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Philo Vance Mystery Film Series - "The Bishop Murder Case" (1930)

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The Greater Oneonta Historical Society (GOHS) is presenting a series of mystery films based on the works of Willard Huntington Wright, writing under the name of S.S. Van Dine. GOHS member Rev. Ken Hunter of St. James Church has organized the series with the hope that it will encourage saving the 31 River Street house where some of the writer’s books, which eventually became films, were written. The Oneonta History Center at 183 Main Street will be the venue for the showing of the three films on Tuesday evenings in October.

“The Bishop Murder Case” (1930) with Basil Rathbone as the famous detective will be shown on October 22, with remarks by film buff Rev. Hunter.

Each program begins at 7:00 PM. There will be a talk back after each showing. Admission is free, though donations will be accepted. For more information, contact (607) 432-0960 or

Earlier Event: October 22
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Later Event: October 23
United Way Mass Food Distribution