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The Canary Murder Case (1929) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Malcolm St. Clair and Frank Tuttle .

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The Canary Murder Case (1929) with William Powell and Louise Brooks

By Orson De Welles on Nov 6, 2014 From Classic Film Freak

Share This! Louise Books is one of the actresses were haven’t really touched on in our six years online, but perhaps today is the day to put that onus behind us.? Sadly, we picked one of her weaker pictures, the Philo Vance introducing The Canary Murder Case, in which to do so. The film is one... Read full article


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Charles Spottswoode: What happened backstage? Were you able to see the Canary.
Philo Vance: No luck Charles. She's about as hard to get out of that judging room, as she is in that swing.


Charles Spottswoode: Shall we go over here?
Philo Vance: Why, yes. I'm afraid marriage is quite out of the question Miss O'Dell.
Charles Spottswoode: Oh, you're sure about that, are you?
Philo Vance: I'm positive.
Charles Spottswoode: Well how would you like me to tell the world about Jimmy's embezzling from your bank?
Philo Vance: What?
Charles Spottswoode: You heard me.


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The story was based on the real-life murder of showgirl Dot King, which was never solved.
One of the earliest of over 700 Paramount Productions, filmed between 1929 and 1949, which were sold to MCA/Universal in 1958 for television distribution, and have been owned and controlled by MCA ever since.
Paramount bought the rights to the first 3 S.S. Van Dine mysteries (The Benson Murder Case, The Canary Murder Case and The Greene Murder Case) as a package deal in 1928, filming the second effort first. MGM would outbid the studio for the 4th Philo Vance best-seller, The Bishop Murder Case.
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