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Release Date:
4 October 1987 (USA) See more »
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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason

Barbara Hale ... Della Street

William Katt ... Paul Drake Jr.

Daphne Ashbrook ... Miranda Bonner
Vincent Baggetta ... Tony Domenico
Jason Bernard ... Sergeant Koslow

Anthony Geary ... Steve Reynolds

Bill Macy ... Richard Wilson

James Noble ... Leonard Weeks

John Rhys-Davies ... Edward Tremaine

Ann Jillian ... Suzanne

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

Kim Johnston Ulrich ... Candy (as Kim Ulrich)

Jamie Horton ... Frank Sims

Richard Portnow ... Harry Long

Mike Moroff ... Bouncer
Wendelin Harston ... Helen Robinson (as Wendeline Harston)

John Nance ... Judge Prescott
Michael K. Osborn ... Sy Hammond (as Michael Osborn)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Cece Berglund ... Lady of the night (uncredited)
Maria Cecile Callier ... Lady of the Evening (uncredited)
Regina Krueger ... Secretary (uncredited)

Directed by
Ron Satlof 
Writing credits
Patricia Green (written by)

Erle Stanley Gardner (characters creator)

Produced by
Dean Hargrove .... executive producer
Peter Katz .... producer
Philip Saltzman .... executive supervising producer
Fred Silverman .... executive producer
David Solomon .... associate producer
Joel Steiger .... supervising producer
Original Music by
Dick DeBenedictis 
Cinematography by
Arch Bryant (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Carter DeHaven  (as Carter Dehaven IV)
David Solomon 
Casting by
Carol L. Dudley  (as Carol Dudley)
Art Direction by
Paul Staheli 
Set Decoration by
Charlie Helms 
Makeup Department
Patti Dallas .... makeup artist
Judee Guilmette .... hair stylist
Brenda Moen .... hair stylist
Dee Sandella .... makeup artist
Production Management
Hal Harrison .... post-production supervisor
Mike Moder .... executive in charge of production
Billy Ray Smith .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Gail Joyce Fortmuller .... second assistant director (as Gail Fortmuller)
James Nasella .... first assistant director (as Jim Nasella)
Art Department
Randy Holland .... construction coordinator
Susan MacDonald-Petersen .... property master (as Susan Macdonald-Petersen)
Sound Department
James Emerson .... production sound mixer
David J. Kimball .... re-recording sound mixer
Ray O'Reilly .... re-recording sound mixer
Russ Tinsley .... supervising sound editor
Gregory H. Watkins .... re-recording sound mixer
Bob Bralver .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Bradford Lipson .... gaffer (as Brad Lipson)
Daniel McKinny .... camera operator (as Dan McKinny)
Douglas O'Kane .... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Fred Vicarel .... key grip
Charles M. Smallwood .... grip (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ronn Rynhart .... costumes
Judith Scheurwater .... wardrobe: women
Editorial Department
Donald Freeman .... colorist (2015 Remaster)
Music Department
Stan Jones .... music editor
Fred Steiner .... composer: original Perry Mason theme
Transportation Department
Robert Benjamin .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Karen Beard .... location manager
Robert Benevides .... production consultant
Maria Ciambriello .... production coordinator
Donna Colabella .... production executive
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer: main title
Jeff Glasser .... script supervisor
Dennis Smith .... legal advisor
Franklin Thompson .... executive consultant
Norman Webster .... production auditor
Melissa J.L. Smith .... post facilities manager (uncredited)

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95 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Follows Perry Mason Returns (1985) (TV)See more »


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Who killed the trophy wife?, 4 September 2015
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

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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