The murder of a double-crossing smuggler brings stylish private eye Philo Vance (Alan Curtis) into a dangerous web of intrigue in this mystery featuring S.S. Van Dine's sophisticated sleuth. After the first killing is followed by others, Vance makes a crucial connection between the homicides and the disappearance of a valuable gem. Vivian Austin, Frank Jenks co-star. 62 min. Standard; Soundtrack: English.