The Kennel Murder Case
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Often (and accurately) described as a model of the whodunit genre, The Kennel Murder Case stars William Powell, making his fourth screen appearance as S. S. Van Dine's dilettante detective Philo Vance. This time the story involves intrigue at the Long Island kennel club. The murder victim is Robert H. Barrat, who works overtime making himself a much-hated target in the first ten minutes. With the aid of a Doberman, Vance solves not only Barrat's murder but a follow-up killing designed to deflect attention from the killer. The suspects include Mary Astor, Ralph Morgan, Jack LaRue, Helen… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 80%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"William Powell returns to the role that he originated in the late 1920′s. This is perhaps the finest of all the Vance films. It was directed by the legendary Michael Curtiz and features an early performance by Mary Astor."
‑ Paul Chambers, Movie Chambers
"Far and away the best of the Philo Vance pictures and perhaps the finest example of this particular kind of mystery ever made."
‑ Ken Hanke, Mountain Xpress (Asheville, NC)
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