PERRY MASON: THE CASE OF THE LOST LOVE (TV movie)
Mason is asked by his former lover to defend her husband against murder charges that could destroy both their careers.
Dickson is a blackmailer. JB gives him a nervous smiling villain treatment.
Mostly nervous, with some mean touches. Nervous laughter and smiles. Checks out blonde when he leaves bar. Wipes hands, rubs palms together. Big relieved breath when he hears that the money is coming. Might have expensive tastes, he has a large fancy gold nugget-type ring, left ring finger
" the fourthand brightestin a recent series of Mason movies toss in the usual red herrings, round up the usual suspects and then ram home the formulaic denouement " Chicago Tribune, 2/23/1987.
" a clinical study in plodding exposition." John J. OConnor, New York Times, 2/23/1987, sec.C, p.17.
" irrelevant and immaterial but pretty entertainingly so. The murdered man is played with consummate sleaziness by Jonathan Banks " Tom Shales, Washington Post, 2/23/1987, Style, p.D3.
Killed by blow to right temple.
"Most people are very old-fashioned about the mental stability of their representatives." (After delivering threat) "You have a good day!"
Filmed in Denver.
4 1/2 minutes, in 5 scenes, at start of film. (1,3,4: phone calls; 5: body on floor.)