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rodb

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i was wondering if anybody would guess who killed sir thomas's dog in the movie THE KENNEL MURDER CASE?
Was it Archer Coe or Raymond Wrede?

John Cucinotta

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Good question!  I haven't seen this movie in many years.  I'll try to watch it this weekend and look at that aspect again.

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Is not really explicity revealed in film but Archer Coe is the guilty party to everyone in the film who expresses an opinion and I do not think Raymond Wrede had a motive to do so whereas Archer Coe did to ensure his dog won the competition and he is just a nasty guy...Chris.

rodb

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I kind of felt the same way; but remember raymond saying he had a dinner date with her that night, but yet she shows up at the kennel with sir thomas; plus the killer sees that archer is alive from sir thomas's room? :o

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Yes, I agree that in Vance's reconstruction it says the killer saw Archer from Sir Thomas's building which does not seem plausible and which is never explained...it is a plot flaw that I think some commentators who have written about this film mention seems totally screwy (Jon Tuska in his "Detective in Hollywood"/"In Manors and Alleys" book? -- my copy is not accessible here so cannot check to make sure).