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The title of the viewed print was Infamous Crimes. As noted in reviews, author S. S. Van Dine, who created the "Philo Vance" character, was not credited onscreen. In December 1946, Ben Stoloff was announced as the film's producer, and Alan Curtis and Frank Jenks, who played Vance and his sidekick in the other two PRC productions, were announced as its stars. Although Philo Vance Returns, which was referred to as Philo Vance #3 during filming, was actually the third picture to be produced in PRC's "Philo Vance" series, it was released as the second entry in the series. The Hollywood Reporter review, which predated the film's general release by two months, commented that Philo Vance Returns would probably be the first to "hit the market" because "it's the only one with William Wright in the title role." For more information on the "Philo Vance" series, please consult the Series Index and the entry below for Philo Vance's Gamble.