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The Case of the Lucky Legs (1935)

Passed | | Comedy, Crime, Mystery | 5 October 1935 (USA)
A con man who stages phony "lucky legs" beauty contests and leaves town with the money is found with a surgical knife in his heart by Mason.


Archie Mayo (as Archie L. Mayo)


Brown Holmes (screenplay), Ben Markson (screenplay) | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Warren William ... Perry Mason
Genevieve Tobin ... Della Street
Patricia Ellis ... Margie Florence Clune
Lyle Talbot ... Dr. Bob Doray
Allen Jenkins ... Spudsy Drake
Barton MacLane ... Police Chief Bisonette (as Barton Mac Lane)
Peggy Shannon ... Thelma Bell
Porter Hall ... Col. Bradbury
Anita Kerry ... Eva Lamont
Craig Reynolds ... Frank Patton
Henry O'Neill ... District Attorney Manchester
Charles C. Wilson ... Police Officer Ricker (as Charles Wilson)
Joseph Crehan ... Detective Johnson
Olin Howland ... Dr. Croker
Mary Treen ... Spudsy's Wife


Frank Patton is the promoter of the Lucky Legs Contest. The problem is that he always skips town before paying the $1000 to the winner. Mr. Bradbury, suitor of Cloverdale winner Margie, hires intoxicated Perry Mason to find Frank. Perry knows the scheme that Patton is using and has Spudsy find him, but Frank is dead when Perry arrives. The how is a surgeons scalpel, but the who is not yet known. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Comedy | Crime | Mystery


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Did You Know?


Mary Treen, who plays Spudsy's wife, had played a telegram office clerk in the series' previous entry, The Case of the Curious Bride (1935). See more »


When Mason goes to Patton's hotel room, he enters the darkened bedroom. The light coming in through the window goes off before Mason switches on the room's lights. See more »


Perry Mason: [after exiting his chartered plane a little airsick] What's his name and where'd he go?
Airline Official: His name was Roberts. I dropped him at a bus for the Lakeview Hotel.
Perry Mason: They haven't got a lake here, have they?
Airline Official: No, but the hotel has beds for you to lie down on.
Perry Mason: That's a very clever remark. Take me to a taxi, please.
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Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988) See more »


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Music by Al Jacobs
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A classic whodunnit/comedy featuring the great Warren William
10 March 1999 | by ClubSodaSee all my reviews

When I sat down to watch this I thought, another Perry Mason movie. I have always loved Perry Mason but this is the best damn one you will ever see.

As well as having a great plot and whodunnit side to it, it has got to be the funniest movie you are ever likely to see. A classic scene arises at the end of the movie when Perry has gathered everyone together to announce the killer, at the same time that the doctor is giving him a physical.

If you are into comedy/whodunnit movies then I highly recommend this one.

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5 October 1935 (USA) See more »

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Clue Club #5: The Case of the Lucky Legs See more »

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