CTVA US Legal Drama - "Perry Mason" (Paisano/CBS) Season 1 (1957-58) Raymond Burr

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Starring Raymond Burr
Season 1 (CBS) (1957-58)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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################# Perry Mason ################
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CBS Saturday 7:30pm ET (39 episodes)(001-039)
Produced by CBS Television in association with Paisano Productions
CBS Television Network Production
Filmed in Hollywood by TCF Television Productions, Inc

Regular Cast (season 1)
Raymond Burr as Perry Mason
Barbara Hale as Della Street
William Hopper as Paul Drake
William Talman as Hamilton Burger
Ray Collins as Lt. Arthur Tragg

1.01 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE RESTLESS REDHEAD
[verified on film]
21-Sep-1957 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Russell S. Hughes / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by William D. Russell / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Whitney Blake .......... Evelyn Bagby (defendant)
Ralph Clanton ........... Mervyn Aldritch
Gloria Henry ............. Helene Chaney
Vaughn Taylor ........... Mr. Boles
Jane Buchanan .......... Mrs. Boles
Dick Rich ................. Sgt. Holcomb
Grandon Rhodes ...... Judge Kippen
Norman Leavitt ........ Mr. Redfield
Helen Mayon ........... Mary Thompson
Jack Gargan ............. Court Clerk
Clark Howat ............ Policeman
Lorraine Martin ....... Drake's Operator
Synopsis:
Perry Mason takes on a beautiful redhead who has been found not guilty on charges of
stealing an actress' jewelry and now faces murder charges after she shoots a masked man
who tried to run her car off the road.

1.02 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE SLEEPWALKER'S NIECE [verified on film]
28-Sep-1957 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Laurence Marks & Gene Wang / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by William D. Russell / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
John McNamara ....... Peter Cole (defendant)
Hillary Brooke ......... Doris Cole
John Archer .............. Frank Maddox
Nancy Hadley .......... Edna Hammar
Darryl Hickman ....... Steve Harris
Helen Mowery ........ Lucille Mays
Thomas B. Henry ..... Ralph Duncan
Harry Hickox ........... Phillip Kendall (victim)
Kenneth MacDonald ..... Judge
Tony Michaels ......... Jackson
Clark Howat ............ Policeman
Fred Graham ............ Sheriff
Joey Ray .................. Detective
Jack Harris .............. Court Clark
Synopsis:
A man tries to force his partners to buy out his business interest at an exorbitant
price by tying it to the pending divorce of one of the others.

1.03 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE NERVOUS ACCOMPLICE
[verified on film]
05-Oct-1957 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Stirling Silliphant / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by William D. Russell / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Maggie Hayes ........... Sybil Granger (defendant)
Richard Hale ............ George Lutts (victim)
Greta Thyssen ........... Roxy Howard
William Roerick ....... Bruce Granger
Robert Cornthwaite ...... Herbert Dean
Jean Nowell .............. Vinnie Dean
James Gavin .............. Jerome Keddie
Norman Leavitt ......... Alexander Redfield
Claudia Bryar ........... Ruth Marvel
Morris Ankrum ......... Judge Hoyt
Tyler McVey ............. Sam Elkins
Robert Bice .............. Hurley
George Eldredge ...... Fenton Thompson
Gail Bonney ............. Harriet
Sam Flint .................. Mr. Rector
Jack Harris ............... Court Clerk
Synopsis:
Mason defends a jealous wife accused of killing her husband's partner
when she tries to save their marriage by manipulating the business.

1.04 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE DROWNING DUCK
[verified on film]
12-Oct-1957 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Al C. Ward / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by William D. Russell / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Carol Kelly .............. Lois Red
Noland Leary ........... Judge Meeham
Victor Sutherland ..... Clyde Waters
Carolyn Craig .......... Helen Waters
Don Beddoe ............. George Norris
Paula Winslow ......... Martha Norris
Gary Vinson ............. Marv Adams (defendant)
Harry Landers .......... Donald Briggs (victim)
Olive Blakeney ........ Mrs. Adams
Rusty Lane ............... Chief Glass
Tom London ............. Cabbie
Philip Tonge ............. Courtland
Joseph Forte ............. Dr. Creel
Helen Hatch .............. Secretary
Clifford Botelho ........ Pedro
Synopsis:
An unscrupulous private eye is murdered after he tries blackmail and a young man is
accused whose father was convicted of murder in the same small town 18 years earlier.

1.05 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE SULKY GIRL
[verified on film]
19-Oct-1957 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Harold Swanton / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Christian Nyby / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Olive Sturgis ............ Fran Celane
William Schallert ..... Graves
Lillian Bronson ........ Clara
Robert Griffin .......... Crinston
Connie Cezon ........... Gertie Lade
Brian Hutton ............. Rod Gleason (defendant)
Raymond Greenleaf ........ Edward Norton (victim)
Howard Wendell ...... Judge Purley
Paul Bryar ................ Sgt. Wilbur
Frank Wilcox ............ Judge Markham
Bob Kline ................. Officer Delaney
Larry Thor ................ Police Surgeon
Jack Gargan .............. Court Clerk
Dick Winslow ........... Reporter
Synopsis:
A headstrong young woman insists on breaking the spendthrift trust imposed
on her by her father's will, despite the strong opposition of her guardian/uncle.

