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The Case of the Curious Bride (1935)

Approved | | Comedy, Crime, Drama | 13 April 1935 (USA)
Perry interrupts his vacation plans when an ex-girlfriend, now newly married, asks him to help her with murder and bigamy charges.

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Dr. Millbeck
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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. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Clue Club #4: The Case of the Curious Bride  »

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Donald Woods appears as the character Carl Montaine. In 1937, he would actually play Perry Mason in The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1937), the last in the Warner Bros. Perry Mason series. See more »

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When Mason walks into Moxley's house and walks up the stairs, there is a beautiful French window behind him, but when his car pulls away later, as seen from the outside, there is no matching french window. See more »

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District Attorney Stacey: [Referring to the whereabouts of Detective Lucas, who's obviously avoiding Perry] Probably find him at the club. Out yesterday I shot a...
Perry Mason: [Frustrated] You boys ain't playin' golf. You're playing hide-and-seek. It's a kid's game at best, Mr. D.A.
Perry Mason: [a frustrated Mason uses his cane to hit one of the golf balls on Stacey's floor and it hits a nearby lamp] Bad shot, Mr. Mason.
Perry Mason: [On his way out the door] Hah-hah!
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It Was a Dark and Stormy Night
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Music by Sammy Fain
Lyrics by Irving Kahal
Sung by Wini Shaw and chorus at the burlesque theater
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Perry Mason, gourmet cook
20 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Michael Curtiz, one of the most prolific directors Hollywood had, is at the helm of this film, based on one of Erle Stanely Garner's stories, featuring Perry Mason, the famous lawyer. With a screen play by Tom Reed, this film offers a glance at some of the best players working in films in the Hollywood of the thirties.

Warren William, is Perry Mason, a man who knows a lot about the law, as well as what to cook for dinner. Mr. William is at his best playing the lawyer-detective. Margaret Lindsay, is the lady at the center of the crime that Perry Mason is trying to solve. Ms. Lindsay was a beautiful actress who adds a touch of class, as well as mystery to her take on Rhoda Montaine.

The rest of the cast assembled to back the principals was made up of some of the best character actors of the era. Donald Woods is seen as Carl Montaine. Clarie Dodd plays Perry's secretary Della Street. Allan Jenkins is Perry's assistant Spudsy.

A little gem of a film for lovers of the genre.


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