Perry Mason (1957–1966)
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The Case of the Fatal Fetish 

Larry Germaine, A.D.A. to Burger, has a girl friend with expensive tastes. She is disliked by his mother and becomes a tool to make it look like Larry is messing with a legal case. He is seen over her body stabbed with his mother's prop.


Charles R. Rondeau


Erle Stanley Gardner (characters created by), Samuel Newman


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
Fay Wray ... Mignon Germaine
Karen Steele ... Carina Wileen
Alan Hewitt ... Curt Ordway
Gary Collins ... Larry Germaine
Lynn Bari ... Ruth Duncan
Douglas Kennedy ... Brady Duncan
Erin Leigh Erin Leigh ... Agnes Fanchon
Richard Devon ... Attorney Neil Howard
James Griffith ... Jack Randall


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Larry Germaine is a young lawyer working for Hamilton Burger as an Assistant District Attorney. He's taken up with fast company, however, in the form of Carina Wileen, who loves to party and spend money. He really can't afford her lifestyle and Burger questions the choices he's made. Larry has decided not to pursue a criminal fraud complaint scientist Jack Randall has filed against Brady Duncan. When Burger begins to questions his ethics, Larry does not react well. His mother, Mignon Germaine, is also against his relationship with Carina, even visiting her at her home to get her to leave her son alone. Mignon has a nightclub act at the Club Caribbe centered around voodoo mysticism. When she sees Carina at the club, she stabs a voodoo doll in front of her and the girl collapses. It's only later, when Larry visits Carine in the hospital, that he is found by a nurse standing over Carine's body with a dagger stabbed through her chest. It's left to Perry Mason to sort out the killer from ... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery


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Fay Wray was the first actress to star in the King Kong movies. See more »


Before Perry calls Brady Duncan to the stand, Neil Howard is shown sitting behind Ms. Duncan among the spectators. From that point forward, he is shown sitting to her left. See more »


[first lines]
Carina Wileen: Sadie... where's Sadie?
Mignon Germaine: Your maid took ten dollars, plus my assurances I was a friend, and let me bring you your coffee.
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Spoofs Black Moon (1934) See more »

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Now Go Do That Voodoo ...
23 July 2019 | by gkimmarygleimSee all my reviews

The character Mignon Germaine, played to the hilt by Faye Wray, thanks Perry for coming by her dressing room so soon after his accident. Perry's right arm is under his jacket for the entire episode. His accident is never explained.

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4 March 1965 (USA) See more »

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