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The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 15 August 1936 (USA)
Perry marries Della but a beautiful woman interrupts their honeymoon night and demands Perry take her case at gunpoint.

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Eva Belter (as Winifred Shaw)
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Carl Griffin (as Gordon Elliott)
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George C. Belter (as Joseph King)
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Frank Locke
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Crandal
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Peter Milnor
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Judge Mary F. O'Daugherty
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Mrs. Veite
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Norma Veite
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Police Sgt. Wilbur Hoffman
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Perry and Della are finally married by his old friend, Judge Mary. They plan to go on a honeymoon, but before it can start, Perry is retained by a woman with a gun and $5000. She wants him to stop a story that is coming out in 'Spicy Bits' about Peter Milner. When Perry cannot talk the editor out of publishing the story, he finds the owner and also finds that the woman who hired him was Mrs. Belter. Soon afterwards, George Belter is dead, Eva shot him and blames Perry Mason for the murder. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Clue Club #8: The Case of the Velvet Claws  »

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Trivia

Allen Jenkins, who had played Spudsy Drake in the second and third Perry Mason films, is replaced in this movie by Eddie Acuff. See more »

Goofs

Bill Elliott's character name is spelled "Carl Griffin" in the credits, but a newspaper report spells it "Carl Griffen". See more »

Quotes

Perry Mason: Tell me who's the real owner of this blackmail rag and maybe we can make a trade.
Frank Locke, an alias of Cecil Dawson: Do you smoke it or take it in the arm? I'm the owner!
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Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988) See more »

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You Left Me Everything But You
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Written by Benee Russell
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Last of the Warren Mason Films - Oh! Woe Is Me !

Unfortunately this was Warren Willism's fourth and last foray in film as the omnipotent/ever-confident San Franciso(in film) lawyer Perry Mason. Warren William again gives a nice turn as the lawyer adding humorous touches with his witty deliver and his obvious talent for verbal repartee. The story; however, is not nearly as good as the previous three films as Perry marries Della Street(played again by Claire Dodd from the second Mason film The Case of the Curious Bride)and is held up when getting home from his wedding to enjoy his wedding night by a woman needing Mason's help in keeping someone's name out of a cheap gossip rag called The Tattler. The story then gets somewhat convoluted from there and William and Dodd do their best to throw one-liners everywhere they can hoping they stick. Some indeed do

  • but many just don't land, and that makes The case of the Velvet Claws


the least of the William Mason films. The direction is not bad nor is the character acting though the guy taking over the Spudsy Drake role(Eddie Acuff) is nowhere as good as the previous actor Allen Jenkins. The fine comedic acting of Warren William - an actor who is definitely overlooked and forgotten by many - keeps this one relatively entertaining.


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