Jordan White, a publisher friend of Perry, is called to a hotel where a guest, famous horror writer David Hall, has cleared out the hotel for a weekend and has called his "friends" - an ...
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Della meets up with an old friend, a child that she used to babysit, 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 »
An actor rigs a fake on-air shooting with the connivance of his friend, the show's host, but the practical joke goes horribly wrong when the gun, which he'd loaded with blanks, turns out to contain a live round.
An old flame of Mason's is one of those being considered to fill a vacated government position. Now, her husband's approached by a man who says he knows his wife's secret and that if this ... See full summary »
A tennis player is accused to having killed his wife, a rich heiress. The facts are against him as he was seen in the arms of his former girlfriend in the night before the murder. This is a case for Perry Mason.
Air Force Lt. Col. Kevin Parks was arrested and convicted for a murder of a woman and is trying to appeal for the second time when one of the first appeal lawyers, Perry, finds a new ... See full summary »
Perry is sueing a gutter trash newspaper that is running a story about a love affair between him and Della. The editor also has "dirt" files on an Army General, his banker and other "... See full summary »
Thatcher Horton is owner of a Denver sports arena and a couple of sports teams. Bobby Spencer a friend of Ken was one of his hockey players. It seems that Horton verbally promised him that ... See full summary »
Ken Malansky is a law student attending a class being taught by Perry Mason. When a friend tells him that his girlfriend was assaulted by a fellow student, Ken rushes to the university's ... See full summary »
Jordan White, a publisher friend of Perry, is called to a hotel where a guest, famous horror writer David Hall, has cleared out the hotel for a weekend and has called his "friends" - an actress, a fortune-teller, David's private assistant and the two remaining staff at the hotel to discuss business. They have come to the hotel as all of them are going to sue David over his new book - "The Resort" which characters are obviously based on Jordan and the guests. A practical joker, David plays tricks on them until he is thrown from the high tower of the hotel where Susan Warrenfield, the manager and owner of the hotel sees the fall and then Jordan at the tower causing the police to arrest Jordan. While Perry and Della try to solve the main mystery, Paul tries to find out who is trying to scare Susan away from the hotel. Could it really be a ghost or a more earthy visitor?... Written by
Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>
I am not a big Perry Mason fan, but this is the movie that got me hooked more on the movie series than the tv series. It starts out with a pretty good ghost story which I wanted to know a lot more about than the murder. We don't even see much of this spooky old edifice that the plot revolves around, but what we do see has a wonderful shadowy "Dark Shadows" Collinwood kind of feel. The murder mystery, don't get me wrong, is excellant; it has more twists and turns than a politician in a confessional booth. Raymond Burr and Barbera Hale fit into their old roles very well, but William Katt will always remind me of "The Greatest American Hero." Robert Stack emotes a great character just a few shades away from his character of Elliot Ness and Dwight Schultz plays a nervous and slightly shady character not that far unlike Lt. Barclay of Star Trek. Kim Delaney's acting reminds me too much of too many other actresses, particularly that of Joanna Going, but it may be because of too many Dark Shadows parallels: the spooky location, the ghosts, the painting, hidden rooms and the squirrely maintenance man who is almost too similar to John Karlen's Willie Loomis. In short, if it hadn't been for my fondness for ghosts and that series, I might never have seen this movie at all.
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