The Film Detective Podcast
E46. Philo Vance, Detective: The Magic Murder Case (1/1/1949)
Originally appearing as a fictional amateur detective featured in 12 crime novels by S. S. Van Dine in the 1920s and 1930s, the radio adventures of Detective Philo Vance were first broadcast to listeners across the airwaves in 1945. Did you know that three radio drama series were created with Philo Vance as the title character? The first series, broadcast by NBC, starred José Ferrer. A summer replacement series in 1946 starred John Emery as Vance, and the best-known series (and the one of which most episodes survived) ran from 1948 to 1950 in Frederick Ziv syndication and starred Jackson Beck.
Originally airing 1/1/1949, gather around for this week's episode in "The Magic Murder Case," with Philo Vance!
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