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|The Dragon Murder Case|
|Directed by||H. Bruce Humberstone|
|Written by||F. Hugh Herbert|
Robert N. Lee
Rian James (adaptation)
|Based on||the novel The Dragon Murder Case|
by S. S. Van Dine
|Distributed by||a Warner Bros.-First National Picture|
The movie features a large dragon illustration behind the opening and closing credits. Monty Montague disappears after diving into a natural pool of water on an estate. Several people dive in, but there is no trace of him. Philo Vance and the District Attorney come to investigate and decide to drain the pool. They are told that there are potholes near the pool, and Montague's body is found at the bottom of a very deep pothole. His body has claw marks on it, consistent with the superstition that a dragon inhabits the pool.
- Warren William as Philo Vance
- Margaret Lindsay as Bernice
- Lyle Talbot as Leland
- Eugene Pallette as Sgt. Heath
- Helen Lowell as Mrs. Stamm
- Robert McWade as Markham
- Robert Barrat as Stamm
- Dorothy Tree as Ruby
- George E. Stone as Tatum
- Etienne Girardot as Dr. Doremus
- George Meeker as Monty Montague
- Robert Warwick as Dr. Halliday
- William B. Davidson as Greeff
- Arthur Aylesworth as Trainor
- Charles C. Wilson as Det. Hennessey
In his The New York Times review, Mordaunt Hall found that the "denouement is scarcely satisfactory, for it is not quite clear how Mr. Vance reaches his conclusions." Also, in his opinion, "Mr. William, while he does fair work, is not as easy and smooth in the rôle as was Mr. [William] Powell."
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