The Kennel Murder Case
The Kennel Murder Case (1933)

This film 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. With the aid of a Doberman, Vance solves not… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 28, 1933
DVD Release Date: July 3, 2001
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Critic Score: 80% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Paul Chambers
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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.

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Ken Hanke
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Far and away the best of the Philo Vance pictures and perhaps the finest example of this particular kind of mystery ever made.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
jay nixon
Creaky mystery but Powell is suave and efficient as always.
Aj V
Before the Thin Man, Powell played Philo Vance, detective. He has charm and humour in this movie as well. This movie is fun and exciting for a movie involving… More
nefnie lee
Although William Powell is always a class-act, his Philo Vance seems to be Nick Charles, without as much fun. He's a detective trying to piece together a… More