Watch Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin
- 1 hr 40 min
Perry Mason was a legendary show that ran for nine seasons during the 1950s and 1960s. In 1991, the highly successful "Perry Mason" adaptation continued, this time in the form of a movie called "Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin." William R. Moses portrayed Ken Malansky, who was Perry's investigative assistant in the series. Barbara Hale, who has been the defendant's secretary Della Street in both the TV show and the movie series, and Raymond Burr returned as Perry in the movie. As always, the legal genius is defending an innocent client in the movie. The story begins with a number of wealthy businessmen planning a charity benefit art auction. The main feature of the night is a holographic portrait of a well-known philanthropist, Carlotta Martinelli, who recently died in a car accident. When the portrait's lid is raised at the event, a live version of Martinelli appears, scaring everyone who witnesses her seemingly rise from the grave. Meanwhile, Perry Mason is summoned to defend Audrey, the Martinelli family's attractive and rebellious daughter, who is being accused of shooting and murdering her own father. Unfortunately, the case against Audrey is formidable, and the courtroom is no place to commit a murder. The only loophole is a mysterious tapestry that covers the wall behind the Cristal clear glass coffin. When the tapestry is removed, the jury sees that someone else is also in the coffin, but they cannot identify the person. Perry Mason's veteran, investigative style collides with the young, lower-class Malansky, whose verve and inquisitiveness lead to conflict with Mason. As they question their way to the truth, they soon learn that the mystery involves more than just an eccentric billionaire and her rebellious daughter. Two rival art collectors have hired assassins to retrieve the Rayleen, a priceless piece on display, unaware that the real item is in the hand of Martinelli's corpse. Perry and his team must unravell a web of deceit to identity the assassins, figure out precisely who is in the glass coffin, and exonerate Audrey. Perry puts up a brilliant defense as almost every witness takes the stand and tries to implicate Audrey in the murder. However, everything comes down to the glass coffin with its enigmatic contents, as the prosecution argues that the contents prove that Audrey is guilty. "Perry Mason: The Case of the Glass Coffin" is an intriguing and suspenseful mystery film that retains the essence of the original show's charm. Just like in the TV show, viewers get to follow Perry solving complex crimes and putting the culprit behind bars. The movie is a stirring reminder of the glory days of detective shows, with beautiful cinematography, engaging plot, and powerful performances. The characters are well-crafted, and the storyline keeps you engaged. The film hits all the right notes, and fans of the series and fans of mystery-detective movies will love this entertaining entry.