The Case of the Stuttering Bishop

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The Case of the Stuttering Bishop
The Case of the Stuttering Bishop poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed by William Clemens
Produced by Bryan Foy
Written by Kenneth Gamet
Don Ryan
Erle Stanley Gardner (novel)
Starring Donald Woods
Ann Dvorak
Anne Nagel
Linda Perry
Music by Heinz Roemheld
Cinematography Rex Wimpy
Edited by Jack Saper
Distributed by Warner Bros. Pictures
Release dates
  • June 8, 1937 (1937-06-08)
Running time
70 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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.[1] It is the sixth and final film in Warner Brothers' 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.[2]


Home media[edit]

On October 23, 2012, Warner Home Video released the film on DVD in Region 1 via their Warner Archive Collection alongside The Case of the Howling Dog, The Case of the Curious Bride, The Case of the Lucky Legs, The Case of the Velvet Claws and The Case of the Black Cat in a set entitled Perry Mason: The Original Warner Bros. Movies Collection. This is a manufacture-on-demand (MOD) release, available exclusively through Warner's online store and only in the US.


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