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Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun (1986)

A priest is murdered and the suspect is a nun. And it's been rumored that the two of them are having an affair.

Director:

Ron Satlof

Writers:

Joel Steiger, Erle Stanley Gardner (characters creator)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason
Barbara Hale ... Della Street
William Katt ... Paul Drake Jr.
Timothy Bottoms ... Father Thomas O'Neil
Jon Cypher ... Dr. Peter Lattimore
Michele Greene ... Sister Margaret
James McEachin ... Lt. Ed Brock
Gerald S. O'Loughlin ... Monsignor Kyser
William Prince ... Archbishop Stefan Corro
Edward Winter ... Jonathan Eastman
Barbara Parkins ... Ellen Cartwright
David Ogden Stiers ... D.A. Michael Reston
Tom Bosley ... Father Chris DeLeon
Arthur Hill ... Thomas Shea
Hagan Beggs Hagan Beggs ... Richard Logan (as Hagen Beggs)
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Storyline

Super lawyer Perry Mason defends a nun accused of killing a priest who was investigating the misuse of church funds and with whom she may have been having a romantic entanglement. Written by John Sacksteder <jsackste@bellsouth.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 May 1986 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Perry Mason: The Case of the Notorious Nun See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

First and only Perry Mason TV movie to have been filmed in Raymond Burr's province of birth - British Columbia. With that, it is the second Perry Mason TV movie filmed in Canada; the first and third were filmed in Toronto, Ontario. See more »

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Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Sinister Spirit (1987) See more »

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A Nun's Story
21 February 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Father Timothy Bottoms is investigating possible corruption in the archdiocese at the order of the Archbishop. Novice Michele Greene has been assisting him. As he finds disturbing signs of corruption, rumors about a sexual relationship between the two swirl. When she is called to his hotel room, she finds an unknown priest there. He gives her a drink of sherry and she falls asleep. When she wakes, Bottoms' corpse is found, and she finds herself on trial for the priest's murder. Good thing that Raymond Burr is at hand when she is taken into custody and that he is Perry Mason.

Of course there are several other suspects, mostly having to do with the corruption issues, and when they're on the witness stand, you know that the least likely one will confess. In the meantime, there's the story of Miss Greene's character and her uncertainty about whether to take her final vows. It's a bit reminiscent of the movie A NUN'S STORY and makes the TV movie seem derivative. Still, there's always the fun of watching Raymond Burr in his signature role.


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