Type
Scripted
Premiered
Sep. 21, 1957
Status
Canceled/Ended
Runtime
60 min.
Country
USA
Network
CBS TV Network
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Perry Mason

Perry Mason is an attorney who specializes in defending seemingly indefensible cases. With the aid of his secretary Della and investigator Paul Drake, he often finds that by digging deeply into the facts, startling things can be revealed and relying on his outstanding courtroom skills, he often tricks or traps people into admitting their guilt.

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09x30 The Case of the Final Fadeout Aired: May. 22, 1966

Barry Conrad, a nasty individual whose personality has richly endowed him with enemies, finally meets his end. Mason manages to see Jackson Sidemark …

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The show had 9 seasons and 271 episodes air between 1957 and 1966.

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  • SPOILER: Perry Mason didn't win every case. In fact, at least three decisions went against him: "Perry Mason" (1957) {The Case of the Witless Witness (#6.28)} begins with a judgment being…
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    SPOILER: Perry Mason didn't win every case. In fact, at least three decisions went against him: "Perry Mason" (1957) {The Case of the Witless Witness (#6.28)} begins with a judgment being handed down against Perry at the very beginning. This, in fact, was his only loss ever that was not reversed. The other two losses were overturned. In "Perry Mason" (1957) {The Case of the Terrified Typist (#1.38)} a jury returns a guilty verdict against Perry's client, giving Hamilton Burger goose bumps thinking he'd finally beaten Mason. Alas, Perry is still able to clear the defendant. Mason's most famous "loss" occurred in "Perry Mason" (1957) {The Case of the Deadly Verdict (#7.4)}. The show uncharacteristically opens in the courtroom. A decision is being handed down. Perry's client is found guilty of murdering her aunt for money. To pump up interest in this particular case, which ran in October 1963, teasers were released to the press that in September, the official beginning of the 1963-64 season, Will Perry lose his biggest case ever? It also pointed out that the big question was, can "Perry and his client . . . reverse the circumstances just before the final commercial" They did.
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  • In at least one episode Perry Mason used a car phone. Although he would have to call the operator first and they were considered radios and not phones, they were in fact the first phones used in cars.
  • In most episodes, the climactic courtroom scenes were not part of a trial, but a preliminary hearing (a proceeding in which the prosecution seeks to show that there is sufficient probable…
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    In most episodes, the climactic courtroom scenes were not part of a trial, but a preliminary hearing (a proceeding in which the prosecution seeks to show that there is sufficient probable cause to bind the defendant over for trial). There was a practical reason for this; since there is no jury in a preliminary hearing, the show would save the cost of hiring 12 extras to play jurors.
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