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TVMovie #14: The Case of the
Desperate Deception
Original Airdate: 3/11/90

Summary Edit

A U.S. Marine, Capt. David Berman travels to Paris to hunt down a Nazi war criminal who killed his father and crippled his mother. While visiting Krugman at the L'eau de Deu mineral spa, an unknown assassin kills Krugman with what turns out to be Berman's own 9mm service weapon. Bergman is charged with the crime and Court Marshall. Perry an old friend of Helene Berman agrees to defend her son along with the able assistance of the French Sϋretι.

Credits Edit


Perry Mason

Raymond Burr as Perry Mason
Barbara Hale as Della Street
and William R. Moses as Ken Malansky

Special Guest Stars
Ian Bannen as Otto Rosen
Ian McShane as Andre Marchand, Altmann's fmr employee
Yvette Mimieux as Danielle Altmann, Felix Altmann's widow
Terry O'Quinn as Curt Mitchell, close friend of David Berman
Marcy Walker as Marie Ramsey, Elsa Ramsey's daughter
Teresa Wright as Helene Berman, David's crippled mother

Guest Stars
Paul Freeman as Carl Meyerhoff
Mickey Knox as Col. Butler
Tim Ryan as Marine Capt. David Berman, Nazi hunter
Kim (Thompson) Thomson as Cathy Bramwell

Music by Dick DeBenedictis
Additional Music by W. Gregory Turner (uncredited)
(Original Perry Mason Theme by Fred Steiner)

Editor … Carter DeHaven IV
Director of Photography … Daniel McKinny
Co-Producer … David Solomon
Produced by Peter Katz
Supervising Producer … Joel Steiger
Written by George Eckstein
Based upon characters created by Erle Stanley Gardner
Directed by Christian I. Nyby, II


Executive Producers … Fred Silverman & Dean Hargrove

Brian Greene as Ambassador Todd
Jeremy Hawk as Felix Altmann, f/k/a Felix Manheim
Paul Maxwell as Colonel Calvelli, Prosecutor
Richard D. Sharp as Lieutenant Fletcher

Uncredited Actor
Jιrτme Frazer as SS Officer

Unit Production Manager … Billy Ray Smith
1st Assitant Director … Gary Grillo
Casting by Reuben Cannon & Associates & Carol Dudley, C.S.A.

American Crew
Costume Designer … Ronn Rynhart
Men's Costumer … Kelly A. King
Make-Up … Dionne Smith
Production Accountant … Tony Miller
Production Coordinator … Andrea Nachman
Script Supervisor … Jeff Glasser

Paris Crew
Production Manager … Philippe Modave
1st Assitant Director … Henri Grimault
2nd Assitant Director … Virginia Bach
Art Director … Constantin Mejinsky
Unit Manager … Albert Sales
Production Accountant … Marie-Odile Bertot
Location Manager … Jerome Boussier
Production Secretary … Gervaise Blattmann
Camera Operator … Eric Fauchere
Gaffer … Paul Gyulay
Key Grip … Yvon Sausseau
Sound Mixer … Frederic Hamelin
Set Decorator … Claude Sune
Props … Daniel Braunschweig
Women's Costumer … Catherine Gorne
Make-Up … Paul Lemarinel
Hair Stylist … Jean-Pierre Berroyer
Paris Casting … Laurence Lustyk
Stunts … Remy Julienne Action
Stunts … Ben Nicholson (uncredited)

Production Executive … Donna Colabella
Production Consultant … Robert Benevides RB Productions
Legal Advisor … Dennis Smith
Main Title Design … Wayne Fitzgerald
Post-Production Supervisor … Hal Harrison
Assistant Editor … Leslie Sackheim
Post-Production Coordinator … David Rosenberg
Music Supervisor … C. R. Cassey
Sound Effects … Horta Editorial
Supervising Sound Editor … Eileen Horta
Re-Recording by Universal Studios
Re-Recording Sound Mixers … William M. Nicholson & Andrew MacDonald & Peter S. Reale
Music Editorial … Do Re Me Music
Music Editor … Ted Roberts
© Copyright MCMXC Viacom Productions, Inc

Executive In Charge of Production … Mike Moder

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