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The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)

Approved | | Crime, Mystery, Drama | 22 September 1934 (USA)
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
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Lucy Benton
Gordon Westcott ...
Arthur Cartwright
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Sam Martin - Taxi Driver
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Sheriff Bill Pemberton
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Clinton Foley
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Dr. Carl Cooper
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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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Trivia

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Goofs

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Quotes

Perry Mason: Remember, Cartwright, don't have secrets from your lawyer. I won't betray your confidence.
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Soundtracks

Hey! Sailor
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
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Warren William is Perry Mason
1 November 2002 | by (Memphis,Tennessee) – See all my reviews

This is the movie that got me interested in the character Perry Mason and I began watching the old television series because of this film. It's a shame that Warren William didn't make more of these films because he was great in this. I like the little comic bits in the movie. I think it's a classic. I have it in my collection. Warren William was a very good character actor and it's a shame we don't see more of his films shown on tv.


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