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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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Otto Rosen
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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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Perry In Paris
14 September 2008 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

For it's one and only time the Perry Mason series went abroad and where better than Paris to defend the Marine son of a Holocaust survivor charged with the killing of a former S.S. captain who personally killed members of his mother's family and crippled her. It might have been nice had Raymond Burr and Billy Moses taken Barbara Hale along, but I guess someone had to tend to the office.

An old film favorite Teresa Wright plays Tim Ryan's mother and her testimony on the stand is the best part of this TV film. Her experiences going to the death camps is most moving.

For reasons I'm not quite sure, the French cede jurisdiction to the US military in this case. Ryan is a guard at the US Embassy in Paris, but the killing was definitely not in the line of duty. I would think the French would insist on trying him. In any event Perry Mason represents Ryan at a military court martial which he's permitted to have civilian counsel should he choose.

The murderer is a choice from way out of left field or in this case I should say right field. It does have to do with the events in the concentration camp, but in a most oblique way.

I think there have been better Mason films, but this one should satisfy the legion of fans of Erle Stanley Gardner's unbeatable attorney.


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