Watch Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion
- 1 hr 36 min
Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion is a 1991 American made-for-television movie and the fourteenth of the series starring Raymond Burr as Perry Mason, Barbara Hale as Della Street, and William R. Moses as Ken Malansky. The movie was directed by Christian I. Nyby II and was written by Dick Wolf. The story is set in the glitz and glamour world of fashion where models are coveted and designers are worshipped. A famous fashion designer named Parke Jamison (Tom Reese) is murdered at the beginning of the story and his own daughter, Hilary Jamison (Deborah Adair), is accused of the crime. Perry Mason is called in to defend her and as he starts his investigation, he finds himself deeper and deeper in a web of intrigue.
Along with Della Street and Ken Malansky, Perry Mason explores the world of fashion and uncovers a number of suspects. The suspects include the victim's own partner, the head of the modeling agency, and even the victim's own wife. There are numerous twists and turns in the plot that keep the audience guessing as to who the killer is.
As the story progresses, other characters are introduced who play key roles in helping Perry Mason solve the case. There is the fashion writer Bailey Jordan (Michele Greene) who knows more than she lets on and is not afraid to use what she knows to gain an edge. Then there is the model Kelly Montrose (Claudia Christian) who has a secret that may hold the key to the murder.
The acting in Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion is top-notch, as one would expect from these seasoned performers. Raymond Burr is as commanding as ever in his role as Perry Mason. He exudes authority and confidence in every scene he is in. Barbara Hale is delightful as Della Street with her efficient and loyal demeanor. William R. Moses brings a touch of humor to the proceedings as Ken Malansky, who has a penchant for colorful ties.
The setting for the movie is Los Angeles, which is captured beautifully by the cinematography. The fashion world is depicted with all its glitz and glamor, and the contrast between the world of high fashion and the gritty streets of LA is a stark one.
Overall, Perry Mason: The Case of the Fatal Fashion is a well-crafted murder mystery that will keep the audience engaged from beginning to end. The plot is intriguing, the acting is superb, and the setting is picture-perfect. Fans of the Perry Mason series will not be disappointed.