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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 ...
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Dr. Bob Doray
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Police Chief 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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5 October 1935 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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

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Trivia

In the trailer Patricia Ellis is described as "She's the mystery girl in 'The Case of the Lucky Legs,' and all her brains are BELOW the knees. When she steps out, the fun begins." 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: [to Bradbury and Spudsy in the restaurant] Well, there's no one I'd rather pin this killing on than a doctor.
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Connections

Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus (Here Comes the Bride)
(1850) (uncredited)
from "Lohengrin"
Music by Richard Wagner
Hummed by Warren William
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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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