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Philo Vance

Based on Otter Log dated Nov 1, 2005

Date Aired : 43/04/29
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Case of the Cellini Cup
Description : Vance investigates the murder of a curio shop dealer.
Notes : The Mystery of the Singing Cat is announced as next week’s show.
First Line : "The makers of Raleigh cigarettes present John Emery star of the Broadway success Angel Street as Philo Vance in S.S. Van Dine’s murder mystery, The Case of the Cellini Cup."

Date Aired : 43/05/06
Episode Number : ----
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: The Mystery of the Singing Cat
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 45/07/26
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Girl Who Came Back
Description : A supposed drowning victim, claiming amnesia, returns to claim her inheritance.
Notes : The announcer gives the name of the episode.
First Line : "When a man is wealthy and a widower without children, it’s possible for some dishonest person to try and get his money away from him…"

Date Aired : 45/08/09
Episode Number : ----
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Case of the Strange Music
Description : There’s a dead body in a carnival wax museum.
Notes : The announcer gives the name of the episode after a brief prologue. The Case of the Green Eye is announced as next week’s show.
First Line : "Lifeboy presents The Adventures of Philo Vance starring Jose Ferrer." <singing> "In the good old summertime, in the good old summertime."

Date Aired : 48/07/13
Episode Number : 1
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Eagle Murder Case
Description : A man who thought he was going to be killed on the way to the hospital is killed in the ambulance while en route to the hospital...or was he?
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Nothing much wrong with the guy we’re carrying is there Doc?" "Ah not too much, Steve."

Date Aired : 48/07/20
Episode Number : 2
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Merry Murder Case
Description : After a psychology seminar the speaker turns up dead but several women claim to have done it and the body has bullets from three different guns in it.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : So ladies and gentlemen, I have tried to show in my brief lecture just how factual are the case histories on applied psychology contained in my newest book. Are there any questions?

Date Aired : 48/07/27
Episode Number : 3
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Episode does not exist
Description :
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Date Aired : 48/08/03
Episode Number : 4
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Episode does not exist
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 48/08/10
Episode Number : 5
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Episode does not exist
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 48/08/17
Episode Number : 6
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Episode does not exist
Description :
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Date Aired : 48/08/24
Episode Number : 7
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Poetic Murder Case
Description : Dramatic critics have been killed and notes have been attached to their bodies.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives a recap halfway through the show. The title of the episode is given at the end of the show.
First Line : "Sgt. Heath I tell you this is ridiculous two men murdered! Murdered in the same way and apparently by the same person and you say you haven't even a single clue!"

Date Aired : 48/08/31
Episode Number : 8
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Coachman Murder Case
Description : A man is killed in his own pool.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "That'll be $4.20 lady." "Here you are driver please keep the change."

Date Aired : 48/09/07
Episode Number : 9
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Midget Murder Case
Description : While investigating the shooting of a theatrical promoter Heath and Markham discover his wife's dead body in a trunk.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives a recap halfway through the show. The title of the episode is given at the end of the show.
First Line : "You know I was just thinking Colonel Tim." "Yep?"

Date Aired : 48/09/14
Episode Number : 10
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Blue Lady Murder Case
Description : The Lady in Blue comes to town looking to take over the rackets in town.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : <knock on door> "That you Vance?" "Yes, Markham."

Date Aired : 48/09/21
Episode Number : 11
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Backstage Murder Case
Description : Miss Jaynell the star of a play receives a note threatening her life if she went on stage the following night. She lets the understudy go on for her and the understudy ends up dead murdered in Miss Jaynell's dressing room.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Miss Dearing, do you think you might stop typing for a moment and listen to me?"

Date Aired : 48/09/28
Episode Number : 12
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Argus Murder Case
Description : A compulsive gambler is murdered on an off-shore gambling ship.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Well Markham it certainly seems strange being with you in the middle of the night when we hadn't been working on a murder."

Date Aired : 48/10/05
Episode Number : 13
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Bulletin Murder Case
Description : A reporter is killed in the back of a cab while on her way to interview Philo Vance. Then the cab driver is knocked off as well.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Hey Harkins, the old man wants you in his office." "Oh thanks, Eddie..."

Date Aired : 48/10/12
Episode Number : 14
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Cover Girl Murder Case
Description : Fashion model Sugar Keen has been strangled with an uncoiled piece of metal.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Yes, Mr. Douglas I understand you want six girls to model evening gowns for your fashion show tomorrow night."

