Sunday, May 11, 2014
ANITA KERRY in THE CASE OF THE LUCKY LEGS (1935)
New York-born Anita Kerry had appeared opposite Walter Kingsford in the hit Broadway melodrama The Criminal Code in 1929 before heeding the call of the talking pictures. She landed at Warner Bros., but that studio was already top heavy with tough talking broads like Anita and her 1933-'36 Hollywood career proved disappointing. She is, however, quite funny in The Case of the Lucky Legs, the third of WB's "Perry Mason" whodunits starring Warren William, where she is the leg model who can finger the sap who murdered a con man. Sadly, by this third go-around, the series had already lost its steam and Kerry's performance is lost in an avalanche of silliness.