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Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake (1988)

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.

Director:

Ron Satlof

Writers:

Shel Willens, 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.
David Hasselhoff ... Billy Travis
John Beck ... Doug Vickers
Doran Clark Doran Clark ... Sara Wingate-Travis
George DelHoyo ... Frank Travis (as George Deloy)
John Ireland ... Walter
Liane Langland ... Lisa Blake
Darrell Larson ... Skip Wingate
Audra Lindley ... Mrs. Chaney
David Ogden Stiers ... D.A. Michael Reston
Terrence Evans Terrence Evans ... Sheriff Ed Prine (as Terrance Evans)
Richard Jury Richard Jury ... Hans (as Ric Jury)
Nadya Starr Nadya Starr ... Polly Neff
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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 assessination. This is a case for Perry Mason. Written by Volker Boehm

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 May 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake See more »

Filming Locations:

Denver, Colorado, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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William Katt's final appearance as Drake. See more »

Connections

Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson (1989) See more »

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Did jealousy lead to the unthinkable?
3 January 2014 | by sixpence1106See all my reviews

If you are a fan of Perry Mason, as I am, you would have figured that out there was something strange from the beginning of the movie. Normally Perry Mason spends his entire show defending his client and piecing together the crime and identifying the real criminal at the very end of the show. When the movie began, it seems that the killer was identified in the first few minutes of the movie. But obviously, things were not what they seemed. I was not sure what it was, but Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale seemed very flat and uninspired. At least William Katt and David Hasselhoff kept the movie alive. The ending was very interesting. I definitely did not see that coming. As a mystery the movie was worth watching, but as a "Perry Mason" movie, it was disappointing.


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