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]

SeasonEpisodesOriginally aired
First airedLast aired
139September 21, 1957 (1957-09-21)June 28, 1958 (1958-06-28)
230September 20, 1958 (1958-09-20)June 27, 1959 (1959-06-27)
326October 3, 1959 (1959-10-03)June 11, 1960 (1960-06-11)
428September 17, 1960 (1960-09-17)June 10, 1961 (1961-06-10)
530September 2, 1961 (1961-09-02)May 26, 1962 (1962-05-26)
628September 27, 1962 (1962-09-27)May 16, 1963 (1963-05-16)
730September 26, 1963 (1963-09-26)May 21, 1964 (1964-05-21)
830September 24, 1964 (1964-09-24)May 13, 1965 (1965-05-13)
930September 12, 1965 (1965-09-12)May 22, 1966 (1966-05-22)


Season 1 (1957–58)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byBased onOriginal air date
11"The Case of the Restless Redhead"William D. RussellRussell S. Hughes1954 novelSeptember 21, 1957 (1957-09-21)
Perry defends a movie star accused of killing a conman. Cast: Whitney Blake (Evelyn Bagby), Vaughn Taylor (Lewis Boles), Grandon Rhodes (Judge Kippen)[1]: 89 
22"The Case of the Sleepwalker's Niece"William D. RussellLaurence Marks, Gene Wang1936 novelSeptember 28, 1957 (1957-09-28)
Perry represents a sleepwalking businessman in a divorce case and must also defend him when the man's stepbrother and business partner is murdered. Cast: John McNamara (Peter Cole), John Archer (Frank Maddox), Darryl Hickman (Steve Harris),[1]: 90  Hillary Brooke[2][a]
33"The Case of the Nervous Accomplice"William D. RussellStirling Silliphant1955 novelOctober 5, 1957 (1957-10-05)
A woman's attempts to win back her unfaithful husband result in her being framed for the murder of the head of an oil development company. Cast: Margaret Hayes (Sybil Granger), Greta Thyssen (Roxy Howard), Morris Ankrum (Judge)[1]: 90 [4]
44"The Case of the Drowning Duck"William D. RussellI. C. Ward1942 novelOctober 12, 1957 (1957-10-12)
Perry Mason, Della Street and Paul Drake head to a small town to defend a young man who is charged with poisoning a blackmailer. Cast: Nolan Leary (Judge Harry Meehan), Gary Vinson (Marv Adams)[1]: 90 
55"The Case of the Sulky Girl"Christian NybyHarold Swanton1933 novelOctober 19, 1957 (1957-10-19)
An impetuous niece who demands her trust fund be released comes to Perry Mason for help. Cast: Olive Sturgess (Frances Celane), Brian G. Hutton (Rod Gleason)[1]: 91 
66"The Case of the Silent Partner"Christian NybyDonald S. Sanford1940 novelOctober 26, 1957 (1957-10-26)
The owner of a lucrative orchid business is charged with murder after her husband loses shares in the company to a sleazy ex-con in a poker game. Cast: Peggy Maley (Lola Florey), Anne Barton (Mildred Kimber)[1]: 91 
77"The Case of the Angry Mourner"William D. RussellFrancis Cockrell1951 novelNovember 2, 1957 (1957-11-02)
There's no rest for Perry Mason. While on vacation at his remote cabin, a woman in the area is charged with murdering a playboy. Cast: Sylvia Field (Belle Adrian), Barbara Eden (Carla Adrian), Paul Fix (District Attorney), Joan Weldon (Marion Keats)[1]: 91–92 
88"The Case of the Crimson Kiss"Christian NybyJoel Murcott, Walter Doniger, Milton Geiger1948 storyNovember 9, 1957 (1957-11-09)
When a lipstick print is found on the forehead of a murder victim, Mason's client is charged with the crime, even though she and her roommate were poisoned and unconscious at the time. Cast: Jean Willes (Anita Bonsal), Sue England (Fay Allison), Frances Bavier (Louise Barlow)[1]: 92 
99"The Case of the Vagabond Vixen"Christian NybyI. C. Ward1948 novel[b]November 16, 1957 (1957-11-16)
A film mogul discovers that her pretty hitchhiker may be trying to blackmail him. And he has other worries...he's just been charged with murdering his rival. Cast: Robert Ellenstein (John Addison), Paul Cavanagh (Edgar Ferrell)[1]: 92–93 
1010"The Case of the Runaway Corpse"Christian NybyMalvin Wald, Jack Jacobs1954 novelNovember 23, 1957 (1957-11-23)
Perry defends a wife suspected of killing her husband with arsenic, but the corpse disappears under the eyes of a doctor only to reappear miles away in a freshly dug grave. Cast: June Dayton (Myrna Davenport), John Stephenson (Ed Davenport)[1]: 93 
1111"The Case of the Crooked Candle"Christian NybyRobert Tallman1944 novelNovember 30, 1957 (1957-11-30)
A real-estate developer is found murdered on his houseboat shortly after he is suspected of being a bigamist. Cast: Nancy Gates (Martha Bradford), Whit Bissell (Larry Sands), Doris Singleton (Rita Bradford)[1]: 93 
1212"The Case of the Negligent Nymph"Christian NybyRichard Grey1950 novelDecember 7, 1957 (1957-12-07)
While on a fishing trip, Perry Mason and Paul Drake pull a beautiful woman out of the ocean. In her possession is a note she found, intended for her employer, accusing him of killing his rich relative. Cast: Peggie Castle (Sally Fenner), Joan Banks (Karen Alder)[1]: 94 
1313"The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink"Ted PostLaurence Marks, Ben Starr1952 novelDecember 14, 1957 (1957-12-14)
Perry and Della's visit to a restaurant is interrupted when a waitress is shot at. After they hide her mink, they discover it contains a pawn ticket that may hold the key to a past murder. Cast: Robert Osterloh (Morey Allen), Kay Faylen (Dixie Dayton), Douglas Kennedy (Sergeant Jaffrey)[1]: 94 
1414"The Case of the Baited Hook"Christian NybyRichard Grey1940 novelDecember 21, 1957 (1957-12-21)
Cast: Judith Braun (Carol Stanley), Geraldine Wall (Abigail Leeds)[1]: 94–95 
1515"The Case of the Fan-Dancer's Horse"William D. RussellStirling Silliphant1947 novelDecember 28, 1957 (1957-12-28)
Cast: Susan Cummings (Lois Fenton Callender), Hugh Sanders (John Callender),[1]: 101  Judy Tyler[2]
1616"The Case of the Demure Defendant"Laslo BenedekBen Brady, Richard Grey1956 novelJanuary 4, 1958 (1958-01-04)
Cast: Christine White (Nadine Marshall), Clem Bevans (Captain Hugo),[1]: 95  Alexander Campbell (Martin Wellman)[2]
1717"The Case of the Sun Bather's Diary"Ted PostGene Wang1955 novelJanuary 11, 1958 (1958-01-11)
Cast: Susan Morrow (Arlene Dowling), Carl Betz (Dr. Ralph Chandler),[1]: 96  Gertrude Michael (Helen Rucker), Ralph Moody (George L. Ballard), Peter Leeds (Bill Emory)
1818"The Case of the Cautious Coquette"Laslo BenedekLeo Townsend, Gene Wang1949 novelJanuary 18, 1958 (1958-01-18)
Cast: Virginia Gregg (Sheila Cromwell), Kipp Hamilton (Elaine Barton), James Seay (Ross Hollister), Harry Jackson (Harry Pitkin)[1]: 96 
1919"The Case of the Haunted Husband"Lewis AllenGene Wang1941 novelJanuary 25, 1958 (1958-01-25)
Cast: Karen Steele (Doris Stephanak), Patricia Hardy (Claire Olger), John Hubbard (Michael Greeley)[1]: 96 
2020"The Case of the Lonely Heiress"Laslo BenedekDonald S. Sanford1948 novelFebruary 1, 1958 (1958-02-01)
Cast: Anna Navarro (Delores Coterro), L. Q. Jones (Charles Baker), Kathleen Crowley (Marilyn Cartwright)[1]: 97 
2121"The Case of the Green-Eyed Sister"Christian NybyRichard Grey1953 novelFebruary 8, 1958 (1958-02-08)
Cast: Virginia Vincent (Harriet Bain), Robin Hughes (Addison Doyle), James Bell (Jeremiah Hosiah Stanley), Morris Ankrum (Judge)[1]: 97 
2222"The Case of the Fugitive Nurse"Laslo BenedekAl C. Ward, Gene Wang1954 novelFebruary 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]
2323"The Case of the One-Eyed Witness"Christian NybyRobert C. Dennis1950 novelFebruary 22, 1958 (1958-02-22)
Cast: Angie Dickinson (Marian Fargo), Luis van Rooten (Samuel D. Carlin), Paul Picerni (Charles Gallagher)[1]: 98 
2424"The Case of the Deadly Double"Andrew V. McLaglenSam NeumanN/AMarch 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]
2525"The Case of the Empty Tin"Andrew V. McLaglenSeeleg Lester1941 novelMarch 8, 1958 (1958-03-08)
A woman attempting to claim an inheritance from a man she believes was her father is accused of murdering the original beneficiary who accused her of being a fraud. Cast: Toni Gerry (Doris Hocksley Jackson), Warren Stevens (Alan Neil), Anthony Jochim (Elston Carr), Olive Deering (Rebecca Gentrie)[1]: 99 
2626"The Case of the Half-Wakened Wife"Anton M. LeaderStanley Niss1945 novelMarch 15, 1958 (1958-03-15)
Cast: Phyllis Avery (Marion Shelby), Stewart Bradley (Frank Lawton), Tom Palmer (Scott Shelby)[1]: 99 
2727"The Case of the Desperate Daughter"Arthur HillerGene WangN/AMarch 22, 1958 (1958-03-22)
Cast: Gigi Perreau (Doris Bannister), Werner Klemperer (Stefan Riker), Osa Massen (Lisa Bannister)[1]: 99–100 
2828"The Case of the Daring Decoy"Anton M. LeaderSeeleg Lester1957 novelMarch 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]
2929"The Case of the Hesitant Hostess"Christian NybyAl C. Ward1953 novelApril 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 
3030"The Case of the Screaming Woman"Andrew V. McLaglenDick Stenger, Gene Wang1957 novelApril 26, 1958 (1958-04-26)
Cast: Josephine Hutchinson (Leona Walsh), Marian Seldes (Mary K. Davis), Ruta Lee (Connie Cooper)[1]: 101 
3131"The Case of the Fiery Fingers"Arthur MarksLaurence Marks1951 novelMay 3, 1958 (1958-05-03)
Cast: Mary LaRoche (Victoria Braxton), Lenore Shanewise (Nora Mae Quincy),[1]: 101  Fay Spain[2]
3232"The Case of the Substitute Face"William D. RussellFrancis Cockrell1938 novelMay 10, 1958 (1958-05-10)
A wife is accused of shooting and pushing her bank accountant husband overboard on a cruise; complicated by the fact that he mysteriously "acquired" $100,000 in cash prior to the trip. When the bank reports no funds missing, Perry is determined to link the cryptic source of the $100,000 to the true motive for murder. Cast: Lurene Tuttle (Anna Houser), Theodore Newton (Carl Houser)[1]: 101–102 
3333"The Case of the Long-Legged Models"Anton M. LeaderSeeleg Lester1958 novelMay 17, 1958 (1958-05-17)
Cast: Peggy McCay (Stephanie Falkner), Alix Talton (Eva Elliott), Joe De Santis (George Castle)[1]: 102 
3434"The Case of the Gilded Lily"Andrew V. McLaglenRichard Grey, Gene Wang1956 novelMay 24, 1958 (1958-05-24)
Perry defends his office building's owner when he is charged with the murder of a man blackmailing him over his new wife's past. Cast: Mari Aldon (Anne Brent), Grant Withers (Charles Stewart Brent), Richard Erdman (Arthur Binney), Wally Brown (Harry Mitchell)[1]: 102 
3535"The Case of the Lazy Lover"William D. RussellFrancis Cockrell1947 novelMay 31, 1958 (1958-05-31)
Cast: James Bell (P. E. Overbrook), Yvonne Craig (Patricia Faxon), Neil Hamilton (Bertrand Allred)[1]: 103 
3636"The Case of the Prodigal Parent"Arthur MarksSeeleg Lester, Gene WangN/AJune 7, 1958 (1958-06-07)
Cast: Fay Wray (Ethel Harrison), John Hoyt (Joseph Harrison), Herbert Rudley (George Durrell)[1]: 103 
3737"The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde"Roger KayGene Wang1944 novelJune 14, 1958 (1958-06-14)
Cast: Whitney Blake (Diana Reynolds), Phyllis Coates (Norma Carter), Judith Ames (Marian Shaw)[1]: 103–104 
3838"The Case of the Terrified Typist"Andrew V. McLaglenRobert C. Dennis, Philip MacDonald, Ben Brady1956 novelJune 21, 1958 (1958-06-21)
Cast: Alan Marshal (James Kincaid), Jack Raine (George Baxter),[1]: 101  Joanna Moore (Patricia Taylor)[2]
3939"The Case of the Rolling Bones"Roger KayGene Wang1939 novelJune 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. in
TitleDirected byWritten byBased onOriginal air date
401"The Case of the Corresponding Corpse"Arthur MarksDon Brinkley, Gene WangN/ASeptember 20, 1958 (1958-09-20)
Cast: Joan Camden (Ruth Whittaker), William Ching (Glenn McKay), Ross Elliott (George Hartley Beaumont), Lillian Bronson (Judge)[5]: 105 
412"The Case of the Lucky Loser"William D. RussellSeeleg Lester1957 novelSeptember 27, 1958 (1958-09-27)
Cast: Perry is hired to defend a man who faces a murder trial after first being convicted of manslaughter in the same death. Richard Hale, Douglas Kennedy, and Patricia Medina guest star.
423"The Case of the Pint-Sized Client"Buzz KulikHerman EpsteinN/AOctober 4, 1958 (1958-10-04)
A boy seeks Perry's legal help. Bobby Clark, Elisha Cook, Jr. and Nita Talbot[6] guest star.
434"The Case of the Sardonic Sergeant"William D. RussellSamuel NewmanN/AOctober 11, 1958 (1958-10-11)
