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The Case of the Black Cat (1936)

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66 min | Crime, Mystery, Drama

An bedridden eccentric millionaire, anticipating his own murder, hires Mason to help him rewrite his will, and the lawyer ends up defending the caretaker's cat.
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Director
William C. McGann (as William McGann)
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Cinematographer
Allen G. Siegler (photography)
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Updated Oct 31, 1936

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Oct 31, 1936 (United States)

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33 cast members
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Ricardo Cortez
Perry Mason Perry Mason   See fewer
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June Travis
Della Street Della Street   See fewer
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Jane Bryan
Wilma Laxter Wilma Laxter   See fewer
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Craig Reynolds
Frank Oafley Frank Oafley   See fewer
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Carlyle Moore Jr.
Douglas Keene Douglas Keene   See fewer
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Bill Elliott
Sam Laxter (as Gordon Elliott) Sam Laxter (as Gordon Elliott)   See fewer
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Nedda Harrigan
Nurse Louise DeVoe Nurse Louise DeVoe   See fewer
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Garry Owen
Paul Drake Paul Drake   See fewer
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Harry Davenport
Peter Laxter Peter Laxter   See fewer
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George Rosener
Charles Ashton Charles Ashton   See fewer
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Gordon Hart
Dr. Jacobs Dr. Jacobs   See fewer
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Clarence Wilson
Mr. Shuster Mr. Shuster   See fewer
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Guy Usher
District Attorney Hamilton Burger District Attorney Hamilton Burger   See fewer
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Lottie Williams
Mrs. Pixley Mrs. Pixley   See fewer
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Harry Hayden
Reverend Stillwell Reverend Stillwell   See fewer
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Earl Askam
Desk Officer (uncredited) Desk Officer (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Bruno
Construction Foreman (uncredited) Construction Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Don Downen
Newsboy (uncredited) Newsboy (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kenneth Gibson
Clerk (uncredited) Clerk (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sol Gorss
Poker Player (uncredited) Poker Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harrison Greene
Worried Client (uncredited) Worried Client (uncredited)   See fewer
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Chuck Hamilton
Bailiff (uncredited) Bailiff (uncredited)   See fewer
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Milton Kibbee
Brandon - Oafley's Butler (uncredited) Brandon - Oafley's Butler (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Kruger
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Marston
Judge Robert Fellows (uncredited) Judge Robert Fellows (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edward McWade
Keene's Apartment Manager (uncredited) Keene's Apartment Manager (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lyle Moraine
Reporter (uncredited) Reporter (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Panzer
Poker Player (uncredited) Poker Player (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ferdinand Schumann-Heink
Mason's Driver (uncredited) Mason's Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Sheehan
Sergeant Holcomb (uncredited) Sergeant Holcomb (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Wayne
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Claire White
Woman (uncredited) Woman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Wilson
Waffle Shop Construction Foreman (uncredited) Waffle Shop Construction Foreman (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.4 / 10 | 404 votes