List of Perry Mason episodes

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This is a list of episodes for Perry Mason, an American legal drama series that aired on CBS television for nine seasons (September 21, 1957 – May 22, 1966). The title character, portrayed by Raymond Burr, is a fictional Los Angeles criminal defense lawyer who originally appeared in detective fiction by Erle Stanley Gardner. Many episodes are based on novels and short stories written by Gardner, with some stories having been adapted more than once.

Series overview[edit]

Season Episodes Originally aired
First aired Last aired
1 39 September 21, 1957 (1957-09-21) June 28, 1958 (1958-06-28)
2 30 September 20, 1958 (1958-09-20) June 27, 1959 (1959-06-27)
3 26 October 3, 1959 (1959-10-03) June 11, 1960 (1960-06-11)
4 28 September 17, 1960 (1960-09-17) June 10, 1961 (1961-06-10)
5 30 September 2, 1961 (1961-09-02) May 26, 1962 (1962-05-26)
6 28 September 27, 1962 (1962-09-27) May 16, 1963 (1963-05-16)
7 30 September 26, 1963 (1963-09-26) May 21, 1964 (1964-05-21)
8 30 September 24, 1964 (1964-09-24) May 13, 1965 (1965-05-13)
9 30 September 12, 1965 (1965-09-12) May 22, 1966 (1966-05-22)

Episodes[edit]

Season 1 (1957–58)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Teleplay by Based on Original air date
1 1 "The Case of the Restless Redhead" William D. Russell Russell S. Hughes 1954 novel September 21, 1957 (1957-09-21)
Cast: Whitney Blake (Evelyn Bagby), Vaughn Taylor (Lewis Boles), Grandon Rhodes (Judge Kippen)[1]:89
2 2 "The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece" William D. Russell Laurence Marks, Gene Wang 1936 novel September 28, 1957 (1957-09-28)
Cast: John McNamara (Peter Cole), John Archer (Frank Maddox), Darryl Hickman (Steve Harris),[1]:90 Hillary Brooke[2][a]
3 3 "The Case of the Nervous Accomplice" William D. Russell Stirling Silliphant 1955 novel October 5, 1957 (1957-10-05)
Cast: Margaret Hayes (Sybil Granger), Greta Thyssen (Roxy Howard), Morris Ankrum (Judge)[1]:90[4]
4 4 "The Case of the Drowning Duck" William D. Russell I. C. Ward 1942 novel October 12, 1957 (1957-10-12)
Cast: Nolan Leary (Judge Harry Meehan), Gary Vinson (Marv Adams)[1]:90
5 5 "The Case of the Sulky Girl" Christian Nyby Harold Swanton 1933 novel October 19, 1957 (1957-10-19)
Cast: Olive Sturgess (Frances Celane), Brian G. Hutton (Rod Gleason)[1]:91
6 6 "The Case of the Silent Partner" Christian Nyby Donald S. Sanford 1940 novel October 26, 1957 (1957-10-26)
Cast: Peggy Maley (Lola Florey), Anne Barton (Mildred Kimber)[1]:91
7 7 "The Case of the Angry Mourner" William D. Russell Francis Cockrell 1951 novel November 2, 1957 (1957-11-02)
Cast: Sylvia Field (Belle Adrian), Barbara Eden (Carla Adrian), Paul Fix (District Attorney), Joan Weldon (Marion Keats)[1]:91–92
8 8 "The Case of the Crimson Kiss" Christian Nyby Joel Murcott, Walter Doniger, Milton Geiger 1948 story November 9, 1957 (1957-11-09)
Cast: Jean Willes (Anita Bonsal), Sue England (Fay Allison), Frances Bavier (Louise Barlow)[1]:92
9 9 "The Case of the Vagabond Vixen" Christian Nyby I. C. Ward 1948 novel[b] November 16, 1957 (1957-11-16)
Cast: Robert Ellenstein (John Addison), Paul Cavanagh (Edgar Ferrell)[1]:92–93
10 10 "The Case of the Runaway Corpse" Christian Nyby Malvin Wald, Jack Jacobs 1954 novel November 23, 1957 (1957-11-23)
Cast: June Dayton (Myrna Davenport), John Stephenson (Ed Davenport)[1]:93
11 11 "The Case of the Crooked Candle" Christian Nyby Robert Tallman 1944 novel November 30, 1957 (1957-11-30)
Cast: Nancy Gates (Martha Bradford), Whit Bissell (Larry Sands), Doris Singleton (Rita Bradford)[1]:93
12 12 "The Case of the Negligent Nymph" Christian Nyby Richard Grey 1950 novel December 7, 1957 (1957-12-07)
Cast: Peggie Castle (Sally Fenner), Joan Banks (Karen Alder)[1]:94
13 13 "The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink" Ted Post Laurence Marks, Ben Starr 1952 novel December 14, 1957 (1957-12-14)
Cast: Robert Osterloh (Morey Allen), Kay Faylen (Dixie Dayton), Douglas Kennedy (Sergeant Jaffrey)[1]:94
14 14 "The Case of the Baited Hook" Christian Nyby Richard Grey 1940 novel December 21, 1957 (1957-12-21)
Cast: Judith Braun (Carol Stanley), Geraldine Wail (Abigail Leeds)[1]:94–95
15 15 "The Case of the Fan-Dancer's Horse" William D. Russell Stirling Silliphant 1947 novel December 28, 1957 (1957-12-28)
Cast: Susan Cummings (Lois Fenton Callender), Hugh Sanders (John Callender),[1]:101 Judy Tyler[2]
16 16 "The Case of the Demure Defendant" Laslo Benedek Ben Brady, Richard Grey 1956 novel January 4, 1958 (1958-01-04)
Cast: Christine White (Nadine Marshall), Clem Bevans (Captain Hugo),[1]:95 Alexander Campbell (Martin Wellman)[2]
17 17 "The Case of the Sun Bather's Diary" Ted Post Gene Wang 1955 novel January 11, 1958 (1958-01-11)
Cast: Susan Morrow (Arlene Dowling), Carl Betz (Dr. Ralph Chandler)[1]:96
18 18 "The Case of the Cautious Coquette" Laslo Benedek Leo Townsend, Gene Wang 1949 novel January 18, 1958 (1958-01-18)
Cast: Virginia Gregg (Sheila Cromwell), Kipp Hamilton (Elaine Barton), James Seay (Ross Hollister), Harry Jackson (Harry Pitkin)[1]:96
19 19 "The Case of the Haunted Husband" Lewis Allen Gene Wang 1941 novel January 25, 1958 (1958-01-25)
Cast: Karen Steele (Doris Stephanak), Patricia Hardy (Claire Olger), John Hubbard (Michael Greeley)[1]:96
20 20 "The Case of the Lonely Heiress" Laslo Benedek Donald S. Sanford 1948 novel February 1, 1958 (1958-02-01)
Cast: Anna Navarro (Delores Coterro), L. Q. Jones (Charles Baker), Kathleen Crowley (Marilyn Cartwright)[1]:97
21 21 "The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister" Christian Nyby Richard Grey 1953 novel February 8, 1958 (1958-02-08)
Cast: Virginia Vincent (Harriet Bain), Robin Hughes (Addison Doyle), James Bell (Jeremiah Hosiah Stanley), Morris Ankrum (Judge)[1]:97
22 22 "The Case of the Fugitive Nurse" Laslo Benedek Al C. Ward, Gene Wang 1954 novel February 15, 1958 (1958-02-15)
Cast: Bethel Leslie (Janet Morris), Dabbs Greer (David Kirby), Jeanette Nolan (Angela Kirby),[1]:97–98 Shepperd Strudwick, Maxine Cooper[2]
23 23 "The Case of the One-Eyed Witness" Christian Nyby Robert C. Dennis 1950 novel February 22, 1958 (1958-02-22)
Cast: Angie Dickinson (Marian Fargo), Luis van Rooten(Samuel D. Carlin), Paul Picerni (Charles Gallagher)[1]:98
24 24 "The Case of the Deadly Double" Andrew V. McLaglen Samuel Newman original March 1, 1958 (1958-03-01)
Cast: Constance Ford (Helen Reed), Denver Pyle (Robert Crane), Murray Hamilton (John Davis Hale),[1]:98–99 Frank Jenks, Abraham Sofaer, George E. Stone[2]
25 25 "The Case of the Empty Tin" Andrew V. McLaglen Seeleg Lester 1941 novel March 8, 1958 (1958-03-08)
Cast: Toni Gerry (Doris Hocksley Jackson), Anthony Jochim (Elston Carr), Olive Deering (Rebecca Gentrie)[1]:99
26 26 "The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife" Anton M. Leader Stanley Niss 1945 novel March 15, 1958 (1958-03-15)
Cast: Phyllis Avery (Marion Shelby), Stewart Bradley (Frank Lawton), Tom Palmer (Scott Shelby)[1]:99
27 27 "The Case of the Desperate Daughter" Arthur Hiller Gene Wang original March 22, 1958 (1958-03-22)
Cast: Gigi Perreau (Doris Bannister), Werner Klemperer (Stefan Riker), Osa Massen (Lisa Bannister)[1]:99–100
28 28 "The Case of the Daring Decoy" Anton M. Leader Seeleg Lester 1957 novel March 29, 1958 (1958-03-29)
Cast: H.M. Wynant (Daniel Conway), Jack Weston (Fred Calvert), Pamela Duncan (Rose Calvert),[1]:100 Johnny Mack Brown, Marie Windsor[2]
29 29 "The Case of the Hesitant Hostess" Christian Nyby Al C. Ward 1953 novel April 5, 1958 (1958-04-05)
Cast: Fred Sherman (Albert Sanders), June Vincent (Martha Rayburn), Les Tremayne (Frederick Archer III), Fay Roope (Judge)[1]:100–101
30 30 "The Case of the Screaming Woman" Andrew V. McLaglen Dick Stenger, Gene Wang 1957 novel April 26, 1958 (1958-04-26)
Cast: Josephine Hutchinson (Leona Walsh), Marian Seldes (Mary K. Davis), Ruta Lee (Connie Cooper)[1]:101
31 31 "The Case of the Fiery Fingers" Arthur Marks Laurence Marks 1951 novel May 3, 1958 (1958-05-03)
Cast: Mary La Roche (Victoria Braxton), Lenore Shanewise (Nora Mae Quincy),[1]:101 Fay Spain[2]
32 32 "The Case of the Substitute Face" William D. Russell Francis Cockrell 1938 novel May 10, 1958 (1958-05-10)
Cast: Lurene Tuttle (Anna Houser), Theodore Newton (Carl Houser)[1]:101–102
33 33 "The Case of the Long-Legged Models" Anton M. Leader Seeleg Lester 1958 novel May 17, 1958 (1958-05-17)
Cast: Peggy McCay (Stephanie Falkner), Alix Talton (Eva Elliott), Joe De Santis (George Castle)[1]:102
34 34 "The Case of the Gilded Lily" Andrew V. McLaglen Richard Grey, Gene Wang 1956 novel May 24, 1958 (1958-05-24)
Cast: Mari Aldon (Anne Brent), Grant Withers (Charles Stewart Brent), Richard Erdman (Arthur Binney)[1]:102
35 35 "The Case of the Lazy Lover" William D. Russell Francis Cockrell 1947 novel May 31, 1958 (1958-05-31)
Cast: James Bell (P. E. Overbrook), Yvonne Craig (Patricia Faxon), Neil Hamilton (Bertrand Allred)[1]:103
36 36 "The Case of the Prodigal Parent" Arthur Marks Seeleg Lester, Gene Wang original June 7, 1958 (1958-06-07)
Cast: Fay Wray (Ethel Harrison), John Hoyt (Joseph Harrison), Herbert Rudley (George Durrell)[1]:103
37 37 "The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde" Roger Kay Gene Wang 1944 novel June 14, 1958 (1958-06-14)
Cast: Whitney Blake (Diana Reynolds), Phyllis Coates (Norma Carter), Judith Ames (Marian Shaw)[1]:103–104
38 38 "The Case of the Terrified Typist" Andrew V. McLaglen Robert C. Dennis, Philip MacDonald, Ben Brady 1956 novel June 21, 1958 (1958-06-21)
Cast: Alan Marshal (James Kincaid), Jack Raine (George Baxter),[1]:101 Joanna Moore (Patricia Taylor)[2]
39 39 "The Case of the Rolling Bones" Roger Kay Gene Wang 1939 novel June 28, 1958 (1958-06-28)
Cast: Edgar Stehli (Daniel Reed), Arthur Space (Willard Scott), Morris Ankrum (Judge Morrisey)[1]:104

