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.
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 ... See full summary »
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 ... See full summary »
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 ... See full summary »
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 ... See full summary »
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 "... See full summary »
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.
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 ... See full summary »
A comedian hatches a great joke: rig a fake killing live on TV. He takes a gun with blanks, and shoots his accomplice during a talk show. Happy that his joke has been successful, he walks away. His accomplice is really dead, however, and nearly a million viewers saw him pull the trigger.Written by
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Jennifer O'Neill, who played the lead role of Alison Carr in this episode, was also a lead player in a television series called Cover Up (1984) two years earlier. That show ended soon after the show's male lead, Jon-Erik Hexum, accidentally shot and killed himself with a prop gun on set. See more »
If someone else had exchanged the blank for a live round, the state would drop the homicide charge against the defendant in favor of a reduced charge of manslaughter, due to pointing a firearm at another and failing to verify a blank round was loaded. See more »
When movie star Joe Penny stalks onto the stage of talk-show host Alan Thicke and, in front of forty million people, shoots him dead, can even Perry Mason make the real killer confess on the stand? We all know, of course, that Penny didn't do it, since he hired Perry Mason.
Unhappily, this entry in the TV movie series starring Raymond Burr is not a topnotch one. Despite the many familiar faces in the cast, the comedy-danger routines by William Katt as Mason's investigator are weak, the clues that reveal the killer are revealed just before the denouement, and Toronto standing in for New York by placing a lopsided green street sign on a corner is very unconvincing.
Those issues aside, it's always a pleasure to see Raymond Burr in his signature role.
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