Perry Mason was the TV series based on the books by Eric Stanley Gardner. With his secretary Della Street and always smoking private investigator, Paul Drake, defence lawyer Perry Mason always got a confession, usually in the witness box at the end of each episode.
It ran for nine years and there were thirty made for television movies, so there's no denying it was popular.
I loved Perry Mason - I thought Paul Drake was very handsome. I didn't mind that the ending (the confession in the witness box) happened all the time. If it was a show now, I'd probably hate it. I think we had much simpler taste back then (I was a kid so maybe I was just naÔve)
Loved Perry Mason (both the show and the movies) - used to watch them with my mother when I was a kid and well into my teens, along with a whole heap of other shows like Ellery Queen and Barney Miller.
The whole family watched it together on a Tuesday night!
Loved the Theme music! The actor who played 'Paul Drake', his Mother was a real-life Hollywood 'Gossip Columnist'. Actress Barbara Hale (Secty Della Street) was married to actor Bill Williams, who played 'Kit Carson'. Their son, William Katt, was a tv actor, & the spitting image of his father! Raymond Burr owned an island in the South Pacific. He only 'came out' a few years before he died.
Enjoyed all the 'Perry Mason' movies made, too! He later starred in 'Ironside'.
Thought HAMilton BURGER was an interesting name at the time, because said meal had just started to become popular here, when series' was shown firstly!
No I didnít watch it. We didnít have tv as a child. I watched stuff after school next door sometimes, & then later Iíd watch a little t.v. at my bífís house. My father never bought a tv in his life! The only t.v my parents watched was in Paris, in the studio my father had to do his painting! We 4 siblings bought our mother a little t.v for her 70th Birthday. (Our father had already passed away by then)