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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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Judge Mary F. O'Daugherty
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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

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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Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star (1986) See more »

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You Left Me Everything But You
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Written by Benee Russell
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Stylish Perry Mason Entry Walked Off With By Wini Shaw
17 October 2003 | by (NY, NY) – See all my reviews

Perry Mason and Della Street marry at the beginning. I don't think that ever happened in the TV series.

This is a sleek, stylish movie, with good acting and chic sets.

I had forgotten that Wini Shaw was in the opening credits and was wondering who that fabulous fatale femme could be. In a dark wig she is very persuasive as the precursor to the betraying woman of film noirs, which would follow a few years later.

What a talent she was!


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