The Case of the Stuttering Bishop

The Case of the Stuttering Bishop is a 1937 drama film directed by William Clemens. It stars Donald Woods as Perry Mason and Ann Dvorak as Della Street, his secretary. Edward McWade plays the role of stuttering Bishop William Mallory. It is the sixth and final film in the Warner Bros. Perry Mason series. It is based on the novel The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (1936) by Erle Stanley Gardner.


Perry is asked by an Australian Bishop to take the case of a woman who was falsely accused of manslaughter 22 years ago. During his investigations Perry gets involved in another murder for which Ida, the woman he is supposed to free, gets arrested.

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    director William Clemens
    editor Jack Saper
    genre drama mystery
    keywords arrest falsely accused
    musicBy Heinz Eric Roemheld
    producer Bryan Foy
    publisher Warner Bros. Pictures