Criminal lawyer and all-time number-one mystery author Erle Stanley Gardner wrote close to 150 novels that have sold 300 million copies worldwide. His most popular books starred the incomparable attorney-sleuth Perry Mason.
The Case of the Lucky Legs is the story of a confidence man who promoted fake beauty pageants in small California towns. Marjorie Clune was one of his winning victims, "The Girl with the Lucky Legs". She was promised a Hollywood movie contract, but the scam artist fled with the money. Marjorie fled too; left her hometown in shame to try and “prove” herself in Hollywood. Perry Mason is hired to track her down, but when the deceitful pageant promoter turns up murdered, Marjorie becomes the prime suspect in this “edge of your seat” murder mystery.
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I'm enjoying these dramatizations
- M J Sweet "mjsweet"
Uhm... close, but no cigar?
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.
- P "marblex"