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The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)

Approved  |   |  Comedy, Crime, Mystery  |  5 October 1935 (USA)
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A con man who stages phony "lucky legs" beauty contests and leaves town with the money is found with a surgical knife in his heart by Mason.


(as Archie L. Mayo)


(screenplay), (screenplay), 2 more credits »
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Patricia Ellis ...
Dr. Bob Doray
Police Chief Bisonette (as Barton Mac Lane)
Thelma Bell
Porter Hall ...
Col. Bradbury
Anita Kerry ...
Eva Lamont
Craig Reynolds ...
Frank Patton
Henry O'Neill ...
District Attorney Manchester
Charles C. Wilson ...
Police Officer Ricker (as Charles Wilson)
Joseph Crehan ...
Detective Johnson
Olin Howland ...
Dr. Croker
Mary Treen ...
Spudsy's Wife


Frank Patton is the promoter of the Lucky Legs Contest. The problem is that he always skips town before paying the $1000 to the winner. Mr. Bradbury, suitor of Cloverdale winner Margie, hires intoxicated Perry Mason to find Frank. Perry knows the scheme that Patton is using and has Spudsy find him, but Frank is dead when Perry arrives. The how is a surgeons scalpel, but the who is not yet known. Written by Tony Fontana <>

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Release Date:

5 October 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Clue Club #5: The Case of the Lucky Legs  »

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Did You Know?


Mary Treen, who plays Spudsy's wife, had played a telegram office clerk in the series' previous entry, "The Case of the Curious Bride." See more »


When Mason enters Patton's apartment, he locks the entry door from the inside so his search won't be disturbed. After finding the body, Mason exits the apartment into the hall, and the entry door is once again unlocked. See more »


Perry Mason: [Cautioning Margie and Doray to stop embracing and leave before police arive] Hang together, and you'll hang separately!
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Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
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A Dipsomaniacal Mason
4 December 2005 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Warren William is a heavy-drinking Perry Mason in this highly entertaining outing. Della Street is given wit, beauty, and a touch of pathos by the underrated Genevieve Tobin. The rest of the cast is superb, with no exceptions.

For a movie that came out after the Code, it is quite racy. The title refers to a contest in which ladies do not show their faces but compete as to the most beautiful stems. And what a group we see! Lyle Talbot was a decent leading man during this period. He was nice looking. It's always hard for me not to think of his Ed Wood performances when I see him in these early movies, though.

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