Nostalgic Mystery Radio

Ep.471 Philo Vance: The White Willow Murder Case

October 17, 2023 Stevie K. Episode 471
Nostalgic Mystery Radio
Ep.471 Philo Vance: The White Willow Murder Case
Show Notes

Philo Vance is the detective creation of S. S. Van Dine first published in the mid 1920s. Jose Ferrer played him in 1945. From 1948-1950, the fine radio actor Jackson Beck makes Vance as good as he gets. George Petrie plays Vance's constantly impressed public servant, District Attorney Markham. Joan Alexander is Ellen Deering, Vance's secretary and right-hand woman. The organist for the show is really working those ivories, and fans of old time radio organ will especially enjoy this series.

The  White Willow Murder Case:  A stockbroker is murdered while giving bad advice and romancing a gangster's girlfriend. Originally aired March 22nd,1949.

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