Season 2 (1958–59)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Teleplay by Based on Original air date
40 1 "The Case of the Corresponding Corpse" Arthur Marks Don Brinkley, Gene Wang original September 20, 1958 (1958-09-20)
Cast: Joan Camden (Ruth Whittaker), William Ching (Glenn McKay), Ross Elliott (George Hartley Beaumont), Lillian Bronson (Judge)[5]:105
41 2 "The Case of the Lucky Loser" William D. Russell Seeleg Lester 1957 novel September 27, 1958 (1958-09-27)
Cast: Patricia Medina (Harriet Balfour), Bruce Bennett (Lawrence Balfour), Tyler MacDuff (Theodore Balfour), Morris Ankrum (Judge)[5]:105
42 3 "The Case of the Pint-Sized Client" Buzz Kulik Herman Epstein original October 4, 1958 (1958-10-04)
Cast: Eduardo Ciannelli (Anthony Renzi), Bobby Clark (Nicky Renzi), James Anderson (Frank Anderson),[5]:105 Elisha Cook, Jr., Nita Talbot[6]
43 4 "The Case of the Sardonic Sergeant" William D. Russell Samuel Newman original October 11, 1958 (1958-10-11)
Cast: Lori March (Helen Lessing), John Archer (Major Frank Lessing), Paul Picerni (Sergeant Joseph Dexter),[5]:106 John Dehner, Kevin Hagen[6]
44 5 "The Case of the Curious Bride" Arthur Marks Jonathan Latimer 1934 novel October 18, 1958 (1958-10-18)
Cast: Christine White (Rhoda Reynolds), Casey Adams (Carl Reynolds), (Peter Cole), Michael Emmet (Arthur Kane), S. John Launer (Judge)[5]:106
45 6 "The Case of the Buried Clock" William D. Russell Francis Cockrell 1943 novel November 1, 1958 (1958-11-01)
Cast: Don Beddoe (Doctor Blane), Fredd Wayne (Jack Hardisty), Paul Fix (District Attorney), Charles Cooper (Philip Strague) [5]:106–107
46 7 "The Case of the Married Moonlighter" Arthur Marks Stanley Niss, Gene Wang original November 8, 1958 (1958-11-08)
Cast: Arthur Franz (Danny Harrison), Jesse White (Luke Hickey), Anne Sargent (Eileen Harrison), Stacy Harris (Frank Curran)[5]:107
47 8 "The Case of the Jilted Jockey" William D. Russell Robert Warnes Leach, Seeleg Lester original November 15, 1958 (1958-11-15)
Cast: Billy Pearson (Tic Barton), Don Durant (Johnny Starr), Joe di Reda (Eddie Davis), Kenneth MacDonald (Judge Carter)[5]:107
48 9 "The Case of the Purple Woman" Gerd Oswald Robert Bloomfield, Gene Wang original December 6, 1958 (1958-12-06)
Cast: George Macready (Milo Gerard), Bethel Leslie (Evelyn Girard), Robert H. Harris (Aaron Hubble), Edwin Jerome (Judge)[5]:108
49 10 "The Case of the Fancy Figures" Arthur Hiller Barry Trivers, Gene Wang original December 13, 1958 (1958-12-13)
Cast: Frank Silvera (Jonathan Hyett), William Phipps (Martin Ellis), Ralph Clanton (Charles Brewster), S. John Launer (Judge)[5]:108
50 11 "The Case of the Perjured Parrot" William D. Russell Marion Cockrell 1939 novel December 20, 1958 (1958-12-20)
Cast: Edgar Buchanan (Coroner Andy Templet), Jody Lawrence (Ellen Sabin), Robert E. Griffin (Fred Bascomb), Joseph Kearns (Edward Langley), Maurice Manson (Arthur Sabin), voice of Mel Blanc[5]:108–109
51 12 "The Case of the Shattered Dream" Andrew V. McLaglen Robert Bloomfield, Seeleg Lester original January 3, 1959 (1959-01-03)
Cast: Osa Massen (Sarah Werner), Virginia Vincent (Virginia Trent), Kurt Kreuger (Hugo Werner), Ludwig Stössel (Adolph Van Beers)[5]:109
52 13 "The Case of the Borrowed Brunette" Arthur Marks Seeleg Lester 1946 novel January 10, 1959 (1959-01-10)
Cast: Sheila Bromley (Agnes Nulty), John Stephenson (Grant Reynolds), Joe de Santis (Melvin Slater), Morris Ankrum (Judge Bates)[5]:109
53 14 "The Case of the Glittering Goldfish" Gerd Oswald Milton Krims original January 17, 1959 (1959-01-17)
Cast: Cecil Kellaway (Darrell Metcalfe), May Wynn (Donna Sherwood), John Hudson (Tom Wyatt), Murvyn Vye (Jackson Huxley)[5]:110
54 15 "The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll" William D. Russell Jonathan Latimer 1958 novel January 24, 1959 (1959-01-24)
Cast: Barton MacLane (Senator Harriman Baylor), Robert Bray (Carl Davis), Ruta Lee (Mildred Crest), Betty Lou Gerson (Marjory Davis)[5]:110
55 16 "The Case of the Fraudulent Foto" Arthur Marks Lawrence L. Goldman, Seeleg Lester original February 7, 1959 (1959-02-07)
Cast: Hugh Marlowe (Brander Harris), Bartlett Robinson (Marshall Scott), Wilton Graff (Cleveland Blake), Kenneth MacDonald (Judge)[5]:110–111
56 17 "The Case of the Romantic Rogue" William D. Russell Gene Wang original February 14, 1959 (1959-02-14)
Cast: Marion Ross (Helen Harvey), Albert Linville (Harry West), Jean Willes (Irene Wallace), Frederic Worlock (Judge)[5]:111
57 18 "The Case of the Jaded Joker" Gerd Oswald Milton Krims original February 21, 1959 (1959-02-21)
Cast: Frankie Laine (Danny Ross), Bobby Troup (Buzzie), Walter Burke (Freddie Green), Harry Jackson (Charles Goff),[5]:111–112 Martha Vickers[6]
58 19 "The Case of the Caretaker's Cat" Arthur Marks Richard Macaulay, Seeleg Lester 1935 novel March 7, 1959 (1959-03-07)
Cast: Benson Fong (James Hing), John Agar (Kenneth Baxter), Raymond Bailey (John Hilliard),[5]:112 George E. Stone[6]
59 20 "The Case of the Stuttering Bishop" William D. Russell Gene Wang 1936 novel March 14, 1959 (1959-03-14)
Cast: Vaughn Taylor (Bishop Arthur Mallory), Rebecca Welles (Carol Delaney), Carl Benton Reid (Charles Burroughs)[5]:112–113
60 21 "The Case of the Lost Last Act" Gerd Oswald Milton Krims original March 21, 1959 (1959-03-21)
Cast: Jerome Cowan (Ernest Royce), Stacy Harris (Frank Brooks), Robert McQueene (Michael Dwight), Richard Gaines (Judge)[5]:113
61 22 "The Case of the Bedeviled Doctor" Arthur Marks Gene Wang original April 4, 1959 (1959-04-04)
Cast: Dick Foran (Dr. David Craig), Barry McGuire (Mark Douglas), Andrea King (Barbara Heywood), Frederic Worlock (Judge)[5]:9113
62 23 "The Case of the Howling Dog" William D. Russell Seeleg Lester 1934 novel April 11, 1959 (1959-04-11)
Cast: Ann Rutherford (Evelyn Forbes), Fintan Mayler (Thelma Brent), Elaine Edwards (Polly Forbes), Robert Ellenstein (Arthur Cartright)[5]:114
63 24 "The Case of the Calendar Girl" Arthur Marks Seeleg Lester 1958 novel April 18, 1959 (1959-04-18)
Cast: Dolores Donlon (Dawn Manning), John Anderson (George Andrews), Dean Harens (Frank Fettridge), George N. Neise (Wilfred Borden)[5]:114
64 25 "The Case of the Petulant Partner" William D. Russell Milton Krims, Gene Wang original April 25, 1959 (1959-04-25)
Cast: R. G. Armstrong (Harry Bright), Francis McDonald (Salty Sims), Nan Leslie (Margaret Clark), William Swan (Bill Shayne)[5]:114–115
65 26 "The Case of the Dangerous Dowager" Buzz Kilik Milton Krims 1937 novel May 9, 1959 (1959-05-09)
Cast: Robert Strauss (Danny Barker), Patricia Cutts (Sylvia Oxman), Barry Atwater (Robert Benson)[5]:115
66 27 "The Case of the Deadly Toy" William D. Russell Seeleg Lester 1959 novel May 16, 1959 (1959-05-16)
Cast: Mala Powers (Claire Allison), Max Adrian (Ralph Jennings), Dennis Patrick (Martin Selkirk), Nancy Kulp (Katherine Collins)[5]:115–116
67 28 "The Case of the Spanish Cross" Arthur Marks Robert J. Shaw, Gene Wang original May 30, 1959 (1959-05-30)
Cast: Josephine Hutchinson (Miriam Baker), Peter Miles (Jimmy Morrow Jr.), Donald Randolph (Curtis Runyan), Richard Gaines (Judge)[5]:116
68 29 "The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom" William D. Russell Milton Krims 1949 novel June 13, 1959 (1959-06-13)
Cast: Harry Ellerbe (Ed Garvin), Betsy Jones-Moreland (Lorrie Garvin), Joan Tabor (Helen Bynum), Thomas Browne Henry (George Denby), K. T. Stevens (Ethel Garvin)[5]:116
69 30 "The Case of the Lame Canary" Arthur Marks Seeleg Lester 1937 novel June 27, 1959 (1959-06-27)
Cast: James Philbrook (Harry Jonson), Stacy Graham (Ruth Prescott), William Kendis (Walter Prescott), S. John Launder (Judge),[5]:117 Susan Cummings[6]

