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The Benson Murder Case

1930 | United States | 65 min | More...
A still from The Benson Murder Case (1930)
  • Watched on C: 3 stars (out of 5)
    on Wed Aug 26, 2020 via

    William 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.