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The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936)

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

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren William ...
Claire Dodd ...
Wini Shaw ...
Eva Belter (as Winifred Shaw)
Bill Elliott ...
Carl Griffin (as Gordon Elliott)
Joe King ...
George C. Belter (as Joseph King)
Addison Richards ...
Frank Locke
Eddie Acuff ...
Olin Howland ...
Dick Purcell ...
Crandal
Kenneth Harlan ...
Peter Milnor
Clara Blandick ...
Judge Mary F. O'Daugherty
Ruth Robinson ...
Mrs. Veite
Paula Stone ...
Norma Veite
Robert Middlemass ...
Police Sgt. Wilbur Hoffman
Stuart Holmes ...
Digley
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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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15 August 1936 (USA)  »

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Garras de Veludo  »

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Trivia

This is Claire Dodd's second try at the character of Della Street. She also played Della in the series' second entry, "The Case of the Curious Bride." See more »

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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

Leah Milnor: I want that article out of Spicy Bits, and I want it out NOW.
Perry Mason: Will you put the gun down please?
Leah Milnor: Have you never read Mc Nae's Guide? That article is malicious rubbish.
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You Left Me Everything But You
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Written by Benee Russell
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What Velvet Claws?
5 April 2013 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

Nonsensical title aside, this entry in the Perry Mason series was nonsensical. See? Nonsensical sentence describing a nonsensical movie. Make sense? More so than this picture did. In this one, Perry Mason, gets married but a series of events prevents him from consummating his marriage, irritating his new wife and confounding the rest of us trying to follow an incoherent story.

See other reviews for a plot summary, but this picture was an attempt to incorporate a mystery with screwball comedy, two popular genres in the 30's. It almost succeeds in the former but flops in the latter. The mystery moves with lightning speed and defies the viewer to follow along, while the comedy ranges from pale imitation Nick and Nora to sub-par vaudeville. Acting is good - Warren William is trapped here with bad material but soldiers through, Wini Shaw is a big shot in the arm, and Claire Dodd (Mrs. Mason) is lovely. Eddie Acuff, on the other hand, is miscast as Spudsy.

Not a good entry in the series but an OK time-killer that is very tough to keep up with. Every so often you will feel a reel must have been missing which would explain some unanswered questions. For instance, what Velvet Claws?


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