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Perry Mason Returns (1985)

When his former secretary Della Street is accused of murder, Perry Mason gives up a judgeship to defend her.

Director:

Ron Satlof

Writers:

Dean Hargrove, Erle Stanley Gardner (characters creator)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason
Barbara Hale ... Della Street
William Katt ... Paul Drake Jr.
Holland Taylor ... Paula Gordon
Richard Anderson ... Ken Braddock
Kerrie Keane ... Kathryn Gordon
Al Freeman Jr. ... Lt. Cooper
David McIlwraith David McIlwraith ... David Gordon
Roberta Weiss ... Laura Gordon
Cassie Yates ... Barbara Scott
Patrick O'Neal ... Arthur Gordon
James Kidnie ... Bobby Lynch
Paul Hubbard ... Sgt. Stratton
Lindsay Merrithew ... Chris
Kathleen Laskey ... Luanne
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Storyline

Wealthy businessman Mr. Gordon has many enemies and a family that wouldn't miss him if he dropped dead. Someone hires a hitman to kill him and carry it out in a way that frames Gordon's secretary, Della Street. When she's accused of the murder, Perry Mason resigns his position as judge to defend her, employing the son of his old colleague, Paul Drake, to act as private investigator on the case. Written by bob the moo

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Taglines:

The Defense Never Rests

Genres:

Crime | Drama | Mystery

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 December 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Return of Perry Mason See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Barbara Hale was recovering from a broken hip during filming, which can explain why there are a lot of scenes with Hale sitting down. A stand-in was used for scenes that required Hale to actually walk. See more »

Goofs

In one of the chase scenes, the doors on Paul Drake's jeep are there when he takes off but after he rounds the corner they are gone. See more »

Connections

Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo (1992) See more »

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Good who-dunnit
21 January 2000 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Della Street is set up as the fallguy for a murder. Of course, everybody knows that this sweet, motherly woman wouldn't swat a fly, much less off somebody. Mason pulls out all stops in unraveling the mystery and uncovers a plot to keep a multi-million dollar scam intact. The one phony part in this film is the reaction of a lawyer at the movie's end. No attorney would do what this man did.


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