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  • Perry Mason and the Case of the Lucky Legs: A Radio Dramatization

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 11 mins)
    • By Erle Stanley Gardner, M. J. Elliott
    • Narrated By Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players
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    (48)
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    (40)
    Story
    (41)

    The Case of the Lucky Legs is the story of a confidence man who promoted fake beauty pageants in small California towns. Marjorie Clune was one of his winning victims, "The Girl with the Lucky Legs". She was promised a Hollywood movie contract, but the scam artist fled with the money. Marjorie fled too; left her hometown in shame to try and “prove” herself in Hollywood. Perry Mason is hired to track her down, but when the deceitful pageant promoter turns up murdered, Marjorie becomes the prime suspect in this “edge of your seat” murder mystery.

    Mary Jane Sweet says: "I'm enjoying these dramatizations"
    "Uhm... close, but no cigar?"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Amazingly, there is NO courtroom drama in this Perry Mason, courtroom drama story. Also, the writer of this new. but not improved version of Gardner's original story, decided to change the identity of the murderer. As far as performances go, none were standout great. The actress playing Della Street had a very hard. hostile edge to her -- uncharacteristic for Della. MIA: Lt. Tragg and Gertie. Thankfully this was a cheap title so I didn't part with too much cash. If you're really interested in this title, watch the TV episode--much truer to the original.


    What could Erle Stanley Gardner and M. J. Elliott have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Perry Mason's claim to fame were his courtroom antics. Any production of Perry Mason must include the courtroom part. Elementary.


    What about Jerry Robbins and The Colonial Radio Players ’s performance did you like?

    Perry had a new. fast-talking edginess that was unique and clearly separated the actor from Mr. Burr's classic PM

    Margie sounded about 10 years old... might use an actress with more ...er... maturity to her voice...Margie was an ingenue but not a child.


    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Perry Mason and the Case of the Sulky Girl: A Radio Dramatization

    • ORIGINAL (1 hr and 55 mins)
    • By M. J. Elliott, Erle Stanley Gardner
    • Narrated By Jerry Robbins, The Colonial Radio Players
    Overall
    (52)
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    (42)
    Story
    (43)

    Criminal lawyer and all-time #1 mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote close to 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide. His most popular books starred the incomparable attorney-sleuth Perry Mason. The Case of the Sulky Girl: An impetuous niece who demands her trust fund be released comes to Perry Mason for help. But it's her boyfriend who needs defending when he is charged with murdering her controlling uncle.

    Michele says: "Big Perry Mason Fan"
    "More Perry!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Very good adaptation of this classic case, which was one of the first season eps in the tv series. Would recommend!


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's a classic Gardner... what more is there to say?


    Which character – as performed by Jerry Robbins and The Colonial Radio Players – was your favorite?

    Perry, Francis and Paul
    Need Lt. Tragg !!!!
    Della is too hard.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Missing was the clever bit from the end where it is revealed why Fran wanted to get married so badly. Della says something like...


    Any additional comments?

    YES MORE MORE MORE Perry Mason! I would love to see The Case of the Haunted Husband, Daring Decoy, Spurious Spinster, Restless Redhead... heck, I would like to see them all!

    Also... I wish someone would do enactments of the A.A. Fairs -- Donald Lam and Bertha Cool... those were pretty much made for radio broadcasts!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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