Monday, June 18, 2012

Old Time Radio: PHILO VANCE "The Poetic Murder Case" (Aug 1948)

Erudite amateur sleuth Philo Vance, created by mystery writer S. S. Van Dine, originally appeared in twelve novels published in the 1920s and 1930s. In his heyday, the metropolitan detective was also portrayed in films (by William Powell and Basil Rathbone, among others) and on the radio. In fact there were three different Philo Vance radio drama series—"The Poetic Murder Case" comes from the third series (1948-50), which starred Jackson Beck as the title detective, and Joan Alexander as his girl Friday, Ellen Deering.

Philo Vance: The Poetic Murder Case Part One


Philo Vance: The Poetic Murder Case Part Two


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Related links:
Complete PHILO VANCE by S.S. Van Dine
The Definitive Philo Vance Radio Log (Digital Deli)
Philo Vance | My old time radio shows (My Old Radio)
Philo Vance – Aristocrat Snob Detective for old time radio listeners (Old Radio Shows.org)
Philo Vance | Old Time Radio (Old Time Radio Catalog)
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