Season 3 (1959–60)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Teleplay by Based on Original air date
70 1 "The Case of the Spurious Sister" Arthur Marks Maurice Zimm original October 3, 1959 (1959-10-03)
Cast: Karl Weber (Bruce Chapman), Peggy Knudsen (Marie Chapman), James Seay (Ralph Hibberly), S. John Launer (Judge)[7]:117
71 2 "The Case of the Watery Witness" Richard Kinon Jackson Gillis original October 10, 1959 (1959-10-10)
Cast: Fay Wray (Lorna Thomas), Douglas Dick (Fred Bushmiller), Lester Vail (Tony Raeburn), John Bryant (George Clark), Charles J. Conrad (Judge)[7]:117–118
72 3 "The Case of the Garrulous Gambler" Walter Grauman Gene Wang original October 17, 1959 (1959-10-17)
Cast: Dick Foran (Steve Benton), Steve Brodie (Ben Wallace), Gordon Wynn (Mike Granger)[7]:118
73 4 "The Case of the Blushing Pearls" Richard B. Whorf Jonathan Latimer original October 24, 1959 (1959-10-24)
Cast: Nobu McCarthy (Mitsou Kamuri), Ralph Dumke (Hudson Nichols), Rollin Mariyama (Ito Kamuri),[7]:118 George Takei[8]
74 5 "The Case of the Startled Stallion" William D. Russell Jonathan Latimer original October 31, 1959 (1959-10-31)
Cast: Paul Richards (Earl Mauldin), Trevor Bardette (John Brant), Patricia Hardy (Jo Ann Blanchard)[7]:118–119
75 6 "The Case of Paul Drake's Dilemma" William D. Russell Jackson Gillis original November 14, 1959 (1959-11-14)
Cast: Bruce Gordon (Frank Thatcher), Robert Lieb (Joe Marsden), Kenneth MacDonald (Judge), Ann Bellamy (Margo)[7]:119
76 7 "The Case of the Golden Fraud" Herbert Hirschman Robert C. Dennis, Maurice Zimm original November 21, 1959 (1959-11-21)
Cast: Arthur Franz (Richard Vanaman), Neil Hamilton (Henry Noble), Alex Gerry (Elliot Hale), Joyce Meadows (Sylvia Welles)[7]:119
77 8 "The Case of the Bartered Bikini" Arthur Hiller Jackson Gillis original December 5, 1959 (1959-12-05)
Cast: June Vincent (Madge Wainwright), Terry Huntingdon (Kitty Wynne), Stephen Bekassy (Rick Stassi)[7]:120
78 9 "The Case of the Artful Dodger" Arthur Marks Robert C. Dennis, Jackson Gillis original December 12, 1959 (1959-12-12)
Cast: William J. Campbell (Allen Sheridan), Patricia Donahue (Joyce Fulton), Lurene Tuttle (Sarette Winslow), Nelson Leigh (Judge)[7]:120
79 10 "The Case of the Lucky Legs" William D. Russell Robert Bloomfield 1934 novel December 19, 1959 (1959-12-19)
Cast: Douglas Evans (Frank Patton), John Archer (James R. Brandbury), Lisabeth Hush (Marjorie Brandbury),[7]:120–121 Jeanne Cooper[8]
80 11 "The Case of the Violent Village" William D. Russell Sam Elkin, Seeleg Lester original January 2, 1960 (1960-01-02)
Cast: Ray Hamphill (Phil Beecher), Barton MacLane (Sherrif Eugene Norris), Bart Burns (Norm Thurston), Ina Victor (Charlotte Norris)[7]:121
81 12 "The Case of the Frantic Flyer" Arthur Marks Robert Bloomfield, Seeleg Lester original January 9, 1960 (1960-01-09)
Cast: Simon Oakland (Harold Walters), Rebecca Welles (Carol Taylor), James Bell (Zachary Davis), Richard Gaines (Judge)[7]:121
82 13 "The Case of the Wayward Wife" Walter Grauman William O'Farrell original January 23, 1960 (1960-01-23)
Cast: Marshall Thompson (Arthur Poe), Bethel Leslie (Sylvia Sutton), Richard Shannon (Ben Sutton),[7]:121–122 Madlyn Rhue[8]
83 14 "The Case of the Prudent Prosecutor" Robert Ellis Miller Jackson Gillis original January 30, 1960 (1960-01-30)
Cast: J. Pat O'Malley (Jefferson Pike), Ruta Lee (Vita Culver), Walter Coy (Denver Leonard)[7]:122
84 15 "The Case of the Gallant Grafter" Arthur Marks Sy Salkowitz original February 6, 1960 (1960-02-06)
Cast: Charles Aldman (Arthur Siddons), Herbert Rudley (Edward Nelson), Phillip Terry (Robert Doniger)[7]:122
85 16 "The Case of the Wary Wildcatter" William D. Russell Robert Bloomfield original February 20, 1960 (1960-02-20)
Cast: Barbara Bain (Madelyn Terry), Byron Palmer (Charles Houston), Doughlas Kennedy (Lucky Sterling), Lori March (Paula Wallace)[7]:122–123
86 17 "The Case of the Mythical Monkeys" Gerald Mayer Jonathan Latimer 1959 novel February 27, 1960 (1960-02-27)
Cast: Beverly Garland (Mauvis Meade), Louise Fletcher (Gladys Doyle), Joan Banks (Viola Pedley Manley), (Norman Fell (Casper Pedley)[7]:123
87 18 "The Case of the Singing Skirt" Arthur Marks Jackson Gillis 1959 novel March 12, 1960 (1960-03-12)
Cast: Joan O'Brien (Betty Roberts), H. M. Wynant (Slim Marcus), Jeanne Moody (Vivian Ennis)[7]:123–124
88 19 "The Case of the Bashful Burro" Robert Ellis Miller Jonathan Latimer original March 26, 1960 (1960-03-26)
Cast: Ray Stricklyn (Gerald Norton), Ben Wright (Crawford Wright), Hugh Sanders (Ken Bascombe), Howard Wendell (District Attorney)[7]:124
89 20 "The Case of the Crying Cherub" William D. Russell Jonathan Latimer original April 9, 1960 (1960-04-09)
Cast: Joe Maross (David Lambert), Mala Powers (June Sinclair), Carmen Philips (Liza Carson Lambert)[7]:124
90 21 "The Case of the Nimble Nephew" Richard Kinon Sy Salkowitz, Seeleg Lester original April 23, 1960 (1960-04-23)
Cast: Bert Convy (Harry Thompson), Crehan Denton (Frank Jarrett), Linda Leighton (Ellen Foster[7]:125
91 22 "The Case of the Madcap Modiste" William D. Russell Harold Swanton original April 30, 1960 (1960-04-30)
Cast: Marie Windsor (Flavia Halliday Pierce), John Conte (Charles Pierce), Dorothy Neumann (Leona Durant), Leslie Parrish (Hope Sutherland)[7]:125
92 23 "The Case of the Slandered Submarine" Arthur Marks Samuel Newman original May 14, 1960 (1960-05-14)
Cast: Hugh Marlowe (Commander James Page), Jack Ging (Seaman Robert Chapman), Robert H. Harris (Gordon Russell), Edward Platt (Commander Driscoll)[7]:125–126
93 24 "The Case of the Ominous Outcast" Arthur Hiller Jackson Gillis original May 21, 1960 (1960-05-21)
Cast: Robert Emhardt (J. J. Flaherty), Jeremy Slate (Bob Lansing), Denver Pyle (Tom Quincy), Henry Norell (Frederick Bell)[7]:126
94 25 "The Case of the Irate Inventor" Gerald Mayer Francis Rosenwald, Marianne Moser original May 28, 1960 (1960-05-28)
Cast: Tom Coley (James Frazer), Kasey Rogers (Lois Langley), Ce Ce Whitney (Thelma Frazer), Kenneth MacDonald (Judge)[7]:126
95 26 "The Case of the Flighty Father" William D. Russell Jackson Gillis original June 11, 1960 (1960-06-11)
Cast: Ann Benton (Trudy Holbrook), Hayden Rorke (Jay Holbrooke), Francis X. Bushman (Lawrence King)[7]:126–127

Season 4 (1960–61)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Teleplay by Based on Original air date
96 1 "The Case of the Treacherous Toupée" Richard Kinon Maurice Zimm original September 17, 1960 (1960-09-17)
Cast: Philip Ober (Peter Dawson), Thomas B. Henry (Hartley Bassett), Robert Redford (Richard Hart), Nelson Olmsted (Arthur Colemar),[9]:127 George E. Stone[10]
97 2 "The Case of the Credulous Quarry" William D. Russell Sy Salkowitz original September 24, 1960 (1960-09-24)
Cast: John Conwell (Richard Hammond), Walter Reed (Alexander Hill), Willis Bouchey (Judge)[9]:127–128
98 3 "The Case of the Ill-Fated Faker" Charles Haas Jackson Gillis original October 1, 1960 (1960-10-01)
Cast: William Campbell (Jim Ferris), Sue Randall (Betty Wilkins), James Anderson (Stan Piper)[9]:128
99 4 "The Case of the Singular Double" Arthur Marks Seeleg Lester original October 8, 1960 (1960-10-08)
Cast: Connie Hines (Lucy Stevens), Arch Johnson (John Ruskin), Mary Webster (Marjorie Rals)[9]:128
100 5 "The Case of the Lavender Lipstick" James Sheldon Jonathan Latimer original October 15, 1960 (1960-10-15)
Cast: Patricia Breslin (Karen Lewis), Dabbs Greer (Charles Knudsen), Whit Bissell (Max Pompey)[9]:128–129
101 6 "The Case of the Wandering Widow" William F. Claxton Robert C. Dennis original October 22, 1960 (1960-10-22)
Cast: Coleen Gray (Lorraine McClaine Morgan), Dean Harens (Riley Morgan), Casey Adams (Burt Stokes)[9]:129
102 7 "The Case of the Clumsy Clown" Andrew V. McLaglen Samuel Newman original November 5, 1960 (1960-11-05)
Cast: Douglas Henderson (Felix Heidemann), Walter Sande (Judson Curtis), Robert Clarke (Gerald Franklin)[9]:129
103 8 "The Case of the Provocative Protégé" Laslo Benedek Herman Epstein, Seeleg Lester original November 12, 1960 (1960-11-12)
Cast: Virginia Field (Anita Carpenter), Gregory Morrow (David Carpenter), Kathie Browne (Donna Ross)[9]:129–130
104 9 "The Case of the Nine Dolls" William F. Claxton Jonathan Latimer original November 19, 1960 (1960-11-19)
Cast: Maggie Mahoney (Linda Osborne), Jeanette Nolan (Martha Benson), Laurie Perreau (Linda Smith), Francis X. Bushman (Courtney Jeffers)[9]:130
105 10 "The Case of the Loquacious Liar" Arthur Marks Michael Morris original December 3, 1960 (1960-12-03)
Cast: Bruce Gordon (Judson Bailey), Wynn Pearce (Lester Martin), Regis Toomey (Sam Crane),[9]:130 Lurene Tuttle, George E. Stone[10]
106 11 "The Case of the Red Riding Boots" Laslo Benedek Harold Swanton original December 10, 1960 (1960-12-10)
Cast: Corey Allen (Rennie Foster), Frank Maxwell (Joe Dixon), Shirley Ballard (Rita Conover), Richard Deacon (Wilmer Beaslee)[9]:131
107 12 "The Case of the Larcenous Lady" James Sheldones Seeleg Lester original December 17, 1960 (1960-12-17)
Cast: Louise Fletcher (Susan Connolly), Robert Brown (Frank Sykes), Patricia Huston (Mona Henderson), Edward Platt (Tom Stratton)[9]:131
108 13 "The Case of the Envious Editor" Laslo Benedek Milton Krims original January 7, 1961 (1961-01-07)
Cast: Philip Abbott (Edmond Aitken), James Coburn (Donald Fletcher), Barbara Lawrence (Lori Stoner), Sara Shane (Alyce Nash Aitken)[9]:131–132
109 14 "The Case of the Resolute Reformer" Arthur Marks Samuel Newman original January 14, 1961 (1961-01-14)
Cast: John Hoyt (William Harper Caine), James Westerfield (Roger Quigley), Phillip Terry (Lawrence Kent)[9]:132
110 15 "The Case of the Fickle Fortune" Laslo Benedek Glenn P. Wolfe, Sol Stein original January 21, 1961 (1961-01-21)
Cast: Vaughn Taylor (Ralph Duncan), Liam Sullivan (Lloyd Farrell), Helen Brown (Mrs. Hollister)[9]:132
111 16 "The Case of the Waylaid Wolf" Gene Fowler Jr. Jonathan Latimer 1960 novel February 4, 1961 (1961-02-04)
Cast: Andra Martin (Arlene Ferris), Tony Travis (Loring Lamont), Barry Atwater (George Albert), Rebecca Welles (Edith Bristol)[9]:133
112 17 "The Case of the Wintry Wife" Arthur Marks Samuel Newman original February 18, 1961 (1961-02-18)
Cast: June Vincent (Laura Randall), Alan Hewitt (Bruce Sheridan), Marianne Stewart (Phyllis Hudson)[9]:133
113 18 "The Case of the Angry Dead Man" Arthur Marks Michael Morris original February 25, 1961 (1961-02-25)
Cast: Gloria Talbott (Eve Nesbitt), Les Tremayne (Willard Nesbitt), James Millhollin (Ben Otis)[9]:134
114 19 "The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff" Arthur Marks Adrian Gendot, Samuel Newman original March 11, 1961 (1961-03-11)
Cast: John Conte (Karl Addison), Jack Ging (James Kincannon), Berry Kroeger (Edgar Whitehead)[9]:134
115 20 "The Case of the Barefaced Witness" Laslo Benedek Robert C. Dennis original March 18, 1961 (1961-03-18)
Cast: Paul Fix (Jonathan Hale), Malcolm Atterbury (Alfred Needham), Adam West (Don Southern), Enid James (Iris McKay)[9]:134–135
116 21 "The Case of the Difficult Detour" John Peyser Sy Salkowitz, Samuel Newman original March 25, 1961 (1961-03-25)
Cast: Jeff York (Pete Mallory), Jason Evers (Stuart Benton), Joe di Reda (Phil Edwards), Neil Hamilton (Jim Ames),[9]:135 Suzanne Lloyd[10]
117 22 "The Case of the Cowardly Lion" Arthur Marks Jonathan Latimer original April 8, 1961 (1961-04-08)
Cast: Carol Rossen (Hilde Fursten Braun), Fred Beir (Tony Osgood), Leslie Bradley (Dr. Walther Braun)[9]:136
118 23 "The Case of the Torrid Tapestry" John English Bob Mitchell original April 22, 1961 (1961-04-22)
Cast: Robert H. Harris (Claude Demay), John Holland (Leonard Voss), Conrad Nagel (Nathan Claver)[9]:136
119 24 "The Case of the Violent Vest" Lewis Allen Robert C. Dennis original April 29, 1961 (1961-04-29)
Cast: Myrna Fahey (Grace Halley Frye), Hayden Rorke (Walter Caffrey), Sonya Wilde (Joy Lebaron)[9]:136
120 25 "The Case of the Misguided Missile" John Peyser Sol Stein, Glenn P. Wolfe original May 6, 1961 (1961-05-06)
Cast: Bruce Bennett (Dan Morgan), Simon Oakland (Captain Caldwell), Robert Rockwell (Major Jerry Reynolds),[9]:136–137 William Schallert, James Sikking[10]
121 26 "The Case of the Duplicate Daughter" Arthur Marks Samuel Newman 1960 novel May 20, 1961 (1961-05-20)
Cast: Don Dubbins (Hartley Elliott), Walter Kinsella (Carter Gilman), Willis Bouchey (Judge)[9]:137
122 27 "The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather" Bernard L. Kowalski Jackson Gillis original May 27, 1961 (1961-05-27)
Cast: Patricia Barry (Dorine Hopkins Montgomery), Karl Held (David Gideon), Fred Coby (Tony Montgomery), Gavin MacLeod (Lawrence Cumminger),[9]:137 Otto Kruger, Frances Rafferty, Fifi D'Orsay, Dub Taylor[10]
123 28 "The Case of the Guilty Clients" Lewis Allen Jonathan Latimer original June 10, 1961 (1961-06-10)
Cast: Guy Mitchell (Bill Ryder), Lisa Gaye (Lola Bronson), Charles Bateman (Jeff Bronson), Faith Domergue (Conception O'Higgins)[11]:19553

