List of Perry Mason episodes

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Perry Mason is an American dramatized court show produced by Paisano Productions that ran from September 1957 to May 1966 on CBS and starred Raymond Burr as the Los Angeles-based attorney. The title character is a fictional defense attorney who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner.

As shown below, the title of each episode begins with the words "The Case of the...". The structure of each episode is generally the same: Mason's client is brought to a pretrial hearing for murder, but Mason is able to establish his client's innocence by dramatically demonstrating the guilt of another character. The murderer nearly always breaks down and confesses to the crime in the courtroom, if not on the witness stand. Many episodes were adapted from the original novels written by Gardner, with some having been adapted more than once.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Premiered: Ended:
1 39 1957.09.21 1958.06.28
2 30 1958.09.20 1959.06.27
3 26 1959.10.03 1960.06.11
4 28 1960.09.17 1961.06.10
5 30 1961.09.02 1962.05.26
6 28 1962.09.27 1963.05.16
7 30 1963.09.26 1964.05.21
8 30 1964.09.24 1965.05.13
9 30 1965.09.12 1966.05.22

DVD releases[edit]

All nine seasons, 271 episodes, have been released on DVD sets by Paramount Home Video.[1]

DVD set Episodes Release date
Perry Mason: The 1st Season, Volume 1 19 2006.07.11
Perry Mason: The 1st Season, Volume 2 20 2006.11.21
Perry Mason: The 2nd Season, Volume 1 15 2007.06.19
Perry Mason: The 2nd Season, Volume 2 15 2007.11.13
Perry Mason: The 3rd Season, Volume 1 12 2008.08.19
Perry Mason: The 3rd Season, Volume 2 14 2008.12.02
Perry Mason: The 4th Season, Volume 1 16 2009.06.09
Perry Mason: The 4th Season, Volume 2 12 2009.12.08
Perry Mason: The 5th Season, Volume 1 15 2010.04.20
Perry Mason: The 5th Season, Volume 2 15 2010.11.16
Perry Mason: The 6th Season, Volume 1 14 2011.10.04
Perry Mason: The 6th Season, Volume 2 14 2011.11.22
Perry Mason: The 7th Season, Volume 1 15 2012.08.21
Perry Mason: The 7th Season, Volume 2 15 2012.10.23
Perry Mason: The 8th Season, Volume 1 15 2012.11.27
Perry Mason: The 8th Season, Volume 2 15 2013.01.15
Perry Mason: The Final (9th) Season, Volume 1 15 2013.06.11
Perry Mason: The Final (9th) Season, Volume 2 15 2013.08.13

Guest Appearances[edit]

Many actors who would go on to become notable stars of cinema and television made early appearances on this series. Citations have been added to their guest appearances.

List of episodes[edit]

(* denotes episodes based on actual Gardner novels, their date of publication, and their placement)

Season 1: 1957–58[edit]

