The Case of the Black Cat

The Case of the Black Cat (1936)

Lawyer Perry Mason is summoned to the Laxter mansion in the dead of night to write granddaughter Wilma out of invalid Peter Laxter's will, to keep her from marrying suspected fortune hunter Doug. Peter dies in a mysterious fire and Laxter's two grandsons, Sam Laxter and Frank Oafley, inherit his estate on the condition old caretaker Schuster and his cat Clinker are kept on. When cat-hating Sam threatens Clinker, Perry steps in and learns Laxter's death was suspicious and the family fortune and diamonds are missing. Schuster's found dead in his basement apartment, Laxter's nurse Louise is murdered with Schuster's crutch, and circumstantial evidence brings Doug to trial for Louise's death. Mason's investigation produces a surprise witness who turns the trial around. Written by Sister Grimm

Writing:
  • Erle Stanley Gardner
  • F. Hugh Herbert
Directing:
  • William C. McGann
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  • Release Date: 1936-10-31
  • Language: English
  • Country: US
  • Runtime: 66

Guy Usher

District Attorney Hamilton Burger

Ricardo Cortez

Perry Mason

June Travis

Della Street

Jane Bryan

Wilma Laxter

Craig Reynolds

Frank Oafley

Carlyle Moore Jr.

Douglas Keene

Bill Elliott

Sam Laxter

Nedda Harrigan

Nurse Louise DeVoe

Garry Owen

Paul Drake

Harry Davenport

Peter Laxter

Clarence Wilson

Mr. Shuster

Harry Hayden

Reverend Stillwell

Frank Bruno

Construction Foreman (uncredited)

Chuck Hamilton

Bailiff (uncredited)

Milton Kibbee

Brandon - Oafley's Butler (uncredited)

Paul Kruger

Reporter (uncredited)

John Marston

Judge Robert Fellows (uncredited)

Paul Panzer

Poker Player (uncredited)

John Sheehan

Sergeant Holcomb (uncredited)

Tom Wilson

Waffle Shop Construction Foreman (uncredited)
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