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Director:
Writers:
Tom Reed (screenplay)
Erle Stanley Gardner (story)
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Release Date:
15 August 1936 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
Perry marries Della but a beautiful woman interrupts their honeymoon night and demands Perry take her case at gunpoint. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
Studio Defends "Perry Mason"
 (From SneakPeek. 19 November 2013, 9:05 PM, PST)

Downey Makes His Case For "Perry Mason"
 (From SneakPeek. 18 March 2013, 6:39 AM, PDT)

Downey Jr. Courts "Perry Mason"
 (From SneakPeek. 6 October 2011, 5:02 AM, PDT)

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Suffers by comparison See more (11 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)
Warren William ... Perry Mason
Claire Dodd ... Della Street
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 ... Spudsy Drake
Olin Howland ... Wilbur Strong
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
Carol Hughes ... Esther Linton
Eddie Shubert ... Detective Jones
Harry Semels ... A.G. 'Kicky' Kickopopolos
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Dilson ... Carl Atwood - Attorney (uncredited)
Don Downen ... Young Man in Locke's Office (uncredited)
Kenner G. Kemp ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Milton Kibbee ... Second Bailiff (uncredited)
Jack Low ... Prospective Client in Taxi (uncredited)
John Marston ... District Attorney Burns (uncredited)

Carlyle Moore Jr. ... Reporter Tiny Brewster (uncredited)
Pat O'Malley ... Desk Sergeant (uncredited)
Edward Peil Sr. ... Officer Riley (uncredited)
Sam Rice ... Photographer (uncredited)
Dick Rush ... Police Detective (uncredited)
Tom Wilson ... First Bailiff (uncredited)
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Directed by
William Clemens 
 
Writing credits
Tom Reed (screenplay)

Erle Stanley Gardner (story)

Erle Stanley Gardner  novel (uncredited)

Produced by
Henry Blanke .... producer (uncredited)
Hal B. Wallis .... executive producer (uncredited)
Jack L. Warner .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Bernhard Kaun (uncredited)
Heinz Roemheld (uncredited)
 
Cinematography by
Sidney Hickox  (as Sid Hickox)
 
Film Editing by
Jack Saper 
 
Art Direction by
Esdras Hartley 
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Drew Eberson .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Bryan Foy .... supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production CompaniesDistributors
  • Warner Bros. (1936) (USA) (theatrical) (as Warner Bros.Pictures) (Inc.)
  • Teakwood Video (2004) (USA) (DVD)
  • Warner Home Video (2012) (USA) (DVD) (DVD-R Included in Perry Mason: The Original Warner Bros. Movie Collection")
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Runtime:
63 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
USA:Approved (PCA #2157)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Alma Lloyd in the role of Helen Berkely and William B. Davidson are in studio records/casting call lists as cast members, but neither appears in the movie.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): 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:Down South is a thousand miles as the crow flies, but I'm no crow.See more »
Movie Connections:
References 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)See more »
Soundtrack:
You Left Me Everything But YouSee more »

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8 out of 16 people found the following review useful.
Suffers by comparison, 20 October 2003
Author: jaykay-10

Clearly influenced by the contemporaneous Thin Man films, this entry in the Perry Mason series meets with no success in attempting to duplicate the tone, atmosphere and style of the former. Warren William tries for the casual glibness and offhand wisecracking that came so easily to William Powell, but lacks the light touch such a role requires. The story is a familiar sort of B-mystery jumble: false leads, dual identities, double and triple crosses, shady nephews, lurking housekeepers - all presented at a furious pace, with dozens of brief scenes flashing by in rapid succession. Unfortunately, they don't pass quickly enough in this flimsy effort lacking in wit, sparkle and coherence.

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