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The Case of the Velvet Claws

The Case of the Velvet Claws is a 1936 mystery film, based on the first Perry Mason novel by Erle Stanley Gardner and featuring the fourth and final appearance of Warren William as defense attorney Mason. Mason finally marries his longtime secretary Della Street, but has to cut their honeymoon short in order to defend a woman accused of murder.

The Case of the Velvet Claws
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Directed by William Clemens
Produced by Henry Blanke (uncredited)
Written by Erle Stanley Gardner (novel and story)
Screenplay by Tom Reed
Based on Perry Mason bibliography
Starring Warren William
Claire Dodd
Wini Shaw
Music by Bernhard Kaun
Heinz Roemheld
Cinematography Sidney Hickox
Edited by Jack Saper
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release date
August 15, 1936
Running time
63 minutes
Country United States
Language English



Home mediaEdit

On October 23, 2012, Warner Home Video released the film on DVD in Region 1 via their Warner Archive Collection alongside The Case of the Howling Dog, The Case of the Curious Bride, The Case of the Lucky Legs, The Case of the Black Cat and The Case of the Stuttering Bishop in a set entitled Perry Mason: The Original Warner Bros. Movies Collection. This is a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and only in the US. The box set can also be purchased through [1]


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