An Army sergeant (Paul Picerni) is accused of murdering a payroll officer. John Dehner, Kevin Hagen,[6] Barbara Luna, and Laura Marsh guest star.
445"The Case of the Curious Bride"Arthur MarksJonathan Latimer1934 novelOctober 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 
456"The Case of the Buried Clock"William D. RussellFrancis Cockrell1943 novelNovember 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 
467"The Case of the Married Moonlighter"Arthur MarksStanley Niss, Gene WangN/ANovember 8, 1958 (1958-11-08)
Cast: Arthur Franz (Danny Harrison), Jesse White (Luke Hickey), Anne Sargent (Eileen Harrison), Stacy Harris (Frank Curran)[5]: 107 
478"The Case of the Jilted Jockey"William D. RussellRobert Warnes Leach, Seeleg LesterN/ANovember 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 
489"The Case of the Purple Woman"Gerd OswaldRobert Bloomfield, Gene WangN/ADecember 6, 1958 (1958-12-06)
Cast: George Macready (Milo Gerard), Bethel Leslie (Evelyn Girard), Robert H. Harris (Aaron Hubble), Edwin Jerome (Judge)[5]: 108 
4910"The Case of the Fancy Figures"Arthur HillerBarry Trivers, Gene WangN/ADecember 13, 1958 (1958-12-13)
Cast: Frank Silvera (Jonathan Hyett), William Phipps (Martin Ellis), Ralph Clanton (Charles Brewster), S. John Launer (Judge)[5]: 108 
5011"The Case of the Perjured Parrot"William D. RussellMarion Cockrell1939 novelDecember 20, 1958 (1958-12-20)
Cast: Edgar Buchanan (Coroner Andy Templet), Jody Lawrance (Ellen Monteith), Robert E. Griffin (Fred Bascomb), Joseph Kearns (Edward Langley), Maurice Manson (Arthur Sabin), voice of Mel Blanc[5]: 108–109 
5112"The Case of the Shattered Dream"Andrew V. McLaglenRobert Bloomfield, Seeleg LesterN/AJanuary 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 
5213"The Case of the Borrowed Brunette"Arthur MarksSeeleg Lester1946 novelJanuary 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 
5314"The Case of the Glittering Goldfish"Gerd OswaldMilton KrimsN/AJanuary 17, 1959 (1959-01-17)
Cast: Cecil Kellaway (Darrell Metcalfe), May Wynn (Donna Sherwood), John Hudson (Tom Wyatt), Murvyn Vye (Jackson Huxley)[5]: 110 
5415"The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll"William D. RussellJonathan Latimer1958 novelJanuary 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 
5516"The Case of the Fraudulent Foto"Arthur MarksLawrence L. Goldman, Seeleg LesterN/AFebruary 7, 1959 (1959-02-07)
Cast: Hugh Marlowe (Brander Harris), Bartlett Robinson (Marshall Scott), Wilton Graff (Cleveland Blake), Kenneth MacDonald (Judge)[5]: 110–111 
5617"The Case of the Romantic Rogue"William D. RussellGene WangN/AFebruary 14, 1959 (1959-02-14)
Cast: Marion Ross (Helen Harvey), Albert Linville (Harry West), Jean Willes (Irene Wallace), Frederic Worlock (Judge)[5]: 111 
5718"The Case of the Jaded Joker"Gerd OswaldMilton KrimsN/AFebruary 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]
5819"The Case of the Caretaker's Cat"Arthur MarksRichard Macaulay, Seeleg Lester1935 novelMarch 7, 1959 (1959-03-07)
Cast: Benson Fong (James Hing), John Agar (Kenneth Baxter), Raymond Bailey (John Hilliard),[5]: 112  George E. Stone[6]
5920"The Case of the Stuttering Bishop"William D. RussellGene Wang1936 novelMarch 14, 1959 (1959-03-14)
Cast: Vaughn Taylor (Bishop Arthur Mallory), Rebecca Welles (Carol Delaney), Carl Benton Reid (Charles Burroughs)[5]: 112–113 
6021"The Case of the Lost Last Act"Gerd OswaldMilton KrimsN/AMarch 21, 1959 (1959-03-21)
Cast: Jerome Cowan (Ernest Royce), Stacy Harris (Frank Brooks), Robert McQueeney (Michael Dwight), Richard Gaines (Judge)[5]: 113 
6122"The Case of the Bedeviled Doctor"Arthur MarksGene WangN/AApril 4, 1959 (1959-04-04)
Cast: Dick Foran (Dr. David Craig), Barry McGuire (Mark Douglas), Andrea King (Barbara Heywood), Frederic Worlock (Judge)[5]: 9113 
6223"The Case of the Howling Dog"William D. RussellSeeleg Lester1934 novelApril 11, 1959 (1959-04-11)
Cast: Ann Rutherford (Evelyn Forbes), Fintan Mayler (Thelma Brent), Elaine Edwards (Polly Forbes), Robert Ellenstein (Arthur Cartright)[5]: 114 
6324"The Case of the Calendar Girl"Arthur MarksSeeleg Lester1958 novelApril 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 
6425"The Case of the Petulant Partner"William D. RussellMilton Krims, Gene WangN/AApril 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 
6526"The Case of the Dangerous Dowager"Buzz KilikMilton Krims1937 novelMay 9, 1959 (1959-05-09)
Cast: Robert Strauss (Danny Barker), Patricia Cutts (Sylvia Oxman), Barry Atwater (Robert Benson)[5]: 115 
6627"The Case of the Deadly Toy"William D. RussellSeeleg Lester1959 novelMay 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 
6728"The Case of the Spanish Cross"Arthur MarksRobert J. Shaw, Gene WangN/AMay 30, 1959 (1959-05-30)
Cast: Josephine Hutchinson (Miriam Baker), Peter Miles (Jimmy Morrow Jr.), Donald Randolph (Curtis Runyan), Richard Gaines (Judge)[5]: 116 
6829"The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom"William D. RussellMilton Krims1949 novelJune 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), Neil Hamilton (Frank Livesey)[5]: 116 
6930"The Case of the Lame Canary"Arthur MarksSeeleg Lester1937 novelJune 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. in
TitleDirected byWritten byBased onOriginal air dateProd.
701"The Case of the Spurious Sister"Arthur MarksMaurice ZimmN/AOctober 3, 1959 (1959-10-03)171-81
Cast: Karl Weber (Bruce Chapman), Peggy Knudsen (Marie Chapman), James Seay (Ralph Hibberly), S. John Launer (Judge),[7]: 117  Mary LaRoche (Grace Norwood)[8]
712"The Case of the Watery Witness"Richard KinonJackson GillisN/AOctober 10, 1959 (1959-10-10)171-85
Cast: Fay Wray (Lorna Thomas), Douglas Dick (Fred Bushmiller), Lester Vail (Tony Raeburn), John Bryant (George Clark), Charles J. Conrad (Judge)[7]: 117–118 
723"The Case of the Garrulous Gambler"Walter GraumanGene WangN/AOctober 17, 1959 (1959-10-17)171-83
Cast: Dick Foran (Steve Benton), Steve Brodie (Ben Wallace), Gordon Wynn (Mike Granger)[7]: 118 
734"The Case of the Blushing Pearls"Richard B. WhorfJonathan LatimerN/AOctober 24, 1959 (1959-10-24)171-82
Cast: Nobu McCarthy (Mitsou Kamuri), Ralph Dumke (Hudson Nichols), Rollin Mariyama (Ito Kamuri),[7]: 118  George Takei[9]
745"The Case of the Startled Stallion"William D. RussellJonathan LatimerN/AOctober 31, 1959 (1959-10-31)171-86
Cast: Paul Richards (Earl Mauldin), Trevor Bardette (John Brant), Patricia Hardy (Jo Ann Blanchard)[7]: 118–119  Melora Conway (Clara Hammon)[10]
756"The Case of Paul Drake's Dilemma"William D. RussellStory by : Al C. Ward
Teleplay by : Jackson Gillis
N/ANovember 14, 1959 (1959-11-14)171-88
Cast: Bruce Gordon (Frank Thatcher), Robert Lieb (Joe Marsden), Kenneth MacDonald (Judge), Ann Bellamy (Margo)[7]: 119 
767"The Case of the Golden Fraud"Herbert HirschmanStory by : Robert C. Dennis
Teleplay by : Robert C. Dennis & Maurice Zimm
N/ANovember 21, 1959 (1959-11-21)171-89
Cast: Arthur Franz (Richard Vanaman), Neil Hamilton (Henry Noble), Alex Gerry (Elliot Hale), Joyce Meadows (Sylvia Welles)[7]: 119 
778"The Case of the Bartered Bikini"Arthur HillerStory by : Jerome Ross & Jackson Gillis
Teleplay by : Jackson Gillis
N/ADecember 5, 1959 (1959-12-05)171-91
Cast: June Vincent (Madge Wainwright), Terry Huntingdon (Kitty Wynne), Stephen Bekassy (Rick Stassi)[7]: 120 
789"The Case of the Artful Dodger"Arthur MarksStory by : Robert C. Dennis
Teleplay by : Robert C. Dennis & Jackson Gillis
N/ADecember 12, 1959 (1959-12-12)171-90
Cast: William J. Campbell (Allen Sheridan), Patricia Donahue (Joyce Fulton), Lurene Tuttle (Sarette Winslow), Nelson Leigh (Judge)[7]: 120 
7910"The Case of the Lucky Legs"William D. RussellRobert Bloomfield1934 novelDecember 19, 1959 (1959-12-19)171-84
Cast: Douglas Evans (Frank Patton), John Archer (James R. Brandbury), Lisabeth Hush (Marjorie Brandbury),[7]: 120–121  Jeanne Cooper[9]
8011"The Case of the Violent Village"William D. RussellStory by : Sam Elkin
Teleplay by : Sam Elkin & Seeleg Lester
N/AJanuary 2, 1960 (1960-01-02)171-92
Cast: Ray Hamphill (Phil Beecher), Barton MacLane (Sheriff Eugene Norris), Bart Burns (Norm Thurston), Ina Victor (Charlotte Norris)[7]: 121 
8112"The Case of the Frantic Flyer"Arthur MarksStory by : Robert Bloomfield
Teleplay by : Robert Bloomfield & Seeleg Lester
N/AJanuary 9, 1960 (1960-01-09)171-87
Cast: Simon Oakland (Harold Walters), Rebecca Welles (Carol Taylor), James Bell (Zachary Davis), Richard Gaines (Judge)[7]: 121 
8213"The Case of the Wayward Wife"Walter GraumanWilliam O'FarrellN/AJanuary 23, 1960 (1960-01-23)171-93
Cast: Marshall Thompson (Arthur Poe), Bethel Leslie (Sylvia Sutton), Richard Shannon (Ben Sutton),[7]: 121–122  Madlyn Rhue (Marian Ames)[9]
8314"The Case of the Prudent Prosecutor"Robert Ellis MillerJackson GillisN/AJanuary 30, 1960 (1960-01-30)171-95
Cast: J. Pat O'Malley (Jefferson Pike), Ruta Lee (Vita Culver), Walter Coy (Denver Leonard)[7]: 122 
8415"The Case of the Gallant Grafter"Arthur MarksSy SalkowitzN/AFebruary 6, 1960 (1960-02-06)171-96
Cast: Charles Aldman (Arthur Siddons), Herbert Rudley (Edward Nelson), Phillip Terry (Robert Doniger)[7]: 122 
8516"The Case of the Wary Wildcatter"William D. RussellRobert BloomfieldN/AFebruary 20, 1960 (1960-02-20)171-94
Cast: Barbara Bain (Madelyn Terry), Byron Palmer (Charles Houston), Douglas Kennedy (Lucky Sterling), Lori March (Paula Wallace)[7]: 122–123 
8617"The Case of the Mythical Monkeys"Gerald MayerJonathan Latimer1959 novelFebruary 27, 1960 (1960-02-27)171-97
Cast: Beverly Garland (Mauvis Meade), Louise Fletcher (Gladys Doyle), Joan Banks (Viola Pedley Manley), Norman Fell (Casper Pedley)[7]: 123 
8718"The Case of the Singing Skirt"Arthur MarksJackson Gillis1959 novelMarch 12, 1960 (1960-03-12)171-98
Cast: Joan O'Brien (Betty Roberts), H. M. Wynant (Slim Marcus), Jeanne Moody (Vivian Ennis)[7]: 123–124 
8819"The Case of the Bashful Burro"Robert Ellis MillerJonathan LatimerN/AMarch 26, 1960 (1960-03-26)171-100
Cast: Ray Stricklyn (Gerald Norton), Ben Wright (Crawford Wright), Hugh Sanders (Ken Bascombe), Howard Wendell (District Attorney)[7]: 124  William Talman receives billing in this episode, but does not appear. He was temporarily let go from the series after the filming of this episode had been completed, and would be absent for this and the following five episodes. He would return for "The Case of the Irate Inventor" only because it (and the three subsequent Perry Mason episodes, spilling into season 4) had been filmed prior to this one.
8920"The Case of the Crying Cherub"William D. RussellJonathan LatimerN/AApril 9, 1960 (1960-04-09)171-104
Cast: Joe Maross (David Lambert), Mala Powers (June Sinclair), Carmen Philips (Liza Carson Lambert)[7]: 124 
9021"The Case of the Nimble Nephew"Richard KinonStory by : Sy Salkowitz
Teleplay by : Sy Salkowitz & Seeleg Lester
N/AApril 23, 1960 (1960-04-23)171-105
Cast: Bert Convy (Harry Thompson), Crehan Denton (Frank Jarrett), Linda Leighton (Ellen Foster)[7]: 125 
9122"The Case of the Madcap Modiste"William D. RussellHarold SwantonN/AApril 30, 1960 (1960-04-30)171-106
Cast: Marie Windsor (Flavia Halliday Pierce), John Conte (Charles Pierce), Dorothy Neumann (Leona Durant), Leslie Parrish (Hope Sutherland)[7]: 125 
9223"The Case of the Slandered Submarine"Arthur MarksSamuel NewmanN/AMay 14, 1960 (1960-05-14)171-107
Cast: Hugh Marlowe (Commander James Page), Jack Ging (Seaman Robert Chapman), Robert H. Harris (Gordon Russell), Edward Platt (Commander Driscoll)[7]: 125–126 
9324"The Case of the Ominous Outcast"Arthur HillerJackson GillisN/AMay 21, 1960 (1960-05-21)171-108
Cast: Robert Emhardt (J. J. Flaherty), Jeremy Slate (Bob Lansing), Denver Pyle (Tom Quincy), Henry Norell (Frederick Bell)[7]: 126 
9425"The Case of the Irate Inventor"Gerald MayerFrancis Rosenwald & Marianne MoserN/AMay 28, 1960 (1960-05-28)171-101
Cast: Tom Coley (James Frazer), Kasey Rogers (Lois Langley), Ce Ce Whitney (Thelma Frazer), Kenneth MacDonald (Judge)[7]: 126 
9526"The Case of the Flighty Father"William D. RussellJackson GillisN/AJune 11, 1960 (1960-06-11)171-102
Cast: Ann Benton (Trudy Holbrook), Hayden Rorke (Jay Holbrooke), Francis X. Bushman (Lawrence King)[7]: 126–127 

