Calling Philo Vance

Calling Philo Vance

Release date: 02. 03. 1940
Release year: 1940
Type: movie
Rating: 6/10
Runtime: 62 min
Genre: Mystery,
Language: English, German,
Country: USA,



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. Written by Tony Fontana <>  

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James Stephenson->Philo Vance, Margot Stevenson->Hilda Lake, Henry O'Neill->J.P. Markham, Edward Brophy->Ryan, Sheila Bromley->Doris Delafield, Ralph Forbes->Tom McDonald, Donald Douglas->Philip Wrede, Martin Kosleck->Gamble, Jimmy Conlin->Dr. Doremus - Coroner (as Jimmy Conlon), Edward Raquello->Eduardo Grassi, Creighton Hale->Du Bois - Fingerprint Man, Harry Strang->Hennessey - Markham's Assistant, Richard Kipling->Archer Coe, Wedgwood Nowell->Brisbane Coe, Bo Ling->Ling Toy,


Tom Reed, S.S. Van Dine,


William Clemens,

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