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Director:
Writers:
Tom Reed (screenplay)
Erle Stanley Gardner (novel)
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Release Date:
15 August 1936 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
Perry marries Della but a beautiful woman interrupts their honeymoon night and demands Perry take her case at gunpoint. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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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)

Directed by
William Clemens 
 
Writing credits
Tom Reed (screenplay)

Erle Stanley Gardner (novel)

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 .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Bernhard Kaun .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Bryan Foy .... supervisor (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


Production Companies
  • Warner Bros. (as Warner Bros.-First National Pictures Inc.) (a Clue Club Picture)
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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Clue Club #8: The Case of the Velvet Claws" - USA (series title)
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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)

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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 »
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:[Hanging up the phone perplexed, Perry sees the houseboy by the door] Muh lad, I'll have that glass of Scotch you offered.
Filipino houseboy:[Initially puzzled, but he regains his wits] Scotch?... Oh, yes. Me too, sir.
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Movie Connections:
References 20,000 Years in Sing Sing (1932)See more »
Soundtrack:
You Left Me Everything But YouSee more »

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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Good Film, 28 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

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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