Wednesday, May 2, 2018
The Benson Murder Case (1930)
William Powell's Philo Vance, the dashing amateur detective, is actually on hand when the stockbroker is murdered. But who committed the crime? All the ingredients therefore for a great Golden Age murder mystery.
The film maybe takes a while to get going but once Vance is on the investigation the film flies - maybe flies a little too much the film is a bit breakneck at times. The final reveal is very ingenious and elevates this murder mystery into something very good indeed.