Nostalgic Mystery Radio

Ep.485 Philo Vance: The Red Duck Murder Case

December 18, 2023 Stevie K. Episode 485
Nostalgic Mystery Radio
Ep.485 Philo Vance: The Red Duck 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 Red Duck Murder Case: Noticing blood on the feet of some ducks while playing golf, by super-sleuthing, Philo breaks up a counterfeit ring and catches a killer!
Originally aired May 31st,1949.

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