Perry Mason (1957–1966)

TV Series   |  TV-PG   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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The cases of a master criminal defense attorney, handling the most difficult of cases in the aid of the innocent.


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  • Raymond Burr and William Hopper in Perry Mason (1957)
  • Raymond Burr and Suzanne Lloyd in Perry Mason (1957)
  • Raymond Burr and William Talman in Perry Mason (1957)
  • Raymond Burr in Perry Mason (1957)
  • Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale in Perry Mason (1957)
  • Raymond Burr and Kathryn Card in Perry Mason (1957)

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Erle Stanley Gardner

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1 June 2005 | mrb1980
Will Never Be Equaled
I guess I'm dating myself, but I used to watch "Perry Mason" back in the 1960s and when I compare it to today's shows, nothing else even comes close. This series had it all:

--Established actors who were perfect for their roles; --A galaxy of 1950s-60s guest stars, all old pros; --Stunning B&W cinematography; --Crisp direction, no matter who was at the helm; --Literate,intelligent scripts that made the viewers think; --A great sense of humor; --Professional music scores; and above all --A show that had respect for its audience!

I won't go into how perfect Burr, Talman, Collins, Hopper, Hale, et al were for their roles, it's all been said before.

After the story line was established, the courtroom drama took over, leading to the usual twist ending that kept the audience guessing until the last minute. The difference between "Perry Mason" and today's shows is that you actually had to pay attention to the story and anticipate what might happen. This series was true classic that will never be equaled, because television no longer respects its audience's intelligence and now relies on laugh tracks and silly dialogue. Catch it if you want to exercise your mind--skip it if you prefer to watch reruns of rubbish like "Charlie's Angels" or "Three's Company".

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