Season 4 (1960–61)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byBased onOriginal air dateProd.
961"The Case of the Treacherous Toupée"Richard KinonMaurice Zimm1935 novelSeptember 17, 1960 (1960-09-17)171-103
Cast: Philip Ober (Peter Dawson), Thomas B. Henry (Hartley Bassett), Robert Redford (Richard Hart), Nelson Olmsted (Arthur Colemar),[11]: 127  George E. Stone.[12] An executive who has been "missing" for two years returns on the day of an important stockholders' meeting and ends up being slain.
972"The Case of the Credulous Quarry"William D. RussellSy SalkowitzN/ASeptember 24, 1960 (1960-09-24)171-99
Cast: John Conwell (Richard Hammond), Walter Reed (Alexander Hill), Willis Bouchey (Judge)[11]: 127–128  Willam Talman is temporarily let go from the series after this episode, returning next after a break of 13 episodes in "The Case of the Fickle Fortune". A shady lawyer, a client facing a murder charge and a woman demanding a payoff help complicate this case for Mason.
983"The Case of the Ill-Fated Faker"Charles HaasStory by : Edward J. Lasko
Teleplay by : Jackson Gillis
N/AOctober 1, 1960 (1960-10-01)171-110
Cast: William Campbell (Jim Ferris), Sue Randall (Betty Wilkins), James Anderson (Stan Piper).[11]: 128  Perry Mason is hired by a harassed business executive who wants to rid himself of a larcenous, freeloading nephew.
994"The Case of the Singular Double"Arthur MarksStory by : Milton Gelman
Teleplay by : Seeleg Lester
N/AOctober 8, 1960 (1960-10-08)171-109
Cast: Connie Hines (Lucy Stevens), Arch Johnson (John Ruskin), Mary Webster (Marjorie Rals).[11]: 128  Perry Mason is hired by a distressed girl who assumed the identity of a non-existent cousin to report her own disappearance as a suspected suicide.
1005"The Case of the Lavender Lipstick"James SheldonJonathan LatimerN/AOctober 15, 1960 (1960-10-15)171-111
Cast: Patricia Breslin (Karen Lewis), Dabbs Greer (Charles Knudsen), Whit Bissell (Max Pompey).[11]: 128–129  Perry Mason takes the case of a girl chemist accused of slaying her employer when planted evidence is found to indicate that she had sold secret formulas to a rival cosmetics firm.
1016"The Case of the Wandering Widow"William F. ClaxtonRobert C. DennisN/AOctober 22, 1960 (1960-10-22)171-112
Cast: Coleen Gray (Lorraine McClaine Morgan), Dean Harens (Riley Morgan), Casey Adams (Burt Stokes).[11]: 129  Perry Mason is hired by a woman who is being blackmailed by a long-missing witness in the six-year-old murder of her husband.
1027"The Case of the Clumsy Clown"Andrew V. McLaglenSamuel NewmanN/ANovember 5, 1960 (1960-11-05)171-113

Cast: Douglas Henderson (Felix Heidemann), Walter Sande (Judson Curtis), Robert Clarke (Gerald Franklin)[11]: 129 

