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The Bishop Murder Case

1930 1h 31m Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews 18% Audience Score 50+ Ratings
In this film based on S.S. Van Dine's detective novel, quick-witted private investigator Philo Vance (Basil Rathbone) is in search of a cryptic killer. The body of Joseph Cochrane Robin is discovered pierced by an arrow, with a note that contains a snippet of the nursery rhyme "Who Killed Cock Robin," which is curiously signed "The Bishop." Vance is on the case, but the pressure to uncover the Bishop's identity heats up when more bodies begin to turn up with nursery rhymes attached. Read More Read Less

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Paul Chambers Movie Chambers Stars a pre-Sherlock Holmes Basil Rathbone as Philo Vance. Overly melodramatic murder yarn with the cast throwing their voices like it was a stage production. Rated: C- Mar 10, 2013 Full Review Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews On the same level as Charlie Chan; pick your poison. Rated: B Aug 4, 2010 Full Review Read all reviews

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Steve D Misses its former star but still entertaining, Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/22/24 Full Review Audience Member good sequel in this murder/mystery series. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review ashley h The Bishop Murder Case is an excellent film. It is about a detective who has to solve a series of murders. Basil Rathbone and Leila Hyams give excellent performances. The script is well written and full of suspense. David Burton and Nick Grinde did great jobs directing this movie. I enjoyed this motion picture because of the mystery. The Bishop Murder Case is a must see. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 03/31/23 Full Review Audience Member Stilted movie but a good mystery with Rathbone in an early, pre-Sherlock Holmes, role as Vance. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/20/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis In this film based on S.S. Van Dine's detective novel, quick-witted private investigator Philo Vance (Basil Rathbone) is in search of a cryptic killer. The body of Joseph Cochrane Robin is discovered pierced by an arrow, with a note that contains a snippet of the nursery rhyme "Who Killed Cock Robin," which is curiously signed "The Bishop." Vance is on the case, but the pressure to uncover the Bishop's identity heats up when more bodies begin to turn up with nursery rhymes attached.
Director
Nick Grinde, David Burton
Production Co
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 31m