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"Perry Mason" Mysteries

Perry Mason is an American fictional character, a criminal defense lawyer who is the main character in works of detective fiction written by Erle Stanley Gardner.
The character of Perry Mason was adapted for motion pictures and a long-running radio series.
Warner Bros. released a series of six Perry Mason films in the 1930s.
These were followed by the well-known adaptation, the CBS television series Perry Mason (1957–1966) starring Raymond Burr.
A second television series, The New Perry Mason starring
Monte Markham, ran from 1973 to 1974.
Thirty Perry Mason television films ran from 1985 to 1995, with Burr reprising the role of Mason in 26 of them prior to his death in 1993.
Four additional contracted movies were completed, featuring
Barbara Hale as Della Street. The defense attorneys were played by Paul Sorvino (once) and Hal Holbrook (in the final three).
A third television miniseries, HBO’s Perry Mason starring Matthew Rhys started airing in 2020.

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Movie: The Case of the Howling Dog ( 1934 )
An agitated and desperate man spares no expense in insisting that Mason represent him against a neighbor's howling dog and act as executor of his will.
Movie: The Case of the Curious Bride ( 1935 )
After giving the District Attorney another stinging defeat, Perry plans to take a vacation in China. That is, he was, until Rhoda, his old flame, meets him at a restaurant. Even though she says that she is asking for a friend, Perry can see right through her. It seems that her husband Moxley, who had been allegedly dead for four years, is alive and demanding money as she has married into wealth. The case escalates when the police find the body of Moxley and charge her with the murder.
Movie: The Case of the Lucky Legs ( 1935 )
Frank Patton is the promoter of the Lucky Legs Contest. The problem is that he always skips town before paying the $1000 to the winner. Mr. Bradbury, suitor of Cloverdale winner Margie, hires intoxicated Perry Mason to find Frank. Perry knows the scheme that Patton is using and has Spudsy find him, but Frank is dead when Perry arrives. The how is a surgeons scalpel, but the who is not yet known.
Movie: The Case of the Velvet Claws ( 1936 )
Perry and Della are finally married by his old friend, Judge Mary. They plan to go on a honeymoon, but before it can start, Perry is retained by a woman with a gun and $5000. She wants him to stop a story that is coming out in 'Spicy Bits' about Peter Milner. When Perry cannot talk the editor out of publishing the story, he finds the owner and also finds that the woman who hired him was Mrs. Belter. Soon afterwards, George Belter is dead, Eva shot him and blames Perry Mason for the murder.
Movie: The Case of the Black Cat ( 1936 )
Lawyer Perry Mason is summoned to the Laxter mansion in the dead of night to write granddaughter Wilma out of invalid Peter Laxter's will, to keep her from marrying suspected fortune hunter Doug. Peter dies in a mysterious fire and Laxter's two grandsons, Sam Laxter and Frank Oafley, inherit his estate on the condition old caretaker Schuster and his cat Clinker are kept on. When cat-hating Sam threatens Clinker, Perry steps in and learns Laxter's death was suspicious and the family fortune and diamonds are missing. Schuster's found dead in his basement apartment, Laxter's nurse Louise is murdered with Schuster's crutch, and circumstantial evidence brings Doug to trial for Louise's death. Mason's investigation produces a surprise witness who turns the trial around.
Movie: The Case of the Stuttering Bishop ( 1937 )
An improbable stuttering bishop from Australia asks for Perry's help in proving the identity of the legitimate heir to a millionaire.
TV Show: Perry Mason ( 1957 )
Perry Mason is an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases. With the aid of his secretary Della Street and investigator Paul Drake, he often finds that by digging deeply into the facts, startling facts can be revealed. Often relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, he often tricks or traps people into unwittingly admitting their guilt.
TV Show: The New Perry Mason ( 1973 )
The New Perry Mason is a revival of the long-running hit television series about Erle Stanley Gardner's brilliant defense attorney. (This short-lived series is not to be confused with the long-running series of TV movies which starred Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale from the original series).
Movie: Perry Mason Returns ( 1985 )
When his former secretary Della Street is accused of murder, Perry Mason gives up a judgeship to defend her.
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun ( 1986 )
A priest is murdered and the suspect is a nun. And it's been rumored that the two of them are having an affair.
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Shooting Star ( 1986 )
An actor rigs a fake on-air shooting with the connivance of his friend, the show's host, but the practical joke goes horribly wrong when the gun, which he'd loaded with blanks, turns out to contain a live round.
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Lost Love ( 1987 )
An old flame of Mason's is one of those being considered to fill a vacated government position. Now, her husband's approached by a man who says he knows his wife's secret and that if this secret should ever get out, her appointment might not push through. So, he offers to sell the information he has to him. So, when he goes to him, he finds him dead, and he is arrested for the crime and placed on trial, and Perry's asked to defend him. And Perry also suspects that the dead was hired by one of his friend's friends to steal the evidence of her secret so that they could expose it and sabotage her appointment, and in all likelihood is the killer.
