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Anne Collins (teleplay)
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Release Date:
24 May 1987 (USA) See more »
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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 Rodriguez''s final filmed performance.See more »
Paul Drake Jr.:Somebody is trying to make her doubt her own sanity. She thinks a painting came to life and was chasing her.See more »
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8 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Not A Bad Ghost Story, 21 April 2001
Author: aesgaard41 from United States

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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