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The Case of the Howling Dog (1934)

An agitated and desperate man spares no expense in insisting that Mason represent him against a neighbor's howling dog and act as executor of his will.

Director:

Alan Crosland

Writers:

Ben Markson (screen play), Erle Stanley Gardner (from the story by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren William ... Perry Mason
Mary Astor ... Bessie Foley
Allen Jenkins ... Sgt. Holcomb
Grant Mitchell ... Claude Drumm
Helen Trenholme Helen Trenholme ... Della Street
Helen Lowell ... Elizabeth Walker
Dorothy Tree ... Lucy Benton
Gordon Westcott ... Arthur Cartwright
Harry Tyler ... Sam Martin - Taxi Driver
Arthur Aylesworth ... Sheriff Bill Pemberton
Russell Hicks ... Clinton Foley
Frank Reicher ... Dr. Carl Cooper
Addison Richards ... Judge Markham
James P. Burtis ... George Dobbs (as James Burtis)
Eddie Shubert ... Ed Wheeler
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Storyline

A very nervous man named Cartwright comes into Perry's office to have the neighbor arrested for his howling dog. He states that the howling is a sign that there is a death in the neighborhood. He also wants a will written giving his estate to the lady living at the neighbors house. It is all very mysterious and by the next day, his will is changed and Cartwright is missing, as is the lady of the house next door. Perry has a will and a retainer and must find out whether he has a client or a beneficiary. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Meet Perry Mason, a new Sherlock Holmes with a new kind of personality. See more »


Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Trivia

The song "Dames," heard on the radio when Bessie Foley turns it on, is promoting the film of the same name released by Warners the same year. See more »

Goofs

Perry Mason makes mention of a howling police dog after bringing in a psychiatrist to observe Arthur Cartwright, yet at no time did Arthur Cartwright ever state that the howling dog was a police dog. See more »

Quotes

Perry Mason: A girl can do a lot of writing for ten thousand bucks!
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Connections

Followed by The Case of the Black Cat (1936) See more »

Soundtracks

Hey! Sailor
(1934) (uncredited)
Music by Sammy Fain
Tune that's playing on the radio when Perry Mason discovers Foley's body
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Warren William is Perry Mason
1 November 2002 | by rja-6See all my reviews

This is the movie that got me interested in the character Perry Mason and I began watching the old television series because of this film. It's a shame that Warren William didn't make more of these films because he was great in this. I like the little comic bits in the movie. I think it's a classic. I have it in my collection. Warren William was a very good character actor and it's a shame we don't see more of his films shown on tv.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1934 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Дело о воющей собаке See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(Turner library print)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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