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit ( 1987 )
Perry's publisher friend Jordan White is called to a hotel that famous horror writer David Hall has cleared out for a weekend and called his "friends"--his private assistant, an actress, a fortune-teller, and the two remaining hotel staffers, to discuss business. All of them want to sue David over his new book "The Resort," whose characters are obviously based on Jordan and the guests. Practical-joker David plays tricks on them until he's thrown from the hotel's high tower. Susan Warrenfield, owner and manager of the hotel, witnesses the fall and sees Jordan at the tower, and Jordan is arrested. While Perry and Della try to solve the main mystery, Paul tries to learn who's trying to scare Susan away from her hotel: a ghost, or a more earthly visitor?
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Murdered Madam ( 1987 )
Della meets up with an old friend, a child that she used to babysit, and she and Perry are invited to meet the friend's new wife, Suzanne. Meanwhile, Suzanne rents out her house to four gentlemen, who are having a meeting about a plan that could get them all rich, little realizing that Suzanne is taping the whole conversation. Suzanne holds out for more money from her "client" before giving up the tape, and is found murdered, and the tape gone. As Perry, Della, and Paul start to help the friend (who discovered the body, and hence is the prime suspect), they discover that Suzanne used to be a Madam of a "certain kind of house", that the four "meeting" takes great pains to cover up their business, and that Suzanne's past may have caught up with her.
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel ( 1987 )
Perry is suing a gutter-trash newspaper that is running a story about a love affair between him and Della. The editor also has "dirt" files on an Army General, his banker, and other "clients". All of them make little-concealed verbal threats to him at a party, but the person who hated him most is a female reporter the editor had just fired from the paper for attempting to write a serious story. Soon after she threatens him, he's found floating in his pool, shot. The reporter is arrested for the crime and Perry, who has a personal stake in the matter, sets out with Della and Paul to solve the mystery. But the other suspects just want the case to be over and will go to any lengths to protect their secrets.
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Avenging Ace ( 1988 )
Air Force Lt. Col. Kevin Parks was arrested and convicted for a murder of a woman and is trying to appeal for the second time when one of the first appeal lawyers, Perry, finds a new witness for the defence. The witness is threatened and then murdered to stop him giving his evidence and Perry, Della and Paul started to investigate. The main victim was very popular with the Airmen and was employed by a real estate company that was conducting a deal with the Base over a plot of land and this causes the amount of suspects and motives to rise. Paul tries to find the witness's killer and he and Capt. O'Malley are a threat to it's future...
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake ( 1988 )
A tennis player is accused to having killed his wife, a rich heiress. The facts are against him as he was seen in the arms of his former girlfriend in the night before the murder. This is a case for Perry Mason.
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson ( 1989 )
Ken Malansky is a law student attending a class being taught by Perry Mason. When a friend tells him that his girlfriend was assaulted by a fellow student, Ken rushes to the university's mock courtroom to confront him and finds him dead. The murder weapon was Ken's own knife. Perry is reluctant to take on his case, especially since the victim was the son of a close friend.
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder ( 1989 )
In this episode Perry Mason defends a young theatre director who is accused to have killed a famous director of a Broadway musical.
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the All-Star Assassin ( 1989 )
Thatcher Horton is owner of a Denver sports arena and a couple of sports teams. Bobby Spencer a friend of Ken was one of his hockey players. It seems that Horton verbally promised him that he would take care of him if he gets injured, which happened. Now it seems that Horton is reneging and he has asked Ken to represent him in his suit against Horton. Bobby threatened Horton and not long after that Horton was killed and the murder weapon was found in Bobby's possession. So Perry comes to help defend Bobby. It seems that Horton was not liked by other people including his wife and son, and it also seems that the killer was a professional assassin, so did one of them hire him?
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen ( 1990 )
The chief suspects in the murder of an author are the numerous colleagues whom he continuously plagiarized.
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception ( 1990 )
Perry Mason must defend the son of an old friend who is accused of killing an ex-officer of the Nazi-SS.
Movie: 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.
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter ( 1990 )
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.
Movie: 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 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...
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster ( 1991 )
A gangster who has commited all kinds of crimes is accused to have killed his wife. As he was not the murderer in this case Perry Mason intents to find the killer...
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin ( 1991 )
David Katz is a world famous magician and he comes to Denver with his group to perform for a charity gala for disabled children. Also there is Perry and Della as all three are supporters of the charity. Kate Ford, an assistant with an arrogant attitude, tells David that she is, from now on, going to do an illusion in which an assistant is raised in a glass coffin only to disappear when the coffin is opened up in the air (while the assistant climbs out before the coffin is raised.) After a one night stand with David, Kate is pregnant and she blackmails David with this. David and his wife Judy can't have children so that comes as a double blow to them. However Kate, with her attitude, creates much hatred at her from the rest of the group. At the gala, the glass coffin is raised but when it opens Kate's dead body falls to the ground - strangled. While Perry and Della set out to try to find the killer, Ken and PI Terry Weidner set out to find out more about Kate but they discover that nobody in Kate's home town wants to talk about her for some reason...
