Philo Vance's Gamble

Philo Vance's Gamble is a 1947 American mystery film directed by Basil Wrangell and starring Alan Curtis, Vivian Austin and Tala Birell. It was the first of three films featuring the detective Philo Vance made by the Producers Releasing Corporation, as part of a loose series of Vance films stretching back to 1929.[1]

Philo Vance's Gamble
Directed byBasil Wrangell
Produced byHoward Welsch
Written byEugene Conrad
Arthur St. Claire
Lawrence Taylor
S.S. Van Dine (character)
StarringAlan Curtis
Vivian Austin
Tala Birell
Music byAlvin Levin
CinematographyJackson Rose
Edited byW. Donn Hayes
Distributed byProducers Releasing Corporation
Release date
April 12, 1947
Running time
62 minutes
CountryUnited States



  1. Backer p.34


  • Backer, Ron. Mystery Movie Series of 1930s Hollywood. McFarland, 2012.
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