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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Dr. Millbeck
Detective Lucas
Doris Pender (as Winifred Shaw)
Oscar Pender
Charles Richman ...
C. Phillip Montaine
Thomas E. Jackson ...
Toots Howard (as Thomas Jackson)
Gregory Moxley
Robert Gleckler ...
Detective Byrd
James Donlan ...
Detective Fritz


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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Comedy | Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

13 April 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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Did You Know?


Although this entry in the series was critically well-received, author Erle Stanley Gardner reportedly hated it as did many of the readers of the Mason novel. Gardner repeatedly offered his services to Warners as consultant for the screen adaptation, in his words, "I have been continually snubbed. See more »


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 »


Coroner Wilbur Strong: [to assistants as he is entering the morgue with Mason and Spudsy] Get three slabs ready - I'm bringing friends!
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Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (1992) See more »


Neapolitan Nights
(1925) (uncredited)
Music by J.S. Zamecnik
First tune played at Luigi's restaurant
Played when Mason and Rhoda are talking at Luigi's
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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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