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Release Date:
23 February 1987 (USA) See more »
An old flame of Mason's is one of those being considered to fill a vacated government position. Now... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason

Barbara Hale ... Della Street

William Katt ... Paul Drake Jr.

Jean Simmons ... Laura Robertson
Robert Mandan ... Dr. Michaels

Robert Walden ... Robert Lane
Stephen Elliott ... Elliot Moore

Robert F. Lyons ... Pete Dickson

Gordon Jump ... Arthur

Jonathan Banks ... Luke Dickson

Stephanie Dunnam ... Jennifer Parker
Leslie Wing ... Det. Sgt. Austin

Gene Barry ... Glenn Robertson

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

Julian Gamble ... Bailiff
Virginia Gregory

Victor Morris
Dee Dee Olinyk
Norvell Rose
Pam Ward ... Judge Eleanor Danials
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

G. Larry Butler ... Man who puts out fire on Laura Robertson's dress (uncredited)

Directed by
Ron Satlof 
Writing credits
Erle Stanley Gardner (characters)

Dean Hargrove (story) &
Joel Steiger (story)

Anne Collins (teleplay)

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
Arch Bryant 
Film Editing by
David Solomon 
Casting by
Carol L. Dudley  (as Carol Dudley)
Art Direction by
Paul Staheli 
Set Decoration by
Anne Sammons 
Costume Design by
Ronn Rynhart 
Makeup Department
Patti Dallas .... makeup artist
Judee Guilmette .... hair stylist (as Judith Guilmette)
Brenda Moen .... assistant hair stylist
Dee Sandella .... makeup artist
Production Management
Mike Moder .... executive in charge of production
Barry Steinberg .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Nasella .... first assistant director (as Jim Nasella)
Scott Printz .... second assistant director
Jeff Rafner .... second second assistant director
Art Department
Randy Holland .... construction coordinator
Susan MacDonald-Petersen .... property master (as Susan MacDonald-Peterson)
Sound Department
Paul B. Clay .... supervising sound editor (as Paul Clay)
James Emerson .... production sound mixer
Mark L. Mangino .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Dean Raphael Ferrandini .... stunt coordinator (as Dean Ferrandini)
Camera and Electrical Department
Mark Combs .... key grip
Chuy Elizondo .... camera operator
Ken Seagren .... gaffer
Arte Shelton .... dolly grip
Robert F. Smith .... second assistant camera
Charles M. Smallwood .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Bruce Granger .... wardrober: men
Judith Scheurwater .... wardrober: women
Editorial Department
Brad Blake .... director of post-production
Carter DeHaven .... assistant editor (as Carter DeHaven IV)
Donald Freeman .... colorist (2015 Remaster)
Music Department
Stan Jones .... music editor
Ted Roberts .... music supervisor
Fred Steiner .... composer: original theme
Transportation Department
Robert Benjamin .... transportation coordinator
Dave West .... transportation captain
Other crew
Donna Colabella .... production executive
Kathryn Cole .... production coordinator
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer: main titles
Jeff Glasser .... script supervisor
Sarah Liles .... location manager
Dennis Smith .... legal advisor
Norman Webster .... production auditor

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Spain:96 min
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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
My Old Flame, 29 June 2008
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

In The Case Of The Lost Love we find that Perry Mason indeed had an old flame, another attorney in the person of Jean Simmons. Simmons has become quite successful and is even now having her name bandied about with speculation she might get a temporary U.S. Senate appointment from the governor.

But the publicity surrounding her appointment has led a blackmailing private detective, Jonathan Banks, to demand some hush money. It seems like he stole her medical records from years earlier when she was in a mental facility. Stuff like that is what got Thomas Eagleton tossed off the Democratic ticket in 1972.

When husband Gene Barry goes to meet Banks with a pre-arranged rendezvous he finds Banks dead and no incriminating medical records. When Barry is arrested for the homicide, it's Perry who offers to defend the husband of his old flame.

There are quite a few of the usual red herring suspects, but the ending is a twist that might surprise viewers who expect things to go a certain way in a Perry Mason story.

The Case of the Lost Love is one of the most original and best of the Perry Mason films. Helped in no small part with the presence of Jean Simmons who back in the day seemed like she was in every good movie of the 1950s.

She's reason enough to see The Case of the Lost Love.

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