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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Lucky is not what this Victim Was
7 February 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Based upon one of Erle Stanley Gardner's novels, this story as is usual with episodes based upon the books has more than it's share of twists. It has a sequence in which Mason with Della there to witness it behaves in a very gray area of the law. In fact, he almost gets caught this time as Burger becomes aware of this late in the show.

The victim is a huckster running a phony lucky legs contest which is supposed to give the winner a chance at a Hollywood role. The latest winner comes to Hollywood and finds out that some of the others are still there but none of them are stars. This creates a lot of possible people with motives to kill the huckster.

The murder is a stabbing and Mason is the first person (with Della) to find the body. He is involved by a paying a client who seems to be offering him money to defend the latest lucky leg lady, and her boyfriend as well. Mason, as usual, does better by not only proving her innocent but finding the real murderer.

I won't spoil it except to say the the murder is not exactly as it first appears once they get to court.


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