Philo Vance's Secret Mission

Philo Vance's Secret Mission is a 1947 American mystery film directed by Reginald Le Borg and starring Alan Curtis, Sheila Ryan and Tala Birell.[1] It was part of a series of films featuring the detective Philo Vance made during the 1930s and 1940s.

Philo Vance's Secret Mission
Directed byReginald Le Borg
Produced byHoward Welsch
Written byLawrence Taylor
StarringAlan Curtis
Sheila Ryan
Tala Birell
CinematographyJackson Rose
Edited byW. Donn Hayes
Distributed byEagle-Lion Films
Release date
August 30, 1947
Running time
58 minutes
CountryUnited States

The film's sets were designed by the art directors Edward C. Jewell and Perry Smith.


Philo Vance is approached by the head of a publishing company to become an advisor on a series of crime novels they are releasing. Before long he is embroiled in a case about the mysterious killing of one of the partners in the company.



  1. Backer p.35


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