First episode of the series where the judge is a woman. Perry Mason is hired by a circus clown to untangle a case of bigamy and head off a threat of blackmail.
1038"The Case of the Provocative Protégé"Laslo BenedekStory by : Herman Epstein
Teleplay by : Herman Epstein & Seeleg Lester
N/ANovember 12, 1960 (1960-11-12)171-115
Cast: Virginia Field (Anita Carpenter), Gregory Morrow (David Carpenter), Kathie Browne (Donna Ross).[11]: 129–130  Perry Mason is hired by a distinguished concert pianist's widow to determine whether the musician's fatal plunge of a cliff was suicide or murder.
1049"The Case of the Nine Dolls"William F. ClaxtonJonathan LatimerN/ANovember 19, 1960 (1960-11-19)171-116
Cast: Maggie Mahoney (Linda Osborne), Jeanette Nolan (Martha Benson), Laurie Perreau (Peggy Smith), Francis X. Bushman (Courtney Jeffers).[11]: 130  A Little girl plaintive request for help in learning who she is leads Perry Mason into an international quest and a murder trial.
10510"The Case of the Loquacious Liar"Arthur MarksMichael MorrisN/ADecember 3, 1960 (1960-12-03)171-114
Cast: Bruce Gordon (Judson Bailey), Wynn Pearce (Lester Martin), Regis Toomey (Sam Crane),[11]: 130  Lurene Tuttle, George E. Stone,[12] Melora Conway (Lois Rogers)[13]
10611"The Case of the Red Riding Boots"Laslo BenedekHarold SwantonN/ADecember 10, 1960 (1960-12-10)171-117
Cast: Corey Allen (Rennie Foster), Frank Maxwell (Joe Dixon), Shirley Ballard (Rita Conover), Richard Deacon (Wilmer Beaslee)[11]: 131 
10712"The Case of the Larcenous Lady"James SheldonStory by : Sy Salkowitz
Teleplay by : Seeleg Lester
N/ADecember 17, 1960 (1960-12-17)171-118
Cast: Louise Fletcher (Susan Connolly), Robert Brown (Frank Sykes), Patricia Huston (Mona Henderson), Edward Platt (Tom Stratton)[11]: 131 
10813"The Case of the Envious Editor"Laslo BenedekMilton KrimsN/AJanuary 7, 1961 (1961-01-07)171-119
Cast: Philip Abbott (Edmond Aitken), James Coburn (Donald Fletcher), Barbara Lawrence (Lori Stoner), Sara Shane (Alyce Nash Aitken)[11]: 131–132 
10914"The Case of the Resolute Reformer"Arthur MarksSamuel NewmanN/AJanuary 14, 1961 (1961-01-14)171-120
Cast: John Hoyt (William Harper Caine), James Westerfield (Roger Quigley), Phillip Terry (Lawrence Kent)[11]: 132 
11015"The Case of the Fickle Fortune"Laslo BenedekGlenn P. Wolfe & Sol SteinN/AJanuary 21, 1961 (1961-01-21)171-121
Cast: Vaughn Taylor (Ralph Duncan), Liam Sullivan (Lloyd Farrell), Helen Brown (Mrs. Hollister)[11]: 132  William Talman returns as Hamilton Burger in this episode after being absent from the prior 13 episodes. He is absent from the following two episodes and returns again in "The Case of the Angry Dead Man".
11116"The Case of the Waylaid Wolf"Gene Fowler Jr.Jonathan Latimer1960 novelFebruary 4, 1961 (1961-02-04)171-122
Cast: Andra Martin (Arlene Ferris), Tony Travis (Loring Lamont), Barry Atwater (George Albert), Rebecca Welles (Edith Bristol)[11]: 133 
11217"The Case of the Wintry Wife"Arthur MarksSamuel NewmanN/AFebruary 18, 1961 (1961-02-18)171-123
Cast: June Vincent (Laura Randall), Alan Hewitt (Bruce Sheridan), Marianne Stewart (Phyllis Hudson)[11]: 133 
11318"The Case of the Angry Dead Man"Arthur MarksMichael MorrisN/AFebruary 25, 1961 (1961-02-25)
Cast: Gloria Talbott (Eve Nesbitt), Les Tremayne (Willard Nesbitt), James Millhollin (Ben Otis)[11]: 134  William Talman returns as Hamilton Burger after being absent from the prior two episodes. Perry Mason defends a woman accused of murdering her husband who has shown up after previously faking his own death.
11419"The Case of the Blind Man's Bluff"Arthur MarksStory by : Adrian Gendot
Teleplay by : Adrian Gendotand & Samuel Newman
N/AMarch 11, 1961 (1961-03-11)171-125
Cast: John Conte (Karl Addison), Jack Ging (James Kincannon), Berry Kroeger (Edgar Whitehead)[11]: 134 
11520"The Case of the Barefaced Witness"Laslo BenedekRobert C. DennisN/AMarch 18, 1961 (1961-03-18)171-126
Cast: Paul Fix (Jonathan Hale), Malcolm Atterbury (Alfred Needham), Adam West (Don Southern), Enid James (Iris McKay)[11]: 134–135 
11621"The Case of the Difficult Detour"John PeyserStory by : Sy Salkowitz
Teleplay by : Sy Salkowitz & Samuel Newman
N/AMarch 25, 1961 (1961-03-25)171-127
Cast: Jeff York (Pete Mallory), Jason Evers (Stuart Benton), Joe di Reda (Phil Edwards), Neil Hamilton (Jim Ames),[11]: 135  Suzanne Lloyd[12]
11722"The Case of the Cowardly Lion"Arthur MarksJonathan LatimerN/AApril 8, 1961 (1961-04-08)171-128
Cast: Carol Rossen (Hilde Fursten Braun), Fred Beir (Tony Osgood), Leslie Bradley (Dr. Walther Braun)[11]: 136 
11823"The Case of the Torrid Tapestry"John EnglishBob MitchellN/AApril 22, 1961 (1961-04-22)171-129
Cast: Robert H. Harris (Claude Demay), John Holland (Leonard Voss), Conrad Nagel (Nathan Claver)[11]: 136 
11924"The Case of the Violent Vest"Lewis AllenRobert C. DennisN/AApril 29, 1961 (1961-04-29)171-130
Cast: Myrna Fahey (Grace Halley Frye), Hayden Rorke (Walter Caffrey), Sonya Wilde (Joy Lebaron)[11]: 136 
12025"The Case of the Misguided Missile"John PeyserSol Stein & Glenn P. WolfeN/AMay 6, 1961 (1961-05-06)171-132
Cast: Bruce Bennett (Dan Morgan), Simon Oakland (Captain Caldwell), Robert Rockwell (Major Jerry Reynolds),[11]: 136–137  William Schallert, James Sikking[12]
12126"The Case of the Duplicate Daughter"Arthur MarksSamuel Newman1960 novelMay 20, 1961 (1961-05-20)171-131
Cast: Don Dubbins (Hartley Elliott), Walter Kinsella (Carter Gilman), Willis Bouchey (Judge)[11]: 137 
12227"The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather"Bernard L. KowalskiJackson GillisN/AMay 27, 1961 (1961-05-27)171-133
Cast: Patricia Barry (Dorine Hopkins Montgomery), Karl Held (David Gideon), Fred Coby (Tony Montgomery), Gavin MacLeod (Lawrence Cumminger),[11]: 137  Otto Kruger, Frances Rafferty, Fifi D'Orsay, Dub Taylor[12]
12328"The Case of the Guilty Clients"Lewis AllenJonathan LatimerN/AJune 10, 1961 (1961-06-10)
Cast: Guy Mitchell (Bill Ryder), Lisa Gaye (Lola Bronson), Charles Bateman (Jeff Bronson), Faith Domergue (Conception O'Higgins)[14]: 19553 

Season 5 (1961–62)[edit]

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TitleDirected byWritten byBased onOriginal air dateProd.
1241"The Case of the Jealous Journalist"John EnglishSamuel NewmanN/ASeptember 2, 1961 (1961-09-02)171-135
Cast: Linden Chiles (Joseph Davies), Denver Pyle (Tilden Stuart), Claire Griswold (Kerry Worden), James D. Nielson (Don)[15]: 138 
1252"The Case of the Impatient Partner"Arthur MarksAdrian GendotN/ASeptember 16, 1961 (1961-09-16)171-136
Cast: Ben Cooper (Frank Wells), Leslie Parrish (Vivian Ames), Wesley Lau (Amory Fallon)[15]: 138–139 
1263"The Case of the Missing Melody"Bernard L. KowalskiJonathan LatimerN/ASeptember 30, 1961 (1961-09-30)171-139
Cast: Constance Towers (Jonny Baker), James Drury (Eddy King), Bobby Troup (Bongo White), music composed by Barney Kessel[15]: 139 
1274"The Case of the Malicious Mariner"Christian NybyRobert Leslie BellemN/AOctober 7, 1961 (1961-10-07)171-142
Cast: Roy Roberts (Arthur Janeel), Lee Farr (Jerry Griffin), Robert Armstrong (Captain Bancroft),[15]: 139–140  Casey Adams, Edward Binns, Karl Held[16]
1285"The Case of the Crying Comedian"Arthur MarksRobert C. DennisN/AOctober 14, 1961 (1961-10-14)171-137
Cast: Tommy Noonan (Charlie Hatch), Jackie Coogan (Gunner Grimes), Liam Sullivan (Tom Gilrain),[15]: 138  Gloria Talbott, Sue Ane Langdon[16]
1296"The Case of the Meddling Medium"Arthur MarksSamuel NewmanN/AOctober 21, 1961 (1961-10-21)171-140
Cast: Mary LaRoche (Helen Garden), Sonya Wilde (Bonnie Craig), James Forrest (Phillip Paisley), Dr. Andrija Puharich (Himself),[15]: 140  Kent Smith[16]
1307"The Case of the Pathetic Patient"Bernard L. KowalskiMaurice ZimmN/AOctober 28, 1961 (1961-10-28)171-141
Cast: Skip Homeier (Dr. Wayne Edley), Virginia Gregg (Mrs. Osborn), Edward Kemmer (Leslie Hall),[15]: 140  Frank Cady, Wayne Heffley, Percy Helton[16]
1318"The Case of the Traveling Treasure"Arthur MarksRobb WhiteN/ANovember 4, 1961 (1961-11-04)171-143
Cast: Jeff York (Scot Cahill), Lisa Gaye (Rita Magovern), Arch Johnson (Karl Magovern), Tom Harkness (Judge)[15]: 141 
1329"The Case of the Posthumous Painter"Bernard L. KowalskiRichard GreyN/ANovember 11, 1961 (1961-11-11)171-144
Cast: Carol Rossen (Linda Burnside), Lori March (Edna Culross), Britt Lomond (Jack Culross),[15]: 141  Stuart Erwin, George Macready[16]
13310"The Case of the Injured Innocent"Bernard L. KowalskiPaul FranklinN/ANovember 18, 1961 (1961-11-18)
Cast: John Conte (Kirby Evans), Alejandro Rey (Vincent Danielli), Jess Barker (Walter Eastman)[15]: 141–142 
13411"The Case of the Left-Handed Liar"Jerry HopperJonathan LatimerN/ANovember 25, 1961 (1961-11-25)
Cast: Ed Nelson (Ward Nichols), Leslie Parrish (Veronica Temple), Les Tremayne (Bernard Daniels)[15]: 142 
13512"The Case of the Brazen Bequest"Arthur MarksRobert Leslie BellemN/ADecember 2, 1961 (1961-12-02)171-148
Cast: Alan Hewitt (Dr. Marcus Tate), Karl Weber (Charles Cromwell), William Allyn (Robert Haskell)[15]: 142 
13613"The Case of the Renegade Refugee"Bernard L. KowalskiSamuel NewmanN/ADecember 9, 1961 (1961-12-09)171-147
Cast: Dick Foran (Philip Kuiper), Paul Lambert (Lawrence Vander), Ronald Long (Arthur Hennings)[15]: 142 
13714"The Case of the Unwelcome Bride"Gilbert L. KayHelen NielsenN/ADecember 16, 1961 (1961-12-16)171-138
Cast: Diana Millay (Sue Ellen Frazer), DeForest Kelley (Peter Thorpe), Alan Hale, Jr. (Lon Snyder),[15]: 143  Melora Conway (Amanda Thorpe)[17]
13815"The Case of the Roving River"Jerry HopperSamuel NewmanN/ADecember 30, 1961 (1961-12-30)171-149
Cast: Sarah Marshall (Judy Bryant), J. Pat O'Malley (Seth Tyson), Robert Lowery (Amos Bryant),[15]: 143  Bruce Bennett, Philip Ober, Harry Carey, Jr.[16]
13916"The Case of the Shapely Shadow"Christian NybyJackson Gillis1960 novelJanuary 6, 1962 (1962-01-06)171-150
Cast: Robert Rockwell (Cole B. Troy), Elaine Devry (Janice Wainwright), George Neise (Morley L. Thielman)[15]: 143–144 
14017"The Case of the Captain's Coins"Arthur MarksAdrian GendotN/AJanuary 13, 1962 (1962-01-13)
Cast: Jeremy Slate (Philip Andrews), Herbert Rudley (Ben Farraday), Henry Beckman (Sid Garth),[15]: 144  Parley Baer, Jay Novello[16]
14118"The Case of the Tarnished Trademark"Jerry HopperOliver Crawford & Maurice ZimmN/AJanuary 20, 1962 (1962-01-20)171-152
Cast: Karl Swenson (Axel Norstaad), Malcolm Atterbury (Maigret), Dennis Patrick (Martin Somers),[15]: 144  Marie Windsor, Osa Massen, Morgan Woodward, Don Dillaway[16]
14219"The Case of the Glamorous Ghost"Arthur MarksSamuel Newman1955 novelFebruary 3, 1962 (1962-02-03)171-153
Cast: Mary Murphy (Eleanor Corbin), Jeanne Cooper (Ethel Belan), Douglas Dick (Walter Richey)[15]: 144–145 
14320"The Case of the Poison Pen-Pal"Arthur MarksMaurice ZimmN/AFebruary 10, 1962 (1962-02-10)171-154
Cast: Patricia Breslin (Karen Ross), Joan Topkins (Florence Holman), Kathryn Givney (Wilma Gregson),[15]: 145  Everett Sloane[16]
14421"The Case of the Mystified Miner"Francis D. LyonJackson Gillis1962 novel[c]February 24, 1962 (1962-02-24)171-155
Cast: Kathie Browne (Susan Fisher), Sheila Bromley (Elizabeth Dow), Michael Harvey (Ken Lowry),[15]: 145  Josephine Hutchinson, Carlos Rivas[16]
14522"The Case of the Crippled Cougar"Jesse HibbsBob MitchellN/AMarch 3, 1962 (1962-03-03)171-156
Cast: Bill Williams (Mike Preston), Noah Keen (Harlow Phipps), John Bryant (Arnold Keith),[15]: 146  John Howard[16]
14623"The Case of the Absent Artist"Arthur MarksRobert C. DennisN/AMarch 17, 1962 (1962-03-17)171-157
Cast: ZaSu Pitts (Daphne Whilom), Mark Roberts (Gabe Philips), Richard Erdman (Charles Montrose), Victor Buono (Alexander Glovatski), Wynn Pearce (Pete Manders), Bill Zuckert (Judge)[15]: 146 
14724"The Case of the Melancholy Marksman"Jerry HopperRobb WhiteN/AMarch 24, 1962 (1962-03-24)171-158
Cast: Paul Richards (Ted Chase), Mari Blanchard (Irene Benson Chase), Peter Baldwin (Tony Benson),[15]: 146–147  Ann Rutherford, Jesse White[16]
14825"The Case of the Angry Astronaut"Francis D. LyonSamuel NewmanN/AApril 7, 1962 (1962-04-07)171-159
Cast: James Coburn (Major General Addison Brand), Robert Bray (Mitchell Heller), John Marley (Matthew Owen)[15]: 147 
14926"The Case of the Borrowed Baby"Arthur MarksJonathan LatimerN/AApril 14, 1962 (1962-04-14)171-160
Cast: Maria Palmer (Florence Wood), Corey Allen (Lester Menke), Kaye Elhardt (Ginny Talbot)[15]: 147 
15027"The Case of the Counterfeit Crank"Jerry HopperRobert Leslie BellemN/AApril 28, 1962 (1962-04-28)171-161
Cast: Otto Kruger (August Dalgran), Don Dubbins (Kenneth Dalgran), Connie Hines (Sandra Dalgran), John Larkin (Jay Fenton), Burt Reynolds (Chuck Blair)[15]: 147–148 
15128"The Case of the Ancient Romeo"Arthur MarksTrue BoardmanN/AMay 5, 1962 (1962-05-05)171-162
Cast: Jeff Morrow (Franz Lachman), Rex Reason (Steve Brock), Robert Cornthwaite (Carl Bruner),[15]: 148  K. T. Stevens, Harry von Zell, Antoinette Bower,[16] Patricia Huston (Claire Adams)[18]
15229"The Case of the Promoter's Pillbox"Jesse HibbsPeter MartinN/AMay 19, 1962 (1962-05-19)171-163
Cast: Linden Chiles (Herbert Simms), John Lasell (Charlie Cory), Edmon Ryan (Jerome Stokes), Ivan Dixon (Maurice Parness),[15]: 148–149  Geraldine Brooks[16]
15330"The Case of the Lonely Eloper"Arthur MarksRobert C. DennisN/AMay 26, 1962 (1962-05-26)174-164
Cast: Jana Taylor (Merle Telford), Joan Staley (Gina Gilbert), Jorja Cutright (Olivia Langley),[15]: 138  John Dall, Billy Halop[16]

