Perry Mason (1957–1966)
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The Case of a Place Called Midnight 

While in Europe, Perry makes a side trip to meet the girlfriend of a family friend who is in the Army. He meets an interesting group of characters. When an officer is murdered, his friend is a suspect and Perry helps unravel the mystery.

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... Perry Mason
... Della Street (credit only)
... Paul Drake (credit only)
... Lt. Tragg (credit only)
... Alan Durfee
... Col. Owens
... Frank Appleton
... Hurt
... Phil Morton
... Greta Koning
Fred Vincent ... Frederic Ralston
... Duval
... Joe Farrell
... Dr. Kleinman
Éva Szörényi ... Madame Jurgen (as Eva Soreny)
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In Mitternacht, Switzerland to say hello to Lt. Frederic Ralston, the son of a client, Perry Mason also gets to meet the young woman that Fred has fallen in love with, Greta Koning. When they go to Fred's room to see him, they find the dead body of Capt. Joe Farrell and Fred standing there with a gun in his hand. Farrell and Fred did not get along and, while Farrell had been killed with Fred's gun, he says had just picked it up from the floor. Working with local police, Inspector Hurt, Perry learns from the military that Joe Ferrell was onto a scam having to do with a Nazi treasure at the bottom of the nearby lake. They believe that the eminent Dr. Kleinman is behind it all, but when they find him at the bottom of the lake, it's apparent they have two murders to solve. The victims of scam include an American, Frank Appleton, as well as an Argentinian, Juan Carlos Ramirez. Perry has an idea who is responsible. Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery

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12 November 1964 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Was filmed at the same time as The Case of Bullied Bowling after Raymond Burr was released from the hospital. See more »

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[first lines]
[after surprising Greta from behind with a kiss]
Frederic Ralston: What did they say your name is?
Greta Koning: [whispers] Frederic.
Frederic Ralston: Oh, no, you don't seem like any boy to me.
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Perry's holiday in Europe
6 March 2012 | by See all my reviews

Although Raymond Burr did not enter a courtroom in this episode he did solve a murder, in fact a couple of them. In doing so he pulled the chestnuts out of the fire for Fred Vincent who is a soldier stationed in Europe and who has fallen for Susanne Cramer whose aunt runs a resort hotel where all kinds of intrigue is going on.

It seems as though in this Alpine Lake it is rumored that Nazis hid a vast treasure at the bottom of it. That's got a whole lot of people gathered at the hotel, a veritable international list of treasure hunters. Among them are Americans Robert Emhardt a rich businessman and Gerald Mohr an expatriate movie star.

When army colonel Jim Davis winds up dead and Vincent found with gun in hand at the body, it's a good thing Perry Mason is there. For all intents and purposes, he's the client and what happens to all of Perry Mason's clients happens here.

Gerald Mohr has an interesting role, very suggestive of William Holden who was residing in Switzerland at the time to avoid taxes. And Werner Klemperer plays the German cop and one who is vastly different from Colonel Wilhelm Klink.

A variation on the usual Perry Mason episode, but not all that different.


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