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"Perry Mason" The Case of the Betrayed Bride (1964)

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Original Air Date:
22 October 1964 (Season 8, Episode 5)
Marie Claudel trails her husband to the USA from France, as he left her and illegally married a wealthy heiress. When he is killed, she is charged as everyone begs Perry to help her. He must contend with very daffy and devious people. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason

Barbara Hale ... Della Street

William Hopper ... Paul Drake

William Talman ... Hamilton Burger

Ray Collins ... Lt. Tragg (credit only)

Wesley Lau ... Lt. Andy Anderson
Annie Fargue ... Marie Claudel (as Anne Farge)

Dianne Foster ... Elaine Meacham

Michael Forest ... Pierre Dubois

Jeanette Nolan ... Nellie

Guy Stockwell ... Jimmy Meacham
John Larkin ... Todd Meacham

Jacques Aubuchon ... Roger Brody

Neil Hamilton ... Victor Billings
Paul Dubov ... Monsieur Arnaux

Grandon Rhodes ... Judge
Joey Wilcox ... Boy
Lee Miller ... Sgt. Brice
Robert Gormley ... Officer
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Don Anderson ... Jostled Man / Courtroom Spectator / Café Patron (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Arthur Marks 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
John Elliotte  written by
Erle Stanley Gardner  characters created by

Produced by
Jackson Gillis .... associate producer
Arthur Marks .... producer
Gail Patrick .... executive producer (as Gail Patrick Jackson)
Art Seid .... producer
Original Music by
Richard Shores 
Cinematography by
Howard Schwartz (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Richard Cahoon  (as Richard H. Cahoon)
Casting by
Harvey Clermont 
Art Direction by
Lewis H. Creber  (as Lewis Creber)
Set Decoration by
Carl Biddiscombe 
Makeup Department
Annabell Levy .... hair stylist (as Annabell)
Irving Pringle .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert G. Stone .... assistant director
Art Department
Ray Thompson .... properties
Sound Department
Herman Lewis .... production sound mixer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Evelyn Carruth .... wardrobe supervisor
Edward McDermott .... wardrobe supervisor (as Ed McDermott)
Music Department
Herschel Burke Gilbert .... music supervisor
Richard Shores .... conductor
Fred Steiner .... composer: theme music
Other crew
Samuel Newman .... story consultant
Marshall Schlom .... script supervisor

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Erle Stanley Gardner  creator

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Additional Details

USA:60 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

John Larkin, the voice of Perry Mason on the radio, appeared in four episodes of this series.See more »
Factual errors: In the courtroom, Perry addresses Nellie as "Mrs. Dubois". Perry knew that Pierre Dubois was already married and that his marriage to Nellie was therefore bigamous, so he should have addressed Nellie as "Mrs. Meecham", her former married name.See more »
[first lines]
Woman P.A. Announcer:[at airport] Flight 411 now arriving at gate two.
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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Good Story-Good Ending-Good Episode!, 10 November 2011
Author: kfo9494 from United States

This episode begins with the Meachum clan waiting for their eccentric Aunt Nellie (Jeanette Nolan) to arrive back from Europe. While in Europe her husband, Harry, had died and the family has been waiting for sometime for Nellie to return in order to sell some property for development which will mean millions of dollar for the entire family.

However at the airport Aunt Nellie arrives with a new young french husband named Pierre Dubois (Michael Forest). All this to the disgust of the Meachum Family.

Everyone wants Pierre out of the way so they hire a young french maid named Marie Claudet (Annie Forque). By putting the young maid in a nice uniform this will be a way to lure Pierre from the older aunt's vows. But no one knew that the maid and Pierre had a history which did not end well. So Marie, the maid, is out to get some things straightened out before return to Paris. And Pierre wants her gone at any cost.

Anyway Pierre ends up dead in a swimming pool. And Marie is seen running from the house at the time of the murder. She even steals Perry's car during her flight but is soon caught by the clever Paul Drake. Now Perry will defend her for the charges that was brought by Hamilton Burger's office.

In this show you have suspects galore. The three Meachum family members all wanted Pierre gone. Roger Brody (Jacques Aubuchon) who wanted to buy the land from Nellie at a discount would have done anything to get that land.- And Victor Billings (Neil Hamilton of Batman fame) who was the butler but also had some interest in the estate of Harry and Nellie land. (I really did not understand his role in the entire property)

During the finals of the court scene we get a exciting twist to a Perry Mason plot. Without giving it away we have what I refer to as a surprise ending. This really helped the show since it seemed to be lagging with all the talk of the property. You will be glad you watch the episode to the end.

There are some notable things about this episode. This was the seventh and last time that Neil Hamilton played a part in a 'Perry Mason' episode. I do not know if that was a record but he was good every time and soon moved on to the Batman series.- Since this episode contained some french accents it is believe that Jacques Aubuchon was casted as Roger Brody. When he is on the witness stand he starts off with an french accent. Then later talks without an accent.- I will not say who, but at the end of the show we get a person that says "Noooooooooo". I will say it was the longest drag for the word 'no' in any Perry episode.- I am sure that CBS had better special effects than the back drop that was used for Paris street scene. Twice during the show we see the scene set in Paris, along the same street, with one of the worse unreal filmed back-drops I have ever witnessed.

Even with all that the show was good. Make sure you stay till the end.

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