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The Case of the Shapely Shadow ()


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Janice Wainwright is a dedicated secretary to Morley Theilman who becomes concerned when she learns he is being blackmailed. Perry advises her to follow through with her instructions but it... See more »

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Perry Mason
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Della Street
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Paul Drake
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Hamilton Burger
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Lt. Tragg
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Cole B. Troy
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Carlotta Theilman
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Janice Wainwright
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Agnes Theilman
Karl Held ...
David Gideon
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Morley Theilman (as George Neise)
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Fred Carlyle (as James Callahan)
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Judge
Ray Hemphill ...
Henry Battle
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Lt. Sophia
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Autopsy Surgeon
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Moulage Man
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Newsdealer (as William McLean)
Austin Green ...
Meteorologist
Ollie O'Toole ...
Dudley Roberts
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Water Company Official (as Olan Soulé)
Phil Arnold ...
Smitty
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Eddie Baker ...
Clerk (uncredited)
John Barton ...
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)
Ralph Brooks ...
Commuter (uncredited)
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Casino Patron (uncredited)
Chester Jones ...
Porter (uncredited)
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Bellhop (uncredited)
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Juror (uncredited)
Bernard Sell ...
Juror (uncredited)
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Commuter (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Juror (uncredited)
Bob Whitney ...
Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Directed by

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Christian Nyby

Written by

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Erle Stanley Gardner ... (novel)
 
Jackson Gillis ... (teleplay)

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Jackson Gillis ... associate producer
Gail Patrick ... executive producer (as Gail Patrick Jackson)
Art Seid ... producer

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Robert G. Hager

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Richard Cahoon ... (as Richard H. Cahoon)

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Harvey Clermont

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Lewis H. Creber ... (as Lewis Creber)

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Charles Vassar ... (as Charles Q. Vassar)

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Annabell Levy ... hair stylist (as Annabell)
Irving Pringle ... makeup artist

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Gordon A. Webb ... assistant director (as Gordon Webb)

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Ray Thompson ... properties

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Herman Lewis ... production sound mixer

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Evelyn Carruth ... wardrobe supervisor
Edward McDermott ... wardrobe supervisor (as Ed McDermott)

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M.E.M. Gibsone ... script supervisor
Samuel Newman ... story consultant

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  • CBS (1962) (United States) (tv) (original airing)

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Plot Summary

Janice Wainwright has been Morley Theilman's secretary for several years now and, when she finds a blackmail note in his waste paper basket, she seeks Perry's advice. Theilman asked her to put a locked suitcase in a locker at the bus station and she wants to know if she can open it to confirm her suspicions. Perry agrees and they find $100,000 in $20 bills inside. The case eventually disappears from the locker and Theilman is found dead in a subdivision he had been building with business partner, Cole Troy. When Perry tries to find Janice, it appears that she disappeared. Paul finds her in Las Vegas where they find her meeting Theilman's first wife and her brother at the rail station. Cole says he saw a shapely woman following Morley near his office who could be Janice, Morley's wife Agnes, or even his ex-wife Carlotta, who has changed her appearance. Janice is charged with his murder and Perry defends her but her defense is extremely weak. Written by garykmcd

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  • The Case of the Shapely Shadow (United States)
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  • 60 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Last of four appearances by film actress Barbara Lawrence, who had appeared on Perry Mason between 1958 and 1962. This appearance aired in January, just months before she retired from acting altogether. Her final appearance was in an episode of The Tall Man called "Trial by Fury," which aired in April 1962.) See more »
Goofs During Hamilton Burger's closing argument to the jury, there are several shots of Perry with the courtroom wall close behind him. At that point in the trial, Perry should have been seated at the defense counsel's table. See more »
Quotes Hamilton Burger: Ladies and gentlemen of the jury, Mr. Mason has indeed surpassed himself. He has created for you a story which is pure poppycock! Absolute and complete nonsense. The defendant in this case is a shrewd, scheming woman. She seduced her employer, she stole from him, and finally she murdered him. And as for Mr. Mason's ridiculous theory about a hose, this is an *abandoned* real estate office we're talking about. The water's been shut off there for over a year. How could anyone possibly...
Perry Mason: Your honor, the District Attorney is stating facts not in evidence. Since he lost the opportunity to get these matters in legitimately, in rebuttal, he is now trying to do it through prejudicial misconduct. I ask the court to declare a mistrial.
Hamilton Burger: A *mistrial*? How can you...
Judge: Mr. Burger, Mr. Mason's point is well taken...
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