The Benson Murder Case (film)

The Benson Murder Case is a 1930 American pre-Code crime film directed by Frank Tuttle and written by S. S. Van Dine and Bartlett Cormack. The film stars William Powell, William "Stage" Boyd, Eugene Pallette, Paul Lukas, Natalie Moorhead, Richard Tucker and May Beatty. The film was released on April 13, 1930, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

The Benson Murder Case
Theatrical release poster
Directed byFrank Tuttle
Screenplay byS. S. Van Dine
Bartlett Cormack
StarringWilliam Powell
William "Stage" Boyd
Eugene Pallette
Paul Lukas
Natalie Moorhead
Richard Tucker
May Beatty
CinematographyArchie Stout
Edited byDoris Drought
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • April 13, 1930 (1930-04-13)
Running time
65 minutes
CountryUnited States


A ruthless, crooked stockbroker is murdered at his luxurious country estate, and detective Philo Vance just happens to be there; he decides to find out who killed him.[3]



  1. "The-Benson-Murder-Case - Trailer - Cast". Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  2. "The Benson Murder Case (1930) - Overview". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved February 16, 2015.
  3. IMDB

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