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TVMovie #7: The Case of the
Scandalous Scoundrel
Original Airdate: 11/15/87

Summary Edit

Perry is involved in a lawsuit suing the publisher of a weekly supermarket tabloid. An acquaintance of Paul Drake, Jr. works there as a reporter but she was just recently fired from her job. She goes to the home of the publisher that evening to meet with him alone by the outdoor swimming pool and complain about losing her job. After a brief argument she left without reaching any resolution, bumping into a heavy decorative pool-side statue as she exited. Shortly thereafter the publisher is found dead, floating in the pool. The police track down and arrest the reporter.

Credits Edit


Perry Mason

Raymond Burr as Perry Mason
Barbara Hale as Della Street
William Katt as Paul Drake, Jr.

Guest Stars
Robert Guillaume as Harlan Wade
Morgan Brittany as Marianne Clayman
Eugene Butler as Nick Moretti
Renι Enrνquez as Oscar Ortega
George Grizzard as Dr. Jack Clayman
Wings Hauser as Capt. James Rivers
Yaphet Kotto as General Sorenson
Susan Wilder as Michelle Benti
and David Ogden Stiers as (D.A.) Michael Reston

Music by Dick DeBenedictis
(Original Perry Mason Theme by Fred Steiner)

Editor … David Solomon
Art Director … Paul Staheli
Director of Photography … Arch Bryant
Executive Supervising Producer … Philip Saltzman
Supervising Producer … Joel Steiger
Produced by Peter Katz
Written by Anthony Spinner
Based upon characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner
Directed by Christian I. Nyby, II


Executive Producers … Dean Hargrove & Fred Silverman
Associate Producer … David Solomon
Executive Consultant … Franklin Thompson

Ben Slack as Frank Peterson
Wiley Harker as Cyril Enright
Dennis Hayden as The Animal
Philip LeStrange as Collier Jennings
James McEachin as Harry Forbes
Pam Ward as Judge Eleanor Daniels

Ed O'Brien as Lt. Peter Donahue
Dan Kopper as Rick Conner
Patrick Mahoney as Colonel Maculey

Uncredited Actor
Antonino Garcia Tony as Reporter

Casting by Reuben Cannon & Associates C.S.A. & Carol Dudley
Unit Production Manager … Billy Ray Smith
1st Assitant Director … Gary Grillo
2nd Assitant Director … Gail Fortmuller
Costumes by Ronn Rynhart
Women's Wardrobe … Judith Scheurwater
Make-Up … Dee Sandella & Patti Dallas
Hair Stylists … Judee Guilmette & Brenda Moen
Construction Coordinator … Randy Holland
Special Effects Coordinator … Paul Staples
Transportation Coordinator … Robert Benjamin
Set Decorator … Charlie Helms
Property Masters … MacDonald-Petersen
Production Sound Mixer … James Emerson
Gaffer … Brad Lipson
Key Grip … Fred Vicarel
Camera Operator … Dan McKinny
1st Camera Assitant … Douglas O'Kane
Production Consultant … Robert Benevides & RB Productions
Production Auditor … Norman Webster
Script Supervisor … Jeff Glasser
Production Coordinator … Maria Ciambriello
Location Manager … Karen Beard
Film Editor … Carter DeHaven IV
Post-Production Supervisor … Hal Harrison
Production Executive … Donna Colabella
Main Title Design … Wayne Fitzgerald
Legal Advisor … Dennis Smith
Sound Effects … Horta Editorial
Supervising Sound Editor … Sam Horta
Re-Recording by Lorimar Studios
Re-Recording Sound Mixers … Gregory H. Watkins & David J. Kimball & Ray O'Reilly C.A.S
Music Supervision … Do Re Me Music
Music Editor … Stan Jones
© Copyright MCMLXXXVII Viacom Productions, Inc

Executive In Charge of Production … Mike Moder

Trivia Edit

Little inside joke.
Perry, Della, Paul and Michelle Benti are looking at tomorrow morning's scandal sheet featuring a compromising picture of Paul and Michelle. The dialog "I don't remember kissing you... Wait till my mother sees this" (Barbara Hale is William Katt's real-life mother) Della with a look of feigned shock says "Don't tell me your mother reads the Confidential Informer!" Michelle then asks Perry doesn't this bother you? "Not if it doesn't bother Paul's mother" CMC 14-Jun-2022.

James McEachin plays Harry Forbes, the driver of the Logan Caterers van. McEachin usually is found in many of the other Perry Mason movies playing a policeman (Sgt Clifford Brock or Lt. Ed Brock) CMC 14-Jun-2022.

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