Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin (1991)

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David Katz is a world famous magician and he comes to Denver with his group to perform for a charity gala for disabled children. Also there is Perry and Della as all three are supporters of... See full summary »

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31 August 2002 | bob the moo
As standard as all the Mason films, but quite enjoyable – `wasn't it? WASN'T IT?'
David Katz is a famous stage magician who is putting on a charity show to benefit a children's charity supported by Perry Mason. On the day of the show one of his assistants, Kate Ford, tells him she is pregnant due to an affair they had, and tries to blackmail him. Later that night a trick appears to go wrong and Ford is killed and Katz arrested. Mason takes the case and tries to find out who else had a motive for murder. Meanwhile Ken Malansky travels out to Ford's hometown to get background information, only to find that some people want to cover something up.

If you've seen one of these things then you've seen them all. The legal realism of these shows are always very doubtful but the drama is still enjoyable. Here for example the whole court is moved to the scene of the crime for some reason or other! Mason does his usual ripping into the witness stuff which is good but can get a bit tiresome because you know that they're all red herrings and the real person is only really examined at the end. Ken's investigation is better than usual here and it does have a genuine feel of PI work as facts are uncovered which expose the truth. It's nothing special but enjoyable.

Burr, Hale and Moses are all very comfortable and don't try too hard. Moses loves his role as he gets to be an action hero and jump around despite his daft hair. The support cast all skulk around looking a little guilty in attempts to try and throw us all off the scent – they do alright. The usual `surprise face' in the Mason TVM's this time is Bob Gunton who does a good job as the Asst DA, but I always felt David Stiers was a better foil for Mason

Overall this is nothing special and is pretty basic when compared to much more sensational courtroom dramas.

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Crime | Drama

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Release Date:

14 May 1991

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA

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