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Saturday, December 02, 2006

The Bishop Murder Case (1930)

This is the third of the Philip Vance movies. A man named Robin is discovered with an arrow through his heart on the property of Professor Dillard. Along with the body is a note written in a nursery rhyme fashion. It is signed by the Bishop. As the story unfolds more people are murdered and more notes from the Bishop are turned up. Philip Vance is brought in to help the police solve the mystery before more murders are committed. This is a nice and short mystery. There were 15 movies made in the series between 1929 and 1947. Basil Rathbone is wonderful as the detective Vance and Leila Hyams is also terrific as Belle, the professor's niece. Charles Quartermaine is brilliant as Pardee, a very creepy man who is obsessed with chess. All in all not a bad movie to catch when it comes on TCM.



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