Della Street
Top Links
main detailsbiographyby votesphoto galleryquotes
by yearby typeby ratingsby votesby TV seriesby genreby keyword
Did You Know?
photo galleryquotes

Quotes for
Della Street (Character)
from "Perry Mason" (1957)

The content of this page was created by users. It has not been screened or verified by IMDb staff.
The Case of the Black Cat (1936)
Perry Mason: Give me a 7 letter word that starts with S that means lawyer.
Della Street: Shyster.

Della Street: [seated at a booth in the waffle house] Are you tickling my ankle?
Perry Mason: You think I would?
Della Street: I know you are.
[looks down and sees Clinker]
Della Street: Oh!
[picks him up, looks at Perry]
Della Street: I'm sorry, I really thought that was you.
Perry Mason: Well, it's not a bad idea.

Perry Mason: [Working on a crossword puzzle] I tell you what I'll do, Della. I'll settle for a seven letter word beginning with S meaning lawyer.
Della Street: Shyster!
Perry Mason: Getting a bit fresh, aren't we, Della?

Della Street: You and your cats! You'll probably end up in jail!
Perry Mason: A lot of interesting people in jail, Della.

The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)
Detective Johnson: Who was that on the phone?
Della Street: Well, it was the garbage man. I told him to bring up enough for four.

Col. Bradbury: [after finding Perry passed out on his office floor] Is this the office of the eminent attorney Perry Mason or an insane asylum?
Della Street: Sometimes I wonder.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Jaded Joker (#2.18)" (1959)
[last lines]
Lt. Tragg: Well, I'm glad this one's over. I'm beat.
Della Street: [amused] Dig the hipster.
Lt. Tragg: Now, don't bug me, Granny. I'm one of the cool ones. I don't dig slick chicks trying to goof me up... Daddy-o.
[as Tragg is leaving Perry's office]
Lt. Tragg: Good night, counselor.

Della Street: Perry, what's a schnook?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Spurious Sister (#3.1)" (1959)
[last lines]
Della Street: Incidentally, Mr. Chapman, I have a message for you from her. She says that work's piling up, things are in a turmoil, and the office needs you.
Perry Mason: That sounds exactly like a secretary.

Perry Mason: Della, how would you like to get a divorce?
Della Street: I thought you were supposed to be married first.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Madcap Modiste (#3.22)" (1960)
Perry Mason: Della...
Della Street: Mm-hm?
Perry Mason: ...Della, think like a woman, will you?
Della Street: I'll try.

Perry Mason: Number 42. I saw that today. What's wrong with it?
Della Street: Well, it doesn't belong. Forty-one of them do, but this one doesn't. Reason: her deep-seated inconsistency.
Perry Mason: You mean she was a normal woman.
Della Street: I'll try to overlook that.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink (#1.13)" (1957)
[first lines]
Morey Allen: Miss Street, Mr. Mason.
Della Street: Hello, Morey.
Perry Mason: How's it going, Morey?
Morey Allen: Fine. I have your table all ready.

[last lines]
Morey Allen: How about a little dessert?
Della Street: I might just find room for a piece of pie and coffee.
Paul Drake: Ice cream for me, Morey, chocolate.
Morey Allen: Right. How about you, Mr. Mason?
Perry Mason: Oh, anything, and coffee.
Morey Allen: Anything?
Perry Mason: Well, anything but a moth-eaten mink.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Angry Mourner (#1.7)" (1957)
Della Street: Is that the cook?
Perry Mason: And housekeeper.
Della Street: You'll never convince me she was hired just to dust the furniture.

