Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Movie: The Dragon Murder Case
The Dragon Murder Case
From a novel by S.S. Van Dine
A man dives into a pool in full view of his companions. He does not surface. The pool is drained, turning up nothing but what appear to be dragon tracks. Enter Philo Vance, a somber district attorney, and a wisecracking police sergeant, who convene to determine exactly what transpired.
This one's good fun all around, in spite of the somewhat farfetched nature of the crime. But then where would the GAD have been without murderers who went to such ridiculous lengths to carry out up such complicated crimes?
This actually marks my first exposure to Philo Vance. I've been meaning to read some of the books, but thus far have fallen afoul of the "so many books, so little time" dictum.