Season 5 (1961–62)[edit]

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Title Directed by Teleplay by Based on Original air date
124 1 "The Case of the Jealous Journalist" John English Samuel Newman original September 2, 1961 (1961-09-02)
Cast: Linden Chiles (Joseph Davies), Denver Pyle (Tilden Stuart), Claire Griswold (Kerry Worden), James D. Nielson (Don)[12]:138
125 2 "The Case of the Impatient Partner" Arthur Marks Adrian Gendot original September 16, 1961 (1961-09-16)
Cast: Ben Cooper (Frank Wells), Leslie Parrish (Vivian Ames), Wesley Lau (Amory Fallon)[12]:138–139
126 3 "The Case of the Missing Melody" Bernard L. Kowalski Jonathan Latimer original September 30, 1961 (1961-09-30)
Cast: Constance Towers (Jonny Baker), James Drury (Eddy King), Bobby Troup (Bongo White), music composed by Barney Kessel[12]:139
127 4 "The Case of the Malicious Mariner" Christian Nyby Robert Leslie Bellem original October 7, 1961 (1961-10-07)
Cast: Roy Roberts (Arthur Janeel), Lee Farr (Jerry Griffin), Robert Armstrong (Captain Bancroft),[12]:139–140 Casey Adams, Edward Binns, Karl Held[13]
128 5 "The Case of the Crying Comedian" Arthur Marks Robert C. Dennis original October 14, 1961 (1961-10-14)
Cast: Tommy Noonan (Charlie Hatch), Jackie Coogan (Gunner Grimes), Liam Sullivan (Tom Gilrain),[12]:138 Gloria Talbott, Sue Ane Langdon[13]
129 6 "The Case of the Meddling Medium" Arthur Marks Samuel Newman original October 21, 1961 (1961-10-21)
Cast: Mary LaRoche (Helen Garden), Sonya Wilde (Bonnie Craig), James Forrest (Phillip Paisley), Dr. Andrija Puharich (Himself),[12]:140 Kent Smith[13]
130 7 "The Case of the Pathetic Patient" Bernard L. Kowalski Maurice Zimm original October 28, 1961 (1961-10-28)
Cast: Skip Homeier (Dr. Wayne Edley), Virginia Gregg (Mrs. Osborn), Edward Kemmer (Leslie Hall),[12]:140 Frank Cady, Wayne Heffley, Percy Helton[13]
131 8 "The Case of the Traveling Treasure" Arthur Marks Robb White original November 4, 1961 (1961-11-04)
Cast: Jeff York (Scot Cahill), Lisa Gaye (Rita Magovern), Arch Johnson (Karl Magovern), Tom Harkness (Judge)[12]:141
132 9 "The Case of the Posthumous Painter" Bernard L. Kowalski Richard Grey original November 11, 1961 (1961-11-11)
Cast: Carol Rossen (Linda Burnside), Lori March (Edna Culross), Britt Lomond (Jack Culross),[12]:141 Stuart Erwin, George Macready[13]
133 10 "The Case of the Injured Innocent" Bernard L. Kowalski Paul Franklin original November 18, 1961 (1961-11-18)
Cast: John Conte (Kirby Evans), Alejandro Rey (Vincent Danielli), Jess Barker (Walter Eastman)[12]:141–142
134 11 "The Case of the Left-Handed Liar" Jerry Hopper Jonathan Latimer original November 25, 1961 (1961-11-25)
Cast: Ed Nelson (Ward Nichols), Leslie Parrish (Veronica Temple), Les Tremayne (Bernard Daniels)[12]:142
135 12 "The Case of the Brazen Bequest" Arthur Marks Robert Leslie Bellem original December 2, 1961 (1961-12-02)
Cast: Alan Hewitt (Dr. Marcus Tate), Karl Weber (Charles Cromwell), William Allyn (Robert Haskell)[12]:142
136 13 "The Case of the Renegade Refugee" Bernard L. Kowalski Samuel Newman original December 9, 1961 (1961-12-09)
Cast: Dick Foran (Philip Kuiper), Paul Lambert (Lawrence Vander), Ronald Long (Arthur Hennings)[12]:142
137 14 "The Case of the Unwelcome Bride" Gilbert L. Kay Helen Nielsen original December 16, 1961 (1961-12-16)
Cast: Diana Millay (Sue Ellen Frazer), DeForest Kelley (Peter Thorpe), Alan Hale, Jr. (Lon Snyder)[12]:143
138 15 "The Case of the Roving River" Jerry Hopper Samuel Newman original December 30, 1961 (1961-12-30)
Cast: Sarah Marshall (Judy Bryant), J. Pat O'Malley (Seth Tyson), Robert Lowery (Amos Bryant),[12]:143 Bruce Bennett, Philip Ober, Harry Carey, Jr.[13]
139 16 "The Case of the Shapely Shadow" Christian Nyby Jackson Gillis 1960 novel January 6, 1962 (1962-01-06)
Cast: Robert Rockwell (Cole B. Troy), Elaine Devry (Janice Wainwright), George Neise (Morley L. Thielman)[12]:143–144
140 17 "The Case of the Captain's Coins" Arthur Marks Adrian Gendot original January 13, 1962 (1962-01-13)
Cast: Jeremy Slate (Philip Andrews), Herbert Rudley (Ben Farraday), Henry Beckman (Sid Garth),[12]:144 Parley Baer, Jay Novello[13]
141 18 "The Case of the Tarnished Trademark" Jerry Hopper Oliver Crawford, Maurice Zimm original January 20, 1962 (1962-01-20)
Cast: Karl Swenson (Axel Norstaad), Malcolm Atterbury (Maigret), Dennis Patrick (Martin Somers),[12]:144 Marie Windsor, Osa Massen, Morgan Woodward, Don Dillaway[13]
142 19 "The Case of the Glamorous Ghost" Arthur Marks Samuel Newman 1955 novel February 3, 1962 (1962-02-03)
Cast: Mary Murphy (Eleanor Corbin), Jeanne Cooper (Ethel Belan), Douglas Dick (Walter Richey)[12]:144–145
143 20 "The Case of the Poison Pen-Pal" Arthur Marks Maurice Zimm original February 10, 1962 (1962-02-10)
Cast: Patricia Breslin (Karen Ross), Joan Topkins (Florence Holman), Kathryn Givney (Wilma Gregson),[12]:145 Everett Sloane[13]
144 21 "The Case of the Mystified Miner" Francis D. Lyon Jackson Gillis 1962 novel[c] February 24, 1962 (1962-02-24)
Cast: Kathie Browne (Susan Fisher), Sheila Bromley (Elizabeth Dow), Michael Harvey (Ken Lowry),[12]:145 Josephine Hutchinson, Carlos Rivas[13]
145 22 "The Case of the Crippled Cougar" Jesse Hibbs Bob Mitchell original March 3, 1962 (1962-03-03)
Cast: Bill Williams (Mike Preston), Noah Keen (Harlow Phipps), John Bryant (Arnold Keith),[12]:146 John Howard[13]
146 23 "The Case of the Absent Artist" Arthur Marks Robert C. Dennis original March 17, 1962 (1962-03-17)
Cast: ZaSu Pitts (Daphne Whilom), Mark Roberts (Gabe Philips), Richard Erdman (Charles Montrose), Victor Buono (Alexander Glovatski), Wynn Pearce (Pete Manders), Bill Zuckert (Judge)[12]:146
147 24 "The Case of the Melancholy Marksman" Jerry Hopper Robb White original March 24, 1962 (1962-03-24)
Cast: Paul Richards (Ted Chase), Mari Blanchard (Irene Benson Chase), Peter Baldwin (Tony Benson),[12]:146–147 Ann Rutherford, Jesse White[13]
148 25 "The Case of the Angry Astronaut" Francis D. Lyon Samuel Newman original April 7, 1962 (1962-04-07)
Cast: James Coburn (Major General Addison Brand), Robert Bray (Mitchell Heller), John Marley (Matthew Owen)[12]:147
149 26 "The Case of the Borrowed Baby" Arthur Marks Jonathan Latimer original April 14, 1962 (1962-04-14)
Cast: Maria Palmer (Florence Wood), Corey Allen (Lester Menke), Kaye Elhardt (Ginny Talbot)[12]:147
150 27 "The Case of the Counterfeit Crank" Jerry Hopper Robert Leslie Bellem original April 28, 1962 (1962-04-28)
Cast: Otto Kruger (August Dalgran), Don Dubbins (Kenneth Dalgran), Connie Hines (Sandra Dalgran), John Larkin (Jay Fenton), Burt Reynolds (Chuck Blair)[12]:147–148
151 28 "The Case of the Ancient Romeo" Arthur Marks True Boardman original May 5, 1962 (1962-05-05)
Cast: Jeff Morrow (Franz Lachman), Rex Reason (Steve Brock), Robert Cornthwaite (Carl Bruner),[12]:148 K. T. Stevens, Harry von Zell, Antoinette Bower[13]
152 29 "The Case of the Promoter's Pillbox" Jesse Hibbs Peter Martin original May 19, 1962 (1962-05-19)
Cast: Linden Chiles (Herbert Simms), John Lasell (Charlie Cory), Edmon Ryan (Jerome Stokes), Ivan Dixon (Maurice Parness),[12]:148–149 Geraldine Brooks[13]
153 30 "The Case of the Lonely Eloper" Arthur Marks Robert C. Dennis original May 26, 1962 (1962-05-26)
Cast: Jana Taylor (Merle Telford), Joan Staley (Gina Gilbert), Jorja Cutright (Olivia Langley),[12]:138 John Dall, Billy Halop[13]

Season 6 (1962–63)[edit]

