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25 May 1986 (USA) See more »
A priest is murdered and the suspect is a nun. And it's been rumored that the two of them are having an affair. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason

Barbara Hale ... Della Street

William Katt ... Paul Drake Jr.

Timothy Bottoms ... Father Thomas O'Neil

Jon Cypher ... Dr. Peter Lattimore
Michele Greene ... Sister Margaret

James McEachin ... Lt. Ed Brock
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Monsignor Kyser

William Prince ... Archbishop Stefan Corro

Edward Winter ... Jonathan Eastman

Barbara Parkins ... Ellen Cartwright

David Ogden Stiers ... D.A. Michael Reston

Tom Bosley ... Father Chris DeLeon
Arthur Hill ... Thomas Shea
Hagan Beggs ... Richard Logan (as Hagen Beggs)
Donna Cox

Alex Diakun ... Oliver Lane
Dennis Kelli
Jane Mortifee
David Petersen

Marie Stillin

Directed by
Ron Satlof 
Writing credits
Joel Steiger (written by)

Erle Stanley Gardner (characters creator)

Produced by
Dean Hargrove .... executive producer
Jeff Peters .... associate producer
Fred Silverman .... executive producer
Joel Steiger .... supervising producer
Barry Steinberg .... producer
Original Music by
Dick DeBenedictis 
Cinematography by
Héctor R. Figueroa (director of photography) (as Hector Figueroa)
Film Editing by
Robert L. Kimble 
George Ohanian 
Production Design by
Richard Wilcox 
Set Decoration by
Jim Erickson 
Costume Design by
Ronn Rynhart 
Makeup Department
Salli Bailey .... hair stylist
Jamie Brown .... makeup artist
Production Management
Richard Birnie .... executive in charge of production
Grace Gilroy .... production manager
Robert L. Kimble .... post-production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Patrice Leung .... second assistant director
Sandra Mayo .... third assistant director
Jacques Méthé .... first assistant director
Art Department
Wayne McLaughlin .... property master
Sound Department
Roger Heman Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer (as Roger Heman)
Ralph Parker .... production sound mixer
B.T. Sebastian .... supervising re-recording mixer
Tanya Sharp David .... sound re-recording mixer
Bill Wistrom .... supervising sound editor (as William Wistrom)
Camera and Electrical Department
Dillard Brinson .... key grip
Duncan MacGregor .... gaffer
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (uncredited)
Peter F. Woeste .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lindsay Walker .... casting: Canada
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Stephanie Nolin .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
Nell Banks .... assistant editor
Dennis Brookins .... negative cutter
Earle Herdan .... assistant editor
Regis Kimble .... apprentice editor
Music Department
Ted Roberts .... music editor
Fred Steiner .... composer: original Perry Mason theme
Transportation Department
Jake Callihoo .... transportation coordinator
Robert Benjamin .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Lorraine Baird .... production accountant: (Canada )
Robyn Britton .... production coordinator
Wayne Fitzgerald .... original main title designer
Janice Frome .... location manager
Avi Levy .... production controller
Roberta Slade .... production secretary
Dennis Smith .... legal advisor

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Brazil:100 min | USA:100 min
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4 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Not A Sin Of The Flesh, But A Sin Of Greed, 15 June 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Interesting that about five years before all the sex scandals started breaking with the Catholic Church, this Perry Mason mystery is about a nun accused of murder because she was trying to cover up an affair with a priest.

In Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun the eminent criminal lawyer is now defending Michele Greene who was working with Father Timothy Bottoms doing an audit of a Catholic hospital. But a letter in her room sent to her by Bottoms implicates her big time when he turns up dead.

But these two frocked accountants uncover a lot of pilferage from that hospital, in fact it was Archbishop William Prince who retains Raymond Burr to defend Greene. This other sin, this nonsexual one opens up a host of other suspects.

Perry Mason always had a G rating and the sex among clergy is a topic treated most gingerly. Still Greene's not certain whether she can take her final vows in the end.

David Ogden Stiers made the first of eight appearances as the District Attorney and James McEachin was in nearly all the rest of the Perry Mason films as Sergeant, later Lieutenant Ed Brock.

This is one of the better Perry Masons as we discover just which commandments are broken that provide a motive for a homicide. Come to think of it, that's a commandment as well.

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