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Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter ()


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A teenager from Las Vegas asks Perry Mason to defend her father who is accused of killing a notorius blackmailer who drove her uncle to suicide.

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Perry Mason
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Della Street
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Ken Malansky
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Cliff Bartell
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Richard Stuart
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L.D. Ryan
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Steven Elliott
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Jay Corelli
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Martin Hochman
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Sgt. Hollenbeck
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Prosecutor Keith Warner
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Melanie Benson
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David Benson
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Ms. Young (Jennifer / Stephanie)
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Sarah Andrews (as Lois de Banzie)
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Alice Sherman
Joe Horváth ...
Hood (as Joe Horvath)
Valerie Karasek ...
Belinda Foster
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The Big Man
Ron Pinkard ...
Judge McElvy
Luann Buckstein ...
Elaine Hochman (as LuAnn Buckstein)
Michael Leopard ...
Alice's Husband
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Employee (uncredited)
Colin Ward ...
Man in Parking Lot (uncredited)

Directed by

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Christian I. Nyby II

Written by

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Erle Stanley Gardner ... (characters)
 
Dean Hargrove ... (story) &
Joel Steiger ... (story)
 
Anne Collins ... (teleplay)

Produced by

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Dean Hargrove ... executive producer
Fred Silverman ... executive producer
Billy Ray Smith ... producer
David Solomon ... producer
Joel Steiger ... co-executive producer

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Dick DeBenedictis

Cinematography by

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Daniel McKinny ... director of photography

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Carter DeHaven ... (as Carter De Haven IV)

Editorial Department

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Hal Harrison ... post-production executive
Victoria Jensen ... assistant editor
Haya Tawatao ... post-production coordinator

Casting By

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Reuben Cannon
Carol Dudley

Art Direction by

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Paul Staheli

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Charlie Helms

Costume Design by

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Ronn Rynhart

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Rosanne Bigelow ... hair stylist
Patti Dallas ... makeup artist
Brenda Moen ... hair stylist
Dee Sandella ... makeup artist
Dionne Smith ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Mike Moder ... executive in charge of production
Billy Ray Smith ... unit production manager

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Gail Joyce Fortmuller ... second assistant director
Gary Grillo ... first assistant director

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Randy Holland ... construction coordinator
Susan MacDonald-Petersen ... property master

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James L. Aicholtz ... re-recording mixer
James Emerson ... production sound mixer
Robert L. Harman ... re-recording mixer
Eileen Horta ... supervising sound editor
John O. Robinson III ... sound editor
Allen L. Stone ... re-recording mixer

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George B. Colucci Jr. ... stunt performer / stunts
Gary Jensen ... stunt coordinator

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Nelson Goforth ... grip
Chris Helcermanas-Benge ... still photographer
Jerry Jencks ... key grip
Lee Nakahara ... camera operator
Douglas O'Kane ... first assistant camera: "a" camera
Ken Seagren ... gaffer

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Sharon T. Brunn ... costumer: women
Kelly Andrew King ... costumer: men (as Kelly A. King)

Location Management

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Karen Beard ... location manager

Music Department

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C.R. Cassey ... music supervisor
Ted Roberts ... music editor
Fred Steiner ... composer: theme "Perry Mason"

Script and Continuity Department

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Jeff Glasser ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Gil Talamantes ... transportation coordinator
Dave West ... transportation captain
Roger Wooge ... driver

Additional Crew

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Robert Benevides ... production consultant
Donna Colabella ... production executive
Wayne Fitzgerald ... title designer: main titles
Pamela Knapp ... production accountant
Andrea Nachman ... production coordinator
Dennis Smith ... legal advisor
Kent Youngblood ... production assistant (as Kent Y'Blood)

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Plot Summary

Richard Stuart is a very wealthy man, thanks to his methods of 'assisting' certain people to advance in their careers. However, he's blackmailing all of his clients and every now and then he invites them to Las Vegas for a poker game, at which he gets his money from his clients. Thanks to one of Richard's schemes, David Benson's brother committed suicide, and David bursts into one of these 'poker parties' with a gun and attempts to shoot Richard but is overpowered and thrown out. Later that night, Richard is shot with David's gun and David is arrested for the crime. David's young daughter Melanie had followed him to Las Vegas, and when he's arrested she runs to Perry Mason, who is in town with Ken for a boxing match. Perry knows of Richard's methods, and as he wants to know the truth he sets out with Della and Ken to solve the mystery but Melanie wants to help too and gets herself in major trouble with one of the suspects. Written by Lee Horton

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Also Known As
  • Perry Mason - La gamine insupportable (France)
  • Perry Mason und der Trotzkopf (Germany)
  • Perry Mason: El caso de la hija desafiante (Spain)
  • Perry Mason - A pimasz lány esete (Hungary)
  • Перри Мейсон: Дело отчаявшейся дочери (Soviet Union, Russian title)
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  • 100 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Don Galloway has a minor role as a police sergeant in this movie. For eight years he co-starred with Raymond Burr on Ironside (1967). See more »
Goofs When Ken and Alice enter her home the inside does not match the outside. On the outside the door is in a corner but the kitchen on the inside is along a straight wall. There is also a laundry vent on the right side of the door but there is no corresponding vent on the inside of the house. See more »
Movie Connections Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (1991). See more »

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