Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991)

TV Movie   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


Perry Mason: The Case of the Maligned Mobster (1991) Poster

A gangster who has commited all kinds of crimes is accused to have killed his wife. As he was not the murderer in this case Perry Mason intents to find the killer...


7.3/10
237

Photos


See all photos

Get More From IMDb

For an enhanced browsing experience, get the IMDb app on your smartphone or tablet.

Get the IMDb app

Reviews & Commentary

Add a Review


User Reviews


6 April 2008 | bkoganbing
3
| Lawyer/Client Privilege
Television has never seen a more ethical attorney than Perry Mason, as is well known he never takes on a really guilty client. But this particular Mason television film really plays it close to the edge in the realm of lawyer/client privilege.

If I'm wrong some lawyers or law student will no doubt write and correct me, but in this particular film Raymond Burr is defending mobster Michael Nader who is charged with murdering his wife. Nader is one of the darker characters that Mason has ever defended either in the two hour films or the one hour television series from the Ffities and Sixties.

Nader's wife Gwynyth Walsh is killed when someone fires a bullet into a speeding car Walsh is driving causing her to lose control and the car hurtle over a cliff. Of course there's no lack of suspects as usual.

But in order to get at the truth, Burr actually let's it come out that his client actually did another murder some time earlier. The two crimes are indirectly linked. Maybe I'm wrong but the fact that he got his own client nailed for another murder to acquit him of the one he's defending him for seems to be stretching the lawyer/client privilege issue out of shape. I think the Bar Association might have had something to say on the issue.

Still it ends as all Perry Mason stories do with the guilty part unmasked. Not someone you would have suspected given the kind of parts this individual normally plays.

Critic Reviews


More Like This

Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception

Perry Mason: The Case of the Desperate Deception

Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo

Perry Mason: The Case of the Reckless Romeo

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lethal Lesson

Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin

Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin

Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder

Perry Mason: The Case of the Musical Murder

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake

Perry Mason: The Case of the Lady in the Lake

Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter

Perry Mason: The Case of the Defiant Daughter

Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride

Perry Mason: The Case of the Heartbroken Bride

Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen

Perry Mason: The Case of the Poisoned Pen

Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion

Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion

Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Silenced Singer

Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel

Perry Mason: The Case of the Scandalous Scoundrel

Did You Know?

Storyline

Plot Summary


Genres

Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

What to Watch: "Mrs. Maisel," "Vikings," and More

Save yourself from endless browsing with our list of top TV picks for the week, including a 16-time Emmy winner, the final season of "Vikings," and Scarlett Johansson's latest film.

Watch our video

IMDb's Holiday Gift Guide

Get gifting with IMDb's Holiday Gift Guide, curated with the entertainment lover in mind!

Browse our gift guide

Around The Web

 | 

Powered by ZergNet

More To Explore

Search on Amazon.com