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The Bishop Murder Case (1930) + The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

Posted By : Notsaint | Date : 29 May 2013 03:55:39 | Comments : 6 |
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The Bishop Murder Case (1930) + The Kennel Murder Case (1933)
DVD9 | VIDEO_TS | NTSC | 4:3 | 720x480 | 7050kbps, 6200kbps | 7.5Gb
Audio: English AC3 2.0 @ 192Kbps
01:27:00, 01:13:00 | USA | Mystery

The dilettante detective stylishly sleuths his way through some of his most famous cases in this 2-Disc, 6-Film Collection. And a veritable rogue’s gallery of golden age “gentlemen actors” all take a crack at Philo, including William Powell, Warren William and Basil Rathbone.
This is the first part of Philo Vance Murder Case collection.



The Bishop Murder Case
Directors: David Burton, Nick Grinde
Cast: Basil Rathbone, Leila Hyams, Roland Young, Alec B. Francis, George F. Marion, Zelda Sears, Bodil Rosing, Carroll Nye, Charles Quatermaine, James Donlan, Sidney Bracey, Clarence Geldart, Delmer Daves, Nellie Bly Baker, Richard Cramer, Frank Fanning, Marcia Mae Jones, Broderick O'Farrell, Douglas Scott





SYNOPSIS:
The Bishop Murder Case In New York City soon after a typed note reading "Who killed Cock Robin?" and signed by "The Bishop" is found in the mailbox of prominent scientist Professor Bertrand Dillard, the body of his young assistant Robin, nicknamed "Cock Robin" by his friends, is discovered on the archery range on the grounds of Dillard's home. Detective Philo Vance is asked by the district attorney to consult on the case. Gathered at the scene of the crime are John E. Sprigg, the victim's best friend, who vows to find the killer; Belle Dillard, the professor's niece and ward; and Sigurd "Eric" Arnesson, Belle's fiancé and Dillard's assistant. After Vance interviews Dillard's neighbors, the elderly Miss Drukker and her hunch-backed brother Adolph, whom Vance is sure witnessed the crime, Miss Drukker dies of heart failure. Adolph is murdered one night while sitting on a wall in the park, reminiscent of the nursery rhyme "Humpty Dumpty," which is included in another note from "The Bishop." As typed notes from "The Bishop" continue to appear, each with a reference to a nursery rhyme, suspicion is soon cast on Arnesson, and Vance deduces that "The Bishop" is not a reference to a cleric but a chess piece. One night, when Belle hears a loud typing noise in an upstairs room of her house, she is confined by the unseen typist. Later, while Vance and the others are looking for Belle, Arnessen is brought before Vance and implies that he is guilty. Moments later, Dillard is uncovered as "The Bishop" when he drops poisin from his ring into a glass intended for Vance, who has discovered that Dillard secretly hated Arnessen for robbing him of his scientific fame and taking over the affections of Belle. When his guilt is revealed, Dillard drinks from what he thinks is the poisoned glass. After Dillard dies, Arnessen and the others think that Dillard drank the poison until Vance reveals that he had switched glasses and that the professor had actually died of shock. Belle, who was not harmed by her uncle, is reunited with Arnessen, who had pretended to act guilty after Vance slipped him a note to "play along"


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The Kennel Murder Case
Director: Michael Curtiz
Cast: William Powell, Mary Astor, Eugene Pallette, Ralph Morgan, Robert McWade, Robert Barrat, Frank Conroy, Etienne Girardot, James Lee, Paul Cavanagh, Arthur Hohl, Helen Vinson, Jack La Rue, Harry Allen, Asta, Wade Boteler, Don Brodie, James Burke, George Chandler, Spencer Charters, Virginia Dabney, Milton Kibbee, Henry O'Neill, Paul Panzer, Cliff Saum, Monte Vandergrift, Leo White, Renee Whitney, Charles C. Wilson





SYNOPSIS:
The Kennel Murder Case When wealthy heartless Archer Coe is found dead ace detective Philo Vance joins forces with his nemesis, police sergeant Ernest Heath, to solve the case. What first appears to be suicide turns out to be not only Coe's murder, but also the killing of his brother Brisbane. There are several suspects, each with a strong motive: Hilda Lake, Coe's ward, who deeply disliked her guardian and resented his control of her money; Sir Thomas MacDonald, who planned to marry Hilda, and whose outrage when his prize show dog was killed made him threaten Coe with revenge; Raymond Wrede, Coe's secretary, who was also in love with Hilda and believed that Coe stood between him and happiness; and Doris Delafield, Coe's mistress, who was about to run away with her art dealer boyfriend, Eduardo Grassi, when Coe caught them together, canceled a big business deal with Grassi and ended his relationship with Doris. During the investigation, Liang, Coe's cook, who had been helping his employer illegally purchase ancient Chinese art, is found hiding evidence and is added to the list of suspects. When an attempt is made on Sir Thomas' life, Vance links that incident with the other crimes and with the help of Sir Thomas and a Doberman pinscher, Vance stages a scene to induce the real killer to strike again. The murderer, Wrede, confesses and Vance skillfully explains the intricate plotting of the crime, leaving Hilda and Sir Thomas free to marry


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Posted By: AnarchicBuddha Date: 29 May 2013 07:43:19
Thanks a lot for sharing, Notsaint!
Posted By: haelia Date: 29 May 2013 15:28:49
Hello,


Thanks
Posted By: tantalus1970 Date: 29 May 2013 16:10:59
thanks, Notsaint, these look great!
Posted By: diddlycrap Date: 13 Jun 2013 02:24:10
Really great. thanks very much..
Posted By: dantecolorado@yahoo.com Date: 18 Jun 2013 18:11:49
How about uploading the first philo vance film :"The Canary Murder Case" 1929 starring: William Powell? :))
Posted By: BobDD Date: 02 Dec 2013 22:23:31
Magnificent! Links are still active.