Perry Mason – The Final Season/Season 9, Volume
One (1965/CBS DVD Set)
C Sound: C Extras: D Episodes: C+
Perry Mason is back in the Final Season of the long-running series,
he is a public defender for justice, he takes the cases people have given up
on. Between the crime scene, murder and
the court house, Mason always separates the guilty from the innocent. From
blackmail, theft, espionage to revenge more often Perry's client may start out
as guilty. With the help of his faithful
secretary Della and his trusty private detective Paul Drake they find the clues
that point to the real killer.
still) never lost a case. No matter if they are poor, as long as Perry
Mason is on your side he will fight gangsters, thieves, police, district
attorney or even the law and win. He is
often aid by his partner, the handsome P.I. Paul Drake who sniffs out lost
evidence and uses his countless contacts to find key information to the cases,
which then is relayed usually just in the nick of time through his secretary Della Street. Often, Mason's nemesis is either the D.A. or
the police chief whom tries to prove Perry wrong in court, but in truth they
play devil's advocate for each other in the courtroom.
approach worked for the whole series, so they were not going to change it in
the end, especially with syndication to consider. The character often brought in on a case when
a mysterious dead body turns up, usually there are a number false leads, people
who all have a reason to be guilty, but through the use of shrew/clever
questioning and cross examination they usually cause the true guilty party to
break down, self incriminate themselves. In this 9th
Season’s first half, Mason not only battles court cases, but international
cases, public laws and policies. While
it still mainly uses deductive reasoning it also begins to show and use more
scientific evidences to solve cases. Often at the end of the episode, the
characters gather around and they go over what was the key evidence that was
the turning point of the case.
and white 1.33 X 1 image is a little muddier throughout than usual and the
lossy Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono is a little lower and aged than expected, but
these are still very watchable. There
are no extras.
The Case of the Laughing Lady - A woman behind bars hears
the laugh of a woman on TV who may prove her innocent of murder; now, all Perry
has to do is find which woman it is.
The Case of the Fatal Fortune - A woman marries a rich man
after a fortune teller’s prediction, but then finds herself soon to be a widow
with a fortune, is her wealth and marriage cursed?
The Case of the Candy Queen - Perry defends an heiress
who has a secret formula to make a fortune in low calorie candy, after a rival
of hers is found dead.
The Case of the Cheating
- An unpopular chancellor is known for his strict policy on cheating is
found dead, and turns out he was cheating himself, by trying to take credit for
other peoples work.
The Case of the Impetuous Imp - A young woman role plays a
pretend murder for her mystery book, but when it turn real Perry is caught in
as an accomplice.
The Case of the Carefree Coronary - Perry investigates an
insurance company for it's many claims for insurance fraud.
The Case of the Hasty Honeymooner - Perry must defend a
literally lady killer, when his new rich bride is found dead on the wedding
night. Turns out he had several wives he
has found 'dead' on a wedding night.
The Case of the 12th Wildcat - A chemical fire happens on
a train for a football team, the owners are suspect for foul play and illegal
gambling on the teams.
The Case of the Wrathful Wraith - A woman's dead husband's
returns from the grave and torments her, did she really kill her husband or is
she going crazy?
The Case of the Runaway Racer - Perry must find out who
killer an inventor to a super car, and did they try to rig the race?
The Case of the Silent Six - A policeman is accused of
murder, but why didn't any of the neighbors helped were there?
The Case of the Fugitive Fraulin - Perry goes to East Berlin to help reunite a young girl with her
grandfather and grandmother, but can he win when the law is the ends justify
The Case of the Battling Bug - A company's secrets are
being stolen, but who would kill for company secrets.
The Case of the Golden Girls - Perry must defend a man of
murdering his partner, his only clue seems to lie with a blackmailing
hitchhiker girl, will she be his salvation or his downfall?
The Case of the Bogus Buccaneers - A group of door to door
entertainers have been accused of murder, Perry must find out which one of them
is related to the murder.
- Ricky Chiang