MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,316 this week

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (1989)

TV Movie  -   -  Crime | Mystery  -  12 February 1989 (USA)
7.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.1/10 from 149 users  
Reviews: 7 user

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 »

Writers:

(teleplay), (story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1169 titles
created 16 Jul 2011
 
list image
a list of 30 titles
created 08 Oct 2011
 
a list of 961 titles
created 12 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 35 titles
created 7 months ago
 
a list of 5353 titles
created 2 months ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (TV Movie 1989)

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (TV Movie 1989) on IMDb 7.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4/10 X  

After a high school track runner, named Laura, suddenly dies from a heart attack after finishing a 30-second 200-meter race, a killer wearing a sweat suit and a fencing mask begins killing ... See full summary »

Director: Herb Freed
Stars: Christopher George, Patch Mackenzie, E. Danny Murphy
Drama | Film-Noir | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

After the Nazi administrator of Czechoslovakia is shot, his assassin tries to elude the Gestapo and struggles with his impulse to give himself up as hostages are executed.

Director: Fritz Lang
Stars: Brian Donlevy, Walter Brennan, Anna Lee
Ironside (1967–1975)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Wheelchair-bound detective Robert T. Ironside battles the bad guys on the streets of San Francisco.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Don Galloway, Don Mitchell
Perry Mason (1957–1966)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A master defense attorney handles difficult criminal cases for his accused clients.

Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Hopper
The New Perry Mason (1973–1974)
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.5/10 X  
Stars: Monte Markham, Sharon Acker, Albert Stratton
L'attrazione (1987)
Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A wealthy manufacturer agrees to a tantalizingly dangerous proposition in the Italian film L'Attrazione (1987). As a guest at the villa of an eccentric host, the industrialist is challenged... See full summary »

Director: Mario Gariazzo
Stars: Florence Guérin, Marino Masé, Martine Brochard
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A con man who stages phony "lucky legs" beauty contests and leaves town with the money is found with a surgical knife in his heart by Mason.

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Warren William, Genevieve Tobin, Patricia Ellis
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In this episode Perry Mason defends a young theatre director who is accused to have killed a famous director of a Broadway musical.

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, Alexandra Paul
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

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 »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Katt
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The chief suspects in the murder of an author are the numerous colleagues whom he continuously plagiarized.

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

In this episode Perry Mason has to defend the son of an old friend of his who is accused to have killed an ex-officer of the Nazi-SS.

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William R. Moses
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

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 »

Director: Christian I. Nyby II
Stars: Raymond Burr, Barbara Hale, William Katt
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Amy Hastings
...
...
Frank Wellman Sr.
Leslie Ackerman
Richard Allen
...
Eugene
...
Scott McDonald (as John De Mita)
...
Kimberly McDonald
John LaMotta ...
Bartender Al (as John La Motta)
...
Travis Howe
...
Frank Wellman Jr.
...
Vic Hatton
Raye Birk ...
Sam Morgan
Edit

Storyline

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 mock courtroom to confront him and finds him dead. The murder weapon was Ken's own knife. Perry is reluctant to take on his case, especially since the victim was the son of a close friend. Written by Kevin Ackley <kackley1@aol.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Crime | Mystery

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

12 February 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Perry Mason - Halálos lecke  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

The night skyline shown in this movie and other modern Perry Mason movies is of Atlanta with the Peachtree Plaza not of Denver where the movie is supposedly taking place. See more »

Connections

Follows Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam (1987) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Enter: Ken Malansky
21 April 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Raymond Burr returns as Perry Mason, this time defending young law student Ken Malansky of the murder of a fellow student.

This episode introduces William R. Moses as Malansky, who in future stories would take over the job of Mason's law associate and investigative legman.

Alexandra Paul also debuts, for a much shorter stay as Ken's "fiance", Amy Hastings.

The story follows the same tried and true formula as all Mason stories tend to do with the guilty party exposed in court at the end. In this case the histrionics were exceedingly effective when the guilty party was revealed.

I have always had the feeling the producers had planned to make Amy and Ken a sort of younger version of Mason and Della Street, but upping the romance angle. Sadly, Alexandra Paul made the decision to leave before the plan could come to fruition.

All in all an above average entry in the series and well worth your time.


5 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?