The first Perry Mason TV Movie, taken from the Perry Mason (50th Anniversary Edition) - Disk 4
Rich business man Mr Gordon has many enemies and a family that wouldn't miss him if he dropped dead. Someone hires a hitman to kill him and it is carried out in such a way to frame Gordon's secretary Della Street. When Della is accused of the murder, Perry mason resigns his position as judge to defend her and employs the son of his old colleague, Paul Drake, to act as private investigator on the case.
Stars: Raymond Burr and Barbara Hale
Barbara Hale and Raymond Burr were the only members of the original cast of the series who were still alive at the time the movie was filmed.
This film is the first of the many Perry Mason TV Movies that were made in the late 80's and early 90's. This is the one that set up the new characters and the formula for all the movies.