The New Perry Mason

CBS (ended 1974)
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  • Episode Guide
  • S 1 : Ep 15

    The Case Of The Violent Valley

    Aired 1/20/74

  • S 1 : Ep 14

    The Case Of The Tortured Titan

    Aired 1/13/74

  • S 1 : Ep 13

    The Case Of The Perilous Pen

    Aired 12/30/73

  • S 1 : Ep 12

    The Case Of The Frenzied Feminist

    Aired 12/16/73

  • S 1 : Ep 11

    The Case Of The Spurious Spouse

    Aired 12/9/73

  • Cast & Crew
  • Monte Markham

    Perry Mason

  • Sharon Acker

    Della Street

  • Albert Stratton

    Paul Drake

  • Harry Guardino

    Hamilton Burger

  • Dane Clark

    Lt. Arthur Tragg

  • show Description
  • The New Perry Mason was a one-season series that was an unsuccessful attempt to revive the highly popular original Perry Mason TV show that ran from 1957 to 1966, by CBS, the network that had aired the original series. The new series followed the format of the Erle Stanley Gardner novels and the original series. Mason takes on the case of a client accused of murder. The first half of the episode establishes the crime, the defendant, and Mason's initial investigation into the case. The second half goes to the trial, where things often look helpless until Mason ferrets out the true killer, clearing his client. Although several crew from the original series were involved on the production side, all of the on-camera roles were recast with Monte Markham taking over for Raymond Burr in the title role; Sharon Acker taking over for Barbara Hale in the role of Mason's loyal secretary Della Street; Albert Stratton playing private detective Paul Drake originally played by the then late William Hopper; Harry Guardino filling the part played by the late William Talman as Hamilton Burger, the hapless district attorney who inevitably lost against Mason; and Dane Clark in the roll made famous by the late Ray Collins as Lt. Arthur Tragg, the police detective who Maon would often run up against. The iconic "Park Avenue Beat" theme by Fred Steiner was replaced with generic dramatic music by Earle H. Hagen. The revival was cancelled mid-season after it failed to compete with ratings power-houses The FBI on ABC and The Wonderful World Of Disney on ABC.moreless

  • Trivia & Quotes
  • Quotes (1)

    • Hamilton: Perry. Where's the fire?
      Perry: I've got a class-action suit in Judge Daniels' court. You know how he is about punctuality.
      Hamilton: And decorum, and the dress of witnesses, and the temperature in the courtroom. And I'm glad I don't have to deal with flint-heart Daniels.

    Notes (2)

    • This was the only episode written by Ernest Frankel who wrote for the original Perry Mason show and was a co-producer for the remake series.

    • This episode was set to air November 4, 1973 but was preempted to November 25, 1973.

  • Fan Reviews (1)
  • A courtroom drama show that consists of murders committed, suspense and intrigue.

    By nicksearles212, Jan 16, 2011