[last lines]
Belle Adrian: Mr. Mason, were you surprised when you found I didn't do it?
Perry Mason: Of course not, Mrs. Adrian. I knew that all along. You just weren't the type.
Paul Drake: And who is the type, pray tell?
Della Street: Oh, that's easy, Paul. Anyone who is not represented by Perry Mason.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Larcenous Lady (#4.12)" (1960)
[last lines]
Della Street: What about us?
Perry Mason: Plans? I've got some.
Della Street: I'm not talking about our jobs.
Perry Mason: Well, I am. Here. Take a note. New French restaurant, just opened up, specializes in rack of lamb, mint sauce, Lyonnaise potatoes... Crepes Suzette. Hmm?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Pint-Sized Client (#2.3)" (1958)
[last lines]
Della Street: Well, then you'll both have a lot of money.
Nicky Renzi: Well, yeah, but when?
Perry Mason: In a few days, Nicky. A few days.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Torrid Tapestry (#4.23)" (1961)
Della Street: What do you know about art?
Paul Drake: Me? I don't even know what I like.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Unwelcome Bride (#5.14)" (1961)
[last lines]
Della Street: Maybe Greg was trying to make up for some of the things he'd done.
Sue Ellen Frazer: You needn't say that, Miss Street. There are some things that... just don't need any more explaining.
Walter Frazer: Thank you, Sue Ellen. Thank you.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Clumsy Clown (#4.7)" (1960)
[last lines]
Della Street: Now we're going to celebrate the beginning of a honeymoon you've never had. There you are.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Lucky Legs (#3.10)" (1959)
[last lines]
Marjorie Cluny: I wouldn't call that a guess, I'd call it a logical deduction.
Della Street: I see a great career ahead of you, Margy. As a diplomat.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Daring Decoy (#1.28)" (1958)
[last lines]
Della Street: He's about 33, isn't he? That's a good age for her, don't you think?
Perry Mason: What are you up to now, Miss Fix-it?
Della Street: Well, I just thought since they were both so interested in Cal-Texas, it would be a good time for a merger.
Perry Mason: [amused, exasperated] Oh, come on.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Waylaid Wolf (#4.16)" (1961)
[last lines]
Della Street: Comedy of errors.
Paul Drake: Uh, just errors, Della, no comedy. As Perry would say, murder is never funny.
Della Street: Okay, boss. Okay.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife (#1.26)" (1958)
Della Street: Are we going to Pinewood Lake?
Perry Mason: Not we, me.
Della Street: Wanna bet?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Long-Legged Models (#1.33)" (1958)
[last lines]
[asking Perry about a blank check he received for services rendered]
Della Street: Want me to fill it in?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Ill-Fated Faker (#4.3)" (1960)
[last lines]
Carl Gorman: But poor Betty, here, having to bear all the burden.
Della Street: Nonsense, Mr. Gorman. That's what secretaries are for, isn't it?
Perry Mason: Excuse me.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Runaway Corpse (#1.10)" (1957)
[last lines]
[Della has been struggling with trying to get a painting to hang straight]
Della Street: What's wrong with this picture, anyway?
Perry Mason: It's Beckmeyer's influence, Della. Just a case of a slightly crooked frame.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Sardonic Sergeant (#2.4)" (1958)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: I suppose so. Well, I'd better shove off. I don't want to keep the little lady waiting.
Perry Mason: What's the matter, Paul? Your money burning a hole in your pocket?
[Paul pulls out some money that has been burnt]
Della Street: Where did you get that?
Paul Drake: Don't worry. It isn't Corregidor money. I put a cigarette down on my money clip this morning. So, I figured it was just the thing to spend on a hot date.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Substitute Face (#1.32)" (1958)
[last lines]
Perry Mason: And just in case your interested, Della...
Della Street: Mm-hmm.
Perry Mason: floored me, too.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece (#1.2)" (1957)
[last lines]
Perry Mason: Nice people.
Della Street: Mm-hm. They deserve a wonderful honeymoon.
Perry Mason: I hope he doesn't walk in his sleep.
Della Street: After waiting 15 years?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Restless Redhead (#1.1)" (1957)
[last lines]
Perry Mason: [to Evelyn Bagby] He wanted you to have some compensation for that trouble in Riverside. And then too, you have red hair.
Della Street: What does that have to do with it?
Perry Mason: Well, Helene Chaney has red hair. He must be partial to redheads.
Della Street: [chuckles] Oh.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (#2.20)" (1959)
Della Street: He's a nice fellow. He has all the finer instincts of a scorpion.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Crooked Candle (#1.11)" (1957)
[last lines]
Della Street: And if you can't help her recapture her past?
Paul Drake: Well, the, uh... least I can do is, uh, brighten up her future.
[Perry hands Paul the money he asked for]
Paul Drake: Thank you.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Deadly Toy (#2.27)" (1959)
Della Street: [to Paul Drake] Hi, beautiful. Where have you been?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the One-Eyed Witness (#1.23)" (1958)
[last lines]
Perry Mason: Where do you want to go?
Della Street: Ferrold's Cafe.
Perry Mason: Why there?
Della Street: Well, there's something that still puzzles me in this case.
Perry Mason: Mmm-hmm?
Della Street: What could they possible put in a cup of coffee to make it worth a dollar?
Perry Mason: No more questions, please.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Irate Inventor (#3.25)" (1960)
[last lines]
Della Street: Well, it may be all over for all of you, but it's certainly no over for me.
Perry Mason: Oh, what's unfinished as far as you're concerned, Della?
Della Street: A little matter of my 40 percent in the company.
Robert Hayden: That's right you own it.
Della Street: Uh-huh. Of course, I don't mean to be mercenary. I'll gladly give up my interest for the purchase price.
Robert Hayden: Well, how much?
Della Street: One dollar. Just exactly what I paid for it. That's the least I can expect if I'm going to give up the idea of being rich.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Drowning Duck (#1.4)" (1957)
[last lines]
Marv Adams: I only saw the whole town turn against me overnight.
Perry Mason: Did you, Marv? Helen's part of the town.
Della Street: [to Marv] Well, don't just stand there. Do something.
[Marv kisses Helen]

