Monday, June 1, 2015

The Case Of The Velvet Claws (1936)

Starring Warren William, Claire Dodd, Winifred Shaw, Gordon Elliott, Joseph King
Directed by William Clemens
(actor & director credits courtesy IMDB.com)

Attorney Perry Mason must put off his honeymoon with Della Street when a woman demands his help at gunpoint.

A lesser entry in the Perry Mason film series without the pacing and energy of other installments, this isn't a bad movie, and fans of William should enjoy it, but I found it rather routine.  Dodd seems to go from loving Mason to wanting to end the marriage somewhat arbitrarily, and although a plot twist with Mason's client trying to implicate him in a murder is interesting, the supporting players don't have much of an opportunity to flesh out their roles.

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