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Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer (1990)

Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous pop singer who was found shot to death after having had an argument with her husband who was also her manager.

Director:

Ron Satlof

Writers:

Erle Stanley Gardner (characters), Dean Hargrove (story) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 1 Primetime Emmy. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason
Barbara Hale ... Della Street
William R. Moses ... Ken Malansky
Tim Reid ... Jack Barnett
Alan Rachins ... Sean Lassiter
Vanessa Williams ... Terri Knight
Angela Bassett ... Carla Peters
Alice Ghostley ... Sarah McDevitt
Kene Holiday ... Joe Dillon (as Kene Holliday)
Marilyn Jones Marilyn Jones ... Becky Di Leo
Betsy Jones-Moreland Betsy Jones-Moreland ... The Judge
James McEachin ... Lt. Ed Brock
Arthur Rosenberg Arthur Rosenberg ... The District Attorney
Rex Smith ... Andy Sacks
Alan Stock Alan Stock ... Harry Corcoran
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Perry Mason defends the husband of a famous pop singer who was found shot to death after having had an argument with her husband who was also her manager. Written by Volker Boehm

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 May 1990 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Kene Holliday, who plays Joe Dillon, is better known as Tyler Hudson of Matlock fame. See more »

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Follows The Case of the Velvet Claws (1936) See more »

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Opening Arguments
19 March 2002 | by Mark-129See all my reviews

The Silenced Singer, along with "The Lost Love" is perhaps the apex of the "Perry Mason" mystery series. While the plot follows the same tried and true formula, there seems to be an effort to evoke memories of the classic movie "Laura," with suspects remembering how murdered singer Terri Knight (a luminous Vanessa Williams) affected their lives. All this over a wistful soundtrack featuring several songs performed by Williams.

In this case, Perry Mason defends the husband of superstar singer Knight, who was murdered after a loud argument in front of witnesses. The trick for Mason is, that, although Terri had been cruel to members of her inner circle, they all loved her, each in their own way. So who would murder her?

The guest cast includes several TV favorites, like Tim Reid, Nia Peoples and Rex Smith and offers an early performance from Angela Bassett.

The resolution is unusual and almost tragic.

Really top notch!


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