Date Aired : 48/10/19
Episode Number : 15
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Episode does not exist
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 48/10/26
Episode Number : 16
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Episode does not exist
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 48/11/02
Episode Number : 17
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Episode does not exist
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 48/11/09
Episode Number : 18
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Episode does not exist
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 48/11/16
Episode Number : 19
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Heavyweight Murder Case
Description : At the heavyweight championship fight the challenger dies in the ring after being poisoned.
Notes : Miss Woods is Vance's secretary in this episode. District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Lift your chin and your left shoulder Mike. Left shoulder up higher."

Date Aired : 48/11/23
Episode Number : 20
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Tree Trunk Murder Case
Description : A man is crushed by a freshly cut tree, and what a coincidence, Vance and Markham are vacationing in the area.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Can't you go any faster driver? We got a train to catch."

Date Aired : 48/11/30
Episode Number : 21
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Blackjack Murder Case
Description : A guard at a private sanitarium is murdered.
Notes : Miss Woods is Vance's secretary in this episode. District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "I'm sorry Miss Wescott, what you ask is impossible."

Date Aired : 48/12/07
Episode Number : 22
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Star Studded Murder Case
Description : There's been a murder at an observatory. Oscar the janitor warned the victim that something would happen to him within the next two days.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Well Dr. Kent, here's where you get your medal." "Yes Lloyd, I know."

Date Aired : 48/12/14
Episode Number : 23
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Murdock Murder Case
Description : A horse trainer is murdered while his jockey is on a radio quiz program. Then the exercise boy is killed also.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show. Listen for Vance to tell Markham, "just a moment while I answer the phone," and THEN the phone rings!!!
First Line : "OK Pinky, climb down off her back and throw a blanket over her."

Date Aired : 48/12/21
Episode Number : 24
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Vanilla Murder Case
Description : Miss Mills thinks that her boyfriendis going to be killed. and asks Markham to help. He then ends up dead in the basement of the store where he worked.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Sit down Vance sit down. Nice of you to drop in."

Date Aired : 48/12/28
Episode Number : 25
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rhumba Murder Case
Description : Sally, Mr Markham's secretary, goes for dance lessons and overhears a phone conversation threatening the instructor. Of course the instructor is then murdered.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Yes Senorita, we guarantee to teach you the latest South American dances in ten lessons or we refund your money."

Date Aired : 49/01/04
Episode Number : 26
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Magic Murder Case
Description : The Great Mento wants to speak to Vance after his magic act but is murdered before he has the chance.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "It will do you no good to stay here and watch me."

Date Aired : 49/01/11
Episode Number : 27
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Episode does not exist
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 49/01/18
Episode Number : 28
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Episode does not exist
Description :
Notes :

Date Aired : 49/01/25
Episode Number : 29
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Idol Murder Case
Description : Several people are eager to get their hands on a statue recently acquired by the museum.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Look you I don't want any trouble from ya, hear?

Date Aired : 49/02/01
Episode Number : 30
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Golden Murder Case
Description : Mr. Goldin is shot after being accused of looting the estate of Miss Kay Stone. Vance supposedly hears the murder committed over the telephone.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Tell me Raja, please. There must be something else you see in the crystal ball."

Date Aired : 49/02/08
Episode Number : 31
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Flying Murder Case
Description : A pilot has been killed in the pilot's room at the airport.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Right." "Wait a minute. Wait a minute."

Date Aired : 49/02/15
Episode Number : 32
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Butler Murder Case
Description : An extortionist tries to get $100,000 from dentist Dr. Michael Butler. Dr. Butler ends up murdered by having been injected with poison.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "There's a patient in the waiting room Doctor. Can you see him now?"

Date Aired : 49/02/22
Episode Number : 33
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Herringbone Murder Case
Description : Dress shop owner Edith Payne is killed by a truck while waiting for a taxi. A newspaper photographer happened to be there and took a picture of her lying on the ground.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "It fits beautifully Mrs. Wentworth. Perhaps a little sleeve alteration."

Date Aired : 49/03/01
Episode Number : 34
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Listless Murder Case
Description : Michael Miller is running a phony charity scan and ends up shot in the heart and leg. While talking to Markham about the case for the first time Vance tells Markham to look for a person with a bruised cheek or a black eye!
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Is this today's collection, Donald?"

Date Aired : 49/03/08
Episode Number : 35
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Curtain Call Murder Case
Description : Actor Richard West currently appearing on Broadway is murdered.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Come on Al, come on, I don't have all day."

