Burbank, CA: Warner Brothers, 1934. Final Draft script for the 1934 film.
Based on S. S. Van Dine's 1934 novel, featuring Van Dine's recurring character Philo Vance. A party guest at a wealthy Manhattan estate vanishes, presenting a new case for foppish bon vivant and New York detective Philo Vance. The only film adaptation of Van Dine's long-running series to feature actor Warren William as Vance.
Set in Manhattan.
Blue titled wrappers, noted as FINAL on the front wrapper, rubber-stamped copy No. 53. Distribution page present, with receipt removed, dated 5/5/34. Title page present, dated 5/5/34, with credits for screenwriters Rian James, F. Hugh Herbert, and Robert Lee. 141 leaves, with last page of text numbered 139. Mimeograph duplication, rectos only. Pages Fine, wrapper Near Fine, bound with two gold brads.