# Title Air date
1 1-1 "The Case of the Restless Redhead (*1954 - #45)" September 21, 1957 (1957-09-21)
2 1-2 "The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece (Darryl Hickman) (*1936 - #8)" September 28, 1957 (1957-09-28)
3 1-3 "The Case of the Nervous Accomplice (*1955 - #48)" October 5, 1957 (1957-10-05)
4 1-4 "The Case of the Drowning Duck (*1942 - #20)" October 12, 1957 (1957-10-12)
5 1-5 "The Case of the Sulky Girl (*1933 - #2)" October 19, 1957 (1957-10-19)
6 1-6 "The Case of the Silent Partner (*1940 - #17)" October 26, 1957 (1957-10-26)
7 1-7 "The Case of the Angry Mourner (Barbara Eden) (*1951 - #38)" November 2, 1957 (1957-11-02)
8 1-8 "The Case of the Crimson Kiss (Frances Bavier) (*1948-Short Story)" November 9, 1957 (1957-11-09)
9 1-9 "The Case of the Vagabond Vixen (*1948 - #32)" November 16, 1957 (1957-11-16)
10 1-10 "The Case of the Run-away Corpse (*1954 - #44)" November 23, 1957 (1957-11-23)
11 1-11 "The Case of the Crooked Candle (Nancy Gates) (*1944 - #24)" November 30, 1957 (1957-11-30)
12 1-12 "The Case of the Negligent Nymph (Peggie Castle) (*1950 - #35)" December 7, 1957 (1957-12-07)
13 1-13 "The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink (*1952 - #39)" December 14, 1957 (1957-12-14)
14 1-14 "The Case of the Baited Hook (*1940 - #16)" December 21, 1957 (1957-12-21)
15 1-15 "The Case of the Fan-Dancer's Horse (Judy Tyler) (*1947 - #29)" December 28, 1957 (1957-12-28)
16 1-16 "The Case of the Demure Defendant (*1956 - #51)" January 4, 1958 (1958-01-04)
17 1-17 "The Case of the Sun Bather's Diary (Carl Betz) (*1955 - #46)" January 11, 1958 (1958-01-11)
18 1-18 "The Case of the Cautious Coquette (*1949 - #34)" January 18, 1958 (1958-01-18)
19 1-19 "The Case of the Haunted Husband (Karen Steele) (*1941 - #18)" January 25, 1958 (1958-01-25)
20 1-20 "The Case of the Lonely Heiress (Kathleen Crowley) (*1948 - #31)" February 1, 1958 (1958-02-01)
21 1-21 "The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister (*1953 - #42)" February 8, 1958 (1958-02-08)
22 1-22 "The Case of the Fugitive Nurse (Al Lettieri) (*1954 - #43)" February 15, 1958 (1958-02-15)
23 1-23 "The Case of the One-Eyed Witness (Angie Dickinson) (*1950 - #36)" February 22, 1958 (1958-02-22)
24 1-24 "The Case of the Deadly Double (Murray Hamilton, Denver Pyle, Constance Ford)" March 1, 1958 (1958-03-01)
25 1-25 "The Case of the Empty Tin (*1941 - #19)" March 8, 1958 (1958-03-08)
26 1-26 "The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife (Claude Akins) (*1945 - #27)" March 15, 1958 (1958-03-15)
27 1-27 "The Case of the Desperate Daughter (Gigi Perreau, Werner Klemperer)" March 22, 1958 (1958-03-22)
28 1-28 "The Case of the Daring Decoy (Jack Weston) (*1957 - #54)" March 29, 1958 (1958-03-29)
29 1-29 "The Case of the Hesitant Hostess (Karen Sharpe) (*1953 - #41)" April 5, 1958 (1958-04-05)
30 1-30 "The Case of the Screaming Woman (Ruta Lee) (*1951 - #52)" April 26, 1958 (1958-04-26)
31 1-31 "The Case of the Fiery Fingers (Fay Spain) (*1951 - #37)" May 3, 1958 (1958-05-03)
32 1-32 "The Case of the Substitute Face (*1938 - #12)" May 10, 1958 (1958-05-10)
33 1-33 "The Case of the Long-Legged Models (*1958 - #56)" May 17, 1958 (1958-05-17)
34 1-34 "The Case of the Gilded Lily (*1956 - #50)" May 24, 1958 (1958-05-24)
35 1-35 "The Case of the Lazy Lover (Neil Hamilton and Yvonne Craig of Batman) (*1947 - #30)" May 31, 1958 (1958-05-31)
36 1-36 "The Case of the Prodigal Parent (Fay Wray)" June 7, 1958 (1958-06-07)
37 1-37 "The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde (Phyllis Coates) (*1944 - #25)" June 14, 1958 (1958-06-14)
38 1-38 "The Case of the Terrified Typist (Joanna Moore) (*1956 - #49)" June 21, 1958 (1958-06-21)
39 1-39 "The Case of the Rolling Bones (*1939 - #15)" June 28, 1958 (1958-06-28)

Season 2: 1958–59[edit]

# Title Air date
40 2-1 "The Case of the Corresponding Corpse" September 20, 1958 (1958-09-20)
41 2-2 "The Case of the Lucky Loser(Patricia Medina) (*1957 - #53)" September 27, 1958 (1958-09-27)
42 2-3 "The Case of the Pint-Sized Client (Elisha Cook, Jr., Nita Talbot)" October 4, 1958 (1958-10-04)
43 2-4 "The Case of the Sardonic Sergeant (John Dehner, Kevin Hagen)" October 11, 1958 (1958-10-11)
44 2-5 "The Case of the Curious Bride (Casey Adams a.k.a. Max Showalter of Niagara) (*1935 - #5)" October 18, 1958 (1958-10-18)
45 2-6 "The Case of the Buried Clock (*1943 - #22)" November 1, 1958 (1958-11-01)
46 2-7 "The Case of the Married Moonlighter" November 8, 1958 (1958-11-08)
47 2-8 "The Case of the Jilted Jockey (Don Durant)" November 15, 1958 (1958-11-15)
48 2-9 "The Case of the Purple Woman" December 6, 1958 (1958-12-06)
49 2-10 "The Case of the Fancy Figures" December 13, 1958 (1958-12-13)
50 2-11 "The Case of the Perjured Parrot (Edgar Buchanan, Joseph Kearns) (*1939 - #14)" December 20, 1958 (1958-12-20)
51 2-12 "The Case of the Shattered Dream" January 3, 1959 (1959-01-03)
52 2-13 "The Case of the Borrowed Brunette (*1946 - #28)" January 10, 1959 (1959-01-10)
53 2-14 "The Case of the Glittering Goldfish (Cecil Kellaway)" January 17, 1959 (1959-01-17)
54 2-15 "The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll (*1958 - #55)" January 24, 1959 (1959-01-24)
55 2-16 "The Case of the Fraudulent Foto (Hugh Marlowe)" February 7, 1959 (1959-02-07)
56 2-17 "The Case of the Romantic Rogue (Marion Ross)" February 14, 1959 (1959-02-14)
57 2-18 "The Case of the Jaded Joker (Frankie Laine)" February 21, 1959 (1959-02-21)
58 2-19 "The Case of the Caretaker's Cat (John Agar, Benson Fong) (*1935 - #7)" March 7, 1959 (1959-03-07)
59 2-20 "The Case of the Stuttering Bishop (*1936 - #9)" March 14, 1959 (1959-03-14)
60 2-21 "The Case of the Lost Last Act" March 21, 1959 (1959-03-21)
61 2-22 "The Case of the Bedeviled Doctor" April 4, 1959 (1959-04-04)
62 2-23 "The Case of the Howling Dog (*1934 - #4)" April 11, 1959 (1959-04-11)
63 2-24 "The Case of the Calendar Girl (*1958 - #57)" April 18, 1959 (1959-04-18)
64 2-25 "The Case of the Petulant Partner" April 25, 1959 (1959-04-25)
65 2-26 "The Case of the Dangerous Dowager (Robert Strauss, Barry Atwater) (*1937 - #10)" May 9, 1959 (1959-05-09)
66 2-27 "The Case of the Deadly Toy (Nancy Kulp) (*1959 - #60)" May 16, 1959 (1959-05-16)
67 2-28 "The Case of the Spanish Cross" May 30, 1959 (1959-05-30)
68 2-29 "The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom (*1949 - #33)" June 13, 1959 (1959-06-13)
69 2-30 "The Case of the Lame Canary (Biff Elliot) (*1937 - #11)" June 27, 1959 (1959-06-27)

