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Frank's Movie Log

My life at the movies.

The Benson Murder Case

1930 | United States | 65 min
  • Watched on Wednesday Aug 26, 2020 via
    C: 3 stars (out of 5)

    Powell’s third outing as amateur detective Philo Vance. After the disappointing Green Murder Case, the franchise returns to form with a closed-circle mystery pitting Powell against a notorious bootlegger. The early thunderstorm generates a terrific atmosphere and the eccentric supporting cast sprinkles in the right dose of light comedy.

    I’d like to revisit a better print. All the uploads online appear sourced from the same low-res scan.