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Ominous Outcast (#3.24)" (1960)
[last lines]
Bob Lansing: You know, after all is said and done, My father was still what he was.
Della Street: He did try to take care of you, Bob.
Bob Lansing: Yeah, I guess so. Doesn't seem to matter much.
Perry Mason: Doesn't matter at all, Bob, because you are what you are.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Bedeviled Doctor (#2.22)" (1959)
[last lines]
Della Street: I don't know a secretary who would go to bat like that for her boss.
Perry Mason: I don't either. Shall we?

The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)
[last lines]
Della Street: [to Perry] You're so wonderful. If only you couldn't cook.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Surplus Suitor (#6.19)" (1963)
Hamilton Burger: Well Miss Street, having you here just as a witness for the prosecution is a rare experience for both of us
Della Street: I'll try not to be hostile, Mr. Burger.
Hamilton Burger: Well... That would be a rare experience too.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Fancy Figures (#2.10)" (1958)
[last lines]
Della Street: That's your trouble, Paul. You're a cynic. You keep looking for things that just aren't there.
Paul Drake: Is that what you call a cynic?
Della Street: Mm-hm.
Perry Mason: Of course, when a man looks for things that aren't there and finds them... then we call him a detective. Here.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Calendar Girl (#2.24)" (1959)
[last lines]
Della Street: The way I see it, Dawn Manning got by by the skin of her teeth.
Paul Drake: [looking at a photo Dawn] The way I see it, there's more skin than teeth.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister (#1.21)" (1958)
[last lines]
[as Perry is about to leave to catch a much delayed plane to London, Della brings Harriet in to see him]
Harriet Bain: I wanted to say thank you, personally Mr. Mason, before I left town.
Perry Mason: You going away?
Della Street: Yes. Harriet's taking a vacation in Europe.
Harriet Bain: And my plane leaves in an hour.
Paul Drake: Taking the polar route to London, by any chance?
Harriet Bain: Why, yes. Della managed to get me a seat on the plane.
Perry Mason: [chuckles] What a remarkable coincidence. Well, Miss Machiavelli?
Della Street: Well, with this new hairdo and new outfit, a girl needs an escort. I just couldn't think of a better one for the trip.
Perry Mason: [to Paul] After you.
Perry Mason: [to Harriet and Della, offering his arms] Shall we?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Missing Melody (#5.3)" (1961)
[first lines]
Perry Mason: Hello, Mr. Courtland.
Templeton Courtland: Afternoon, Perry; Miss Street.
Della Street: Aren't you lucky to have such a beautiful day for your daughter's wedding?
Templeton Courtland: Perhaps.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Romantic Rogue (#2.17)" (1959)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: Well... I still say you were lucky that that option bit paid off.
Della Street: How can you say that, Paul? That was skill. Now, if Perry had been lucky, he would have found uranium.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Deadly Double (#1.24)" (1958)
[last lines]
Della Street: Well, if she, uh, remains Helen Reed all the time, she'd still be allergic to fur. You do know what that means to a woman?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Shattered Dream (#2.12)" (1959)
[last lines]
Della Street: Well, you won't make expenses on this case, Perry, but... it's dividends like that that make it all worth while.