Season 3: 1959–60[edit]

# Title Air date
70 3-1 "The Case of the Spurious Sister" October 3, 1959 (1959-10-03)
71 3-2 "The Case of the Watery Witness (Fay Wray)" October 10, 1959 (1959-10-10)
72 3-3 "The Case of the Garrulous Gambler" October 17, 1959 (1959-10-17)
73 3-4 "The Case of the Blushing Pearls (George Takei of Star Trek, Nobu McCarthy)" October 24, 1959 (1959-10-24)
74 3-5 "The Case of the Startled Stallion (Paul Richards)" October 31, 1959 (1959-10-31)
75 3-6 "The Case of Paul Drake's Dilemma" November 14, 1959 (1959-11-14)
76 3-7 "The Case of the Golden Fraud" November 21, 1959 (1959-11-21)
77 3-8 "The Case of the Bartered Bikini" December 5, 1959 (1959-12-05)
78 3-9 "The Case of the Artful Dodger" December 12, 1959 (1959-12-12)
79 3-10 "The Case of the Lucky Legs (Jeanne Cooper) (*1934 - #3)" December 19, 1959 (1959-12-19)
80 3-11 "The Case of the Violent Village" January 2, 1960 (1960-01-02)
81 3-12 "The Case of the Frantic Flyer (Simon Oakland)" January 9, 1960 (1960-01-09)
82 3-13 "The Case of the Wayward Wife (Madlyn Rhue)" January 23, 1960 (1960-01-23)
83 3-14 "The Case of the Prudent Prosecutor (J. Pat O'Malley)" January 30, 1960 (1960-01-30)
84 3-15 "The Case of the Gallant Grafter" February 6, 1960 (1960-02-06)
85 3-16 "The Case of the Wary Wildcatter (Barbara Bain of Mission: Impossible)" February 20, 1960 (1960-02-20)
86 3-17 "The Case of the Mythical Monkeys (Norman Fell, Beverly Garland) (*1959 - #59)" February 27, 1960 (1960-02-27)
87 3-18 "The Case of the Singing Skirt (*1959 - #58)" March 12, 1960 (1960-03-12)
88 3-19 "The Case of the Bashful Burro" March 26, 1960 (1960-03-26)
89 3-20 "The Case of the Crying Cherub" April 9, 1960 (1960-04-09)
90 3-21 "The Case of the Nimble Nephew (Bert Convy)" April 23, 1960 (1960-04-23)
91 3-22 "The Case of the Madcap Modiste (Leslie Parrish)" April 30, 1960 (1960-04-30)
92 3-23 "The Case of the Slandered Submarine (Edward Platt of Get Smart, Hugh Marlowe)" May 14, 1960 (1960-05-14)
93 3-24 "The Case of the Ominous Outcast (Denver Pyle)" May 21, 1960 (1960-05-21)
94 3-25 "The Case of the Irate Inventor" May 28, 1960 (1960-05-28)
95 3-26 "The Case of the Flighty Father (Francis X. Bushman)" June 11, 1960 (1960-06-11)

Season 4: 1960–61[edit]

