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The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 5 October 1935 (USA)
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.

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Dr. Bob Doray
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Thelma Bell
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Col. Bradbury
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Eva Lamont
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Frank Patton
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District Attorney Manchester
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Storyline

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 <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery

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

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Perry Mason: Margie was at Patton's apartment, and when I came in, she was taking a bath.
Thelma Bell: What's wrong with that? Don't lawyers take baths?
Perry Mason: Very few. I like them, but uh, the police wouldn't. They'd say that Margie was washing off bloodstains.
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Followed by Perry Mason (1957) See more »

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I'm Just an Ordinary Human
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Music by Al Jacobs
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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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