29 January 2019 | boblipton
Death of a Dream
When Vanessa Williams is killed, her husband Tim Reid is the obvious suspect; there's also a lot of evidence. Fortunately his good friend, Perry Mason, is his defense attorney.
This entry in the TV-Movie series starring Raymond Burr as Erle Stanley Gardner's lawyer-detective has even more going for it than the usual standard of the fine series. The actresses include not only Miss Williams, but such talented lovely women as Angela Basset and Nia Peeples. Because of the ambience, there's a lot of good contemporary singing. More than that, there's some discussion of the victim's character, an almost LAURA-like investigation into the different faces someone shows to different people.
Sadly, Barbara Hale is almost absent from this show; William Moses as Burr's associate/investigator charms the pretty women, and James McEachin as a friendly police detective round out the regular cast. Old pros Alice Ghostley and Alan Rachins also show up.