# Title Air date
96 4-1 "The Case of the Treacherous Toupee (Robert Redford) Filmed in 3rd season" September 17, 1960 (1960-09-17)
97 4-2 "The Case of the Credulous Quarry Filmed in 3rd season" September 24, 1960 (1960-09-24)
98 4-3 "The Case of the Ill-Fated Faker (Sue Randall)" October 1, 1960 (1960-10-01)
99 4-4 "The Case of the Singular Double (Connie Hines)" October 8, 1960 (1960-10-08)
100 4-5 "The Case of the Lavender Lipstick (Patricia Breslin)" October 15, 1960 (1960-10-15)
101 4-6 "The Case of the Wandering Widow (Casey Adams a.k.a. Max Showalter of Niagara)" October 22, 1960 (1960-10-22)
102 4-7 "The Case of the Clumsy Clown" November 5, 1960 (1960-11-05)
103 4-8 "The Case of the Provocative Protégé (Kathie Browne)" November 12, 1960 (1960-11-12)
104 4-9 "The Case of the Nine Dolls (Jeanette Nolan, John Banner)" November 19, 1960 (1960-11-19)
105 4-10 "The Case of the Loquacious Liar" December 3, 1960 (1960-12-03)
106 4-11 "The Case of the Red Riding Boots" December 10, 1960 (1960-12-10)
107 4-12 "The Case of the Larcenous Lady (Louise Fletcher, Edward Platt)" December 17, 1960 (1960-12-17)
108 4-13 "The Case of the Envious Editor (James Coburn)" January 7, 1961 (1961-01-07)
109 4-14 "The Case of the Resolute Reformer" January 14, 1961 (1961-01-14)
110 4-15 "The Case of the Fickle Fortune" January 21, 1961 (1961-01-21)
111 4-16 "The Case of the Waylaid Wolf (Barry Atwater) (*1960 - #61)" February 4, 1961 (1961-02-04)
112 4-17 "The Case of the Wintry Wife" February 18, 1961 (1961-02-18)
113 4-18 "The Case of the Angry Dead Man" February 25, 1961 (1961-02-25)
114 4-19 "The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff" March 11, 1961 (1961-03-11)
115 4-20 "The Case of the Barefaced Witness (Adam West of Batman)" March 18, 1961 (1961-03-18)
116 4-21 "The Case of the Difficult Detour (Neil Hamilton of Batman, Suzanne Lloyd)" March 25, 1961 (1961-03-25)
117 4-22 "The Case of the Cowardly Lion" April 8, 1961 (1961-04-08)
118 4-23 "The Case of the Torrid Tapestry" April 22, 1961 (1961-04-22)
119 4-24 "The Case of the Violent Vest (Hayden Rorke, Myrna Fahey)" April 29, 1961 (1961-04-29)
120 4-25 "The Case of the Misguided Missile (Simon Oakland, William Schallert)" May 6, 1961 (1961-05-06)
121 4-26 "The Case of the Duplicate Daughter (*1960 - #62)" May 20, 1961 (1961-05-20)
122 4-27 "The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather (Gavin MacLeod, Patricia Barry)" May 27, 1961 (1961-05-27)
123 4-28 "The Case of the Guilty Clients (Charles Bateman, Lisa Gaye, Faith Domergue)" June 10, 1961 (1961-06-10)

Season 5: 1961–62[edit]

# Title Air date
124 5-1 "The Case of the Jealous Journalist Filmed in 4th season (Linden Chiles, Denver Pyle)" September 2, 1961 (1961-09-02)
125 5-2 "The Case of the Impatient Partner Filmed in 4th season (Wesley Lau, Leslie Parrish)" September 16, 1961 (1961-09-16)
126 5-3 "The Case of the Missing Melody (Constance Towers, James Drury, Bobby Troup)" September 30, 1961 (1961-09-30)
127 5-4 "The Case of the Malicious Mariner (Max Showalter (as Casey Adams), Edward Binns)" October 7, 1961 (1961-10-07)
128 5-5 "The Case of the Crying Comedian (Tommy Noonan, Jackie Coogan, Sue Ane Langdon)" October 14, 1961 (1961-10-14)
129 5-6 "The Case of the Meddling Medium" October 21, 1961 (1961-10-21)
130 5-7 "The Case of the Pathetic Patient (Frank Cady, Virginia Gregg)" October 28, 1961 (1961-10-28)
131 5-8 "The Case of the Traveling Treasure (Lisa Gaye)" November 4, 1961 (1961-11-04)
132 5-9 "The Case of the Posthumous Painter (Stuart Erwin)" November 11, 1961 (1961-11-11)
133 5-10 "The Case of the Injured Innocent" November 18, 1961 (1961-11-18)
134 5-11 "The Case of the Left-Handed Liar (Ed Nelson)" November 25, 1961 (1961-11-25)
135 5-12 "The Case of the Brazen Bequest" December 2, 1961 (1961-12-02)
136 5-13 "The Case of the Renegade Refugee" December 9, 1961 (1961-12-09)
137 5-14 "The Case of the Unwelcome Bride (DeForest Kelley, Alan Hale, Jr.)" December 16, 1961 (1961-12-16)
138 5-15 "The Case of the Roving River (Sarah Marshall, J. Pat O'Malley, Ray Boyle)" December 30, 1961 (1961-12-30)
139 5-16 "The Case of the Shapely Shadow (*1960 - #63)" January 6, 1962 (1962-01-06)
140 5-17 "The Case of the Captain's Coins" January 13, 1962 (1962-01-13)
141 5-18 "The Case of the Tarnished Trademark" January 20, 1962 (1962-01-20)
142 5-19 "The Case of the Glamorous Ghost (*1955 - #47)" February 3, 1962 (1962-02-03)
143 5-20 "The Case of the Poison Pen-Pal (Everett Sloane)" February 10, 1962 (1962-02-10)
144 5-21 "The Case of the Mystified Miner" February 24, 1962 (1962-02-24)
145 5-22 "The Case of the Crippled Cougar" March 3, 1962 (1962-03-03)
146 5-23 "The Case of the Absent Artist (Victor Buono, Zasu Pitts)" March 17, 1962 (1962-03-17)
147 5-24 "The Case of the Melancholy Marksman" March 24, 1962 (1962-03-24)
148 5-25 "The Case of the Angry Astronaut (James Coburn)" April 7, 1962 (1962-04-07)
149 5-26 "The Case of the Borrowed Baby" April 14, 1962 (1962-04-14)
150 5-27 "The Case of the Counterfeit Crank (Otto Kruger, Connie Hines, Burt Reynolds)" April 28, 1962 (1962-04-28)
151 5-28 "The Case of the Ancient Romeo (Rex Reason, Antoinette Bower)" May 5, 1962 (1962-05-05)
152 5-29 "The Case of the Promoter's Pillbox" May 19, 1962 (1962-05-19)
153 5-30 "The Case of the Lonely Eloper (John Dall)" May 26, 1962 (1962-05-26)

