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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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Claire Dodd ...
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Phillip Reed ...
Dr. Millbeck
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Detective Lucas
Wini Shaw ...
Doris Pender (as Winifred Shaw)
Warren Hymer ...
Oscar Pender
Olin Howland ...
Charles Richman ...
C. Phillip Montaine
Thomas E. Jackson ...
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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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

When Mason walks into Moxley's house and walks up the stairs, there is a beautiful French window behind him, but when his car pulls away later, as seen from the outside, there is no matching french window. See more »

Quotes

Fremont Hotel Telephone Operator: [Sarcastically to Spudsy, who has just asked her to have lunch with him] Well, I generally don't accept invitations from gentlemen, but I think you're pretty safe.
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Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (1986) See more »

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Isle of Capri
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Will Grosz
Played on a record at Mason's cocktail party
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Great fun. What a corpse!
7 July 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

The man who played Captain Blood in 1935, plays a corpse in what, 1935. How can this be? If Kevin Costner made a great corpse in the Big Chill (and still is a great corpse) then Errol Flynn's cameo as a corpse has got Kevin beat hands down. Really this is a great little film and the reason why the films of the thirties and forties beat the ones of the nineties. These blokes knew how to crackle and the dames knew how to fizz. I'd give my eye teeth to see the many films that the studios have allowed to disappear or be destroyed because I bet there are lots of gems like this one. Warren William is so different from Raymond Burr, but in his tragically short life he brought some great entertainment. Add another 10 stars for Allen Jenkins. Terrific all round flick.


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