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

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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Brian Clemens, Erle Stanley Gardner (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason
Barbara Hale ... Della Street
William R. Moses ... Ken Malansky
Nancy Lee Grahn ... Kate Ford
John Karlen ... Jake Morrison
Dennis Lipscomb ... Max LeMar
Julie Sommars ... Betty Farmer
Peter Scolari ... David Katz
Kim Braden ... Judy Katz
Bob Gunton ... Asst. D.A. Scott Willard
Betsy Jones-Moreland Betsy Jones-Moreland ... Judge
James McEachin ... Lt. Ed Brock
Conor O'Farrell ... Paul Torrence
Kate Vernon ... Terry Weidner
Romy Windsor ... Ann Morrison (as Romy Walthall)
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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 the charity. Kate Ford, an assistant with an arrogant attitude, tells David that she is, from now on, going to do an illusion in which an assistant is raised in a glass coffin only to disappear when the coffin is opened up in the air (while the assistant climbs out before the coffin is raised.) After a one night stand with David, Kate is pregnant and she blackmails David with this. David and his wife Judy can't have children so that comes as a double blow to them. However Kate, with her attitude, creates much hatred at her from the rest of the group. At the gala, the glass coffin is raised but when it opens Kate's dead body falls to the ground - strangled. While Perry and Della set out to try to find the killer, Ken and PI Terry Weidner set out to find out more about Kate but they discover that ... Written by Lee Horton <Leeh@tcp.co.uk>

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English

Release Date:

14 May 1991 (USA) See more »

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This case is #19/30 in the television film series. See more »

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Followed by Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion (1991) See more »

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Perry Mason Makes One Killer Vanish And Another Appear
1 February 2019 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Nancy Lee Grahn tells magician Peter Scolari that unless he gives her the featured turn in his act, she'll tell his wife she's pregnant with his child. It's an elaborate trick, with her inside a glass coffin. When the coffin rises into the air and the lidis opened, she tumbles to her death; Scolari's "lucky wand" has jammed the escape mechanism and Scolari is on trial for First Degree Murder.

Fortunately, Scolari has his own escape mechanism in place with his friend Perry Mason (aka Raymond Burr) as his attorney. Perry and his associates, Barbara Hale and William Moses, make other suspects appear and, we are confident, the least likely one will confess on the stand.

It's always good to see Mr. Burr in his signature role, and there's a nicely tangled mystery to be unraveled. Unlike others in this series of TV movies, there aren't many well-known actors outside the trio: Mr. Scolari, Bob Gunton as the doomed Assistant District Attorney, Julie Sommars and Kate Vernon; although doubtless there are fans of many of the performers involved.


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