PERRY MASON: THE CASE OF THE SKIN-DEEP SCANDEL (TV movie)
Cosmetics queen Alana is killed; the suspects are many.
Shell is the murderer.
Quiet, controlled. Desperate for his life's work not to be taken from him. 'European' accent. Loved Alana; begs her to give him his formula.
Lab coat and suits. A cute touch is edelweiss on his tie in final courtroom scenes-- he's Swiss.
"Dependable... evidence is withheld, characters are props... formula that invariably works." Variety, 2/19/1993.
"You don't know what love is, but I do."
"I would have done anything for her, anything."
"Mr. Mason. Yes, I did. I killed her." (Writing is less than inspired.)
Filmed in Denver.
About 13 minutes in 12 scenes, not counting anonymous murder scenes.