Season 6: 1962–63[edit]

# Title Air date
154 6-1 "The Case of the Bogus Books (Adam West)" September 27, 1962 (1962-09-27)
155 6-2 "The Case of the Capricious Corpse" October 4, 1962 (1962-10-04)
156 6-3 "The Case of the Playboy Pugilist (Gary Lockwood)" October 11, 1962 (1962-10-11)
157 6-4 "The Case of the Double-Entry Mind" October 18, 1962 (1962-10-18)
158 6-5 "The Case of the Hateful Hero (Jeanette Nolan, Mabel Albertson, William Boyett)" October 25, 1962 (1962-10-25)
159 6-6 "The Case of the Dodging Domino (Ellen Burstyn)" November 1, 1962 (1962-11-01)
160 6-7 "The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle (Barbara Parkins, Harvey Korman)" November 8, 1962 (1962-11-08)
161 6-8 "The Case of the Stand-In Sister (R.G. Armstrong)" November 15, 1962 (1962-11-15)
162 6-9 "The Case of the Weary Watchdog (Wesley Addy)" November 29, 1962 (1962-11-29)
163 6-10 "The Case of the Lurid Letter (Mona Freeman, Edgar Buchanan)" December 6, 1962 (1962-12-06)
164 6-11 "The Case of the Fickle Filly (Strother Martin)" December 13, 1962 (1962-12-13)
165 6-12 "The Case of the Polka-Dot Pony (Jesse White)" December 20, 1962 (1962-12-20)
166 6-13 "The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe (Leonard Nimoy of Star Trek) (*1938 - #13)" January 3, 1963 (1963-01-03)
167 6-14 "The Case of the Bluffing Blast (Peter Breck)" January 10, 1963 (1963-01-10)
168 6-15 "The Case of the Prankish Professor (Constance Towers)" January 17, 1963 (1963-01-17)
169 6-16 "The Case of Constant Doyle (Bette Davis)" January 31, 1963 (1963-01-31)
170 6-17 "The Case of the Libelous Locket (Michael Rennie)" February 7, 1963 (1963-02-07)
171 6-18 "The Case of the Two-Faced Turnabout (Hugh O'Brian)" February 14, 1963 (1963-02-14)
172 6-19 "The Case of the Surplus Suitor (Walter Pidgeon)" February 28, 1963 (1963-02-28)
173 6-20 "The Case of the Golden Oranges (Lee Van Cleef)" March 7, 1963 (1963-03-07)
174 6-21 "The Case of the Lawful Lazarus" March 14, 1963 (1963-03-14)
175 6-22 "The Case of the Velvet Claws (Patricia Barry) (*1933 - #1)" March 21, 1963 (1963-03-21)
176 6-23 "The Case of the Lover's Leap (Julie Adams, Richard Jaeckel)" April 4, 1963 (1963-04-04)
177 6-24 "The Case of the Elusive Element" April 11, 1963 (1963-04-11)
178 6-25 "The Case of the Greek Goddess (George Kennedy)" April 18, 1963 (1963-04-18)
179 6-26 "The Case of the Skeleton's Closet" May 2, 1963 (1963-05-02)
180 6-27 "The Case of the Potted Planter" May 9, 1963 (1963-05-09)
181 6-28 "The Case of the Witless Witness (Jackie Coogan of The Addams Family)" May 16, 1963 (1963-05-16)