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Title Directed by Teleplay by Based on Original air date
154 1 "The Case of the Bogus Books" Arthur Marks Jonathan Latimer original September 27, 1962 (1962-09-27)
Cast: Phyllis Love (Ellen Carter), Adam West (Pete Norland), Woodrow Parfrey (Herbert Pickson)[14]:149
155 2 "The Case of the Capricious Corpse" Arthur Marks Jonathan Latimer original October 4, 1962 (1962-10-04)
Cast: Lori March (Olive Omstead), Jan Shepard (Joane Proctor), John Morley (Ernest Demming)[14]:150
156 3 "The Case of the Playboy Pugilist" Francis D. Lyon Helen Nielsen original October 11, 1962 (1962-10-11)
Cast: Gary Lockwood (Davey Carroll), Robert Armstrong (Jimmy West), Dianne Foster (Lori Wilson Richards), Dolores Michaels (Jo Sands), Mark Roberts (Tod Richards)[14]:150
157 4 "The Case of the Double-Entry Mind" Allen H. Miner Jackson Gillis original October 18, 1962 (1962-10-18)
Cast: Stuart Erwin (Sandy Sandover), Virginia Christine (Beth Sandover), Kathleen Hughes (Lita Krail)[14]:150–151
158 5 "The Case of the Hateful Hero" Jesse Hibbs Samuel Newman original October 25, 1962 (1962-10-25)
Cast: Dick Davalos (Officer James Anderson), Leonard Stone (Jerel Leland),[14]:151 Jeanette Nolan, Mabel Albertson, William Boyett, Sue England[15]
159 6 "The Case of the Dodging Domino" Arthur Marks Charles Lang original November 1, 1962 (1962-11-01)
Cast: Ellen Burstyn (Mona Winthrop), David Hedison (Damian White), Robert H. Harris (Jerry Janda), James Forrest (Phil Schuyler),[14]:151 Lloyd Corrigan, Maureen Arthur, Eddie Firestone[15]
160 7 "The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle" Francis D. Lyon Robert C. Dennis original November 8, 1962 (1962-11-08)
Cast: Sean McClory (Harry Fothergill), Liam Sullivan (Dickie Durham), George Kane (Gil Simpson), Barbara Parkins (Paula Durham),[14]:151–152 Howard Smith, Anna Lee, Harvey Korman[15]
161 8 "The Case of the Stand-In Sister" Allen H. Miner Robert Leslie Bellem original November 15, 1962 (1962-11-15)
Cast: R. G. Armstrong (John Gregory), Peter Mamakos (Nick Paolo), Steven Geray (Franz Moray),[14]:529 Peter Whitney, Susan Seaforth, Meg Wyllie[15]
162 9 "The Case of the Weary Watchdog" Jesse Hibbs Samuel Newman original November 29, 1962 (1962-11-29)
Cast: Mala Powers (Janet Brent), John Dall (Edward Franklin), Keye Luke (C. C. Chang),[14]:152–153 Doris Dowling, Philip Ahn[15]
163 10 "The Case of the Lurid Letter" Arthur Marks Jonathan Latimer original December 6, 1962 (1962-12-06)
Cast: Mona Freeman (Jane Wardman), Edgar Buchanan (Judge Edward Dally), Robert Rockwell (Everett Rixby), Chris Alcaide (Gus Wiley),[14]:153 Ann Doran[15]
164 11 "The Case of the Fickle Filly" Allen H. Miner Robert and Esther Mitchell original December 13, 1962 (1962-12-13)
Cast: Lisabeth Hush (Roberta Harper), Jim Davis (George Tabor), Joan Freeman (Jennifer Wakeley), Bob McQuain (Brad Shelby),[14]:153–154 Strother Martin[15]
165 12 "The Case of the Polka-Dot Pony" Jesse Hibbs Robert C. Dennis original December 20, 1962 (1962-12-20)
Cast: Jesse White (Bert Renshaw), Melinda Plowman (Maureen Thomas), Virginia Field (Angela Fernaldi)[14]:154
166 13 "The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe" Arthur Marks Jackson Gillis 1938 novel January 3, 1963 (1963-01-03)
Cast: Lurene Tuttle (Sarah Breel), Blair Davies (Austin Cullins), Leonard Nimoy (Pete Chennery),[14]:154 Margaret O'Brien[15]
167 14 "The Case of the Bluffing Blast" Allen H. Miner Samuel Newman original January 10, 1963 (1963-01-10)
Cast: Bill Williams (Floyd Grant), Peter Breck (Clay Elliot), Antoinette Bower (Linda Blake)[14]:154–155
168 15 "The Case of the Prankish Professor" Jesse Hibbs Robert C. Dennis original January 17, 1963 (1963-01-17)
Cast: Constance Towers (Esther Metcalf), Patricia Breslin (Laura Hewes), Barry Atwater (Professor Ronald Hewes), Joyce Van Patten (Sally Lawrence Sheldon)[14]:155
169 16 "The Case of Constant Doyle" Allen H. Miner Jackson Gillis original January 31, 1963 (1963-01-31)
Cast: Bette Davis (Constant Doyle), Michael Parks (Cal Leonard), Frances Reid (Liza Givney) Neil Hamilton (Fred McCormick), Jerry Oddo (Steven Arthur)[14]:155–156
170 17 "The Case of the Libelous Locket" Arthur Marks Jonathan Latimer original February 7, 1963 (1963-02-07)
Cast: Michael Rennie (Professor Edward Lindley), Ruta Lee (Vivian Cosgrave), Harry von Zell (Sidney Hawes), Patricia Manning (Janice Norland), Carlos Romero (Paul Perez)[14]:156
171 18 "The Case of the Two-Faced Turnabout" Arthur Marks Samuel Newman original February 14, 1963 (1963-02-14)
Cast: Hugh O'Brian (Bruce Jason), Trevor Bardette (Garrett Richards), Abraham Sofaer (Elihu Laban), Werner Klemperer (Ulric Zenas)[14]:157
172 19 "The Case of the Surplus Suitor" Jesse Hibbs Robert C. Dennis original February 28, 1963 (1963-02-28)
Cast: Walter Pidgeon (Sherman Hatfield), Joyce Bulifant (Hollis Wilburn), Carl Benton Reid (John Wilburn), Linden Chiles (Vernon Elliott), music by Nathan Van Cleave[14]:157
173 20 "The Case of the Golden Oranges" Arthur Marks Jonathan Latimer original March 7, 1963 (1963-03-07)
Cast: Natalie Trundy (Sandra Keller), Arch Johnson (Gerald Thornton), Henry Norel (Courtney Osgood), Lee Van Cleef (Edward Doyle)[14]:157
174 21 "The Case of the Lawful Lazarus" Jesse Hibbs True Boardman original March 14, 1963 (1963-03-14)
Cast: David McLean (Trevor Harris), Maria Palmer (Nora Kasner), Philip Bourneuf (Edgar Thorne)[14]:157–158
175 22 "The Case of the Velvet Claws" Harmon Jones Jackson Gillis 1933 novel March 21, 1963 (1963-03-21)
Cast: Wynn Pearce (Carl Griffin), Richard Webb (George C Belter),[14]:158 Patricia Barry, Virginia Gregg, Anna-Lisa[15]
176 23 "The Case of the Lover's Leap" Arthur Marks Robb White original April 4, 1963 (1963-04-04)
Cast: John Conte (Roy Comstock), Carleton Carpenter (Peter Brent), Richard Jaeckel (Willie),[14]:158 Julie Adams[15]
177 24 "The Case of the Elusive Element" Harmon Jones Samuel Newman original April 11, 1963 (1963-04-11)
Cast: Gerald Mohr (Austin Lloyd), Douglas Henderson (Dwight Garrett), Douglas Dick (Ned Chase)[14]:158–159
178 25 "The Case of the Greek Goddess" Jesse Hibbs Arthur Orloff, Robert Presnell, Sr., Maurice Zimm original April 18, 1963 (1963-04-18)
Cast: John Larkin (John Kenyon), Faith Domergue (Cleo Grammas), John Anderson (Dan O'Malley), George Kennedy (George Spengler)[14]:159
179 26 "The Case of the Skeleton's Closet" Arthur Marks Samuel Newman original May 2, 1963 (1963-05-02)
Cast: Michael Pate (Richard Harris), Peggy McCay (Margaret Layton), Frank Aletter (Harry Collings)[14]:159–160
180 27 "The Case of the Potted Planter" Jesse Hibbs Robert C. Dennis original May 9, 1963 (1963-05-09)
Cast: Constance Ford (Frances Walden), Robert Bray (Martin Walden), Harry Lauter (Chris Hearn), Joe Maross (Nelson Tarr)[14]:149
181 28 "The Case of the Witless Witness" Arthur Marks Samuel Newman original May 16, 1963 (1963-05-16)
Cast: Robert Middleton (Judge Daniel Redmond), Jackie Coogan (Gus Sawyer), David White (Victor Kendall), Florida Friebus (Marian Lamont), Vaughn Taylor (Martin Weston)[14]:160–161

Season 7 (1963–64)[edit]

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Title Directed by Teleplay by Based on Original air date
182 1 "The Case of the Nebulous Nephew" Arthur Marks Jonathan Latimer original September 26, 1963 (1963-09-26)
Cast: Ron Starr (John Brooks), Mark Roberts (Wayne Jamison), Hugh Marlowe (Ernest Stone),[16]:161 Beulah Bondi, Irene Tedrow[17]
183 2 "The Case of the Deadly Verdict" Jesse Hibbs Jonathan Latimer original October 3, 1963 (1963-10-03)
Cast: Julie Adams (Janice Barton), Joan Tompkins (Emily Green), Erin O'Brien-Moore (Letitia Simmons), Jan Shepard (Paulette Nivens), Stephen Franken (Christopher Barton), Lee Bergere (Dr. Charles Nivens)[18]:24612 In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode #51 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes.[19]
184 3 "The Case of the Shifty Shoebox" Arthur Marks Jackson Gillis original October 10, 1963 (1963-10-10)
Cast: Constance Ford (Sylvia Thompson), Benny Baker (John Flickinger), Billy Mumy (Miles Jefferson), Denver Pyle (Frank Honer), Joseph Sirola (Bill Sheridan), Ray Teal (Joe Downing), Diane Ladd (Miss Frances)[18]:24713
185 4 "The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito" Jesse Hibbs Jonathan Latimer 1943 novel October 17, 1963 (1963-10-17)
Cast: Arthur Hunnicutt (Sandy Bowen), Russell Collins (Banning Grant), Kathleen Crowley (Lillian Bradisson), Strother Martin (Gerald Sommers), Ann Doran (Nell Wyatt)[18]:24795
186 5 "The Case of the Decadent Dean" Earl Bellamy Joseph P. Lamont, Samuel Newman original October 24, 1963 (1963-10-24)
Cast: Milton Selzer (Dr. Aaron Stuart), Lloyd Corrigan (Harvey Forrest), H. M. Wynant (Tobin Wade)[16]:162
187 6 "The Case of the Reluctant Model" Jesse Hibbs Jonathan Latimer 1962 novel October 31, 1963 (1963-10-31)
Cast: Robert Brown (Goring Gilbert), John Dall (Colin Durant), Erin O'Donnell (Maxine Lindsay)[16]:162–163
188 7 "The Case of the Bigamous Spouse" Arthur Marks Jackson Gillis 1961 novel November 14, 1963 (1963-11-14)
Cast: Pippa Scott (Gwynn Elston), Patrick McVey (George Belding Baxter), Karl Swenson (Corley Ketchum), Michael Conrad (Frank Gillette)[16]:163
189 8 "The Case of the Floating Stones" Don Weis Robert C. Dennis original November 21, 1963 (1963-11-21)
Cast: Irene Tsu (Juli Eng), Joyce Jameson (Lorraine Iverson), Jerry Oddo (Ralph Iverson),[16]:163–164 Victor Maddern[17]
190 9 "The Case of the Festive Felon" Earl Bellamy Samuel Newman original November 28, 1963 (1963-11-28)
Cast: Sherry Jackson (Madeline Randall), Kathie Browne (Carla Eden), John Howard (Justin Grover), Jon Hall (Max Randall)[16]:164
191 10 "The Case of the Devious Delinquent" Irving J. Moore Robb White original December 5, 1963 (1963-12-05)
Cast: John Washbrook (Tim Balfour), David Winters (Chick Montana), Virginia Christine (Edith Summers), Frances Rafferty (Miss Adler),[16]:164 Otto Kruger, Barton MacLane[17]
192 11 "The Case of the Bouncing Boomerang" Jesse Hibbs Arthur Orloff original December 12, 1963 (1963-12-12)
Cast: Rod Cameron (Grover Johnson), Diana Millay (Eula Johnson), Paul Picerni (Walter Jeffries), Alan Hale (Nelson Barclift)[16]:164–165
193 12 "The Case of the Badgered Brother" Earl Bellamy Bob and Esther Mitchell original December 19, 1963 (1963-12-19)
Cast: Robert Harland (Todd Baylor), Peter Walker (Martin Baylor),[16]:165 Patricia Blair, Nancy Kovack[17]
194 13 "The Case of the Wednesday Woman" Irving J. Moore Samuel Newman original January 2, 1964 (1964-01-02)
Cast: Phillip Pine (Philip Stewart), Marie Windsor (Helen Reed), Michael Pate (Jack Mallory),[16]:165 John Hoyt[17]
195 14 "The Case of the Accosted Accountant" Arthur Marks Albert A. Vail, Samuel Newman original January 9, 1964 (1964-01-09)
Cast: Richard Anderson (Edward Lewis), Murray Matheson (B. K. Doran), Robert Armstrong (Phil Jenks)[16]:166
196 15 "The Case of the Capering Camera" Jesse Hibbs Jonathan Latimer original January 16, 1964 (1964-01-16)
Cast: Margo Moore (Judith Blair), Byron Palmer (Harper Green), Eric Felday (Jacob Kadar), last appearance of Ray Collins (Lt. Tragg)[16]:166
197 16 "The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands" Jesse Hibbs Jackson Gillis 1962 novel January 23, 1964 (1964-01-23)
Cast: Joyce Bulifant (Nancy Banks), Dick Davalos (Rodney Banks), Lisabeth Hush (Lorraine Lawton), Dabbs Greer (Marvin Fremont), Phyllis Coates (Inez Fremont), Paul Bryar (Burdette)[16]:166
198 17 "The Case of the Bountiful Beauty" Irving J. Moore Robb White original February 6, 1964 (1964-02-06)
Cast: Sandra Warner (Stephanie Carew), Ryan O'Neal (John Carew), Zeme North (Deborah Dearborn), John van Dreelen (Gideon Long)[16]:166–167
199 18 "The Case of the Nervous Neighbor" Arthur Marks Samuel Newman original February 13, 1964 (1964-02-13)
Cast: Paul Winchell (Henry Clement), Katherine Squire (Vera Hargrove), Sheila Bromley (Alice Fuller Bradley), Richard Rust (Charles Fuller)[16]:167
200 19 "The Case of the Fifty-Millionth Frenchman" Arthur Marks Robert C. Dennis, Jackson Gillis, Samuel Newman original February 20, 1964 (1964-02-20)
Cast: David McCallum (Phillipe Bertain), Jacques Bergerac (Armand Rovel), Roxane Berard (Ninette Rovel)[16]:167–168
201 20 "The Case of the Frightened Fisherman" Arthur Marks Jonathan Latimer original February 27, 1964 (1964-02-27)
Cast: Mala Powers (Helen Bradshaw), Connie Gilchrist (Mrs. Pennyworth), Lee Farr (Randolph James), Marian Collier (Natalie James)[16]:168
202 21 "The Case of the Arrogant Arsonist" Jesse Hibbs Samuel Newman original March 5, 1964 (1964-03-05)
Cast: Tom Tully (Carey York), Frank Aletter (Tommy Towne), Ross Walker (Jeff York),[16]:168 Russell Thorson[17]
203 22 "The Case of the Garrulous Go-Between" Irving J. Moore Philip Saltzman original March 12, 1964 (1964-03-12)
Cast: Sue Randall (Amy Scott), Lori March (Madame Zillia), Jacques Aubuchon (Victor Bundy)[16]:169 Mary Murphy[17]
204 23 "The Case of the Woeful Widower" Irving J. Moore Jackson Gillis 1951 novel[d] March 26, 1964 (1964-03-26)
Cast: Jerry Van Dyke (James Douglas), Nancy Gates (Mary Douglas), Joan Lovejoy (Nellie Conway), Shirley Mitchell (Elizabeth Bain)[16]:169
205 24 "The Case of the Simple Simon" Arthur Marks Robert C. Dennis original April 2, 1964 (1964-04-02)
Cast: Virginia Field (Ramona Carter), Victor Buono (John Sylvester Fossette), Sherwood Keith (Ogden G. Kramer),[16]:169–170 Tom Conway, James Stacy[17]
206 25 "The Case of the Illicit Illusion" Irving J. Moore Samuel Newman original April 9, 1964 (1964-04-09)
Cast: Mona Freeman (Rosanne Ambrose), Keith Andes (Dr. Jesse Young), Rebecca Welles (Leslie Eden), Ron Randell (Hubert Ambrose)[16]:170
207 26 "The Case of the Antic Angel" Arthur Marks Robert C. Dennis original April 16, 1964 (1964-04-16)
Cast: Michael Ansara (Vince Kabat), George Tobias (Sidney Falconer), Peter Breck (William Sherwood), Richard Erdman (Harry Niles), Janet Dey (Lynne Bowman)[16]:170
208 27 "The Case of the Careless Kidnapper" Jesse Hibbs Robb White original April 30, 1964 (1964-04-30)
Cast: Thomas Lowell (David Pelham), Marilyn Erskine (Susan Pelham), Peter Hobbs (Dr. Gregory Pelham), Burt Metcalfe (John Lanthrop), Ron Kennedy (Joe Velvet)[16]:170–171
209 28 "The Case of the Drifting Dropout" Arthur Marks Jackson Gillis original May 7, 1964 (1964-05-07)
Cast: Cynthia Pepper (Annalee Flaher), Malcolm Atterbury (Dell Harper), Carl Reindel (Barry Davis), Ted de Corsia (Mort Lynch), Neil Hamilton (Grove Dillingham)[16]:171
210 29 "The Case of the Tandem Target" Irving J. Moore Robert C. Dennis original May 14, 1964 (1964-05-14)
Cast: Philip Ober (Sumner Hodge, Adrian Hodge), Paul Carr (Con Bolton), Lonny Chapman (Jack Tailey), Barney Biro (Judge),[16]:171 Ann Rutherford[17]
211 30 "The Case of the Ugly Duckling" Arthur Marks Richard Landau original May 21, 1964 (1964-05-21)
Cast: Anne Whitfield (Alice Trilling), Constance Towers (Natalie Graham), Reginald Gardiner (Albert Charity), Max Showalter (Talbot Sparr)[16]:172

