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Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter (1991)

Perry is at TV station "KGGY" to be interviewed but thanks to the interference of main anchor-person Brett Huston the interview is pulled. Mostly everybody hates Brett as Brett knows all ... See full summary »

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Sean Cholodenko
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason
Barbara Hale ... Della Street
William R. Moses ... Ken Malansky
John James ... Brett Huston
Jerry Orbach ... Vic St. John
Susan Sullivan ... Twyla Cooper
Philip Michael Thomas ... Chuck Gilmore
Earl Billings ... Al Shockley
Gary Giem Gary Giem ... Sam Garza
Betsy Jones-Moreland Betsy Jones-Moreland ... Judge Elinor Harrelson
Peter Jurasik ... Gary Slate
Kerrie Keane ... Gillian Pope
Mary Page Keller ... Cassie Woodfield
James McEachin ... Lt. Ed Brock
Andy Romano ... Asst. D.A. Jack LaRusso
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Perry is at TV station "KGGY" to be interviewed but thanks to the interference of main anchor-person Brett Huston the interview is pulled. Mostly everybody hates Brett as Brett knows all the station workers secrets. He has also written a memo insulting all of the main station players - Vic St. John - the station manager, Twyla Cooper - the producer, Chuck Gilmore - the sports reporter, Gary Slate - the weatherman, Cassie Woodfield - the reporter and Gillian Pope. Brett is shot dead with Gillian's gun and therefore she is arrested for the crime. Gillian calls in Perry, Della and Ken to investigate. As Della and Perry set out to solve the mystery, Ken gets close to Cassie but she is a suspect and when it appears that somebody is trying to kill her, the mystery deepens... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 January 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perry Mason: The Case of the Ruthless Reporter See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA

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1.33 : 1
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Guest star Susan Sullivan (Twyla Cooper) and regular William R. Moses (Ken Malansky) played mother and son several years earlier on the prime time soap Falcon Crest. In those days, he was billed as "Billy Moses." The two actors are in only one scene together (the courtroom), but they don't speak to or acknowledge each other. See more »

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

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The Death of TV News
30 January 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Perry Mason is at a TV station for an interview. When the star reporter is killed, the police quickly settle on who the murderer is. However, he's smart enough to get Perry as his lawyer, which means that he didn't do it, that there are plenty of people with as good a motive and that Perry will badger one into confessing on the witness stand in this passable but not outstanding entry into the TV movie series starring Raymond Burr as Erle Stanley Gardner's lawyer-sleuth that began a quarter of a century after the long-running TV series ended.

Burr is back as Perry, Barbara Hale as girl Friday Della Street, as well as William Moses, as his legal associate and field investigator. Jerry Ohrbach shows up as the manager of the TV station, but after that the list of guest stars grows a little thin. The background is the dirty politics of a news station and while the actual murderer is a bit of surprise, director Christian I. Nyby II seems to have to slow down the cutting to make this one come out to its wonted length.


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