Date Aired : 49/03/15
Episode Number : 36
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Million Dollar Murder Case
Description : Wealthy Mr. Simmons installs a "high tech" security system, complete with electric eye and 10 foot wall around the house, wouldn't you know it, someone kills him.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Finally my dear Harold, finally. In a few seconds you will learn why this mansion is so completely burglar-proof.

Date Aired : 49/03/22
Episode Number : 37
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: White Willow Murder Case
Description : Someone kills Stuart Ames, a stockbroker that gives bad advice.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : <office chatter> "Yes it's a good buy I think. Of course the next dividend is questionable."

Date Aired : 49/03/29
Episode Number : 38
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: High Hat Murder Case
Description : Plain Jane Sarah Payton thinks that she will be murdered and asks Vance NOT to look for the killer.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : <typing. intercom buzzes> "Yes, Mr. Vance?" "Miss Williams is Miss Dearing there?"

Date Aired : 49/04/05
Episode Number : 39
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Movie Murder Case
Description : There's been an death on a movie set. Was it an accident or murder?
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "All right, you know what you have to do now Art."

Date Aired : 49/04/12
Episode Number : 40
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Green Girls Murder Case
Description : The Green sisters are both murdered in the exact same manner. Markham got a call warning him not to call Vance in on the case.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Anything else, Mr. Vance?" "Not that I can think of at the moment, Miss Williams."

Date Aired : 49/04/19
Episode Number : 41
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cardinal Murder Case
Description : Ex-racketeer Tony Cardinale's girlfriend is murdered in Cardinale's car. Good thing the car was English otherwise Cardinale would have been the victim.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Oh, Jamesey, what color cr...what color tie do I wear with this?"

Date Aired : 49/04/26
Episode Number : 42
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cipher Murder Case
Description : After a robbery the two thieves are shot at by police, one of the thieves shoots the other. The dead man has a piece of paper with "Live On" written on it.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "It's awful quiet tonight ain't it Mike?" "Yeah but I don't mind."

Date Aired : 49/05/03
Episode Number : 43
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Masters Murder Case
Description : Eddie Masters is murdered. Politician Joe Cates is charged with the crime. Markham doesn't believe that Cates is guilty.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Listen to me men! Please, listen to me!"

Date Aired : 49/05/10
Episode Number : 44
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Meanest Man Murder Case
Description : Walter Benton, the world's meanest man, walks into the police station and reports his own murder, then he dies.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "My niece wants to see me does she?" "Yes, she does."

Date Aired : 49/05/17
Episode Number : 45
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Butterfly Murder Case
Description : The Broadway Butterfly, Josie Daniels, is a nightclub singer and a blackmailer, and finally a corpse.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : <singing> "Can't go on. Everything I had is gone."

Date Aired : 49/05/24
Episode Number : 46
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Hurdy Gurdy Murder
Description : Despite hiring a bodyguard gangster Eddie Mills is murdered. A hurdy gurdy man is also killed.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show. Miss Dearing returns!
First Line : "Don't you <something>, don't you dare!"

Date Aired : 49/05/31
Episode Number : 47
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Red Duck Murder
Description : Eddie Macon, who was part of a counterfeiting ring, has disappeared. While playing golf Vance notices ducks with red feet and deduces what has happened to Eddie.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Stop twirling that key chain you're making me nervous!"

Date Aired : 49/06/07
Episode Number : 48
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mistletoe Murder
Description : Simon Joyce was the victim of hit and run. A 1942 Plymouth was probably the vehicle that did it.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "How much further Markham?" "Not too far. It's around the bend in the road up ahead."

Date Aired : 49/06/14
Episode Number : 49
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Combination Murder Case
Description : Joyce Dixon runs a gambling operation. She tells the DA that she is going to be killed and doesn't want her murder investigated.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Put the car in the garage for me Jonesy."

Date Aired : 49/06/21
Episode Number : 50
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Peacock Murder Case
Description : Vance is "encouraged" to not work for David Peacock. Peacock had a burglar proof safe that was broken into and Peacock ends up murdered.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : <knocking> "Yes, come in please." "Hello. Are you Philo Vance?"

Date Aired : 49/06/28
Episode Number : 51
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Motor Murder Case
Description : Duke Wilson is killed in a wreck during an auto race.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "As we go into the final laps of this race ladies and gentlemen..."

Date Aired : 49/07/05
Episode Number : 52
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: White Murder Case
Description : Vance is kidnapped. While he was being held Peter White is murdered. Despite being blindfolded Vance figures out where he was held.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Blonde mink, daddy. It's got to be blonde."

