Revival of the long-running hit television series of the 1950s and '60s about Erle Stanley Gardner's brilliant defense attorney.
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 Perry Mason (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Della Street (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
Albert Stratton ...
 Paul Drake (15 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Hamilton Burger (14 episodes, 1973-1974)
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 Lt. Arthur Tragg (14 episodes, 1973-1974)
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Revival of the long-running hit television series of the 1950s and '60s about Erle Stanley Gardner's brilliant defense attorney.

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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16 September 1973 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988) See more »

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miscast and stiff actors
5 January 2004 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is the first Perry Mason series I've seen (since I wasn't even born when the original Raymond Burr starrer appeared) and saw it in its entirety (at least what the local station showed). Monte Markham may be a great stage actor, but he never found success on TV and this is why. He and the rest of the cast act like robots, mouthing lines with nary a trace of believability. Mason is supposed to be a criminal lawyer not a corporate one (I guess Markham forgot that). The best evidence of a live character there would be Harry Guardino's Ham(ilton) Burger. He's the only actor who looks the least uncomfortable with the role. The mysteries posed are good, almost Murder-She-Wrote-like quality. But the pace is too fast (though not by today's standards), the courtroom scenes (where the highest point of the drama is expected) are much too brief. If only they made them movies-of-the-month like Columbo or McCloud, there may have been a chance for this show to find its audience.


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