Production info

The Scarab Murder Case
UK, 1936

Graham Cheswright, Stella Moya
Directed by Michael Hankinson


One of a series of similar dectective films based on the novels by S.S. Van Dine and centered around American detective Philo Vance and his adventures in London. In this episode he is to solve the murder of a millionaire in the 'Egyptian Museum'. An interesting twist has Egyptian archaeologist Robinson, who at first appears to be an innocent victim accused of the crime, actually turning out to be the killer. Based on the 1929 novel by Van Dine.

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