Season 8 (1964–65)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Teleplay by Based on Original air date
212 1 "The Case of the Missing Button" Richard D. Donner Jonathan Latimer original September 24, 1964 (1964-09-24)
Cast: Julie Adams (Janice Blake), Ed Nelson (Dirk Blake) Claire Wilcox (Button Blake), Anthony Eisley (Vince Rome), Otto Kruger (Judge Norris)[20]:172
213 2 "The Case of the Paper Bullets" Arthur Marks Jonathan Latimer original October 1, 1964 (1964-10-01)
Cast: Richard Anderson (Jason Foster), Lynn Loring (Susan Foster), Patrick McVey (Harry Mardig), Jan Shepard (Margaret Foster), Arthur Space (Edgerton Cartwell), Stewart Moss (David Cartwell)[20]:173
214 3 "The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor" Jack Arnold Philip Saltzman original October 8, 1964 (1964-10-08)
Cast: June Lockhart (Mona Stanton Harvey), Stuart Erwin (Everett Stanton), Sean McClory (Hannibal Harvey), Sue Ane Langdon (Bonnie Dunbar)[20]:173
215 4 "The Case of the Sleepy Slayer" Jesse Hibbs Samuel Newman original October 15, 1964 (1964-10-15)
Cast: Phyllis Hill (Rachel Gordon), John Napier (Bruce Jay), Richard Hale (Abner Gordon),[20]:174 Gigi Perreau. Hugh Marlowe[21]
216 5 "The Case of the Betrayed Bride" Arthur Marks John Elliotte original October 22, 1964 (1964-10-22)
Cast: Ann Farge (Marie Claudel Dubois), Michael Forest (Pierre Dubois), Jeanette Nolan (Nellie Meacham Dubois),[20]:172 Neil Hamilton, Guy Stockwell, John Larkin, Jacques Aubuchon[21]
217 6 "The Case of the Nautical Knot" Jesse Hibbs Robert Leslie Bellem original October 29, 1964 (1964-10-29)
Cast: Anne Whitfield (Joanna Monford Scott), Lisa Gaye (Pamela Blair), Henry Brandt (Rich Scott)[20]:174–175
218 7 "The Case of Bullied Bowler" Jesse Hibbs Samuel Newman original November 5, 1964 (1964-11-05)
Cast: Mike Connors (Joe Kelly), Milton Selzer (Dr. Max Taylor), Robert Harland (Bill Jaris),[20]:175 Patricia Morrow, Anne Seymour[21]
219 8 "The Case of a Place Called Midnight" Arthur Marks Jackson Gillis original November 12, 1964 (1964-11-12)
Cast: Gerald Mohr (Alan Durfee), Robert Emhardt (Frank Appleton), Werner Klemperer (Inspector Hurt), Jim Davis (Captain Joe Farrell), Ivan Triesault (Dr. Franz Kleinman)[20]:175–176
220 9 "The Case of the Tragic Trophy" Richard D. Donner Mann Rubin original November 19, 1964 (1964-11-19)
Cast: Richard Carlson (Anthony Fry), Mimsy Farmer (Kathy James), John Fiedler (Howard Stark)[20]:176
221 10 "The Case of the Reckless Rockhound" Jesse Hibbs Robb White original November 26, 1964 (1964-11-26)
Cast: Audrey Totter (Reba Burgess), Doug Lambert (Kinder), Jeff Corey (Carl Bascom),[20]:172 Bruce Bennett, Ben Johnson, Elisha Cook, Jr., Ted de Corsia[21]
222 11 "The Case of the Latent Lover" Jesse Hibbs Samuel Newman original December 3, 1964 (1964-12-03)
Cast: Lloyd Bochner (Eric Pollard), Marion Moses (Sybil Pollard), Jason Evers (Roy Galen), Douglass Dumbrille (Judge Alder)[20]:177
223 12 "The Case of the Wooden Nickels" Arthur Marks Jonathan Latimer original December 10, 1964 (1964-12-10)
Cast: Will Kuluva (Homer Doubleday), Phyllis Love (Minerva Doubleday), Murray Matheson (Howard Hopkins), Hunt Powers (George Parsons)[20]:172
224 13 "The Case of the Blonde Bonanza" Arthur Marks Jackson Gillis 1962 novel December 17, 1964 (1964-12-17)
Cast: Mary Ann Mobley (Dianne Adler), Michael Constantine (Dillard), Bruce Gordon (George Adler), Paul Gilbert (Harrison Boring)[20]:177–178
225 14 "The Case of the Ruinous Road" Jesse Hibbs Robert and Esther Mitchell original December 31, 1964 (1964-12-31)
Cast: Grant Williams (Quincy Davis), Allen Case (Adam Conrad), Bert Breed (Joe Marshall), Barton MacLane (Archer Osmond)[20]:178
226 15 "The Case of the Frustrated Folk Singer" Arthur Marks John Elliotte original January 7, 1965 (1965-01-07)
Cast: Gary Crosby (Jazbo Williams), Bonnie Jones (Amy Jo Jennings), Mark Goddard (Harry Bronson), Richard Garland (Lionel Albright), Lee Meriwether (Natalie Graham)[20]:178–179
227 16 "The Case of the Thermal Thief" Jack Arnold Robert C. Dennis original January 14, 1965 (1965-01-14)
Cast: Barry Sullivan (Ken Kramer), Kathie Browne (Lola Upton), Richard Eastham (Roland Canfield), Betty Ackerman (Maxine Nichols)[20]:179
228 17 "The Case of the Golden Venom" Jesse Hibbs Jackson Gillis original January 21, 1965 (1965-01-21)
Cast: Noah Beery, Jr. (Tony Claus), Frances Reid (Lucille Forrest), Arthur Malet (Ralph Day)[20]:179
229 18 "The Case of the Telltale Tap" Arthur Marks Samuel Newman original February 4, 1965 (1965-02-04)
Cast: Linden Chiles (Clyde Darrell), Roland Winters (Archer Bryant), H. M. Wynant (Glen Holman), Jeanne Bal (Vera Wynne)[20]:179–180
230 19 "The Case of the Feather Cloak" Jesse Hibbs Jonathan Latimer original February 11, 1965 (1965-02-11)
Cast: John van Dreelen (Jarvis Logan), Michael Dante (Douglas Kelland), Wende Wagner (Anona Gilbert),[20]:180 David Opatoshu, Keye Luke, Joyce Jameson, Jon Hall[21]
231 20 "The Case of the Lover's Gamble" Harry Harris Jackson Gillis original February 18, 1965 (1965-02-18)
Cast: Elizabeth Perry (Frances Stark), Hal Peary (Freddy Fell), Margaret Blye (Betty Kaster), Donald Murphy (Dr. Philip Stark)[20]:180–181
232 21 "The Case of the Fatal Fetish" Charles R. Rondeau Samuel Newman original March 4, 1965 (1965-03-04)
Cast: Fay Wray (Mignon Germaine), Karen Steele (Carina Wileen), Alan Hewitt (Curt Ordway), Gary Collins (Larry Germaine)[20]:181
233 22 "The Case of the Sad Sicilian" Jesse Hibbs Milton Krims original March 11, 1965 (1965-03-11)
Cast: Fabrizio Mioni (Paulo Porio), Anthony Caruso (Enrico Bacio),[20]:181–182 Margo, Nico Minardos[21]
234 23 "The Case of the Murderous Mermaid" Robert Sparr Mann Rubin original March 18, 1965 (1965-03-18)
Cast: Patrice Wymore (Victoria Dawn), Bill Williams (Charlie Shaw), Jean Hale (Reggie Lansfield)[20]:172
235 24 "The Case of the Careless Kitten" Vincent McEveety Jackson Gillis 1942 novel March 25, 1965 (1965-03-25)
Cast: Louise Latham (Matilda Shore), Julie Sommars (Helen Kendall), Allan Melvin (Thomas Link)[20]:182
236 25 "The Case of the Deadly Debt" Jesse Hibbs Robert C. Dennis original April 1, 1965 (1965-04-01)
Cast: Chris Robinson (Carl Talbert), Gregory Morton (Steven Radom), Joan Huntington (Kitty Delaney), Robert Quarry (Danny Talbert)[20]:182–183
237 26 "The Case of the Gambling Lady" Richard D. Donner Jonathan Latimer original April 8, 1965 (1965-04-08)
Cast: Peter Breck (Pete Warren), Myrna Fahey (Myrna Warren), Ruta Lee (Irene Prentiss)[20]:183
238 27 "The Case of the Duplicate Case" James Goldstone Philip Saltzman original April 22, 1965 (1965-04-22)
Cast: Martin West (Herbie Cornwall), Steve Ihnat (Charlie Davis), Susan Bay (Millie Cornwall), Douglass Dumbrille (Judge)[20]:183
239 28 "The Case of the Grinning Gorilla" Jesse Hibbs Jackson Gillis 1952 novel April 29, 1965 (1965-04-29)
Cast: Lurene Tuttle (Josephine Kempton), Victor Buono (Nathan Fallan), Gavin MacLeod (Mortimer Hershey),[20]:184 Charlene Holt[21]
240 29 "The Case of the Wrongful Writ" Richard Kinon Samuel Newman original May 6, 1965 (1965-05-06)
Cast: James Shigeta (Ward Toyama), Katherine Squire (Esther Norden), Douglas Henderson (Frank Jensen),[20]:184 Nobu McCarthy, Bobby Troup, Philip Abbott[21]
241 30 "The Case of the Mischievous Doll" Jesse Hibbs Jackson Gillis 1963 novel May 13, 1965 (1965-05-13)
Cast: Ben Cooper (Clyde Jasper), Mary Mitchell (Dorrie Ambler), Phil Arthur (Joe Billings), Allyson Ames (Rita Jasper),[20]:184–185 Marge Redmond[21]