1.06 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE SILENT PARTNER
[verified on film]
26-Oct-1957 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Donald S. Sanford / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Christian Nyby / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Peggy Maley ............. Lola Florey
Dan Seymour ............ Harry Marlow
Anne Barton .............. Mildred Kimber (defendant)
Mark Roberts ............ Bob Kimber
Cyril Delevanti ......... Tulloch
Michael Emmet ......... Sam Lynk (victim)
Joe Abdullah ............. Mark Fried
Henry Hunter ............. Dr. Rubin
Dawn Richard ........... Ginger Kay
Jimmy McCallion ...... Veteran Reporter
Janet Stewart ............. Girl Reporter
Dan Sheridan ............. Welsh
Ed Stevlingson ........... Mr. Henry
Jann Darlyn ................ Miss Carling
Charles Franc ............. Mr. Curtis
Don Anderson ............ Policeman
Richard Geary ........... Interne
Synopsis:
A ruthless ex-con uses a man's compulsive gambling to gain control of a substantial
amount of stock in the lucrative orchid business of the man's wife.

1.07 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE ANGRY MOURNER
[verified on film]
02-Nov-1957 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Francis Cockrell / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by William D. Russell / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Sylvia Field .............. Belle Adrian (defendant)
James Westerfield ..... Sheriff Elmore
Joan Weldon .............. Marion Keats
Paul Fix ..................... District Attorney Hale
Dorothy Adams .......... Betsy Burris
Malcolm Atterbury .... Sam Burris
Barbara Eden ............ Carla Adrian
Peter Nelson ............. Harvey Delano
Eve McVeagh ............ Nora Fleming
Addison Richards ..... George Lansing
Eric Sinclair ............. Mark Cushing (victim)
Harry Tyler ............... Court Clerk
William Boyett .......... Motor Cop
Synopsis:
Mason works during his vacation when a neighbor is accused is murdering
a playboy who had been making advances to her daughter.

1.08 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE CRIMSON KISS
[verified on film]
09-Nov-1957 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Joel Murcott, Walter Doniger, Milton Geiger / Story Editor: Howard Browne
Directed by Christian Nyby / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Jean Willes .............. Anita Bonsal
Sue England ............. Fay Allison (defendant)
Douglas Dick ........... Dane Grover
Gloria McGhee ........ Shirley Tanner
John Holland ............ Carver Clement (victim)
Connie Cezon ........... Gertie
Joi Lansing ............... Vera Payson
Douglas Evans ......... Don Ralston
Frances Bavier ........ Louise Marlow
John Harmon ............ Lab Man
Frank Wilcox ........... Judge Randolph
Howard Culver ........ Dr. Hawley
Synopsis:
A crimson lip print becomes a central clue in the murder of an adulterer whose death is used
by a young woman intent on replacing her roommate in the affections of a wealthy young man.

1.09 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE VAGABOND VIXEN
[verified on film]
16-Nov-1957 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Al C. Ward / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Christian Nyby / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Carol Leigh .............. Veronica Dale
Robert Ellenstein ..... John Addison (defendant)
Peggy Converse ........ Myrtle Northrup
James Anderson ........ Peter Handsell
Catherine McLeod .... Lorraine Ferrell
Barbara Pepper ......... Mrs. Dale
Paul Cavanagh .......... Edgar Ferrell (victim)
Robert Carson .......... Sgt. Bent
Pierre Watkin ............ Judge Keetley
Perry Ivins ................ Print Man
Russell Trent ............ Neff
Jack Gargan ............. Court Clerk
Lee Miller ............... Deputy Sheriff
Synopsis:
A reporter for a scandal sheet sets up a film producer with a pretty young
hitchhiker, but his blackmail scheme goes awry.

1.10 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE RUNAWAY CORPSE
[verified on film]
23-Nov-1957 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Malvin Wald & Jack Jacobs / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Christian Nyby / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
June Dayton ............... Myrna Davenport (defendant)
James Maloney .......... Dr. Renault
Sarah Selby ............... Louise Ansel
Adam Williams ......... Jason Beckmeyer
Rebecca Welles ......... Rita Norge
John Stephenson ........ Ed Davenport (victim)
Michael Fox .............. Dr. Hoxie
William Challee ........ Mr. Medford
Keith Alan ................. Officer Boom
Robin Morse ............. Dr. Mitchell
Martha Wentworth ..... Motel Manager
Jack Kenney .............. Kenny
Ed Jerome ................. Judge
Jack Harris ............... Court Clerk
Synopsis:
Perry takes the case of a woman accused by her husband of poisoning him, but
whose corpse disappears from the motel room where he was pronounced dead. 

