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The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937)

Approved | | Crime, Drama, Mystery | 8 June 1937 (USA)
An improbable stuttering bishop from Australia asks for Perry's help in proving the identity of the legitimate heir to a millionaire.

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Janice Alma Brownley
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Janice Seaton
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Gordon Bixler
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Philip Brownley
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Stella Kenwood (as Helen McKellar)
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Gladys
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Peter Sacks
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A Bishop from Australia comes to Perry to ask him to take a case of a woman wrongly accused of manslaughter 22 years before. The case would involve the wealthy Mr. Brownley and the fact that his alleged granddaughter may be an imposter. With that, the Bishop leaves and is clubbed in his hotel room. Soon after, he leaves on a boat and Perry meets the woman - Ida Gilbert. Perry goes to see Mr. Brownley, but gets nowhere. Later that night, Brownley is to meet Ida, but he is shot by a woman who drops Ida's gun. Ida is arrested for the murder of Mr. Brownley and Perry gets involved. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Clue Club #10: The Case of the Stuttering Bishop  »

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Craig Reynolds, who plays the supporting role of Gordon Bixler, was in two previous entries in the series as totally different characters: Frank Patton in "The Case of the Lucky legs" and Frank Oafley in "The Case of the Black Cat." See more »

Quotes

Perry Mason: Uh, remind me to give me a raise in the morning.
Della Street: I'll remember to forget that.
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Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (1992) See more »

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When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
(1912) (uncredited)
Music by Ernest Ball
Lyrics by Chauncey Olcott and George Graff
Sung a cappella with a phony Irish brogue by Donald Woods
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Case of the Stuttering Bishop, The (1937)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Sixth and final film in Warner's Perry Mason series features a new guy in the lead role but the film turns out to be a rather entertaining entry. This time out, Perry Mason (Donald Woods) is visited by a bishop who asks him to investigate a manslaughter that happened twenty-two years earlier but the guilty party is still free. Perry starts to investigate, which leads him to a billionaire who eventually winds up dead and it seems the same person is behind the two cases. This is a pretty strong film that manages to be quite entertaining, although it would have benefited by a stronger supporting cast. Woods is actually very good in the role of Mason and brings his own charm and brains to the role. Ann Dvorak is entertaining as his secretary but the rest of the cast is so-so at best. The case is actually very well written and manages to be quite complicated, which ruins the ending when we get the typical easy way out and that's the guilty person getting away with it until they break down and admit everything.


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