Date Aired : 49/07/12
Episode Number : 53
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: One Cent Murder Case
Description : Al Baker runs a penny arcade but his real business is blackmail.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Get your pennies here, get your pennies for the machines at this booth."

Date Aired : 49/07/19
Episode Number : 54
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Racket Murder Case
Description : Racketeers are using small stores to run their illegal gambling activites.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : <Buzzing> "Yes, Ellen, what is it?" "Mr. Vance, will you pick up the phone in your private office please, there's a call for you."

Date Aired : 49/07/26
Episode Number : 55
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Cheesecake Murder Case
Description : A leg photographer and his model have been shot during a holdup. While making their getaway the car crashes.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : <laughs> "Now Billy stop. Stop teasing or I won't give it to you at all."

Date Aired : 49/08/02
Episode Number : 56
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Tick Tock Murder Case
Description : Tick Tock Maxwell is murdered. Frank Carter says he was robbing the Wellington Loan Company at the time of the murder.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Well, that gives me eighty kings. I've got 120 points, want to keep playing Billy?"

Date Aired : 49/08/09
Episode Number : 57
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Deep Sea Murder Case
Description : Millard Case goes fishing and then disappears. Vance believes he's been murdered.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives a recap halfway through the show. The title of the episode is given at the end of the show.
First Line : "Well here we are dad. Happy fishing."

Date Aired : 49/08/16
Episode Number : 58
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Johnny A Murder Case
Description : Johnny A is a gang leader who kills his girlfriend's brother, someone then kills him with a bomb.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Just ease this crate to a stop Mike. Just ease it."

Date Aired : 49/08/23
Episode Number : 59
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Blue Penny Murder Case
Description : Edith Allen has been murdered in her apartment with no apparent motive for the crime.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives a recap halfway through the show. The title of the episode is given at the end of the show.
First Line : "Ready." <gunshot> "Good shot Markham. Perfect score for you so far.

Date Aired : 49/08/30
Episode Number : 60
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Brotherly Murder Case
Description : A confustion story involving a fake brother trying to get his share of a quarter million dollar inheritance.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Can you get any more speed out of this thing Tommy?"

Date Aired : 49/09/06
Episode Number : 61
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Oxford Murder Case
Description : During a hansom cab ride in the park Vance stops to help an old lady. She refuses his help saying that if he stays her boyfriend will be murdered. Her boyfriend is the butler of a murdered man.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Want me to tell you what's the matter with people Mr...uh, uh"

Date Aired : 49/09/13
Episode Number : 62
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Checkered Murder Case
Description : A man wearing a mask and a checkered suit commits a robbery and then shoots the victim. A man matching this description committed three robberies at exactly the same time. The man also has the ability to make himself invisible.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Don't move you." "No, don't shoot me."

Date Aired : 49/09/20
Episode Number : 63
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Penny Ante Murder Case
Description :
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Date Aired : 49/09/27
Episode Number : 64
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Shoeless Murder Case
Description :
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Date Aired : 49/10/04
Episode Number : 65
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Black Gold Murder Case
Description : There's been a murder on a dude ranch. The owner of the ranch asked Vance to investigate.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show. Markham is only involved in this episode over the phone.
First Line : "Please fasten your safety belts, we're coming in for a landing."

Date Aired : 49/10/11
Episode Number : 66
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Tea Cup Murder Case
Description : A steward on an ocean liner is murdered after arriving in port. The steward was smuggling a large diamond.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "So long fellas, so you all in three days!"

Date Aired : 49/10/18
Episode Number : 67
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Meeker Murder Case aka Necktie Murder Case
Description : John Meeker is killed. David Worth is seen standing over the body.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode as The Meeker Murder Case along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Yes?" "Mr. Vance, there's a man here to see you. He hasn't an appointment but he says it's important."

Date Aired : 49/10/25
Episode Number : 68
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Deathless Murder Case
Description : John Bell claims to be 400 years old and plans to sell his secret of eternal life for $100,000 each.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives a recap halfway through the show. The title of the episode is given at the end of the show.
First Line : <buzzing> "Yes?" "Mr. Vance, there's a Mrs. Dorothy Wayne to see you."

Date Aired : 49/11/01
Episode Number : 69
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Episode does not exist
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Date Aired : 49/11/08
Episode Number : 70
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: Episode does not exist
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Date Aired : 49/11/15
Episode Number : 71
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Little Murder Case
Description : Mr. Little is killed when he walks in on someone robbing his safe that just had the combination changed.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Oh, not much doin' with your hack tonight is there Joe?"

