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The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)

Approved  |   |  Crime, Mystery, Drama  |  22 September 1934 (USA)
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An agitated and desperate man spares no expense in insisting that Mason represent him against a neighbor's howling dog and act as executor of his will.

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Helen Trenholme ...
Helen Lowell ...
Elizabeth Walker
Dorothy Tree ...
Lucy Benton
Gordon Westcott ...
Arthur Cartwright
Harry Tyler ...
Sam Martin - Taxi Driver
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Clinton Foley
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Dr. Carl Cooper
Addison Richards ...
Judge Markham
James P. Burtis ...
George Dobbs (as James Burtis)
Eddie Shubert ...
Ed Wheeler
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A very nervous man named Cartwright comes into Perry's office to have the neighbor arrested for his howling dog. He states that the howling is a sign that there is a death in the neighborhood. He also wants a will written giving his estate to the lady living at the neighbors house. It is all very mysterious and by the next day, his will is changed and Cartwright is missing, as is the lady of the house next door. Perry has a will and a retainer and must find out whether he has a client or a beneficiary. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Meet Perry Mason, a new Sherlock Holmes with a new kind of personality.

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Perry Mason makes mention of a howling police dog after bringing in a psychiatrist to observe Arthur Cartwright, yet at no time did Arthur Cartwright ever state that the howling dog was a police dog. See more »

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Perry Mason: Remember, Cartwright, don't have secrets from your lawyer. I won't betray your confidence.
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Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride (1992) See more »

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Hey! Sailor
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
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28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Case of the Howling Dog, The (1934)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Warren William plays Perry Mason in Warner's first film in the series. In the film, an apparent crazy man shows up at Perry's office complaining about his neighbor's dog who keep barking through the night. The following day the man making the complaint disappears and the dog and its owner are dead. A woman (Mary Astor) takes the blame but Perry thinks there's more to the story. This film really isn't too much different than the countless other mysteries of the period. The first fifty-five minutes has Mason investigating the case and then the final fifteen take place in the court room. The story is pretty difficult to figure out but it leads to a very good ending when the case is finally unraveled. William is his typical good self and Astor makes for a good client, although she isn't given a lot to do. Allen Jenkins and Grant Mitchell co-star.


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