Vance investigates the murders of a newly engaged couple. Playboy Larry Blendon introduces his grandmother Stella Blendon to his fiancée, radio singer Virginia Berneaux. Oscars Best Picture Winners Best Picture Winners Golden Globes Emmys San Diego Comic-Con New York Comic-Con Sundance Film Festival Toronto Int'l Film Festival Awards Central Festival Central All Events See the full list of Philo Vance Returns cast and crew including actors, directors, producers and more. Meet the cast and learn more about the stars of Philo Vance Returns with exclusive news, pictures, videos and more at TVGuide.com Philo Vance, the infuriatingly brilliant amateur detective created by S. S. Van Dine, hadn't been seen on screen for seven years when PRC decided to launch a new "Philo Vance" series in 1947. Philo Vance Returns is a 1947 American mystery film directed by William Beaudine and starring William Wright, Vivian Austin and Leon Belasco. Virginia is slain that night and Blandon telephones his friend Philo Vance to help find the killer. It was part of the long-running Philo Vance series. It is one of a series of films featuring private detective Philo Vance. William Wright plays the title role in the first entry, Philo Vance Returns, while Alan Curtis would take over the role for the remaining two films. William Wright plays the title role in the first entry, Philo Vance Returns, while Alan Curtis would take over the role for the remaining two films. Despite Larry's record of broken romances and divorces, Virginia decides she will marry… ‎Philo Vance Returns (1947) directed by William Beaudine • Reviews, film + cast • Letterboxd Philo Vance Returns is a 1947 American mystery film directed by William Beaudine and starring William Wright, Vivian Austin and Leon Belasco. Watch Philo Vance Returns movie trailer and get the latest cast info, photos, movie review and more on TVGuide.com. Philo Vance, the infuriatingly brilliant amateur detective created by S. S. Van Dine, hadn't been seen on screen for seven years when PRC decided to launch a new "Philo Vance" series in 1947. William Wright as Philo Vance; Vivian Austin as Lorena Blendon Simms All about Philo Vance Returns (1947) English Cinema, Trailer, Video clips, Philo Vance Returns Reviews, Expert Reviews, Story, Photo Gallery, Trivia & Goofups and Philo Vance Returns Songs. Virginia is slain that night and Blandon telephones his friend Philo Vance to help find the killer. Despite Larry's record of broken romances and divorces, Virginia decides she will marry him. Premise. Playboy Larry Blendon introduces his grandmother Stella Blendon to his fiancée, radio singer Virginia Berneaux. Philo Vance, the infuriatingly brilliant amateur detective created by S. S. Van Dine, hadn't been seen on screen for seven years when PRC decided to launch a new "Philo Vance" series in 1947. Cast. William Wright plays the title role in the first entry, Philo Vance Returns, while Alan Curtis would take over the role for the remaining two films.