Season 6 (1962–63)[edit]

No. in
TitleDirected byWritten byBased onOriginal air dateProd.
1541"The Case of the Bogus Books"Arthur MarksJonathan LatimerN/ASeptember 27, 1962 (1962-09-27)2229-168
Cast: Phyllis Love (Ellen Carter), Adam West (Pete Norland), Woodrow Parfrey (Herbert Pickson)[19]: 149 
1552"The Case of the Capricious Corpse"Arthur MarksJonathan LatimerN/AOctober 4, 1962 (1962-10-04)2228-165
Cast: Lori March (Olive Omstead), Jan Shepard (Joane Proctor), John Morley (Ernest Demming)[19]: 150 
1563"The Case of the Playboy Pugilist"Francis D. LyonHelen NielsenN/AOctober 11, 1962 (1962-10-11)2228-169
Cast: Gary Lockwood (Davey Carroll), Robert Armstrong (Jimmy West), Dianne Foster (Lori Wilson Richards), Dolores Michaels (Jo Sands), Mark Roberts (Tod Richards)[19]: 150 
1574"The Case of the Double-Entry Mind"Allen H. MinerJackson GillisN/AOctober 18, 1962 (1962-10-18)2228-170
Cast: Stuart Erwin (Sandy Sandover), Virginia Christine (Beth Sandover), Kathleen Hughes (Lita Krail)[19]: 150–151 
1585"The Case of the Hateful Hero"Jesse HibbsSamuel NewmanN/AOctober 25, 1962 (1962-10-25)2228-166
Cast: Dick Davalos (Officer James Anderson), Leonard Stone (Jerel Leland),[19]: 151  Jeanette Nolan, Mabel Albertson, William Boyett, Sue England[20]
1596"The Case of the Dodging Domino"Arthur MarksCharles LangN/ANovember 1, 1962 (1962-11-01)2228-171
Cast: Ellen Burstyn (Mona Winthrop), David Hedison (Damian White), Robert H. Harris (Jerry Janda), James Forrest (Phil Schuyler),[19]: 151  Lloyd Corrigan, Maureen Arthur, Eddie Firestone[20]
1607"The Case of the Unsuitable Uncle"Francis D. LyonRobert C. DennisN/ANovember 8, 1962 (1962-11-08)2228-167
Cast: Sean McClory (Harry Fothergill), Liam Sullivan (Dickie Durham), George Kane (Gil Simpson), Barbara Parkins (Paula Durham),[19]: 151–152  Howard Smith, Anna Lee, Harvey Korman[20]
1618"The Case of the Stand-In Sister"Allen H. MinerRobert Leslie BellemN/ANovember 15, 1962 (1962-11-15)2228-173
Cast: R. G. Armstrong (John Gregory), Peter Mamakos (Nick Paolo), Steven Geray (Franz Moray),[19]: 529  Peter Whitney, Susan Seaforth, Meg Wyllie[20]
1629"The Case of the Weary Watchdog"Jesse HibbsSamuel NewmanN/ANovember 29, 1962 (1962-11-29)2228-172
Cast: Mala Powers (Janet Brent), John Dall (Edward Franklin), Keye Luke (C. C. Chang),[19]: 152–153  Doris Dowling, Philip Ahn[20]
16310"The Case of the Lurid Letter"Arthur MarksJonathan LatimerN/ADecember 6, 1962 (1962-12-06)2228-174
Cast: Mona Freeman (Jane Wardman), Edgar Buchanan (Judge Edward Dally), Robert Rockwell (Everett Rixby), Chris Alcaide (Gus Wiley),[19]: 153  Ann Doran[20]
16411"The Case of the Fickle Filly"Allen H. MinerRobert and Esther MitchellN/ADecember 13, 1962 (1962-12-13)2228-175
Cast: Lisabeth Hush (Roberta Harper), Jim Davis (George Tabor), Joan Freeman (Jennifer Wakeley), Bob McQuain (Brad Shelby),[19]: 153–154  Strother Martin[20]
16512"The Case of the Polka-Dot Pony"Jesse HibbsRobert C. DennisN/ADecember 20, 1962 (1962-12-20)2228-176
Cast: Jesse White (Bert Renshaw), Melinda Plowman (Maureen Thomas), Virginia Field (Angela Fernaldi)[19]: 154 
16613"The Case of the Shoplifter's Shoe"Arthur MarksJackson Gillis1938 novelJanuary 3, 1963 (1963-01-03)2228-177
Cast: Lurene Tuttle (Sarah Breel), Blair Davies (Austin Cullins), Leonard Nimoy (Pete Chennery),[19]: 154  Margaret O'Brien[20]
16714"The Case of the Bluffing Blast"Allen H. MinerSamuel NewmanN/AJanuary 10, 1963 (1963-01-10)2228-178
Cast: Bill Williams (Floyd Grant), Peter Breck (Clay Elliot), Antoinette Bower (Linda Blake)[19]: 154–155 
16815"The Case of the Prankish Professor"Jesse HibbsRobert C. DennisN/AJanuary 17, 1963 (1963-01-17)2228-179
Cast: Constance Towers (Esther Metcalf), Patricia Breslin (Laura Hewes), Barry Atwater (Professor Ronald Hewes), Joyce Van Patten (Sally Lawrence Sheldon)[19]: 155 
16916"The Case of Constant Doyle"Allen H. MinerJackson GillisN/AJanuary 31, 1963 (1963-01-31)171-163
Cast: Bette Davis (Constant Doyle), Michael Parks (Cal Leonard), Frances Reid (Liza Givney) Neil Hamilton (Fred McCormick), Jerry Oddo (Steven Arthur)[19]: 155–156 
17017"The Case of the Libelous Locket"Arthur MarksJonathan LatimerN/AFebruary 7, 1963 (1963-02-07)2228-180
Cast: Michael Rennie (Professor Edward Lindley), Ruta Lee (Vivian Cosgrave), Harry von Zell (Sidney Hawes), Patricia Manning (Janice Norland), Carlos Romero (Paul Perez)[19]: 156 
17118"The Case of the Two-Faced Turnabout"Arthur MarksSamuel NewmanN/AFebruary 14, 1963 (1963-02-14)2228-182
Cast: Hugh O'Brian (Bruce Jason), Trevor Bardette (Garrett Richards), Abraham Sofaer (Elihu Laban), Werner Klemperer (Ulric Zenas)[19]: 157 
17219"The Case of the Surplus Suitor"Jesse HibbsRobert C. DennisN/AFebruary 28, 1963 (1963-02-28)2228-183
Cast: Walter Pidgeon (Sherman Hatfield), Joyce Bulifant (Hollis Wilburn), Carl Benton Reid (John Wilburn), Linden Chiles (Vernon Elliott), music by Nathan Van Cleave[19]: 157 
17320"The Case of the Golden Oranges"Arthur MarksJonathan LatimerN/AMarch 7, 1963 (1963-03-07)2228-184
Cast: Natalie Trundy (Sandra Keller), Arch Johnson (Gerald Thornton), Henry Norel (Courtney Osgood), Lee Van Cleef (Edward Doyle)[19]: 157 
17421"The Case of the Lawful Lazarus"Jesse HibbsTrue BoardmanN/AMarch 14, 1963 (1963-03-14)2228-185
Cast: David McLean (Trevor Harris), Maria Palmer (Nora Kasner), Philip Bourneuf (Edgar Thorne)[19]: 157–158 
17522"The Case of the Velvet Claws"Harmon JonesJackson Gillis1933 novelMarch 21, 1963 (1963-03-21)2228-186
Cast: Wynn Pearce (Carl Griffin), Richard Webb (George C Belter),[19]: 158  Patricia Barry, Virginia Gregg, Anna-Lisa[20]
17623"The Case of the Lover's Leap"Arthur MarksRobb WhiteN/AApril 4, 1963 (1963-04-04)2228-187
Cast: John Conte (Roy Comstock), Carleton Carpenter (Peter Brent), Richard Jaeckel (Willie),[19]: 158  Julie Adams[20]
17724"The Case of the Elusive Element"Harmon JonesSamuel NewmanN/AApril 11, 1963 (1963-04-11)2228-188
Cast: Gerald Mohr (Austin Lloyd), Douglas Henderson (Dwight Garrett), Douglas Dick (Ned Chase)[19]: 158–159 
17825"The Case of the Greek Goddess"Jesse HibbsStory by : Robert Presnell, Sr.
Teleplay by : Arthur Orloff & Robert Presnell, Sr. & Maurice Zimm
N/AApril 18, 1963 (1963-04-18)2228-189
Cast: John Larkin (John Kenyon), Faith Domergue (Cleo Grammas), John Anderson (Dan O'Malley), George Kennedy (George Spengler)[19]: 159 
17926"The Case of the Skeleton's Closet"Arthur MarksSamuel NewmanN/AMay 2, 1963 (1963-05-02)2228-190
Cast: Michael Pate (Richard Harris), Peggy McCay (Margaret Layton), Frank Aletter (Harry Collings)[19]: 159–160 
18027"The Case of the Potted Planter"Jesse HibbsRobert C. DennisN/AMay 9, 1963 (1963-05-09)2228-191
Cast: Constance Ford (Frances Walden), Robert Bray (Martin Walden), Harry Lauter (Chris Hearn), Joe Maross (Nelson Tarr)[19]: 149 
18128"The Case of the Witless Witness"Arthur MarksStory by : Marshall Houts & Samuel Newman
Teleplay by : Samuel Newman
N/AMay 16, 1963 (1963-05-16)2228-192
Cast: Robert Middleton (Judge Daniel Redmond), Jackie Coogan (Gus Sawyer), David White (Victor Kendall), Florida Friebus (Marian Lamont), Vaughn Taylor (Martin Weston)[19]: 160–161 