Season 7: 1963–64[edit]

# Title Air date
182 7-1 "The Case of the Nebulous Nephew" September 26, 1963 (1963-09-26)
183 7-2 "The Case of the Shifty Shoebox (Billy Mumy)" October 3, 1963 (1963-10-03)
184 7-3 "The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito (*1943 - #23)" October 10, 1963 (1963-10-10)
185 7-4 "The Case of the Deadly Verdict (Julie Adams)" October 17, 1963 (1963-10-17)
186 7-5 "The Case of the Decadent Dean (Milton Selzer)" October 24, 1963 (1963-10-24)
187 7-6 "The Case of the Reluctant Model (*1962 - #66)" October 31, 1963 (1963-10-31)
188 7-7 "The Case of the Bigamous Spouse (Pippa Scott) (*1961 - #65)" November 14, 1963 (1963-11-14)
189 7-8 "The Case of the Floating Stones" November 21, 1963 (1963-11-21)
190 7-9 "The Case of the Festive Felon (Sherry Jackson)" November 28, 1963 (1963-11-28)
191 7-10 "The Case of the Devious Delinquent" December 5, 1963 (1963-12-05)
192 7-11 "The Case of the Bouncing Boomerang" December 12, 1963 (1963-12-12)
193 7-12 "The Case of the Badgered Brother (Nancy Kovack)" December 19, 1963 (1963-12-19)
194 7-13 "The Case of the Wednesday Woman (Phillip Pine)" January 2, 1964 (1964-01-02)
195 7-14 "The Case of the Accosted Accountant (Richard Anderson)" January 9, 1964 (1964-01-09)
196 7-15 "The Case of the Capering Camera (last appearance of Ray Collins)" January 16, 1964 (1964-01-16)
197 7-16 "The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands (Joyce Bulifant) (*1962 - #68)" January 23, 1964 (1964-01-23)
198 7-17 "The Case of the Bountiful Beauty (Ryan O'Neal)" February 6, 1964 (1964-02-06)
199 7-18 "The Case of the Nervous Neighbor" February 13, 1964 (1964-02-13)
200 7-19 "The Case of the Fifty-Millionth Frenchman (David McCallum)" February 20, 1964 (1964-02-20)
201 7-20 "The Case of the Frightened Fisherman" February 27, 1964 (1964-02-27)
202 7-21 "The Case of the Arrogant Arsonist" March 5, 1964 (1964-03-05)
203 7-22 "The Case of the Garrulous Go-Between" March 12, 1964 (1964-03-12)
204 7-23 "The Case of the Woeful Widower (Jerry Van Dyke)" March 26, 1964 (1964-03-26)
205 7-24 "The Case of the Simple Simon" April 2, 1964 (1964-04-02)
206 7-25 "The Case of the Illicit Illusion" April 9, 1964 (1964-04-09)
207 7-26 "The Case of the Antic Angel (Peter Breck)" April 16, 1964 (1964-04-16)
208 7-27 "The Case of the Careless Kidnapper" April 30, 1964 (1964-04-30)
209 7-28 "The Case of the Drifting Dropout" May 7, 1964 (1964-05-07)
210 7-29 "The Case of the Tandem Target" May 14, 1964 (1964-05-14)
211 7-30 "The Case of the Ugly Duckling" May 21, 1964 (1964-05-21)

Season 8: 1964–65[edit]