Date Aired : 49/11/22
Episode Number : 72
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Nightmare Murder Case
Description : A woman's dreams have been coming true. She tells Vance that in her latest dream she kills a man. The man ends up murdered.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : <humming> "That's very pretty Miss Deering. Very pretty, very even, very clear."

Date Aired : 49/11/29
Episode Number : 73
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Thundering Murder Case
Description : While on the phone during a thunderstorm David Wilkins is killed.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "But Uncle David..." "Now listen Wanda, stop interrupting me and let me finish."

Date Aired : 49/12/06
Episode Number : 74
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Birdcage Murder Case
Description : A man is shot at a party and the gun seems to have disappeared. The "Birdcage magic trick" gives the clue.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives a recap halfway through the show. The name of the episode is given at the end of the show.
First Line : "Sit down Lane, sit down."

Date Aired : 49/12/13
Episode Number : 75
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Grey Glove Murder Case
Description : A man is killed in a locked room by a grey glove. There is nothing attached to the grey glove.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : <screaming, knocking> "Edgar! Open up! Please open this door!"

Date Aired : 49/12/20
Episode Number : 76
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Chop Suey Murder Case
Description : A man is murdered during a jewel robbery in Chinatown. Vance is given a Chinese assistant to help on the case.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Yes please. Anything else please?"

Date Aired : 49/12/27
Episode Number : 77
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Identical Murder Case
Description : An man that looks identical to Philo Vance is murdered.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives a recap halfway through the show. The name of the episode is given at the end of the show.
First Line : <phone rings> "District Attorney Markham speaking."

Date Aired : 50/01/03
Episode Number : 78
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Tip Top Murder Case
Description : Chorus girl Susie Blake is getting blackmailed for $5,000.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Snap out of it Susie. You look like the last <somthing> of the last rose of summer."

Date Aired : 50/01/10
Episode Number : 79
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Left Handed Murder Case
Description : Steve Caley the gangster is trying to get out of the business and asks Vance for his help. Before he can meet with the DA Caley is murdered.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : <screams> "Jan darling, what's the matter?"

Date Aired : 50/01/17
Episode Number : 80
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Talking Corpse Murder Case aka Catty Corpse Murder Case
Description : A woman sees and hears her husband speak. Her husband has been dead for ten months.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives a recap halfway through the show. The title of the episode is given as The Talking Corpse Murder Case at the end of the show.
First Line : <buzzing> "Yes?" "Mr. Vance, there's a lady to see you in the outer office. She has no appointment will you see her?"

Date Aired : 50/01/24
Episode Number : 81
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Music Box Murder Case
Description : A bride to be is anxious to help her future husband succeed in his business...murder.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : <sighing> "Dan, Dan." "Were not acting like two kids are we?"

Date Aired : 50/01/31
Episode Number : 82
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Sterling Murder Case
Description : Two old sisters co to DA Markham and admit to comitting crimes. Were they responsible for the murder of Joe Sterling?
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : <knocking> "Come." "Mr, Markham?" "Come in Miss Henderson."

Date Aired : 50/02/07
Episode Number : 83
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Chicken Murder Case
Description : "Chick" Lewis is sent to kill Frank Stacy. Lewis is the one that is killed, and he has chicken blood all over him.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "That's what I heard Tommy. That's what I heard I tell ya."

Date Aired : 50/02/14
Episode Number : 84
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Scarface Murder Case
Description : A man is accused of murder. Vance and Markham saw the man in a restaurant at the time of the murder.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Really Vance, don't you think you're being a little obvious?"

Date Aired : 50/02/21
Episode Number : 85
Available : NO
Title/Plot/Host: The Psychic Murder Case
Description :
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First Line :

Date Aired : 50/02/28
Episode Number : 86
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Big Nick Murder Case
Description :
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Date Aired : 50/03/07
Episode Number : 87
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Church Murder Case
Description : Sidney Church, a man that loves exploding cigars and hand buzzers, is murdered.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Sit down. Sit down my boy."

Date Aired : 50/03/14
Episode Number : 88
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mathematical Murder Case
Description : Eddie Stone no longer wants to be dance partners with Betty Lou.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives a recap halfway through the show. The name of the episode is given at the end of the show.
First Line : "Do you think you got the steps now Betty Lou?"