Season 7 (1963–64)[edit]

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1821"The Case of the Nebulous Nephew"Arthur MarksJonathan LatimerN/ASeptember 26, 1963 (1963-09-26)2228-1203
Cast: Ron Starr (John Brooks), Mark Roberts (Wayne Jamison), Hugh Marlowe (Ernest Stone),[21]: 161  Beulah Bondi, Meg Wylie, Irene Tedrow[22]
1832"The Case of the Shifty Shoe-Box"Arthur MarksJackson GillisN/AOctober 3, 1963 (1963-10-03)1205
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)[23]: 24713 
1843"The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito"Jesse HibbsJonathan Latimer1943 novelOctober 10, 1963 (1963-10-10)1206
Cast: Arthur Hunnicutt (Sandy Bowen), Russell Collins (Banning Grant), Kathleen Crowley (Lillian Bradisson), Strother Martin (Gerald Sommers), Ann Doran (Nell Wyatt)[23]: 24795 
1854"The Case of the Deadly Verdict"Jesse HibbsJonathan LatimerN/AOctober 17, 1963 (1963-10-17)1208
Cast: Julie Adams (Janice Barton), Joan Tompkins (Emily Green), Erin O'Brien-Moore (Letitia Simmons), Jan Shepard (Paulette Niven), Stephen Franken (Christopher Barton), Lee Bergere (Dr. Charles Nivens)[23]: 24612  In 1997, TV Guide ranked this episode number 51 on its list of the 100 Greatest Episodes.[24]
1865"The Case of the Decadent Dean"Earl BellamyJoseph P. Lamont & Samuel NewmanN/AOctober 24, 1963 (1963-10-24)1207
Cast: Milton Selzer (Dr. Aaron Stuart), Lloyd Corrigan (Harvey Forrest), H. M. Wynant (Tobin Wade)[21]: 162 
1876"The Case of the Reluctant Model"Jesse HibbsJonathan Latimer1962 novelOctober 31, 1963 (1963-10-31)2228-1201
Cast: John Larkin, Robert Brown (Goring Gilbert), John Dall (Colin Durant), Erin O'Donnell (Maxine Lindsay)[21]: 162–163 
1887"The Case of the Bigamous Spouse"Arthur MarksJackson Gillis1961 novelNovember 14, 1963 (1963-11-14)1210
Cast: Pippa Scott (Gwynn Elston), Patrick McVey (George Belding Baxter), Karl Swenson (Corley Ketchum), Michael Conrad (Frank Gillette)[21]: 163 
1898"The Case of the Floating Stones"Don WeisRobert C. DennisN/ANovember 21, 1963 (1963-11-21)1202
Cast: Irene Tsu (Juli Eng), Joyce Jameson (Lorraine Iverson), Jerry Oddo (Ralph Iverson),[21]: 163–164  Victor Maddern[22]
1909"The Case of the Festive Felon"Earl BellamySamuel NewmanN/ANovember 28, 1963 (1963-11-28)1209
Cast: Sherry Jackson (Madeline Randall), Kathie Browne (Carla Eden), John Howard (Justin Grover), Jon Hall (Max Randall)[21]: 164 
19110"The Case of the Devious Delinquent"Irving J. MooreRobb WhiteN/ADecember 5, 1963 (1963-12-05)1211
Cast: John Washbrook (Tim Balfour), David Winters (Chick Montana), Virginia Christine (Edith Summers), Frances Rafferty (Miss Adler),[21]: 164  Otto Kruger, Barton MacLane[22]
19211"The Case of the Bouncing Boomerang"Jesse HibbsArthur OrloffN/ADecember 12, 1963 (1963-12-12)1212
Cast: Rod Cameron (Grover Johnson), Diana Millay (Eula Johnson), Paul Picerni (Walter Jeffries), Alan Hale (Nelson Barclift)[21]: 164–165 
19312"The Case of the Badgered Brother"Earl BellamyBob and Esther MitchellN/ADecember 19, 1963 (1963-12-19)1204
Cast: Robert Harland (Todd Baylor), Peter Walker (Martin Baylor),[21]: 165  Patricia Blair, Nancy Kovack[22]
19413"The Case of the Wednesday Woman"Irving J. MooreSamuel NewmanN/AJanuary 2, 1964 (1964-01-02)1215
Cast: Phillip Pine (Philip Stewart), Marie Windsor (Helen Reed), Michael Pate (Jack Mallory),[21]: 165  John Hoyt[22]
19514"The Case of the Accosted Accountant"Arthur MarksAlbert A. Vail & Samuel NewmanN/AJanuary 9, 1964 (1964-01-09)1213
Cast: Future cast member Richard Anderson (Edward Lewis) (who later became Lieutenant Steve Drum), Murray Matheson (B. K. Doran), Robert Armstrong (Phil Jenks)[21]: 166 
19615"The Case of the Capering Camera"Jesse HibbsJonathan LatimerN/AJanuary 16, 1964 (1964-01-16)1214
Cast: Margo Moore (Judith Blair), Byron Palmer (Harper Green), Eric Felday (Jacob Kadar), Karyn Kupcinet (Penny Ames), Ray Collins (Lt. Tragg)[21]: 166 
19716"The Case of the Ice-Cold Hands"Jesse HibbsJackson Gillis1962 novelJanuary 23, 1964 (1964-01-23)1217
Cast: Joyce Bulifant (Nancy Banks), Dick Davalos (Rodney Banks), Lisabeth Hush (Lorraine Lawton), Dabbs Greer (Marvin Fremont), Phyllis Coates (Inez Fremont), Paul Bryar (Burdette)[21]: 166 
19817"The Case of the Bountiful Beauty"Irving J. MooreRobb WhiteN/AFebruary 6, 1964 (1964-02-06)
Cast: Sandra Warner (Stephanie Carew), Ryan O'Neal (John Carew), Zeme North (Deborah Dearborn), John van Dreelen (Gideon Long)[21]: 166–167 
19918"The Case of the Nervous Neighbor"Arthur MarksSamuel NewmanN/AFebruary 13, 1964 (1964-02-13)1219
Cast: Paul Winchell (Henry Clement), Katherine Squire (Vera Hargrove), Sheila Bromley (Alice Fuller Bradley), Richard Rust (Charles Fuller)[21]: 167 
20019"The Case of the Fifty-Millionth Frenchman"Arthur MarksStory by : Robert C. Dennis
Teleplay by : Robert C. Dennis & Jackson Gillis & Samuel Newman
N/AFebruary 20, 1964 (1964-02-20)1216
Cast: David McCallum (Phillipe Bertain), Jacques Bergerac (Armand Rovel), Roxane Berard (Ninette Rovel)[21]: 167–168 
20120"The Case of the Frightened Fisherman"Arthur MarksJonathan LatimerN/AFebruary 27, 1964 (1964-02-27)1220
Cast: Mala Powers (Helen Bradshaw), Connie Gilchrist (Mrs. Pennyworth), Lee Farr (Randolph James), Marian Collier (Natalie James)[21]: 168 
20221"The Case of the Arrogant Arsonist"Jesse HibbsSamuel NewmanN/AMarch 5, 1964 (1964-03-05)1221
Cast: Tom Tully (Carey York), Frank Aletter (Tommy Towne), Ross Walker (Jeff York),[21]: 168  Russell Thorson[22]
20322"The Case of the Garrulous Go-Between"Irving J. MoorePhilip SaltzmanN/AMarch 12, 1964 (1964-03-12)1222
Cast: Sue Randall (Amy Scott), Lori March (Madame Zillia), Jacques Aubuchon (Victor Bundy)[21]: 169  Mary Murphy[22]
20423"The Case of the Woeful Widower"Irving J. MooreJackson Gillis1951 novel[d]March 26, 1964 (1964-03-26)1223
This is a retelling of "The Case of the Fiery Fingers" season 1, episode 31. Cast: Jerry Van Dyke (James Douglas), Nancy Gates (Mary Douglas), Joan Lovejoy (Nellie Conway), Shirley Mitchell (Elizabeth Bain)[21]: 169 
20524"The Case of the Simple Simon"Arthur MarksRobert C. DennisN/AApril 2, 1964 (1964-04-02)1224
Cast: Virginia Field (Ramona Carter), Victor Buono (John Sylvester Fossette), Sherwood Keith (Ogden G. Kramer),[21]: 169–170  Tom Conway, James Stacy[22]
20625"The Case of the Illicit Illusion"Irving J. MooreSamuel NewmanN/AApril 9, 1964 (1964-04-09)
Cast: Mona Freeman (Rosanne Ambrose), Keith Andes (Dr. Jesse Young), Rebecca Welles (Leslie Eden), Ron Randell (Hubert Ambrose)[21]: 170 
20726"The Case of the Antic Angel"Arthur MarksRobert C. DennisN/AApril 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)[21]: 170 
20827"The Case of the Careless Kidnapper"Jesse HibbsRobb WhiteN/AApril 30, 1964 (1964-04-30)1227
Cast: Thomas Lowell (David Pelham), Marilyn Erskine (Susan Pelham), Peter Hobbs (Dr. Gregory Pelham), Burt Metcalfe (John Lanthrop), Ron Kennedy (Joe Velvet)[21]: 170–171 
20928"The Case of the Drifting Dropout"Arthur MarksJackson GillisN/AMay 7, 1964 (1964-05-07)1228
Cast: Cynthia Pepper (Annalee Flaher), Malcolm Atterbury (Dell Harper), Carl Reindel (Barry Davis), Ted de Corsia (Mort Lynch), Neil Hamilton (Grove Dillingham)[21]: 171 
21029"The Case of the Tandem Target"Irving J. MooreRobert C. DennisN/AMay 14, 1964 (1964-05-14)1229
Cast: Philip Ober (Sumner Hodge, Adrian Hodge), Paul Carr (Con Bolton), Lonny Chapman (Jack Tailey), Barney Biro (Judge),[21]: 171  Ann Rutherford[22]
21130"The Case of the Ugly Duckling"Arthur MarksRichard LandauN/AMay 21, 1964 (1964-05-21)1230
Cast: Anne Whitfield (Alice Trilling), Constance Towers (Natalie Graham), Reginald Gardiner (Albert Charity), Max Showalter (Talbot Sparr)[21]: 172 

Season 8 (1964–65)[edit]

