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Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990)

Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous rock singer who was found shot to death after having had an argument with her husband who was also her manager.

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Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous rock singer who was found shot to death after having had an argument with her husband who was also her manager. Written by Volker Boehm

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Perry Mason - La dernière note  »

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Kene Holliday, who plays Joe Dillon, is better known as Tyler Hudson of Matlock fame. See more »

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

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19 March 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Silenced Singer, along with "The Lost Love" is perhaps the apex of the "Perry Mason" mystery series. While the plot follows the same tried and true formula, there seems to be an effort to evoke memories of the classic movie "Laura," with suspects remembering how murdered singer Terri Knight (a luminous Vanessa Williams) affected their lives. All this over a wistful soundtrack featuring several songs performed by Williams.

In this case, Perry Mason defends the husband of superstar singer Knight, who was murdered after a loud argument in front of witnesses. The trick for Mason is, that, although Terri had been cruel to members of her inner circle, they all loved her, each in their own way. So who would murder her?

The guest cast includes several TV favorites, like Tim Reid, Nia Peoples and Rex Smith and offers an early performance from Angela Bassett.

The resolution is unusual and almost tragic.

Really top notch!


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