Perry Mason Season 5 (Volume 1) On DVD!

Out On DVD now is: Perry Mason Season 5 (Volume One) (CBS/Paramount). Another fabulous box set of sensational TV mysteries that ruled CBS in 1961. Raymond Burr returns as the wily attorney Perry Mason, based on the cleverly plotted thrillers by Erle Stanley Gardner. And a handsome, young, blonde, law student- David Gideon (Karl Held) is added (probably to lure younger viewers who were tuning into to 77 Sunset Strip because of Edd "Kookie" Byrnes). But the mysteries themselves are twisty and terrific. And what a stable of B movie greats. One episode: The Case Of The Crying Comedian stars Tommy Noonan (Promises, Promises!); Gloria Talbott (The Cyclops); Jackie Coogan (Uncle Fester on The Addams Family); and Ray Dannis ( the lead in the cult favorite The Undertaker And His Pals) as the creepy concierge of a hotel. And in The Case Of The Missing Melody the wonderful Constance Towers (The Naked Kiss, Shock Corridor and Helena Cassadine on General Hospital) plays a jazz singer belting out a bluesy version of The Man I Love in a nightclub.


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