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The Goldsmith Odyssey
Episode 4 - Perry Mason (1959)
April 26, 2018 Jens, Yavar, and Clark
In this episode, we turn to the small screen for a look at the classic TV legal drama Perry Mason. Your humble hosts Jens, Yavar, and Clark explore two episodes scored by Jerry Goldsmith: the jewelry-themed mystery "The Case of the Blushing Pearls" (featuring an Asian-inspired score built around a gorgeous central melody) and the convention-breaking "The Case of Paul Drake's Dilemma" (which offers a more noirish score that both echoes City of Fear and previews Chinatown). Are these episodes and scores hidden gems? We examine the evidence and offer a verdict!

The Work: Jerry Goldsmith: The Early Years, Volume 1 (at Screen Archives), Perry Mason: Season 3 - Volume 1 (at the CBS Store)

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