# Title Air date
212 8-1 "The Case of the Missing Button (Julie Adams)" September 24, 1964 (1964-09-24)
213 8-2 "The Case of the Paper Bullets (Richard Anderson)" October 1, 1964 (1964-10-01)
214 8-3 "The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor (June Lockhart of Lost in Space)" October 8, 1964 (1964-10-08)
215 8-4 "The Case of the Sleepy Slayer" October 15, 1964 (1964-10-15)
216 8-5 "The Case of the Betrayed Bride (Jeanette Nolan)" October 22, 1964 (1964-10-22)
217 8-6 "The Case of the Nautical Knot" October 29, 1964 (1964-10-29)
218 8-7 "The Case of the Bullied Bowler (Mike Connors)" November 5, 1964 (1964-11-05)
219 8-8 "The Case of a Place Called Midnight (Werner Klemperer)" November 12, 1964 (1964-11-12)
220 8-9 "The Case of the Tragic Trophy" November 19, 1964 (1964-11-19)
221 8-10 "The Case of the Reckless Rockhound (Audrey Totter, Ben Johnson)" November 26, 1964 (1964-11-26)
222 8-11 "The Case of the Latent Lover" December 3, 1964 (1964-12-03)
223 8-12 "The Case of the Wooden Nickels" December 10, 1964 (1964-12-10)
224 8-13 "The Case of the Blonde Bonanza (Mary Ann Mobley) (*1962 - #67)" December 17, 1964 (1964-12-17)
225 8-14 "The Case of the Ruinous Road" December 31, 1964 (1964-12-31)
226 8-15 "The Case of the Frustrated Folk-Singer (Gary Crosby)" January 7, 1965 (1965-01-07)
227 8-16 "The Case of the Thermal Thief (Barry Sullivan)" January 14, 1965 (1965-01-14)
228 8-17 "The Case of the Golden Venom" January 21, 1965 (1965-01-21)
229 8-18 "The Case of the Tell-Tale Tap" February 4, 1965 (1965-02-04)
230 8-19 "The Case of the Feather Cloak" February 11, 1965 (1965-02-11)
231 8-20 "The Case of the Lover's Gamble (Margaret Blye)" February 18, 1965 (1965-02-18)
232 8-21 "The Case of the Fatal Fetish (Gary Collins)" March 4, 1965 (1965-03-04)
233 8-22 "The Case of the Sad Sicilian" March 11, 1965 (1965-03-11)
234 8-23 "The Case of the Murderous Mermaid (Jean Hale)" March 18, 1965 (1965-03-18)
235 8-24 "The Case of the Careless Kitten (*1942 - #21) (Julie Sommars)" March 25, 1965 (1965-03-25)
236 8-25 "The Case of the Deadly Debt" April 1, 1965 (1965-04-01)
237 8-26 "The Case of the Gambling Lady (Ruta Lee)" April 8, 1965 (1965-04-08)
238 8-27 "The Case of the Duplicate Case" April 22, 1965 (1965-04-22)
239 8-28 "The Case of the Grinning Gorilla (*1952 - #40) (Charlene Holt)" April 29, 1965 (1965-04-29)
240 8-29 "The Case of the Wrongful Writ" May 6, 1965 (1965-05-06)
241 8-30 "The Case of the Mischievous Doll (*1962 - #71)" May 13, 1965 (1965-05-13)

Season 9: 1965–66[edit]

# Title Air date
242 9-1 "The Case of the Laughing Lady (Constance Towers)" September 12, 1965 (1965-09-12)
243 9-2 "The Case of the Fatal Fortune (Julie Adams)" September 19, 1965 (1965-09-19)
244 9-3 "The Case of the Candy Queen" September 26, 1965 (1965-09-26)
245 9-4 "The Case of the Cheating Chancellor (Lee Meriwether)" October 3, 1965 (1965-10-03)
246 9-5 "The Case of the Impetuous Imp" October 10, 1965 (1965-10-10)
247 9-6 "The Case of the Carefree Coronary" October 17, 1965 (1965-10-17)
248 9-7 "The Case of the Hasty Honeymoon (Noah Beery, Jr.)" October 24, 1965 (1965-10-24)
249 9-8 "The Case of the 12th Wildcat" October 31, 1965 (1965-10-31)
250 9-9 "The Case of the Wrathful Wraith" November 7, 1965 (1965-11-07)
251 9-10 "The Case of the Runaway Racer (Anthony Caruso, Michael Constantine)" November 14, 1965 (1965-11-14)
252 9-11 "The Case of the Silent Six (Virginia Gregg, Chris Noel)" November 21, 1965 (1965-11-21)
253 9-12 "The Case of the Fugitive Fraulein (Jeanette Nolan, Susanne Cramer)" November 28, 1965 (1965-11-28)
254 9-13 "The Case of the Baffling Bug (Teru Shimada)" December 12, 1965 (1965-12-12)
255 9-14 "The Case of the Golden Girls (Victoria Vetri)" December 19, 1965 (1965-12-19)
256 9-15 "The Case of the Bogus Buccaneers" January 9, 1966 (1966-01-09)
257 9-16 "The Case of the Midnight Howler (Lee Patterson, Daniel J. Travanti of Hill Street Blues)" January 16, 1966 (1966-01-16)
258 9-17 "The Case of the Vanishing Victim" January 23, 1966 (1966-01-23)
259 9-18 "The Case of the Golfer's Gambit" January 30, 1966 (1966-01-30)
260 9-19 "The Case of the Sausalito Sunrise (Francine York)" February 13, 1966 (1966-02-13)
261 9-20 "The Case of the Scarlet Scandal" February 20, 1966 (1966-02-20)
262 9-21 "The Case of the Twice-Told Twist (after Oliver Twist, filmed in color)" February 27, 1966 (1966-02-27)
263 9-22 "The Case of the Avenging Angel (Richard Carlson, Sue Ane Langdon)" March 13, 1966 (1966-03-13)
264 9-23 "The Case of the Tsarina's Tiara" March 20, 1966 (1966-03-20)
265 9-24 "The Case of the Fanciful Frail" March 27, 1966 (1966-03-27)
266 9-25 "The Case of the Unwelcome Well (Wendell Corey)" April 3, 1966 (1966-04-03)
267 9-26 "The Case of the Dead Ringer" April 17, 1966 (1966-04-17)
268 9-27 "The Case of the Misguided Model" April 24, 1966 (1966-04-24)
269 9-28 "The Case of the Positive Negative (Brian Donlevy)" May 1, 1966 (1966-05-01)
270 9-29 "The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper (Cloris Leachman)" May 15, 1966 (1966-05-15)
271 9-30 "The Case of the Final Fadeout (Dick Clark[2] of American Bandstand, Jackie Coogan,
Gerald Mohr, Denver Pyle, Estelle Winwood, and Erle Stanley Gardner as the judge)"
May 22, 1966 (1966-05-22)

