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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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(as Archie L. Mayo)

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Patricia Ellis ...
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Dr. Bob Doray
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Police Chief Bisonette (as Barton Mac Lane)
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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

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

Detective Johnson: Who was that on the phone?
Della Street: Well, it was the garbage man. I told him to bring up enough for four.
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Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (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 classic whodunnit/comedy featuring the great Warren William
10 March 1999 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

When I sat down to watch this I thought, another Perry Mason movie. I have always loved Perry Mason but this is the best damn one you will ever see.

As well as having a great plot and whodunnit side to it, it has got to be the funniest movie you are ever likely to see. A classic scene arises at the end of the movie when Perry has gathered everyone together to announce the killer, at the same time that the doctor is giving him a physical.

If you are into comedy/whodunnit movies then I highly recommend this one.


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