Season 9 (1965–66)[edit]

No.
overall
No. in
season
Title Directed by Teleplay by Based on Original air date
242 1 "The Case of the Laughing Lady" Jesse Hibbs Orville H. Hampton original September 12, 1965 (1965-09-12)
Cast: Jean Hale (Carla Chaney), John Abbott (Dr. Durwood Tobey), Bernard Fox (Peter Stange),[22]:185 Constance Towers, John Dall[23]
243 2 "The Case of the Fatal Fortune" Arthur Marks William Bast original September 19, 1965 (1965-09-19)
Cast: Julie Adams (Patricia L. Kean Armstead), Jesse White (Max Armstead), Ford Rainey (Dr. Fisher), Nan Martin (Beth Fuller)[22]:185–186
244 3 "The Case of the Candy Queen" Jesse Hibbs Orville H. Hampton, Robb White 1940 novel[e] September 26, 1965 (1965-09-26)
Cast: Nancy Gates (Claire Armstrong), Patricia Smith (Wanda Buren), John Archer (Harry Arnold)[22]:186
245 4 "The Case of the Cheating Chancellor" Arthur Marks Lawrence Louis Goldman original October 3, 1965 (1965-10-03)
Cast: G. B. Atwater (Dr. Stuart Logan), James Noah (Van Fowler), Louise Latham (Shirley Logan), Lee Meriwether (Evelyn Wilcox), Stacy Keach, Sr. (Judge),[22]:186 Adrienne Ellis (Myra Finlay)[23]
246 5 "The Case of the Impetuous Imp" Arthur Marks William Bast 1950 novel[f] October 10, 1965 (1965-10-10)
Cast: Bonnie Jones (Diana Carter), Hanna Landy (Helga Dolwig), Richard Webb (Addison Powell)[22]:186–187
247 6 "The Case of the Carefree Coronary" Jesse Hibbs Orville H. Hampton original October 17, 1965 (1965-10-17)
Cast: Benny Baker (Jerry Ormond), Whit Bissell (Dennison Groody), Hal Baylor (Jack B. David), music by Leigh Harline[22]:187
248 7 "The Case of the Hasty Honeymoon" Arthur Marks Ernest Frankel, Orville H. Hampton, John Elliotte original October 24, 1965 (1965-10-24)
Cast: Noah Beery, Jr. (Lucas Tolliver), Hugh Marlowe (Guy Munford), Cathy Downs (Millicent Barton Tolliver)[22]:187–188
249 8 "The Case of the 12th Wildcat" Jesse Hibbs Ernest Frankel original October 31, 1965 (1965-10-31)
Cast: Mona Freeman (Ellen Payne), Bill Williams (Burt Payne), John Conte (Judson Warner), Karl Swenson (Unk Hazekian), and cameo appearances by Los Angeles Rams players Don Chuy, Roman Gabriel, Cliff Livingston, Marlin McKeever, Bill Munson and Joe Scibelli[22]:188
250 9 "The Case of the Wrathful Wraith" Arthur Marks Henry Farrell original November 7, 1965 (1965-11-07)
Cast: Marion Moses (Louise Selff), Gene Lyons (Ralph Balfour), John Hart (Jameson Selff)[22]:188–189
251 10 "The Case of the Runaway Racer" Jesse Hibbs Sy Salkowitz original November 14, 1965 (1965-11-14)
Cast: Henry Brandt (Pete Griston), Anthony Caruso (Harvey Rettig), Michael Constantine (Pappy Ryan), Gavin MacLeod (Dan Platte)[22]:189
252 11 "The Case of the Silent Six" Jesse Hibbs William Bast original November 21, 1965 (1965-11-21)
Cast: Skip Homeier (Sergeant Dave Wolfe), David Macklin (Ron Peters), Chris Noel (Susan Wolfe),[22]:189 Virginia Gregg[23]
253 12 "The Case of the Fugitive Fraulein" Arthur Marks Jonathan Latimer original November 28, 1965 (1965-11-28)
Cast: Susanne Cramer (Gerta Palmer), Jeanette Nolan (Emma Ritter), Ronald Long (Franz Hoffer)[22]:190
254 13 "The Case of the Baffling Bug" Vincent McEveety Orville H. Hampton original December 12, 1965 (1965-12-12)
Cast: Grant Williams (Dr. Todd Meade), Gilbert Green (Dr. Malcolm Stanton), Bryan O'Byrne (Borace Lehigh)[22]:190
255 14 "The Case of the Golden Girls" Jesse Hibbs Orville H. Hampton, Ernest Frankel 1940 novel[g] December 19, 1965 (1965-12-19)
Cast: Philip Bourneuf (Victor Montalvo), Angela Dorian (Debbie Conrad), Jean Engstrom (Corinne Richland), George Neise (Stacey Garnett)[22]:190–191
256 15 "The Case of the Bogus Buccaneers" Arthur Hiller Henry Farrell original January 9, 1966 (1966-01-09)
Cast: Rhodes Reason (Marvin Elders), Patricia Cutts (Ann Eldridge), Kathleen Crowley (Grace Elders Knapp)[22]:191
257 16 "The Case of the Midnight Howler" Jesse Hibbs Robert E. Kent original January 16, 1966 (1966-01-16)
Cast: Myrna Fahey (Holly Andrews), Daniel J. Travanti (Barney Austin),[22]:191–192 Lee Patterson, Ian Wolfe[23]
258 17 "The Case of the Vanishing Victim" Harmon Jones Ernest Frankel, Orville H. Hampton 1954 novel[h] January 23, 1966 (1966-01-23)
Cast: Jeanne Cooper (Miriam Fielding), Richard Erdman (Jud Bennett), John Goddard (Al Dolby),[22]:192 Lisa Gaye[23]
259 18 "The Case of the Golfer's Gambit" Jesse Hibbs Orville H. Hampton original January 30, 1966 (1966-01-30)
Cast: Carl Reindel (Danny Bright), Dennis Patrick (Chick Farley), Alan Reed, Jr. (Jim Harrell), Gertrude Flynn (Mrs. Headrick)[22]:192
260 19 "The Case of the Sausalito Sunrise" Jesse Hibbs Ernest Frankel, Orville H. Hampton 1952 novel[i] February 13, 1966 (1966-02-13)
Cast: Donald Murphy (Francis Clune), Mark Tapscott (Sergeant Deke Bradley), Francine York (Bobbi Dane), Peter Mamakos (Olaf Deering)[22]:193
261 20 "The Case of the Scarlet Scandal" Jerry Hopper Kenneth M. Rosen original February 20, 1966 (1966-02-20)
Cast: Luana Patten (Cynthia Perkins), Mala Powers (Elaine Bayler), Will Hutchins (Donald Hobart)[22]:193
262 21 "The Case of the Twice-Told Twist" Jesse Hibbs Samuel Newman original February 27, 1966 (1966-02-27)
Only episode of the series filmed in color; characters inspired by those in Oliver Twist
Cast: Victor Buono (Benjamin Huggins), Kevin O'Neal (Lennie Beale), Lisa Seagram (Robin Spring), Scott Graham (Bill Sikes), Lisa Pera (Donna Reales)[22]:194
263 22 "The Case of the Avenging Angel" Jerry Hopper Lawrence Louis Goldman original March 13, 1966 (1966-03-13)
Cast: Richard Carlson (Clete Hawley), Sue Ane Langdon (Dotty Merrill), Lurene Tuttle (Metty McLeon), Martin Horsey (Sandy Chester)[22]:194
264 23 "The Case of the Tsarina's Tiara" Harmon Jones Ernest Frankel, Orville H. Hampton original March 20, 1966 (1966-03-20)
Cast: Kendall Clark (Gerard Van Ness), Leonid Kinskey (Vyacheslav Gerznov), Fred Krone (Nils Dorow), Wesley Addy (Joachim DeVry)[22]:194–195
265 24 "The Case of the Fanciful Frail" Jesse Hibbs Ernest Frankel, Orville H. Hampton 1956 novel[j] March 27, 1966 (1966-03-27)
Cast: Pippa Scott (Ethel Andrews), Barry Kelley (Park Milligan), Hunt Powers (Bruce Strickland)[22]:195
266 25 "The Case of the Unwelcome Well" Harmon Jones Ernest Frankel, Orville H. Hampton original April 3, 1966 (1966-04-03)
Cast: Wendell Corey (Jerome Rice), Les Tremayne (Harry Lannon), James Best (Allen Winford)[22]:195
267 26 "The Case of the Dead Ringer" Arthur Marks Jackson Gillis original April 17, 1966 (1966-04-17)
Only episode in which Raymond Burr plays a dual role
Cast: Raymond Burr (Grimes), Indus Arthur (Barbara Kramer), Oliver McGowan (Otis Swanson)[22]:195–196
268 27 "The Case of the Misguided Model" Jerry Hopper Ernest Frankel, Orville H. Hampton original April 24, 1966 (1966-04-24)
Cast: Mary Ann Mobley (Sharon Carmody), James Griffith (Jake Stearns),[22]:196 Paul Lukather[23]
269 28 "The Case of the Positive Negative" Jesse Hibbs Robert E. Kent original May 1, 1966 (1966-05-01)
Cast: Brian Donlevy (General Roger Brandon), Simon Scott (Stanley Overton), Ted de Corsia (George Emory)[22]:196–197
270 29 "The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper" Jerry Hopper William Bast original May 15, 1966 (1966-05-15)
Cast: Gary Collins (Alex Tanner), Cloris Leachman (Gloria Shine), Douglas Henderson (Greg Stanley),[22]:197 Anne Whitfield, Jay Novello[23]
271 30 "The Case of the Final Fade-Out" Jesse Hibbs Ernest Frankel, Orville H. Hampton original May 22, 1966 (1966-05-22)
Cast: Dick Clark (Leif Early), James Stacy (Barry Conrad), Marlyn Mason (Erna Landry), Denver Pyle (Jackson Sidemark), Estelle Winwood (Winnifred Glover), Gerald Mohr (Andy Rubin), Jackie Coogan (Pete Desmond), William Tannen (Sandie Conrad), Maureen Crow (Addie), Margaret Shinn (Starlet Number One), Linda Burton (Starlet Number Two), Louis Elias (Sound Man Number One), Saul Carson (Sound Man Number Two), Lee Miller (Sergeant Brice), Kenneth MacDonald (First judge), Perry Mason creator Erle Stanley Gardner (Second judge, uncredited), and cameo appearances by executive producer Gail Patrick Jackson and other production crew[22]:197–198

