Perry Mason/The Case of the Lethal Lesson

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The Case of the Lethal Lesson
Airdate February 12, 1989
Teleplay by Robert Hamilton
Story by Dean Hargrove &
Joel Steiger
Directed by Christian I. Nyby, II
Produced by Peter Katz
Network NBC
Style 120-minute legal drama
Company The Fred Silverman Company,
Dean Hargrove Productions,

Origin USA
← M9
The Case of the Lady in the Lake
M11 →
The Case of the Musical Murder
Perry Mason
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Starring: Raymond Burr (Perry Mason), Barbara Hale (Della Street)

Also Starring Alexandra Paul (Amy Hastings)

and William R. Moses (Ken Malansky)

Special Guest Star: Brian Keith (Frank Wellman, Sr.)

Guest Stars: Leslie Ackerman (Donna Lehman), Richard Allen (Jeff Thomas), Brian Backer (Eugene), John De Mita (Scott McDonald), Karen Kopins (Kimberly McDonald), John La Motta (Al), Charley Lang (Travis Howe), John Allen Nelson (Frank Wellman, Jr.), Mark Rolston (Vic Hatton), Raye Birk (Sam Morgan), Marlene Warfield (Marilyn Anson)

Featuring: Kathryn Christopher (Judge Hoffman), Albert Valdez (Paul Roberti)

Uncredited: Laurence Kirchmar (Student), Antonino Garcia Tony (Lawyer)


Plot Overview

Defending a law student accused of murdering an arrogant classmate, Perry's troubled by the fact that the dead man's father is a longtime friend and law school classmate of his.


Arc Advancement





The Show

Starting with this film, William R. Moses (as Ken Malansky) takes over for William Katt as Perry's new legman. Alexandra Paul plays a love interest for Ken and a fellow investigator for Perry for the next couple of movies.

Behind the Scenes

Allusions and References

Memorable Moments