Perry Mason: Season 3, Episode 10

The Case of the Lucky Legs (19 Dec. 1959)

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In Cloverdale, Utah Marjorie Cluny is chosen "Lucky Legs," but her boyfriend, Bob Doray, accuses the show's producer, Frank Patton, of running a bogus contest. Marjorie goes to Hollywood anyway and disappears followed by Patton's murder.

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John Archer ...
J. R. Bradbury
Lisabeth Hush ...
Marjorie Cluny
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Thelma Bell
Michael Miller ...
Bob Doray
Doreen Lang ...
Laura Fields
Douglas Evans ...
Frank Patton
S. John Launer ...
Judge (as John Launer)
Pitt Herbert ...
Dr. James Latham
Ray Kellogg ...
George Sanborne
Sid Tomack ...
Night Clerk
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J.R. Bradbury hires Perry Mason to represent his former secretary, Marjorie Cluny, who is somewhere in Los Angeles. As Bradbury leaves Bob Doray shows up with the same request to find Marjorie. Marjorie had won the Lucky Legs contest in Cloverdale, Utah along with an acting contract. At that time, more than one person thought that the contest organizer, Frank Patton, was a scam artist something that seems to be correct when Marjorie's contract was canceled two days after her arrival in LA. Perry and Della go to visit Patton but find him dead on the floor, stabbed to death with a wood carving knife. Worse, just as they arrived at Patton's building, a young woman went running out the front door, a woman Perry later realizes is Marjorie Cluny. They find Marjorie living with Thelma Hill who was another past "Lucky Legs" winner who has stayed in LA. Several people might have had it in for Patton but when Marjorie is charged, Perry defends her. Written by garykmcd

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The character played by Jeanne Cooper is called Thelma Bell throughout this episode, but in the credits she is listed as Thelma Hill. See more »

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20 September 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Before Erle Stanley Gardner's famous defense attorney became the subject of a television series this is one of the few stories that had gotten a big screen treatment in the 30s with Warren William starring as a much different Perry Mason than Raymond Burr.

Burr gets retained by John Archer to represent Lizabeth Hush in case she needs a good attorney because this woman is hopping mad over being stranded in Hollywood after winning the Lucky Legs contest in her small Utah town. It was all a scam, but when the organizer of the contest winds up stabbed to death and Hush is seen leaving the apartment in a highly agitated state by a few people including Perry Mason himself she's going to need Raymond Burr's services.

William Talman gets a bit agitated himself when he thinks that Burr might be guilty of evidence tampering. But before he can do anything the real murderer confesses on the stand.

I disagree with another reviewer because A the real killer had a very good motive in his point of view and B it was rather obvious he was the culprit. And that's the whole point of a Mason story, you're supposed to be surprised.


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