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S.S. Van Dine (1887–1939)

Willard Huntington Wright was born to Archibald Davenport Wright and Annie Van Vranken Wright on October 15, 1887, in Charlottesville. He attended St. Vincent College, Pomona College, and Harvard University. He also studied art in Munich and Paris, an apprenticeship that led to a job as literary and art critic for the Los Angeles Times. From 1912 ... See full bio »

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 2002 Vyvrazden√≠ rodiny Greenu (TV Movie) (novel "The Greene Murder Case")
  Philo Vance (TV Mini-Series) (novel "The Greene Murder Case" - 2 episodes, 1974) (novel "The Canary Murder Case" - 2 episodes, 1974) (novel "The Benson Murder Case" - 2 episodes, 1974)
- La fine dei Greene - Parte II (1974) ... (novel "The Greene Murder Case")
- La fine dei Greene - Parte I (1974) ... (novel "The Greene Murder Case")
- La canarina assassinata - Parte II (1974) ... (novel "The Canary Murder Case")
- La canarina assassinata - Parte I (1974) ... (novel "The Canary Murder Case")
- La strana morte del signor Benson - Parte II (1974) ... (novel "The Benson Murder Case")
 1947 Philo Vance Returns (character)
 1947 Philo Vance's Gamble (based on the character created by)
 1940 Calling Philo Vance (novel "The Kennel Murder Case")
 1939 The Gracie Allen Murder Case (based on the book by)
 1937 Night of Mystery (novel "The Greene Murder Case")
 1936 The Scarab Murder Case (novel)
 1936 The President's Mystery (story)
 1936 The Garden Murder Case (from the book by)
 1935 The Casino Murder Case (from the book by)
 1932 The Trans-Atlantic Mystery (Short) (by)
 1932 The Campus Mystery (Short) (characters)
 1932 The Crane Poison Case (Short) (based on a character created by)
 1932 The Side Show Mystery (Short) (characters)
 1932 Murder in the Pullman (Short) (characters)
 1932 The Cole Case (Short) (characters)
 1932 The Skull Murder Mystery (Short) (novel)
 1932 The Studio Murder Mystery (Short) (by)
 1932 The Symphony Murder Mystery (Short) (characters)
 1931 The Week End Mystery (Short) (characters)
 1931 The Wall Street Mystery (Short) (by)
 1931 The Clyde Mystery (Short) (characters)
 1930 El cuerpo del delito (novel "The Benson Murder Case")
 1930 The Benson Murder Case (novel)
 1929 The Bishop Murder Case (from the book by)
 1929 The Greene Murder Case (novel)
 1929 The Canary Murder Case (novel - uncredited) / (story and dialogue)

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Novel: "The Kennel Murder Case" (filmed as The Kennel Murder Case (1933), Calling Philo Vance (1940)). See more »

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Adopted his pseudonym based on Van Dyne, an old family name, and the abbreviation of "steamship." See more »

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