Synopsis by Mark Deming
In this early "talkie," William Powell stars as sophisticated detective Philo Vance, who is brought in to investigate the killing of multi-millionaire Tobias Greene. Vance brings together a handful of likely suspects, but it soon becomes apparent he hasn't found the guilty party when all nine of the possible candidates also wind up dead. Vance starts taking a closer look at Greene's mourning family -- as well as the circumstances under which he earned his fortune. Based on the novel by S.S. Van Dine's novel, The Greene Murder Case also stars Jean Arthur, Florence Eldridge, and Ullrich Haupt.
amateur, chase, detective, identity, investigation, investigator, killing, matron, millionaire, murder, private-detective, psychology, suspect