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PHILO VANCE

 Philo Vance

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Detective Series (1945 - 50)

Philo Vance Novel"Philo Vance" writes Ogden Nash, "Needs a kick in the pance."

The Philo Vance character was created by S.S. Van Dine (pen name of Willard Huntington Wright) in a series of detective novels beginning in 1927. The Philo Vance of the novels was a dilettante; Van Dine wrote that he was "An aristocrat by birth and instinct, he held himself severely aloof from the common world of men. In his manner there was an indefinable contempt for inferiority of all kinds." An "aristo" in the same vein as the later James Bond, but much more irritating. Vance was an expert in art, criminology, ancient Egypt, fencing, a talented polo player, patron of classical music, breeder of champion show dogs, knowledgeable chess player, winning handicapper of race-horses, and master poker player.

Philo Vance seems to have been just as irritating through almost 20 years of films starting in 1929. Even when solving The Gracie Allen Murder Case (1939). Gracie herself would quip "S.S. Van Dine is silly to spend six months writing a novel when you can buy one for two dollars and ninety-eight cents." Of course it is hard to keep an aristocratic bearing when Gracie keeps calling you "Fido Vance".

Radio made Philo VanceVance more human. He is still very much a genius crime solver, but more approachable and accepting of the rest of humanity.He is first played on NBC by John Emery in 1945 and then by Jose Ferrer in 1945. In 1946 ZIV Syndication took over the production with Jackson Beck in the title role and Joan Alexander as his "girl Friday", secretary Ellen Deering.

Philo Vance was a pretty "Soft-Boiled" Detective. He used his mind every bit as much as Sherlock Holmes, wasn't burdened with Nero Wolfe's agoraphobia, and, at least on the radio, wasn't nearly as foppish as The Saint. He foils the bad guy by catching the one detail in their story that only he (and sometimes the audience) sees.

Lovers of the noirish hard-boiled school should seek out a host of other shows: Philip Marlowe, Pat Novack, Richard Diamond, Let George Do It, and Yours Truly, Johnny Dollar for starters.

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MP3 DISK CONTENTS: [Help]
Volume 1: 52 shows - total playtime 23 hours 2 minutes

Philo Vance 430429 000 Of The Cellini Cup
Philo Vance 450726 000 Girl Who Came Back
Philo Vance 450809 000 Of The Strange Music
Philo Vance 480713 001 Eagle Murder
Philo Vance 480720 002 Merry Murder
Philo Vance 480824 007 Poetic Murder
Philo Vance 480831 008 Coachman Murder
Philo Vance 480907 009 Midget Murder
Philo Vance 480914 010 Blue Lady Murder
Philo Vance 480921 011 Backstage Murder
Philo Vance 480928 012 Argus Murder
Philo Vance 481005 013 Bulletin Murder
Philo Vance 481012 014 Cover Girl Murder
Philo Vance 481102 017 Best Seller Murder Case
Philo Vance 481109 018 President Murder Case
Philo Vance 481116 019 Heavyweight Murder
Philo Vance 481123 020 Tree Trunk Murder
Philo Vance 481130 021 Blackjack Murder
Philo Vance 481207 022 Star Studded Murder
Philo Vance 481214 023 Murdock Murder
Philo Vance 481221 024 Vanilla Murder
Philo Vance 481228 025 Rhumba Murder
Philo Vance 490104 026 Magic Murder
Philo Vance 490111 027 Midway Murder Case
Philo Vance 490118 028 Supreme Murder Case
Philo Vance 490125 029 Idol Murder
Philo Vance 490201 030 Golden Murder
Philo Vance 490208 031 Flying Murder
Philo Vance 490215 032 Butler Murder
Philo Vance 490222 033 Herringbone Murder
Philo Vance 490301 034 Listless Murder
Philo Vance 490308 035 Curtain Call Murder
Philo Vance 490315 036 Million Dollar Murder
Philo Vance 490322 037 White Willow Murder
Philo Vance 490329 038 High Hat Murder
Philo Vance 490405 039 Movie Murder
Philo Vance 490412 040 Green Girls Murder
Philo Vance 490419 041 Cardinal Murder
Philo Vance 490426 042 Cipher Murder
Philo Vance 490503 043 Masters Murder
Philo Vance 490510 044 Meanest Man Murder
Philo Vance 490517 045 Butterfly Murder
Philo Vance 490524 046 Hurdy Gurdy Murder
Philo Vance 490531 047 Red Duck Murder
Philo Vance 490607 048 Mistletoe Murder
Philo Vance 490614 049 Combination Murder
Philo Vance 490621 050 Peacock Murder [Bad Sound]
Philo Vance 490628 051 Motor Murder
Philo Vance 490705 052 White Murder
Philo Vance 490712 053 One Cent Murder
Philo Vance 490719 054 Racket Murder
Philo Vance 490726 055 Cheesecake Murder

Volume 2: 51 shows - total playtime 21 hours 57 minutes

Philo Vance 490802 056 Tick Tock Murder
Philo Vance 490809 057 Deep Sea Murder
Philo Vance 490816 058 Johnny A Murder
Philo Vance 490823 059 Blue Penny Murder
Philo Vance 490830 060 Brotherly Murder
Philo Vance 490906 061 Oxford Murder
Philo Vance 490913 062 Checkerboard Murder
Philo Vance 490920 063 Penny Ante Murder Partial
Philo Vance 490927 064 Shoeless Murder Partial
Philo Vance 491004 065 Black Gold Murder
Philo Vance 491011 066 Tea Cup Murder Case
Philo Vance 491018 067 Meeker (Necktie) Murder
Philo Vance 491025 068 Deathless Murder
Philo Vance 491101 069 Revealing Ring Murder Case
Philo Vance 491108 070 Mental Murder Case
Philo Vance 491115 071 Little Murder
Philo Vance 491122 072 Nightmare Murder
Philo Vance 491129 073 Thundering Murder
Philo Vance 491206 074 Birdcage Murder
Philo Vance 491213 075 Grey Glove Murder Case
Philo Vance 491220 076 Chop Suey Murder
Philo Vance 491227 077 Identical Murder
Philo Vance 500103 078 Tip Top Murder
Philo Vance 500110 079 Left Handed Murder
Philo Vance 500117 080 Talking (Catty) Corpse Murder
Philo Vance 500124 081 Music Box Murder
Philo Vance 500131 082 Sterling Murder
Philo Vance 500207 083 Chicken Murder
Philo Vance 500214 084 Scarface Murder
Philo Vance 500221 085 Psychic Murder Partial
Philo Vance 500228 086 Big Nick Murder Partial
Philo Vance 500307 087 Church Murder
Philo Vance 500314 088 Mathematical Murder
Philo Vance 500321 089 Jackpot Murder
Philo Vance 500328 090 Ivory Murder Case
Philo Vance 500404 091 Mimic Murder
Philo Vance 500411 092 Nylon Murder
Philo Vance 500418 093 Golden Key Murder
Philo Vance 500425 094 Shower Bath Murder
Philo Vance 500502 095 Rooftop Murder
Philo Vance 500509 096 Whistling Murder
Philo Vance 500516 097 Manicure Murder
Philo Vance 500523 098 Money Machine Murder
Philo Vance 500530 099 Whirlaround Murder
Philo Vance 500606 100 Alibi Murder
Philo Vance 500613 101 Full Dress Murder
Philo Vance 500620 102 Prize Ring Murder
Philo Vance 500627 103 Argyle Murder
Philo Vance 500704 104 Muddy Murder
Philo Vance The Nightmare Murder Case Part 1 of 2
Philo Vance The Nightmare Murder Case Part 2 of 2

 


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