Actor Raymond Burr became famous in his role as defense attorney Perry Mason that shown on CBS during the late 1950s and early to mid-1960s.
Burr perfectly captured
the persona of Perry Mason: logical, passionate and brilliant. He, along with his secretary and a private investigator,
managed to solve crimes and expose the real criminals all in 60 minutes.
Burr would later go on
and star as crusty, wheelchair-bound detective Ironside in the series of the
same name. But, Perry Mason is the role
he is best known for.
Back in the 1980s CBS brought Burr back as Perry Mason in a series
of movies. This allowed the cast and crew
to weave much more complicated storylines, visit remote locales and delve more
into the characters.
Burr's health was beginning
to deteriorate and as the movies progressed he started walking with a cane and
was eventually was confined to a wheelchair.
Sadly not long after the
movie series ended Burr passed away.
CBS have released all of
the original Perry Mason TV series episodes and made-for-TV movies.
The Volume 5 Movie Collection
sees Raymond Burr once again starring as Perry Mason. It's obvious Burr's health was deteriorating as supporting cast members
took a larger role in the movies.
Regardless of the cast
shift the Perry Mason magic is still there and the movies make memorable and
Six movies make up the set
with Burr appearing in the first two.
Even with his absence the magic is still there in thrilling courtroom
and crime scene investigations.