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The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)

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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.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren William ...
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Patricia Ellis ...
Margie
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Dr. Doray
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Bisonette (as Barton Mac Lane)
Peggy Shannon ...
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
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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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Release Date:

5 October 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

O Caso das Pernas Bonitas  »

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Some cast members in studio records/casting call lists did not appear or were not identifiable in the movie. These were (with their character names, if any): George Chandler (Pilot), Lillian Worth (Blonde), Stanley Mack (Gas Man) and William Bailey. See more »

Goofs

When Johnson takes the phone to talk to Mason, he puts his right hand inside his oat, but in the next action cut it in outside the coat by his side. See more »

Quotes

Perry Mason: [after exiting his chartered plane a little airsick] What's his name and where'd he go?
Airline Official: His name was Roberts. I dropped him at a bus for the Lakeview Hotel.
Perry Mason: They haven't got a lake here, have they?
Airline Official: No, but the hotel has beds for you to lie down on.
Perry Mason: That's a very clever remark. Take me to a taxi, please.
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You're an Eyeful of Heaven
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Perry as clever & comedic shyster
1 May 2003 | by (Oshkosh, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

A wonderful version of Perry Mason. Warren William is the perfect shyster, affiable, witty, lovable, funny and willing to bend the law a little for his client while skewering his adversaries. The dialog is great and pace never lags. A very good mystery with a great 30s setting. I wish WW had played Perry in a dozen of these Gardner stories.


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