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion ( 1991 )
Dyan Draper, editor of a well-known fashion magazine, is infamous for writing columns that destroy other people's careers; she also drives her employees to near-madness with her orders. Lauren Jeffreys, editor of another magazine, meets with Dyan and tries unsuccessfully to stop Dyan from writing about her in her next column. She tries again at Dyan's place, but Dyan is next seen dead on the floor. Lauren is the prime suspect, but as she's friends with Della and Perry, Perry takes the defense. Lauren gave birth at 16 and the child grew up to be Julia Collier, Dyan's private assistant, and Lauren and Julia try to reunite. Meanwhile, Ken comes up against Albert Nardone, infamous crime mobster and little-known fashion designer, as Nardone's nephew gets killed by Dyan's killer and unwillingly has one of Nardone's hoods "assist" him in searching for the killer..
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Framing ( 1992 )
A painter fakes his death, in order to gain some additional money, because his works would revaluate with his death. But, unfortunately, he is killed a few hours after having "returned to life".
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride ( 1992 )
Perry Mason is invited to the marriage of the daughter of an old friend of his. But before the end of the ceremony, the uncle of the groom is found dead. Certainly this is a case for Perry Mason.
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo ( 1992 )
Sleazy talk show host Ted Mayne writes a tell-all book, which enrages and embarrasses several very prominent women. One of them, actress Roxanne Shield, loses her composure during an interview and winds up making a televised death threat. Of course, when Ted is murdered, she is arrested. Witnesses claim they saw Roxanne outside his apartment that night and police later find the murder weapon in her car. Renowned defence attorney Perry Mason accepts the challenge of defending her in court.
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Skin-Deep Scandal ( 1993 )
The owner of a cosmetics company is unveiling a new cream which she claims she's been using. She's been keeping her age a secret and now reveals that she's 60 and owes her appearance to the cream. She's later killed and the formula missing. Her husband is arrested and Perry defends him.
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Telltale Talk Show Host ( 1993 )
Dr Sheila Carlin is good friends with Della who calls Perry in when she is being pestered by someone. On the theory that it could be somebody that she works with at a radio stations she arranges Perry to be interviewed by Winslow Keene who is also the station's owner. Winslow enrages the rest of the talk show hosts on the station by informing them of changes that he is making to their time slots. That night, Winslow is shot by a hit man hired by someone at the station and Sheila is set up for the murder. She calls in Perry and as usual Perry, Della and Ken swing into action to find out who really did it...
Movie: Perry Mason: The Case of the Killer Kiss ( 1993 )
On the set of a popular daytime soap opera 'Mile High', actress Kris Buckner is being forced off by co-star Mark Stratton. When she says that she'll 'kill him before she leaves the show', she makes herself the prime suspect when Stratton is murdered by someone poisoning him. As an old friend, Perry Mason comes to the help of Kris and agrees to defend her. Meanwhile Ken goes in search of information with the help of fan of the show.
Movie: A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Wicked Wives ( 1993 )
Anthony Caruso, an old friend of Perry Mason, comes to Denver on the request of Dee Morrison. She's married to famed photographer David Morrison, who wants to shoot a photo featuring his former models. The tricky thing is that all of his former models are also his former wives. But Dee knows Anthony can convince them to do it which he does. And David shoots them. Later Dee catches David it what appears to be in an inappropriate situation with his assistant. They have an argument and she leaves. Later David is found dead and she's arrested and Anthony defends her. And he suspects it could have been one of the wives.
Movie: A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Lethal Lifestyle ( 1994 )
Bill McKenzie is a retired lawyer who prefers to spend time working on his ranch. But he occasionally takes on a case wherein the defendant is wrongfully convicted or falsely accused, and he's a friend of Perry Mason. Mason asks him to fill in for him at some thing wherein he is suppose to give a speech. At the thing are some important people including a chess master whom McKenzie knows. Also, there is a sleazy interviewer who is forcing the chess player to be on his show when he refused, and when the interviewer is found dead, the chess player is arrested, and McKenzie defends him. Della Street and Ken Malansky offer their assistance, and McKenzie tries to find out who had motive to kill the man.
Movie: A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Grimacing Governor ( 1994 )
When gubernatorial candidate Harlan Richards is murdered, the suspicions fall on the incumbent Governor Ryan Allison but when he, too, is murdered the plot thickens.
Movie: A Perry Mason Mystery: The Case of the Jealous Jokester ( 1995 )
Bill McKenzie's niece works as a production assistant for controversial television personality Josie Joplin, who publicly accuses her of having an affair with her husband. One night McKenzie's niece receives a message which she believes is from Josie to go to her hotel room, when she gets there someone knocks her out and when she wakes up, Josie is dead and she's the number one suspect, so McKenzie defends her.
TV Show: Perry Mason ( 2020 )
1932, Los Angeles. While the rest of the country recovers from the Great Depression, this city is booming! Oil! Olympic Games! Talking Pictures! Evangelical Fervor! And a child kidnapping gone very, very wrong! Based on characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner, this limited series follows the origins of American Fiction's most legendary criminal defense lawyer, Perry Mason. When the case of the decade breaks down his door, Mason's relentless pursuit of the truth reveals a fractured city and just maybe, a pathway to redemption for himself.
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