The scene where William Powell reconstructed the murder was so novel for its time that for a minute I forgot he was just as swell with dogs as he was with murder cases and impeccably smooth monologues. Jokes aside, the technicality of that scene was staggering.
A classic "Who done it?" murder case with William Powell as Philo Vance for the last time. Powell did 3 movies portraying the detective in 1929-30. Those cases was also entertaining, but suffered a lot from being early sound movies before they'd mastered the new media. This one however is professionally made and looks slick and is Powell's best in the series with enough twists and plots to never feel bored. I enjoyed thoroughly. 781b155fdc