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Release Date:
24 May 1987 (USA) See more »
Jordan White, a publisher friend of Perry, is called to a hotel where a guest, famous horror writer David Hall... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason

Barbara Hale ... Della Street

William Katt ... Paul Drake Jr.

Robert Stack ... Jordan White

Dwight Schultz ... Andrew Lloyd

Kim Delaney ... Susan Warrenfield

Dennis Lipscomb ... Michael Light

Jack Bannon ... Donald Sayer

Leigh Taylor-Young ... Maura McGuire
Matthew Faison ... David Hall

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

Percy Rodrigues ... Dr. Froman
Ed O'Brien
Burt Douglas
Richard Jury
Michael K. Osborn
Kathryn Christopher
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonino Garcia Tony ... Lawyer (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard Lang 
Writing credits
Anne Collins (teleplay)

Dean Hargrove (story) &
Joel Steiger (story) and
Glenn M. Benest (story) (as Glenn Benest) &
Timothy Wurtz (story)

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
Arch Bryant (director of photography)
Film Editing by
David Solomon 
Casting by
Carol L. Dudley  (as Carol Dudley)
Art Direction by
Paul Staheli 
Set Decoration by
Anne Sammons 
Makeup Department
Patti Dallas .... makeup artist
Judee Guilmette .... hair stylist
Brenda Moen .... hair stylist
Dee Sandella .... makeup artist
Production Management
William S. Kerr .... post-production supervisor
Mike Moder .... executive in charge of production
Barry Steinberg .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert J. Metoyer .... second assistant director (as Bob Metoyer)
Jim Weatherill .... first assistant director
Art Department
Dean R. Brown .... construction coordinator (as Dean Brown)
Susan MacDonald-Petersen .... property master (as Susan MacDonald-Peterson)
Sound Department
Jerry Clemans .... re-recording sound mixer
Doug Davey .... re-recording sound mixer
James Emerson .... production sound mixer
G. Michael Graham .... supervising sound editor (as Michael Graham)
Chris Haire .... re-recording sound mixer
Guy Tsujimoto .... sound recordist
Mark L. Mangino .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Mark McLaughlin .... boom operator (uncredited)
Roy E. Harrison .... 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 (as Fred Vickeral)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ronn Rynhart .... costumes
Judith Scheurwater .... wardrobe: women
Editorial Department
Brad Blake .... director of post-production
Carter DeHaven .... assistant editor (as Carter DeHaven IV)
Music Department
Stan Jones .... music editor
Ted Roberts .... music supervisor
Fred Steiner .... composer: original Perry Mason theme
Transportation Department
Robert Benjamin .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Tina Bennett .... production secretary
Donna Colabella .... production executive
Kathryn Cole .... production coordinator
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer: main title
Jeff Glasser .... script supervisor
Tom Massmann .... production assistant
Dennis Smith .... legal advisor
Norman Webster .... production auditor

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Italy:95 min | USA:120 min (including commercials)
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Percy Rodrigues's final filmed performance.See more »
Perry Mason:Too bad you didn't support the hypotheses that David Hall committed suicide, you might never have been found out.
Andrew Lloyd:I wanted the world to remember David Hall, not as some suicidal neurotic but as a man who is, a hero, as heroes often do; he met a sad, sudden, and tragic death.
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Murder in the Haunted Hotel, 4 May 2015
Author: bkoganbing from Buffalo, New York

Famous Stephen King like novelist Matthew Faison invites several people whom he's crossed in the past to an evening at a hotel owned by young Kim Delaney and purportedly haunted by the ghost of her father. Her father committed suicide by jumping off a tower and later on she sees Faison doing the same thing.

Two things happen, someone starts out to frighten Delaney with all kinds of spooky tricks. The second is that publisher Robert Stack one of the guests is charged with Faison's murder and gets his lawyer Perry Mason to defend him.

In the films and on the TV series Raymond Burr is an omnicompetent attorney. As often as not his clients are people like Stack who have retained him already for other legal matters.

William Katt as Paul Drake, Jr. gives Delaney his personal attention. In effect he solves the case when he discovers who's been trying to frighten her. Katt provides the ammunition that Burr fires in court.

This one was not a bad Mason film, but one that was easy to predict. Still the performances were good by the whole cast.

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