holmes
as Hertz
William Hopper
as Clerk at Hotel Nino in Chicago
Olaf Hytten
as Charles
George Irving
as Avery
Marion Lessing
as Mrs. Fritz Snauble
Rolf Lindau
as Aeronautics Department Sentry
Frank Mayo
as Doorman
George Reeves
as Steamship Clerk
John J. Richardson
as 4h Reporter
Cliff Saum
as Investigator Snitken
Hans Schumm
as Nazi Officer at Dock
Frank Wilcox
as 2nd Reporter
Jack Wise
as 1st Photographer
Maris Wrixon
as Long-Distance Operator
Henry Zynda
as Austrian Lieutenant
Tom Reed Screenplay

William Clemens Director

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