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Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception (1990)

TV Movie  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  11 March 1990 (USA)
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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.

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American marine, David Berman, manages to get himself transferred to Paris in order to search for a hidden Nazi, Krugman that had killed his grandparents and crippled his mother. He managed to find a witness but just after she talks to David, she is run over and killed. That night, he is kidnapped by a shadowy organisation and told that Krugman is hiding under a new identity of Felix Altmann. David goes to a health spa and meets Altmann but Altmann is shot and David framed for the crime. As a old friend of the family Perry and Ken goes to France to help out but now Perry must not only free David he must find out secrets that have been kept hidden for over 45 years, secrets that certain people are still certainly willing to kill for... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Last film of Paul Maxwell. See more »

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Paul Maxwell's character is credited as Captain Calvelli despite being referred to as Colonel Calvelli throughout. See more »

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Follows Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen (1990) See more »

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Best Deception Ever ****
16 September 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best Perry Mason films ever made. There is no question about it.

Who would ever think that the murderer turned out to be a Simon Wiesenthal like character?

Even though, he has his usual girl-flirting William R. Moses is excellent here. He certainly takes on a more serious tone in a movie dealing with the holocaust.

The constant twists in the plot are wonderfully exercised. Teresa Wright gives a memorable performance as a holocaust victim. Her chilling experience at the Maidanek Concentration Camp is excellently shown.

As always, there are so many people that you can accuse of the murder here? There was deception all around here but deception in this film was never better.


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