|The Westland Case|
|Directed by||Christy Cabanne|
|Screenplay by||Robertson White |
|Based on|| Headed for a Hearse |
by Jonathan Latimer
|Cinematography||Ira Morgan |
|Edited by||Otis Garrett |
|Music by||Charles Previn |
Crime Club Productions 
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Country||United States |
The Westland Case is a 1937 American mystery film directed by Christy Cabanne and starring Preston Foster, Frank Jenks, and Carol Hughes.
In 1937, Universal Pictures made a deal with the Crime Club who published whodunnit novels.  Universal were granted the right to select four of their yearly published novels to adapt into films.  The unit responsible for these films was producer Irving Starr.  Eleven films were made in the series between 1937 and 1939.  The Westland Case was the first in the series and was based on the Jonathan Latimer novel Headed for a Hearse . 
The first films in the series featured Preston Foster as Bill Crane and Frank Jenks as Doc Williams were cast as the wisecracking New York city detectives.  These characters would appear in two other films in the series: The Lady in the Morgue and The Last Warning .  
The Westland Case was released on October 31, 1937. 
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