The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937)
Perry Mason: Uh, remind me to give me a raise in the morning.
Della Street: I'll remember to forget that.

The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)
Della Street: I'm afraid you're on pretty thin ice, Mr. Mason.
Perry Mason: Will you skate with me? I haven't fallen through yet.
Della Street: It's dangerous.
Perry Mason: Will you take a chance?
Della Street: You know I will.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde (#1.37)" (1958)
[last lines]
Perry Mason: Well, let's put it this way, Della. Mr. Bartlett has a new lease on life, Bobby has a home and all the love he'll ever need. Can you give me one good reason we should destroy all that?
Della Street: I can't even give you a bad one.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Wintry Wife (#4.17)" (1961)
[last lines]
Della Street: He figured she'd be a pretty good alibi for him, of course.
Paul Drake: That's right. It's all pretty obvious.
Della Street: Well, anyway, it's all pretty obvious now.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Sun Bather's Diary (#1.17)" (1958)
[first lines]
Della Street: Ever hear the story of the little girl who has nothing to wear? She wants to talk to you.
Perry Mason: Heh. All right, Della, I give up.
Della Street: No joke. She lives in a trailer, and somebody stole it. Trailer hitch and all, along with everything she owns.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Howling Dog (#2.23)" (1959)
[last lines]
Della Street: [referring to a dog] Well... what do we do with him?
Paul Drake: Just stay away from him. He's a killer.
[the dog starts licking Paul's face]

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Blushing Pearls (#3.4)" (1959)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: You know, Perry, I'm surprised they haven't come for you.
Perry Mason: Who?
Paul Drake: Police. I was sure Burger would have done something about that arson business.
Della Street: Oh, he did do something. This arrived in the morning mail.
Perry Mason: [Perry opens the letter and reads the contents] Heh!
Paul Drake: What is it?
Perry Mason: A citation for burning trash without a permit.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Prodigal Parent (#1.36)" (1958)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: She is a regular Miss Know-It-All. Is there anything you don't know?
Della Street: Yes. Which one of you handsome gentlemen is going to take me to lunch.
Perry Mason: Oh, may I?
Della Street: Thank you.
Paul Drake: Yeah, what about me?
Perry Mason: Sorry, you're not my type. You'll have to buy your own lunch.
Perry Mason: Come on.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Last Act (#2.21)" (1959)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: Della.
Della Street: Hmm?
Paul Drake: You were kidding about flaming hamburgers on a sword?
Della Street: No, I wasn't.
Lt. Tragg: Perry... you take the hamburger. I'll eat the sword.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Watery Witness (#3.2)" (1959)
[last lines]
Della Street: Well, I hadn't thought so, but maybe we do know the rest.
[Paul and Perry turn to see that Della is referring to the Clark's being affectionate in a rowboat on the lake]
Perry Mason: At least we know the world keeps turning. Hm?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Left-Handed Liar (#5.11)" (1961)
[last lines]
[Paul sits on the 'electric camel' exercise equipment]
Paul Drake: Hey, uh, how do you suppose you start this thing?
Della Street: I'm ambidextrous. Allow me.
Paul Drake: Hey... Hey, Della, turn it off! Perr... Somebody turn this thing off!
Perry Mason: Shall we?
Paul Drake: [as Perry and the others are leaving] Help! Della, Perry, come back!
[to himself]
Paul Drake: Ah, well, Paint, old sport, I guess it's you and me. Et tu.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Tarnished Trademark (#5.18)" (1962)
[last lines]
Della Street: Ah. Such a pity.
Perry Mason: Hm?
Della Street: Oh, that a man like that should have to wait all those years to get married. Don't you agree?
Perry Mason: You've been my legal secretary long enough to know that that's a leading question.
[referring to luggage]
Perry Mason: Here. You take that one.
Della Street: Uh...

