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

Quotes

Wilbur Strong: [Opening the door] Welcome, Mrs. Belter. Won't you come in?
Eva Belter: Why - I thought this was Mr. Mason's suite... Mr. Perry Mason. Who are you?
Wilbur Strong: I'm the coroner. We're expecting his death momentarily.
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Follows The Case of the Curious Bride (1935) See more »

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You Left Me Everything But You
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Written by Benee Russell
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28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Case of the Velvet Claws, The (1936)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Fourth film in Warner's Perry Mason series once again features Warren William as the lawyer. This time out Perry is about to go on his honeymoon when a woman kidnaps him at gunpoint and asks for him to blackmail a newspaper so that her name won't be brought up in a love affair which will ruin a big politician. The bribe doesn't work but soon the woman's husband ends up dead and Mason is the suspect. This is a pretty good film that's nothing special but it makes for a quick 63-minutes worth of entertainment. The best thing the film has going for it is the performance of William who also picks up after the previous film. He's full of charm and anger this time out and those are two things William can do with ease. Sadly Allen Jenkins isn't in this one. He's replaced with a new assistant played by Eddie Acuff and he's comedy just doesn't work. The case itself is pretty good as is the ending.


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