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The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 13 April 1935 (USA)
Perry interrupts his vacation plans when an ex-girlfriend, now newly married, asks him to help her with murder and bigamy charges.

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Rhoda
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Carl
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Dr. Millbeck
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Detective Lucas
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Doris Pender (as Winifred Shaw)
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Oscar Pender
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Charles Richman ...
C. Phillip Montaine
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Toots Howard (as Thomas Jackson)
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Gregory Moxley
Robert Gleckler ...
Detective Byrd
James Donlan ...
Detective Fritz
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After giving the District Attorney another stinging defeat, Perry plans to take a vacation in China. That is, he was, until Rhoda, his old flame, meets him at a restaurant. Even though she says that she is asking for a friend, Perry can see right through her. It seems that her husband Moxley, who had been allegedly dead for four years, is alive and demanding money as she has married into wealth. The case escalates when the police find the body of Moxley and charge her with the murder. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Clue Club #4: The Case of the Curious Bride  »

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Trivia

In The Case of the Curious Bride (1935), one of Errol Flynn's earliest films, his role consisted of lying on a marble slab as a corpse. There was also a flashback sequence towards the end of the film showing how Flynn was killed. The film in question has appeared at least twice on Turner Classic Movies during Errol Flynn festivals despite his very limited (certainly less than two minutes) screen time. See more »

Goofs

In the first scene at Fisherman's Wharf, Perry is picking out crabs, and he says, "Joe, we've decided upon these four antagonistic anthropods." Crabs are arthropods; there is no such thing as an anthropod. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Della Street: [to Perry] You're so wonderful. If only you couldn't cook.
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Connections

Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Isle of Capri
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Will Grosz
Played on a record at Mason's cocktail party
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well directed cleverly written" b" picture.
2 December 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

this is a well directed film with clever dialog and a not so great story line . the acting is more than adequate. Allen Jenkins , warren William , warren hymer and Olin Howard play their stock characters with their usual aplomb.i was especially interested in the scenes of san Francisco in the early thirties without the bay or golden gate bridges.the screen writers obviously enjoyed themselves ie.naming a flop house hotel in south san Francisco the "fremont hotel" as a play on the plush "fairmont" hotel on knob hill.the film also is noted as Errol Flynn's first appearance in an American film wherein he played a stiff which some might consider a precursor of his acting style.


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