Perry Mason (1957–1966)
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The Case of the Betrayed Bride 

Marie Claudel trails her husband to the USA from France, as he left her and illegally married a wealthy heiress. When he is killed, she is charged as everyone begs Perry to help her. He must contend with very daffy and devious people.


Arthur Marks


John Elliotte, Erle Stanley Gardner (characters created by)


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason
Barbara Hale ... Della Street
William Hopper ... Paul Drake
William Talman ... Hamilton Burger
Ray Collins ... Police Lt. Arthur Tragg (credit only)
Wesley Lau ... Police Lt. Andy Anderson
Annie Fargue Annie Fargue ... Marie Claudel (as Anne Farge)
Dianne Foster ... Elaine Meacham
Michael Forest ... Pierre Dubois
Jeanette Nolan ... Nellie
Guy Stockwell ... Jimmy Meacham
John Larkin John Larkin ... Todd Meacham
Jacques Aubuchon ... Roger Brody
Neil Hamilton ... Victor Billings
Paul Dubov ... Monsieur Arnaux


Todd and Jimmy Meacham anxiously await the return of their recently widowed Aunt Nellie to the United States. Their Uncle Herbert died and they wish to pursue the planned conversion of the family estate, Hacienda Grande, into a residential subdivision that could generate $10 million in just a few years. Imagine their shock when she arrives with a new French husband, the much younger Pierre Dubois. Nellie is eccentric and flighty and refuses to talk business and they're sure Dubois is a gigolo, so they try to tempt him to stray by hiring a pretty French maid, Marie Claudel. They know they have a rival for the development in Roger Brody, who has offered $2 million in cash for the land as is. Jimmy Meacham hires his good friend, Paul Drake, to go to Paris to see what he can learn about Nellie's new husband but, when Pierre Dubois is found dead floating in the pool, it's Marie Claudel who is charged with murder. Perry Mason agrees to defend her in court and find the true killer. Written by garykmcd / edited by statmanjeff

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Crime | Drama | Mystery







Release Date:

22 October 1964 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Larkin, the voice of Perry Mason on the radio, appeared in four episodes of this series. See more »


In the courtroom, Perry addresses Nellie as "Mrs. Dubois". Perry knew that Pierre Dubois was already married and that his marriage to Nellie was therefore bigamous, so he should have addressed Nellie as "Mrs. Meecham", her former married name. See more »


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badly acted
22 April 2016 | by irishtom99See all my reviews

plot was fun,but this was EASILY the worst acted of any of the 200 plus episodes..and these were usually solid guest actors..bad accents,mugging for the camera,caricature instead of character..the series regular cast tried their best,but it came across as a middle school production..even the best of series has the occasional clunker,and this was one..guy stockwell in particular mugged with double takes and eyeball rolling more appropriate for the beverly hillbillies..director marks has to take most of the blame as these actors had no reputation for this..I also noticed that there seemed to be more incidental music than usual,and some rather insipid me tonight..tonight? in the summer house..the summer house? LOL

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