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A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor (1994)

Perry's secretary Della and private investigator/lawyer Ken go to visit an old friend, rancher and famous lawyer, "Wild" Bill McKenzie. Meanwhile, gubernatorial candidate Harlan Richards is... See full summary »

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Wild Bill McKenzie
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Ken Malansky
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Al Rhinehart
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John Orlando
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Rosemary Sutter
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Dan Dixon
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Perry's secretary Della and private investigator/lawyer Ken go to visit an old friend, rancher and famous lawyer, "Wild" Bill McKenzie. Meanwhile, gubernatorial candidate Harlan Richards is murdered, and his daughter, Karen, thinks that Harlan's rival, Governor Ryan Allison, has something to do with her father death. But Ryan has had suspicions about the death and thinks that it involves somebody that is close to him. He calls Karen but when she gets there Ryan is dead and Karen framed for the crime. Bill, as a friend of the Richards family, starts to investigate, and Ken and Della are only too willing to help. This was made after Raymond Burr sadly passed away... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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Perry Mason - McKenzie und die toten Gouverneure  »

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An answer for "boo moo" from Jan. 2007
20 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

"The only question I have is why they felt they needed to keep shoe-horning Ken and Della into it - surely they could keep the brand and just start with new characters, or at least only use them without forcing it?" This is a quote from "boo moo's" review. It's unlikely that this person will ever see my answer, being written in 2017, but maybe someone else will wonder the same thing. The answer is that Raymond Burr wanted it that way. Barbara Hale and William R. Moses were contracted for all those movies, and if their contracts were canceled because of his death, they would been out a lot of money. So as a favor to them, Raymond Burr insisted that they be retained (pun intended) for all the movies. My comment re Ken Melansky is that after getting roughed up as many times as he does, if I were him, I'd start looking for a different line of work!


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