Comments on notable episodes[edit]

  • "The Case of the Silent Partner" (Episode 1-6): The case is solved without ever going into the courtroom. Hamilton Burger appears in the lobby of Mason's client's apartment house to announce that Mason's client who is sick will be arraigned as soon as she is well enough. However, the case is solved before an arraignment can be done.
  • "The Case of the Haunted Husband" (Episode 1-19):[3] At the end of the case after the killer has been exposed, Lieutenant Tragg is gloating that Perry Mason must have discovered who did it by being lucky. Perry Mason asks Tragg if he thinks Mason is stupid for leaving a clue that Tragg found. Tragg says, "Well who else could have done it? There was only you, me, and (name of killer)..." When he realizes what he just said, Tragg moans, "Oy gevalt." The elevator door opens and Mason says, "After you Lieutenant."
  • "The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister" (Episode 1-21):[4] Story continuity: Lieutenant Tragg stops Perry Mason as he is coming out of the defendant's home carrying a metal case with an audio recording tape and Tragg confiscates the tape. Later when the tape is offered into evidence by District Attorney Hamilton Burger, Burger asks a private investigator witness if this is the tape that the private investigator gave to Burger in his office, and the witness says yes.
  • "The Case of the Terrified Typist" (Episode 1-38):[5] This is one of the few cases that Perry Mason lost—or did he? After his defendant was found guilty at the trial, at the following combined sentencing hearing and motion for a new trial, Mason pulls a rabbit out of his hat that clears the name of his defendant. But he does not exactly get the defendant off the hook either. (In the original novel, the suspect Mason represented in court proved NOT to be his actual client.)
  • "The Case of the Perjured Parrot" (Episode 2-11): The parrot in question in this episode is voiced by Mel Blanc. It is also the first to show a taped outline to mark the spot where the body was found.
  • "The Case of the Velvet Claws" (Episode 6-22): There is no trial in this episode. Mason's client slaps, kisses and lies to him during the course of the case, even threatening to identify him to police as a prime suspect. He uses subterfuge to force the truth out of her, but the case takes a last twist at the scene of the crime.
  • "The Case of the Deadly Verdict" (Episode 7-4): Mason's client is found guilty and sentenced to death as the episode begins. His appeals are rejected at every higher level as Mason tries to find the real killer, who is revealed in the final scene not in court, but trying to kill yet again.
  • "The Case of the Grinning Gorilla" (Episode 8-28): Again, no trial. Mason, nearly attacked by a gorilla while finding a murder victim, solves the case at the crime scene rather than in a courtroom.
  • Six episodes were done with little or no appearance by Burr as Mason. He underwent surgery causing him to miss four episodes in early 1963, which featured special guest stars (so billed in the opening titles) as guest lawyers. These were: "The Case of Constant Doyle" (6–16, with Bette Davis), "The Case of the Libelous Locket" (6–17, with Michael Rennie), "The Case of the Two-Faced Turnabout" (6–18, with Hugh O'Brian) and "The Case of the Surplus Suitor" (6–19, with Walter Pidgeon). There also were two similar, but isolated, incidents subsequently: "The Case of the Bullied Bowler" (Episode 8–7, November 5, 1964, with Mike Connors) and "The Case of the Thermal Thief" (Episode 8–16, January 14, 1965, with Barry Sullivan). "Bowler" was followed the next week with "The Case of a Place Called Midnight" (8–17), set in Europe, featuring no regular cast member other than Burr, and playing off the excuse given in "Bowler" for Mason's absence.
  • Based on Oliver Twist, "The Case of the Twice-Told Twist" (Episode 9-21) is the only episode of the original series filmed in color.
  • "The Case Of The Dead Ringer" (Episode 9-26) Raymond Burr plays a double role as Perry Mason and as a vagabond sailor who is disguised as Mason in order to frame him for a payoff scheme. This brought Burr full circle, so to speak, as he had begun his film career acting out mostly villainous roles; Perry Mason was the first highly-prominent role, on television, in a series of "good-guy" roles that dominated the remainder of his career.
  • "The Case of the Final Fadeout" (Episode 9-30) Barbara Hale appears midway through the episode in a restaurant scene playing an actress with a blond wig and sunglasses. Erle Stanley Gardner also appears in an uncredited role as Judge #2.
  • In "The Case of the Sad Sicilian", "The Case of the Murderous Mermaid", and "The Case of the Careless Kitten" Raymond Burr plays the whole episode in an arm sling. Raymond Burr had taken a fall outside his studio 'cottage' in January and so wore the arm sling during the filming. His arm is hidden beneath his shirt in the first episode, and visibly improves in latter two.

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