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Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987)

Della meets up with an old friend, a child that she used to baby-sit and she and Perry are invited to meet the friend's new wife, Suzanne. Meanwhile, Suzanne rents out her house to four ... See full summary »

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Della meets up with an old friend, a child that she used to baby-sit and she and Perry are invited to meet the friend's new wife, Suzanne. Meanwhile, Suzanne rents out her house to four gentlemen who are having a meeting about a plan that could get them all rich - little realising that Suzanne is taping the whole conversation. Suzanne holds out for more money from her "client" before giving up the tape and is found murdered and the tape gone. As Perry, Della and Paul start to help the friend (who discovered the body and hence the prime suspect.) they discover that Suzanne used to be a Madam of a "certain kind of house", that the four "meeting" takes great pains to cover up their business and that Suzanne's past may have caught up with her... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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4 October 1987 (USA)  »

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Who killed the trophy wife?
4 September 2015 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Vincent Baggetta is the Perry Mason client in this television feature film and it's Barbara Hale who brings him in. Turns out that back in the day if you can picture Della Street as a teen she babysat Baggetta. Now Baggetta is accused of killing his second and trophy wife Ann Jillian.

Worse than being arrested for murder Baggetta learns that back in the day before he knew here Jillian was the madam of a high class brothel in Chicago. That gave her access to the rich and powerful and when she invited some old friends over to discuss a deal involving a bank that they are on the board of directors and then tapes the meeting for blackmail purposes that is what gets her killed.

This plays more like an Agatha Christie than a Perry Mason mystery. We have a closed ring of suspects that include Anthony Geary, James Noble, Bill Macy, and John Rhys-Davies. One in fact is guilty of something else than murder which fact gets revealed in court.

A good story, but not one of the better Mason feature films.


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