Approved | | Crime, Mystery, Thriller
Despite an exclusive contract with the U.S. government, designer Archer Coe's design is being bid on by German, Japanese, and Italian agents - until he's murdered.
This film's earliest documented telecasts took place in Tucson Friday 5 October 1956 on KDWI (Channel 9) and in Albuquerque Friday 12 October 1956 on KOAT (Channel 7); it first aired in Bloomington IN Monday 5 November 1956 on WTTV (Channel 4), in Salt Lake City Saturday 17 November 1956 on KUTV (Channel 2), in San Francisco Friday 7 December 1956 on KPIX (Channel 5), and in Honolulu Friday 10 May 1957 on KHVH (Channel 13).
... and you understand the American government must not enter into this.
Philo Vance: I know. If I'm caught, I shall be a man without a country.
Avery: More than that, Vance. Possibly also a man without a head!
Philo Vance: Hmmm, not an amusing thought, your excellency.
Ralph Forbes is credited onscreen as "Tom MacDonald," but throughout the film, he is called Taylor MacDonald.