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2121"The Case of the Missing Button"Richard D. DonnerJonathan LatimerN/ASeptember 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)[25]: 172 
2132"The Case of the Paper Bullets"Arthur MarksJonathan LatimerN/AOctober 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)[25]: 173 
2143"The Case of the Scandalous Sculptor"Jack ArnoldPhilip SaltzmanN/AOctober 8, 1964 (1964-10-08)
Cast: June Lockhart (Mona Stanton Harvey), Stuart Erwin (Everett Stanton), Sean McClory (Hannibal Harvey), Sue Ane Langdon (Bonnie Dunbar)[25]: 173 
2154"The Case of the Sleepy Slayer"Jesse HibbsSamuel NewmanN/AOctober 15, 1964 (1964-10-15)
Cast: Phyllis Hill (Rachel Gordon), John Napier (Bruce Jay), Richard Hale (Abner Gordon),[25]: 174  Gigi Perreau, Hugh Marlowe[26]
2165"The Case of the Betrayed Bride"Arthur MarksJohn ElliotteN/AOctober 22, 1964 (1964-10-22)
Cast: Anne Farge (Marie Claudel Dubois), Michael Forest (Pierre Dubois), Jeanette Nolan (Nellie Meacham Dubois),[25]: 172  Neil Hamilton, Guy Stockwell, John Larkin, Jacques Aubuchon[26]
2176"The Case of the Nautical Knot"Jesse HibbsRobert Leslie BellemN/AOctober 29, 1964 (1964-10-29)
Cast: Anne Whitfield (Joanna Monford Scott), Lisa Gaye (Pamela Blair), Henry Brandt (Rich Scott)[25]: 174–175 
2187"The Case of the Bullied Bowler"Jesse HibbsSamuel NewmanN/ANovember 5, 1964 (1964-11-05)
Cast: Mike Connors (Joe Kelly), Milton Selzer (Dr. Max Taylor), Robert Harland (Bill Jaris),[25]: 175  Patricia Morrow, Anne Seymour[26]
2198"The Case of a Place Called Midnight"Arthur MarksJackson GillisN/ANovember 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)[25]: 175–176 
2209"The Case of the Tragic Trophy"Richard D. DonnerMann RubinN/ANovember 19, 1964 (1964-11-19)
Cast: Richard Carlson (Anthony Fry), Mimsy Farmer (Kathy James), John Fiedler (Howard Stark),[25]: 176  Patricia Huston (Lydia Lawrence)[27]
22110"The Case of the Reckless Rockhound"Jesse HibbsRobb WhiteN/ANovember 26, 1964 (1964-11-26)
Cast: Audrey Totter (Reba Burgess), Doug Lambert (Kinder), Jeff Corey (Carl Bascom),[25]: 172  Bruce Bennett, Ben Johnson, Elisha Cook, Jr., Ted de Corsia[26]
22211"The Case of the Latent Lover"Jesse HibbsSamuel NewmanN/ADecember 3, 1964 (1964-12-03)
Cast: Lloyd Bochner (Eric Pollard), Marion Moses (Sybil Pollard), Jason Evers (Roy Galen), Douglass Dumbrille (Judge Alder)[25]: 177 
22312"The Case of the Wooden Nickels"Arthur MarksJonathan LatimerN/ADecember 10, 1964 (1964-12-10)
Cast: Will Kuluva (Homer Doubleday), Phyllis Love (Minerva Doubleday), Murray Matheson (Howard Hopkins), Hunt Powers (George Parsons)[25]: 172 
22413"The Case of the Blonde Bonanza"Arthur MarksJackson Gillis1962 novelDecember 17, 1964 (1964-12-17)
Cast: Mary Ann Mobley (Dianne Adler), Michael Constantine (Dillard), Bruce Gordon (George Adler), Paul Gilbert (Harrison Boring)[25]: 177–178 
22514"The Case of the Ruinous Road"Jesse HibbsRobert and Esther MitchellN/ADecember 31, 1964 (1964-12-31)
Cast: Grant Williams (Quincy Davis), Allen Case (Adam Conrad), Bert Freed (Joe Marshall), Barton MacLane (Archer Osmond)[25]: 178 
22615"The Case of the Frustrated Folk Singer"Arthur MarksJohn ElliotteN/AJanuary 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)[25]: 178–179 
22716"The Case of the Thermal Thief"Jack ArnoldRobert C. DennisN/AJanuary 14, 1965 (1965-01-14)
Cast: Barry Sullivan (Ken Kramer), Kathie Browne (Lola Upton), Richard Eastham (Roland Canfield), Betty Ackerman (Maxine Nichols)[25]: 179 
22817"The Case of the Golden Venom"Jesse HibbsJackson GillisN/AJanuary 21, 1965 (1965-01-21)
Cast: Noah Beery, Jr. (Tony Claus), Frances Reid (Lucille Forrest), Arthur Malet (Ralph Day)[25]: 179 
22918"The Case of the Telltale Tap"Arthur MarksSamuel NewmanN/AFebruary 4, 1965 (1965-02-04)
Cast: Linden Chiles (Clyde Darrell), Roland Winters (Archer Bryant), H. M. Wynant (Glen Holman), Jeanne Bal (Vera Wynne)[25]: 179–180 
23019"The Case of the Feather Cloak"Jesse HibbsJonathan LatimerN/AFebruary 11, 1965 (1965-02-11)
Cast: John van Dreelen (Jarvis Logan), Michael Dante (Douglas Kelland), Wende Wagner (Anona Gilbert),[25]: 180  David Opatoshu, Keye Luke, Joyce Jameson, Jon Hall[26]
23120"The Case of the Lover's Gamble"Harry HarrisJackson GillisN/AFebruary 18, 1965 (1965-02-18)
Cast: Elizabeth Perry (Frances Stark), Hal Peary (Freddy Fell), Margaret Blye (Betty Kaster), Donald Murphy (Dr. Philip Stark)[25]: 180–181 
23221"The Case of the Fatal Fetish"Charles R. RondeauSamuel NewmanN/AMarch 4, 1965 (1965-03-04)
Cast: Fay Wray (Mignon Germaine), Karen Steele (Carina Wileen), Alan Hewitt (Curt Ordway), Gary Collins (Larry Germaine)[25]: 181 
23322"The Case of the Sad Sicilian"Jesse HibbsMilton KrimsN/AMarch 11, 1965 (1965-03-11)
Cast: Fabrizio Mioni (Paulo Porio), Anthony Caruso (Enrico Bacio),[25]: 181–182  Margo, Nico Minardos[26]
23423"The Case of the Murderous Mermaid"Robert SparrMann RubinN/AMarch 18, 1965 (1965-03-18)
Cast: Patrice Wymore (Victoria Dawn), Bill Williams (Charlie Shaw), Jean Hale (Reggie Lansfield)[25]: 172 
23524"The Case of the Careless Kitten"Vincent McEveetyJackson Gillis1942 novelMarch 25, 1965 (1965-03-25)
Cast: Louise Latham (Matilda Shore), Julie Sommars (Helen Kendall), Allan Melvin (Thomas Link)[25]: 182 
23625"The Case of the Deadly Debt"Jesse HibbsRobert C. DennisN/AApril 1, 1965 (1965-04-01)
Cast: Chris Robinson (Carl Talbert), Gregory Morton (Steven Radom), Joan Huntington (Kitty Delaney), Robert Quarry (Danny Talbert)[25]: 182–183 
23726"The Case of the Gambling Lady"Richard D. DonnerJonathan LatimerN/AApril 8, 1965 (1965-04-08)
Cast: Peter Breck (Pete Warren), Myrna Fahey (Myrna Warren), Ruta Lee (Irene Prentiss)[25]: 183 
23827"The Case of the Duplicate Case"James GoldstonePhilip SaltzmanN/AApril 22, 1965 (1965-04-22)
Cast: Martin West (Herbie Cornwall), Steve Ihnat (Charlie Davis), Susan Bay (Millie Cornwall), Douglass Dumbrille (Judge)[25]: 183 
23928"The Case of the Grinning Gorilla"Jesse HibbsJackson Gillis1952 novelApril 29, 1965 (1965-04-29)
Cast: Lurene Tuttle (Josephine Kempton), Victor Buono (Nathan Fallan), Gavin MacLeod (Mortimer Hershey),[25]: 184  Charlene Holt[26]
24029"The Case of the Wrongful Writ"Richard KinonSamuel NewmanN/AMay 6, 1965 (1965-05-06)
Cast: James Shigeta (Ward Toyama), Katherine Squire (Esther Norden), Douglas Henderson (Frank Jensen),[25]: 184  Nobu McCarthy, Bobby Troup, Philip Abbott[26]
24130"The Case of the Mischievous Doll"Jesse HibbsJackson Gillis1963 novelMay 13, 1965 (1965-05-13)
Cast: Ben Cooper (Clyde Jasper), Mary Mitchell (Dorrie Ambler), Phil Arthur (Joe Billings), Allyson Ames (Rita Jasper), Wesley Lau (Lt Anderson),[25]: 184–185  Marge Redmond[26]

Season 9 (1965–66)[edit]