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Dangerous Dowager (#2.26)" (1959)
[last lines]
Paul Drake: That wheel is fixed.
Della Street: [chuckles] Another game, pigeon?

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Garrulous Gambler (#3.3)" (1959)
[last lines]
Della Street: [as a clock bell starts to chime for midnight] Just once, do you suppose we could get out of here before midnight?
Perry Mason: Let's go, Cinderella. We'd better hurry.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Lonely Heiress (#1.20)" (1958)
[last lines]
Della Street: It's exactly twenty minutes after ten, and I haven't eaten since noon. Now, which of you two handsome gentlemen is going to take me to dinner?
Paul Drake: Uh, just a minute.
[Paul gets a coin from his pocket]
Paul Drake: Call it, Perry.
Perry Mason: [as Paul flips the coin] Uh, heads.
[all watch as it lands on it side by leaning against a chair leg]
Paul Drake: Well, we both win.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Hesitant Hostess (#1.29)" (1958)
[last lines]
Della Street: Just what do you know about business colleges?
Paul Drake: Are you kidding? I used to teach at one of the finest.
Perry Mason: Mm-hmm. Paul was a track coach. They figured any girl he couldn't catch in three laps around the desk was, uh, ready for the business world.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Brazen Bequest (#5.12)" (1961)
[last lines]
Della Street: I knew he didn't do that.
Perry Mason: How?
Della Street: Well, Mrs. Cromwell told me. She said that... Well, she just convinced me that her husband couldn't have done such a thing.
Perry Mason: There you are. No logic, but it...
Perry Mason, Paul Drake: [together] ... confirms your faith in women.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Daughter (#1.27)" (1958)
[last lines]
Della Street: After all, every woman's entitled to at least one secret.
Perry Mason: [chuckles] What's yours?
Della Street: You'll never know.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Crimson Kiss (#1.8)" (1957)
[last lines]
[after Perry has been kissed on the cheek by Fay]
Della Street: You're a little smeared, Mr. Mason.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Spanish Cross (#2.28)" (1959)
[last lines]
Perry Mason: Now, Jim, don't you be a stranger.
Jimmy Morrow: Oh, I won't.
[leaves Perry's office]
Della Street: Quite a boy.
Perry Mason: Quite a man.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Credulous Quarry (#4.2)" (1960)
[last lines]
Della Street: You've tampered with my digestion and obstructed my feeding procedure for quite some time.
Perry Mason: I plead guilty. What's the fine?
Della Street: One dinner.
Perry Mason: Mmm...
Della Street: Payable now.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Flighty Father (#3.26)" (1960)
[last lines]
Trudy Holbrook: Anyway, everybody can't be perfect like Mr. Mason is.
Jay Holbrook #1: Goodbye, sir, and thank you.
[to Della]
Jay Holbrook #1: Goodbye.
Della Street: Goodbye.
[to Perry]
Della Street: Perfect, Hm?
Perry Mason: That's what I keep telling you.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom (#2.29)" (1959)
[last lines]
Perry Mason: Oh, but I had an ulterior purpose in trying to find her.
Della Street: Oh?
Perry Mason: I was intrigued when Mr. Garvin said there was another Della Street. I thought you were the only one in the world.

"Perry Mason: The Case of the Nimble Nephew (#3.21)" (1960)
[last lines]
Della Street: I understand Harry asked you for another loan.
Adam Thompson: Yes. Honeymoon money. I gave it to him this time.

The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936)
Della Street: [Sarcastically after Spudsy inadvertently sets fire to Perry's fee] Well, Spudsy, I've always wanted to light a cigarette with a thousand-dollar bill.