Very good adaptation of this classic case, which was one of the first season eps in the tv series. Would recommend!
It's a classic Gardner... what more is there to say?
Perry, Francis and Paul
Need Lt. Tragg !!!!
Della is too hard.
Missing was the clever bit from the end where it is revealed why Fran wanted to get married so badly. Della says something like...
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!
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.
Perry Mason's claim to fame were his courtroom antics. Any production of Perry Mason must include the courtroom part. Elementary.
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.
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