Notable episodes[edit]

Special guest star Bette Davis and William Hopper in "The Case of Constant Doyle" (January 31, 1963)
Special guest star Walter Pidgeon in "The Case of the Surplus Suitor" (February 28, 1963)

"The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink" (episode 1-13) was the pilot film for the Perry Mason series. It was filmed October 3–9, 1956,[4]:10023 more than a year before it aired.[24]:23 [25][26] Written and directed like a film noir second feature,[24]:25 it was a hit with CBS executives and earned the series a good time slot for the 1957–58 season.[27]

In four episodes adapted from Erle Stanley Gardner novels — "The Case of the Silent Partner" (episode 1-6), "The Case of the Baited Hook" (episode 1-14), "The Case of the Velvet Claws" (episode 6-22)[24]:70–71 and "The Case of the Careless Kitten" (episode 8-24)[28]:28992 — the cases are solved without ever going into the courtroom. "Although Gardner's Mason had often maneuvered so successfully on his clients' behalf that they never had to appear in court", wrote film scholar Thomas Leitch, "television episodes without such scenes are highly unusual."[24]:70–71

"The Case of the Terrified Typist" (episode 1-38), "The Case of the Witless Witness" (episode 6-28) and the much-hyped "The Case of the Deadly Verdict" (episode 7-4)[k] are episodes in which Perry Mason loses cases in some form or manner.[30] He has implicitly lost a capital case in "The Case of the Desperate Daughter" (episode 1-27); Mason and Della Street are first seen preparing a last-minute appeal for a "Mr. Hudson" who has an impending date with the gas chamber.[31]

William Talman (Hamilton Burger) was fired by CBS March 18, 1960, hours after he entered a not-guilty plea to misdemeanor charges related to his presence at a party that was raided by police.[32][33] The schedule was immediately juggled to minimize Talman's presence on the show.[l][m] "The Case of the Crying Cherub" (episode 3-20) debuts a pared-down title sequence that omits Talman; he is credited only in the four episodes he filmed before he was fired.[n] Talman was defended by Gail Patrick Jackson,[35] Burr[36] and others, but even dismissal of the charges in June[37] did not soften the network's position.[38] Patrick said that the role of Burger would not be recast, but that various actors would play assistant district attorneys.[39] CBS reinstated Talman only after Gardner himself weighed in, together with millions of viewers.[o][41]:71 Talman went back to work December 9, 1960,[42] and Burger returned in "The Case of the Fickle Fortune" (episode 4-15).[p]

"The Case of the Counterfeit Crank" (episode 5-27) is a rare episode in which Perry Mason calls his own defendant to the witness stand.[44]:21881

In October 1962, Gail Patrick Jackson announced that four season-six episodes would feature special guest stars who would cover for Raymond Burr during his convalescence from surgery.[q] Perry Mason fan Bette Davis began filming "The Case of Constant Doyle" (episode 6-16) December 12, 1962.[46] The other three special episodes are "The Case of the Libelous Locket" (episode 6-17) starring Michael Rennie; "The Case of the Two-Faced Turnabout" (episode 6-18) starring Hugh O'Brian; and "The Case of the Surplus Suitor" (episode 6-19) starring Walter Pidgeon.[45] To provide continuity, brief scenes were shot in Burr's hospital room that showed Mason speaking on the phone to each of the attorney friends who was managing his caseload while he was in Europe.[45][47]

"The Case of the Capering Camera" (episode 7-15), filmed in October 1963, marks the last appearance by Ray Collins as the irascible Lt. Tragg.[48] Although it was clear Collins would not return to work on the series, his name appeared in the opening title sequence through the eighth season, which ended in May 1965. Executive producer Gail Patrick Jackson was aware that Collins watched the show every week and did not wish to discourage him.[49] Collins died of emphysema July 11, 1965.[48]

When Burr was hospitalized for jaw surgery in 1964, special guest stars substituted for him in two episodes. The first, "The Case of the Bullied Bowler" (episode 8-7), was regarded as one of the best episodes of the season.[50] Taking place while Mason is in Europe, the episode stars Mike Connors as an attorney friend of Paul Drake.[r] Broadcast two months later, the second episode was "The Case of the Thermal Thief" (episode 8-16), starring Barry Sullivan.[50] These are the only two Perry Mason episodes in which Burr makes no appearance.[28]:26939

"The Case of the Fatal Fetish" (episode 8-21) is the first of four episodes in which Burr shows the effects of an injury suffered in January 1965 following his third visit to U.S. military personnel in South Vietnam. He required surgery after tearing his shoulder tendons,[28]:33618[51][52] and wears a large plaster cast under his clothing in that episode[s] and in "The Case of the Sad Sicilian" (episode 8-22).[t] His right arm is in a sling in "The Case of the Murderous Mermaid" (episode 8-23)[u] and "The Case of the Careless Kitten" (episode 8-24).[56][v]

"The Case of the Twice-Told Twist" (episode 9-21) is the only episode of the series that was filmed in color.[22]:194

"The Case of the Dead Ringer" (episode 9-26) features Burr in a unique dual role, playing Mason and his doppelgänger, a grizzled seadog hired to impersonate and discredit him.[57]:31925

"The Case of the Final Fade-Out" (episode 9-30), the last episode of the series, was filmed April 12–19, 1966.[57]:32188 Perry Mason creator Erle Stanley Gardner makes his sole appearance as an actor, playing the judge presiding at the second trial. It was Gail Patrick Jackson's idea to give Gardner and other behind-the-scenes members of the production crew a chance to appear in uncredited cameos:[58][59][60]

"Who wants to be opposite Bonanza?" Executive producer Gail Patrick Jackson with producer Art Seid and, behind the bar, husband Cornwell Jackson in "The Case of the Final Fade-Out" (May 22, 1966)
  • Witness 1 is prop man Ray Thompson.[61]
  • Witness 2 is accountant Bernie Oseransky.[61]
  • Witness 3 is Johnny Nickolaus, director of photography.[61]
  • Witness 4 is electrician Bob Kaplan.[61]
  • Assistant prop man John Ferry portrays director Phil Shields.[61]
  • Assistant director Gordon Webb is the assistant director.[61]
  • Second grip Wendell Jones is photographer Tad Wyman.[61]
  • Script supervisor Marshall Schlom is Cliff, the script supervisor.[61]
  • Sound engineer Herman Lewis plays the sound mixer.[61]
  • The second assistant director is Dave Marks, second assistant director and father of producer Arthur Marks.[61]
  • Mill foreman Buck Jones appears as himself.[61]
  • Construction coordinator Mickey Woods appears as himself.[61]
  • Ann Bernaducci, secretary to producer Arthur Marks, plays the producer's secretary.[61]
  • Costumer Evelyn Carruth (with her dog, Buff) is the costumer.[61]
  • Assistant cameraman Dennis Dalzell is the assistant cameraman.[61]
  • Camera operator Jack Woolf is the camera operator.[61]
  • Key grip Harry Jones appears as himself.[61]
  • Dimmer boy and practical Jim Lowery plays himself.[61]
  • Gaffer Larry Peets plays himself.[61]
  • Best boy Cece Lupton plays himself.[61]
  • Film editor Dick Farrell is the cutter.[61]
  • Hairdresser Annabel Levy appears as herself.[61]
  • Makeup man Irving Pringle plays himself.[61]
  • Director Jesse Hibbs is the man waxing the car.[61]
  • Barbara Hale plays a second role, a blonde starlet in sunglasses.[61][62]
  • The man at her table who kisses her is producer Arthur Marks.[61]
  • Art director Lewis Creber is the man who interrupts them.
  • Actor Mark Roberts is one of the men in the background.[61]
  • Set decorator Carl Biddiscombe is one of the men in the background.[61]
  • Bill Swan, executive assistant to Raymond Burr, is the piano player.[61]
  • Executive producer Gail Patrick Jackson is seated at the bar, speaking to producer Art Seid.[61]
  • Cornwell Jackson, Patrick's husband and a partner in Paisano Productions, is the bartender.[61]
  • Lester Salkow, Burr's agent, is the man talking to the bartender.[61]
  • Anne Nelson, vice president of business affairs for CBS Entertainment, is the barmaid.[61]

The second murder victim is Jackson Sidemark, a producer whose name is an in-joke — a composite of the surnames of Paisano partners Gail Patrick Jackson and Cornwell Jackson ("Jackson") and producers Art Seid and Arthur Marks ("Sidemark").[57]:32323

The sequence in the bar was the last Perry Mason scene to be filmed. In her sole appearance in the series, Gail Patrick Jackson broke the rule against ad libs. The script called for her to say, "I wouldn't take that show if they begged me. Who wants that time slot?" Instead she said, "I wouldn't take that show. Who wants to be opposite Bonanza?"[57]:32296 It is a final commentary on the tables being turned by the NBC series that Perry Mason had bested in the Nielsen ratings for its first two seasons.[63]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ After seeing this episode, Erle Stanley Gardner wrote Gail Patrick Jackson: "I don't think I have ever seen a better show at any time on television than 'Sleepwalker's Niece' last Saturday night. I was so darned excited at how perfect it was I just couldn't settle down afterwards.—It had the suspense, intrigue and everything else one looks for and doesn't find in most plays and I kept wondering how on earth you ever chose every single actor so they were perfectly cast.—I saw the first one so imperfectly on a motel TV set that this is really my first one and I'm still thrilled whenever I think of it, and mentally say, 'Thank you, Gail, for everything you've done.'"[3]
  2. ^ Title changed from Gardner's original, The Case of the Vagabond Virgin
  3. ^ Title changed from Gardner's original, The Case of the Spurious Spinster
  4. ^ Title changed from Gardner's original, The Case of the Fiery Fingers
  5. ^ Title changed from Gardner's original, The Case of the Silent Partner
  6. ^ Title changed from Gardner's original, The Case of the Negligent Nymph
  7. ^ Title changed from Gardner's original, The Case of the Vagabond Virgin
  8. ^ Title changed from Gardner's original, The Case of the Fugitive Nurse
  9. ^ Title changed from Gardner's original, The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink
  10. ^ Title changed from Gardner's original, The Case of the Footloose Doll
  11. ^ Gail Patrick Jackson released teasers to the press about ""The Case of the Deadly Verdict", which begins with Perry Mason's client being convicted and sentenced to death. "Presumably this is the first time in six years that Mason, played by Raymond Burr, has been called upon to register surprise", wrote The New York Times.[29]
  12. ^ The broadcast March 19, 1960, was a rerun of "The Case of the Perjured Parrot" (episode 2-11), in which Talman appears only in the title sequence.[34]
  13. ^ On March 26, 1960, "The Case of the Bashful Burro" (episode 3-19) replaced the previously announced episode, "The Case of the Credulous Quarry", in which Talman appears.[34]
  14. ^ The four episodes Talman filmed before he was dropped by CBS are "The Case of the Irate Inventor" (episode 3-25), "The Case of the Flighty Father" (episode 3-26), "The Case of the Treacherous Toupée" (episode 4-1) and "The Case of the Credulous Quarry" (episode 4-2).
  15. ^ "In my book Bill Talman is a great artist", Erle Stanley Gardner wrote. "As far as I am personally concerned, I would like to see him back on the Perry Mason show. I think every member of Paisano Productions feels the same way that I do."[40]
  16. ^ In a May 2014 interview, Barbara Hale said that only by chance was she not at the same party where Talman was arrested.[43]
  17. ^ Burr was hospitalized in Los Angeles December 10, 1962, for major intestinal surgery.[45]
  18. ^ Airing the following week, "The Case of a Place Called Midnight" (episode 8-8) plays off Mason's absence; set in Germany, it features no regular cast member other than Burr.[20]:175
  19. ^ "I know you've been out of the office because of your accident, Mr. Mason", Mignon Germaine (Fay Wray) says at the beginning of Perry Mason's first scene in "The Case of the Fatal Fetish".[53]
  20. ^ "How's your arm?" Hamilton Burger asks Mason in "The Case of the Sad Sicilian". "It hurts", Mason replies.[54]
  21. ^ Paul Drake refers to Mason's sling while speaking to him on the phone in "The Case of the Murderous Mermaid".[55]
  22. ^ There was confusion and mystery about how Burr was injured. The press reported that he was hurt in a helicopter accident in Vietnam, but Gail Patrick Jackson privately shared with Erle Stanley Gardner that he was hurt after completing his tour of Southeast Asia, on the beach at Kauai. This was confirmed in 2011 by Robert Benevides.[28]:33621

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