Date Aired : 50/03/21
Episode Number : 89
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Jackpot Murder Case
Description : A gangster who rigs slot machines kills one of his gang and a morgue keeper...among others.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives a recap halfway through the show. The name of the episode is given at the end of the show.
First Line : "What a night." "Markham you took the words right out of my thoughts. What a night."

Date Aired : 50/03/28
Episode Number : 90
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Ivory Murder Case
Description : Ivory smuggling worth $2 million leads to murder.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Might as well rest here for a little bit."

Date Aired : 50/04/04
Episode Number : 91
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Mimic Murder Case
Description : A gangster hires a mimic to impersonate Vance to convince Markham has the wrong man on trial. The gangster is the man on trial!
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives a recap halfway through the show. The name of the episode is given at the end of the show.
First Line : "Thank you. Thank you ladies and gentlemen and now it's off to the alley."

Date Aired : 50/04/11
Episode Number : 92
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Nylon Murder Case
Description : An organized gang has been committing robberies while parties are going on.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives a recap halfway through the show. The name of the episode is given at the end of the show.
First Line : "Why you little..." <multiple people talking> "I said break it up."

Date Aired : 50/04/18
Episode Number : 93
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Golden Key Murder Case
Description : Vance receives a gold key in the mail and there is a dead man at his desk holding an identical gold key.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "I expect Vance any minute Mr. Markham. His train got in about a half hour ago."

Date Aired : 50/04/25
Episode Number : 94
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Shower Bath Murder Case
Description : Jim Raines dies in the bathroom but before he does he throws a brush out the window.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "I'll call Jim if you want George but he's shaving."

Date Aired : 50/05/02
Episode Number : 95
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Rooftop Murder Case
Description : Joe Somer has fallen off the roof of his home. There was a suicide note.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "You see Vance our office doesn't handle only murder cases."

Date Aired : 50/05/09
Episode Number : 96
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Whistling Murder Case
Description : "The Whistling Killer" has killed three people after they refused to be blackmailed.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Please, Daniel." "I'm sorry Dear. I just can't help being nervous."

Date Aired : 50/05/16
Episode Number : 97
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Manicure Murder Case
Description : A scientist named Edgar Wilson insists on getting a manicure even though he is dying.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Come on, keep it moving you guys. What are you doing setting up a roadblock?"

Date Aired : 50/05/23
Episode Number : 98
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Money Machine Murder Case
Description : A gang of conmen are selling machines that can create $1 bills from plain paper.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "Now you see how simple it is Mrs. Willoughby. You make your own money, just exactly the way the government does."

Date Aired : 50/05/30
Episode Number : 99
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Whirlaround Murder Case
Description : Whitey Rand ran a carnival concession stand ends up dead with his neck broken.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives a recap halfway through the show. The name of the episode is given at the end of the show.
First Line : "I'm going to do it." "No." "I'm going to kill him and there's nothing you can do to stop me."

Date Aired : 50/06/06
Episode Number : 100
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: The Alibi Murder Case
Description : John Green is shot while on the phone with Markham. Markham gets shot.
Notes : Because Markham was shot Philo Vance gives a recap halfway through the show. The name of the episode is given at the end of the show.
First Line : "Hello, Markham." "Vance. Glad you could make it here at my office."

Date Aired : 50/06/13
Episode Number : 101
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Full Dress Murder Case
Description : Boxcar Charlie, a derelict, is discovered murdered. Charlie is wearing a full dress suit.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "It's gets pretty lonely pounding a beat in this neighborhood Mr. Gorham."

Date Aired : 50/06/20
Episode Number : 102
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Prize Ring Murder Case
Description : A prize fighter's manager is stabbed during a boxing match.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show.
First Line : "A little more around the shoulders Joey boy. Just a little more."

Date Aired : 50/06/27
Episode Number : 103
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Argyle Murder Case
Description : A dead body is discovered on a ferry boat. The body is wearing all new clothes, and brown argyle socks.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show. Milton Talbot sounds like Brit Reid who was The Green Hornet.
First Line : "Hey Danny!" "You'll never be a sailor, Joey."

Date Aired : 50/07/04
Episode Number : 104
Available : YES
Title/Plot/Host: Muddy Murder Case
Description : John Williams has been shot in house that is completely surrounded by mud. There were no footprints in the mud.
Notes : District Attorney Markham gives the name of the episode along with a recap halfway through the show. This is the last episode in the series.
First Line : "Sit down please, Vance. Sit down and be prepared for the most ridiculous situation you ever heard."

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