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2421"The Case of the Laughing Lady"Jesse HibbsOrville H. HamptonN/ASeptember 12, 1965 (1965-09-12)
Cast: Jean Hale (Carla Chaney), John Abbott (Dr. Durwood Tobey), Bernard Fox (Peter Stange),[28]: 185  Constance Towers, John Dall[29]
2432"The Case of the Fatal Fortune"Arthur MarksWilliam BastN/ASeptember 19, 1965 (1965-09-19)
Cast: Julie Adams (Patricia L. Kean Armstead), Jesse White (Max Armstead), Ford Rainey (Dr. Fisher), Nan Martin (Beth Fuller)[28]: 185–186 
2443"The Case of the Candy Queen"Jesse HibbsOrville H. Hampton, Robb White1940 novel[e]September 26, 1965 (1965-09-26)
Cast: Nancy Gates (Claire Armstrong), Patricia Smith (Wanda Buren), John Archer (Harry Arnold)[28]: 186 
2454"The Case of the Cheating Chancellor"Arthur MarksLawrence Louis GoldmanN/AOctober 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),[28]: 186  Adrienne Ellis (Myra Finlay)[29]
2465"The Case of the Impetuous Imp"Arthur MarksWilliam Bast1950 novel[f]October 10, 1965 (1965-10-10)
Cast: Bonnie Jones (Diana Carter), Hanna Landy (Helga Dolwig), Richard Webb (Addison Powell)[28]: 186–187 
2476"The Case of the Carefree Coronary"Jesse HibbsOrville H. HamptonN/AOctober 17, 1965 (1965-10-17)
Cast: Benny Baker (Jerry Ormond), Whit Bissell (Dennison Groody), Hal Baylor (Jack B. David), music by Leigh Harline[28]: 187 
2487"The Case of the Hasty Honeymooner"Arthur MarksErnest Frankel, Orville H. Hampton, John ElliotteN/AOctober 24, 1965 (1965-10-24)
Cast: Noah Beery, Jr. (Lucas Tolliver), Hugh Marlowe (Guy Munford), Cathy Downs (Millicent Barton Tolliver)[28]: 187–188 
2498"The Case of the 12th Wildcat"Jesse HibbsErnest FrankelN/AOctober 31, 1965 (1965-10-31)
Cast: Mona Freeman (Ellen Payne), Bill Williams (actor) (Burt Payne), John Conte (actor) (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[28]: 188 
2509"The Case of the Wrathful Wraith"Arthur MarksHenry FarrellN/ANovember 7, 1965 (1965-11-07)
Cast: Marion Moses (Louise Selff), Gene Lyons (Ralph Balfour), John Hart (Jameson Selff)[28]: 188–189 
25110"The Case of the Runaway Racer"Jesse HibbsSy SalkowitzN/ANovember 14, 1965 (1965-11-14)
Cast: Henry Brandt (Pete Griston), Anthony Caruso (Harvey Rettig), Michael Constantine (Pappy Ryan), Gavin MacLeod (Dan Platte)[28]: 189 
25211"The Case of the Silent Six"Jesse HibbsWilliam BastN/ANovember 21, 1965 (1965-11-21)
Cast:Cyril Delevanti (Craig Jefferson), Skip Homeier (Sergeant Dave Wolfe), David Macklin (Ron Peters), Chris Noel (Susan Wolfe),[28]: 189  Virginia Gregg[29]
25312"The Case of the Fugitive Fraulein"Arthur MarksJonathan LatimerN/ANovember 28, 1965 (1965-11-28)
Cast: Susanne Cramer (Gerta Palmer), Jeanette Nolan (Emma Ritter), Ronald Long (Franz Hoffer)[28]: 190 
25413"The Case of the Baffling Bug"Vincent McEveetyOrville H. HamptonN/ADecember 12, 1965 (1965-12-12)
Cast: Grant Williams (Dr. Todd Meade), Gilbert Green (Dr. Malcolm Stanton), Bryan O'Byrne (Borace Lehigh)[28]: 190 
25514"The Case of the Golden Girls"Jesse HibbsOrville H. Hampton, Ernest Frankel1940 novel[b]December 19, 1965 (1965-12-19)
Cast: Philip Bourneuf (Victor Montalvo), Angela Dorian (Debbie Conrad), Jean Engstrom (Corinne Richland), George Neise (Stacey Garnett)[28]: 190–191 
25615"The Case of the Bogus Buccaneers"Arthur HillerHenry FarrellN/AJanuary 9, 1966 (1966-01-09)
Cast: Rhodes Reason (Marvin Elders), Patricia Cutts (Ann Eldridge), Kathleen Crowley (Grace Elders Knapp)[28]: 191 
25716"The Case of the Midnight Howler"Jesse HibbsRobert E. KentN/AJanuary 16, 1966 (1966-01-16)
Cast: Myrna Fahey (Holly Andrews), Daniel J. Travanti (Barney Austin),[28]: 191–192  Lee Patterson, Ian Wolfe[29]
25817"The Case of the Vanishing Victim"Harmon JonesErnest Frankel, Orville H. Hampton1954 novel[g]January 23, 1966 (1966-01-23)
Cast: Jeanne Cooper (Miriam Fielding), Richard Erdman (Jud Bennett), John Goddard (Al Dolby),[28]: 192  Lisa Gaye[29]
25918"The Case of the Golfer's Gambit"Jesse HibbsOrville H. HamptonN/AJanuary 30, 1966 (1966-01-30)
Cast: Carl Reindel (Danny Bright), Dennis Patrick (Chick Farley), Alan Reed, Jr. (Jim Harrell), Gertrude Flynn (Mrs. Headrick)[28]: 192 
26019"The Case of the Sausalito Sunrise"Jesse HibbsErnest Frankel, Orville H. Hampton1952 novel[h]February 13, 1966 (1966-02-13)
Cast: Donald Murphy (Francis Clune), Mark Tapscott (Sergeant Deke Bradley), Francine York (Bobbi Dane), Peter Mamakos (Olaf Deering)[28]: 193 
26120"The Case of the Scarlet Scandal"Jerry HopperKenneth M. RosenN/AFebruary 20, 1966 (1966-02-20)
Cast: Luana Patten (Cynthia Perkins), Mala Powers (Elaine Bayler), Will Hutchins (Donald Hobart)[28]: 193 
26221"The Case of the Twice-Told Twist"Jesse HibbsSamuel NewmanN/AFebruary 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)[28]: 194 
26322"The Case of the Avenging Angel"Jerry HopperLawrence Louis GoldmanN/AMarch 13, 1966 (1966-03-13)
Cast: Richard Carlson (Clete Hawley), Sue Ane Langdon (Dotty Merrill), Lurene Tuttle (Metty McLeon), Martin Horsey (Sandy Chester)[28]: 194 
26423"The Case of the Tsarina's Tiara"Harmon JonesErnest Frankel, Orville H. HamptonN/AMarch 20, 1966 (1966-03-20)
Cast: Kendall Clark (Gerard Van Ness), Leonid Kinskey (Vyacheslav Gerznov), Fred Krone (Nils Dorow), Wesley Addy (Joachim DeVry)[28]: 194–195 
26524"The Case of the Fanciful Frail"Jesse HibbsErnest Frankel, Orville H. Hampton1958 novel[i]March 27, 1966 (1966-03-27)
Cast: Pippa Scott (Ethel Andrews), Barry Kelley (Park Milligan), Hunt Powers (Bruce Strickland)[28]: 195 
26625"The Case of the Unwelcome Well"Harmon JonesErnest Frankel, Orville H. HamptonN/AApril 3, 1966 (1966-04-03)
Cast: Wendell Corey (Jerome Rice), Les Tremayne (Harry Lannon), James Best (Allen Winford)[28]: 195 
26726"The Case of the Dead Ringer"Arthur MarksJackson GillisN/AApril 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)[28]: 195–196 
26827"The Case of the Misguided Model"Jerry HopperErnest Frankel, Orville H. HamptonN/AApril 24, 1966 (1966-04-24)
Cast: Mary Ann Mobley (Sharon Carmody), James Griffith (Jake Stearns),[28]: 196  Paul Lukather[29]
26928"The Case of the Positive Negative"Jesse HibbsRobert E. KentN/AMay 1, 1966 (1966-05-01)
Cast: Brian Donlevy (General Roger Brandon), Simon Scott (Stanley Overton), Ted de Corsia (George Emory)[28]: 196–197 
27029"The Case of the Crafty Kidnapper"Jerry HopperWilliam BastN/AMay 15, 1966 (1966-05-15)
Cast: Gary Collins (Alex Tanner), Cloris Leachman (Gloria Shine), Douglas Henderson (Greg Stanley),[28]: 197  Anne Whitfield, Jay Novello[29]
27130"The Case of the Final Fade-Out"Jesse HibbsErnest Frankel, Orville H. HamptonN/AMay 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[28]: 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.[30]: 23 [31][32] Written and directed like a film noir second feature,[30]: 25  it was a hit with CBS executives and earned the series a good time slot for the 1957–58 season.[33]

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)[30]: 70–71  and "The Case of the Careless Kitten" (episode 8-24)[34]: 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."[30]: 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)[j] are episodes in which Perry Mason loses cases in some form or manner.[36] 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.[37]

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.[38][39] The schedule was immediately juggled to minimize Talman's presence on the show.[k][l] "The Case of the Crying Cherub" (episode 3-20) debuts a pared-down title sequence that omits Talman; he is credited only in the last four episodes he filmed before he was fired.[m] Talman was defended by Gail Patrick Jackson,[41] Burr[42] and others, but even dismissal of the charges in June[43] did not soften the network's position.[44] Patrick said that the role of Burger would not be recast, but that various actors would play assistant district attorneys.[45] CBS reinstated Talman only after Gardner himself weighed in, together with millions of viewers.[n][47]: 71  Talman went back to work December 9, 1960,[48] and Burger first returned in "The Case of the Fickle Fortune" (episode 4–15).[o] Burger was not in the following two episodes and returns again in "The Case of the Angry Dead Man" (episode 4-18).

"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.[50]: 21881 

"The Case of the Weary Watchdog" (episode 6-9) is a rare episode that has a jury trial, a case goes to deliberations, Della Street testifies, Perry's own client testifies, Della Street will be charged as an accomplice and Perry sticks himself into another court proceeding to free his client. [51]

In October 1962, Gail Patrick Jackson announced that four episodes from season six would feature special guest stars who would cover for Raymond Burr during his convalescence from surgery.[p] Perry Mason fan Bette Davis began filming "The Case of Constant Doyle" (episode 6–16) December 12, 1962.[53] 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.[52] 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.[52][54]

"The Case of the Capering Camera" (episode 7–15), filmed in October 1963, marks the last appearance by Ray Collins as the irascible and often-incorrect Lt. Tragg.[55] 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.[56] Collins died of emphysema July 11, 1965.[55]

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.[57] Taking place while Mason is in Europe, the episode stars Mike Connors as an attorney friend of Paul Drake.[q] Broadcast two months later, the second episode was "The Case of the Thermal Thief" (episode 8–16), starring Barry Sullivan.[57] These are the only two Perry Mason episodes in which Burr makes no appearance.[34]: 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,[34]: 33618 [58][59] and wears a large plaster cast under his clothing in that episode[r] and in "The Case of the Sad Sicilian" (episode 8-22).[s] His right arm is in a sling in "The Case of the Murderous Mermaid" (episode 8-23)[t] and "The Case of the Careless Kitten" (episode 8-24).[63][u]

"The Case of the Mischievous Doll" (episode 8-30) features the last appearance of Wesley Lau as Lt. Anderson.[25]: 184–185 

"The Case of the Twice-Told Twist" (episode 9-21) is the only episode of the series that was filmed in color.[28]: 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.[64]: 31925 

"The Case of the Final Fade-Out" (episode 9-30), the last episode of the series, was filmed April 12–19, 1966.[64]: 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:[65][66][67]

  • Witness 1 is prop man Ray Thompson.[68]
  • Witness 2 is accountant Bernie Oseransky.[68]
  • Witness 3 is Johnny Nickolaus, director of photography.[68]
  • Witness 4 is electrician Bob Kaplan.[68]
  • Assistant prop man John Ferry portrays director Phil Shields.[68]
  • Assistant director Gordon Webb is the assistant director.[68]
  • Second grip Wendell Jones is photographer Tad Wyman.[68]
  • Script supervisor Marshall Schlom is Cliff, the script supervisor.[68]
  • Sound engineer Herman Lewis plays the sound mixer.[68]
  • The second assistant director is Dave Marks, second assistant director and father of producer Arthur Marks.[68]
  • Mill foreman Buck Jones appears as himself.[68]
  • Construction coordinator Mickey Woods appears as himself.[68]
  • Ann Bernaducci, secretary to producer Arthur Marks, plays the producer's secretary.[68]
  • Costumer Evelyn Carruth (with her dog, Buff) is the costumer.[68]
  • Assistant cameraman Dennis Dalzell is the assistant cameraman.[68]
  • Camera operator Jack Woolf is the camera operator.[68]
  • Key grip Harry Jones appears as himself.[68]
  • Dimmer boy and practical Jim Lowery plays himself.[68]
  • Gaffer Larry Peets plays himself.[68]
  • Best boy Cece Lupton plays himself.[68]
  • Film editor Dick Farrell is the cutter.[68]
  • Hairdresser Annabell Levy appears as herself.[68]
  • Makeup man Irving Pringle plays himself.[68]
  • Director Jesse Hibbs is the man waxing the car.[68]
  • Barbara Hale plays a second role, a blonde starlet in sunglasses.[68][69]
  • The man at her table who kisses her is producer Arthur Marks.[68]
  • Art director Lewis Creber is the man who interrupts them.
  • Actor Mark Roberts is one of the men in the background.[68]
  • Set decorator Carl Biddiscombe is one of the men in the background.[68]
  • Bill Swan, executive assistant to Raymond Burr, is the piano player.[68]
  • Executive producer Gail Patrick Jackson is seated at the bar, speaking to producer Art Seid.[68]
  • Thomas Cornwell Jackson, Patrick's husband at the time, Erle Stanley Gardner's literary agent, and a partner in Paisano Productions, is the bartender.[68]
  • Lester Salkow, Burr's agent, is the man talking to the bartender.[68]
  • Anne Nelson, vice president of business affairs for CBS Entertainment, is the barmaid.[68]

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 Thomas Cornwell Jackson ("Jackson") and producers Art Seid and Arthur Marks ("Sidemark").[64]: 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?"[64]: 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.[70]


  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. ^ a b 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 Fugitive Nurse
  8. ^ Title changed from Gardner's original, The Case of the Moth-Eaten Mink
  9. ^ Title changed from Gardner's original, The Case of the Footloose Doll
  10. ^ 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.[35]
  11. ^ 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.[40]
  12. ^ 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.[40]
  13. ^ 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).
  14. ^ "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."[46]
  15. ^ In a May 2014 interview, Barbara Hale said that only by chance was she not at the same party where Talman was arrested.[49]
  16. ^ Burr was hospitalized in Los Angeles December 10, 1962, for major intestinal surgery.[52]
  17. ^ 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.[25]: 175 
  18. ^ "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".[60]
  19. ^ "How's your arm?" Hamilton Burger asks Mason in "The Case of the Sad Sicilian". "It hurts", Mason replies.[61]
  20. ^ Paul Drake refers to Mason's sling while speaking to him on the phone in "The Case of the Murderous Mermaid".[62]
  21. ^ 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.[34]: 33621 


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