TCM is airing a half dozen Philo Vance movies today including Warren William in one of his two turns as Vance in The Dragon Murder Case (1934).
I’d mentioned owing this one another viewing the last time it came up, but to be honest just haven’t gotten to it yet. That said, I do remember having a good time with Dragon.
Starring alongside William this time we have Margaret Lindsay, Lyle Talbot and the always enjoyable Eugene Pallette (you’ll know him by his froggy voice).
The Dragon Murder Case airs at 9:15 eastern time tomorrow morning (May 27).
The complete schedule of Vance movies can be found over on the Examiner.com, along with a slideshow featuring vintage collectibles of the Vance stars–Warren William shows up twice, once for each time he played Vance.
I also did a little bibliography + filmography over on the VintageMeld which lists publication date of each of S.S. Van Dine’s Philo Vance novels along with release date of the corresponding film and the name of the actor playing Vance.
Funny how TCM would go with a Vance marathon on Dashiell Hammett’s birthday. We would have been covered there anyway with Satan Met a Lady (1936). Still kind of weird.
sherry strecker says
I’ve been a fan of Warren William for years – especially enjoyed him in the old musicals with Ginger Rogers.
That’d be Gold Diggers of 1933 which also starred Joan Blondell, Ruby Keeler, Aline McMahon, Dick Powell, Guy Kibbee and others. Great movie!
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