1.11 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE CROOKED CANDLE
[verified on film]
30-Nov-1957 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Robert Tallman / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Christian Nyby / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Nancy Gates ............. Martha Bradford (defendant)
Whit Bissell ............. Larry Sands
Doris Singleton ........ Rita
Robert Clarke ........... Jack Harper
Francis McDonald .... Capt. Noble
Henry Corden ........... Nikolides
Bruce Cowling ......... Joe Bradford (victim)
Frank Wilcox ............ Judge Newark
Helene Santley .......... Receptionist
Hal Taggart ............... Clerk
Synopsis:
Martha Bradford's world falls apart when she meets another woman at the beauty parlor who
claims to be Mrs. Richard Bradford, and her husband is murdered before she can learn the truth.

1.12 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE NEGLIGENT NYMPH
[verified on film]
07-Dec-1957 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Richard Grey / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Christian Nyby / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Connie Cezon ........... Gertie
Joan Banks ............... Karen Alder
David Lewis ............ George Adler (victim)
James Griffith .......... Arthur Dorian
Peggy Castle ............ Sally Fenner (defendant)
Nadja Posey ............ Nina Santos
James Nusser ........... Judge
Forrest Lewis ........... Dr. Murray
John Cliff ................. Guard Hess
Robert Tafur ............. Martinez
Troy Melton .............. Patrolman
Irene Calvillo ........... Waitress
Elvira Corona .......... Dancer
Michael Kopcha ........ Police Photographer
Synopsis:
Perry Mason and Paul Drake pick a young woman out of the ocean when she flees
her former employer's house, where the man has just been murdered.

1.13 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE MOTH-EATEN MINK
[verified on film]
14-Dec-1957 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Laurence Marks & Ben Starr
Directed by Ted Post / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Douglas Kennedy ..... Sgt. Jaffrey
Robert Osterloh ....... Morey Allen (defendant)
Kay Faylen ............... Dixie Dayton (defendant)
Than Wyenn ............. Frank Hoxie
Roxanne Arlan ......... Mae Nolan
Grandon Rhodes ...... Judge Lennox
Marc Krah ............... George Fayette
Connie Cezon .......... Gertie
Brian Hutton ............ Parking Attendant
Jack Gargan ............. Bailiff
Lyn Guild ................. Drake's Operator
Synopsis:
Morey Allen, the owner of Mason's favorite restaurant, asks the lawyer to represent himself
and a waitress named Dixie Dayton who seems to be implicated in the murder of a policeman.

1.14 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE BAITED HOOK
[verified on film]
21-Dec-1957 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Richard Grey / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Christian Nyby / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Geraldine Wall ........ Abigail E. Leeds
Willard Sage ............ Robert Dawson
Judith Braun ............. Carol Stanley a.k.a Carol Alice Leeds (defendant)
Alfred Hopson ......... Richard Ellis
Mary Castle ............. Enid Shaw
George Neise ........... Albert Tydings (victim)
Connie Cezon ........... Gertie
Peg Whitman ............ Receptionist
Lyle Latell ................ Officer
Frank Marlowe ........ Janitor
Maurice McEndree ...... Operative
Synopsis:
Perry Mason receives a mysterious veiled visitor who offers him half of a
$10,000 bill as a retainer in a case of murder and embezzlement.

1.15 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE FAN DANCER'S HORSE
[verified on film]
28-Dec-1957 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Stirling Silliphant / Story Editor Howard Browne
Directed by William D. Russell / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Susan Cummings ....... Lois Fenton Callender (defendant)
Scott Elliott ............... Arthur Sheldon
Judy Tyler ................. Cherie Chi Chi
Robert Bice .............. Faulkner
Minerva Urecal ........ Landlady
Hugh Sanders ............ John Callender (victim)
Sydney Smith ............ Judge Donahue
John Brinkley ............ Jasper Fenton
Connie Cezon ............ Gertie
Rusty Westcoatt ......... Sgt. Holcomb
James Nolan .............. Meeker
Herbert C. Lytton ....... Dr. Lambert
Synopsis:
Perry Mason gets involved in a complicated case of horse theft, double identities, and murder
when he advertises to find the owner of set of fan dancer's fans left in a car trunk after an accident.

1.16 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE DEMURE DEFENDANT
[verified on film]
04-Jan-58 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Ben Brady & Richard Grey / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Laslo Benedek / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Christine White ........... Nadine Marshall (defendant)
Clem Bevans ............... Capt. Hugo
Fay Baker .................... Marian Newburn
Walter Coy .................. Lester Newburn
Barry Atwater ............. Dr. Denair
Sherwood Price .......... John Locke
Alexander Campbell ..... Martin Wellman (victim)
Morris Ankrum ........... Judge
Connie Cezon ............. Gertie
Maurice Manson ......... Dr. Granby
Steven Geray .............. Korbell
Joe Mell ..................... Stand Owner
Paul Hahn ................... Ballistic's Man
Ashley Cowan ............ Messenger
John Mitchum ............. Operative
Jack Harris ................. Court Clerk
Lida Piazza ................. Miss Wilson
Rickie Sorensen ......... Arthur Linder
Leilani Sorenson ........ Small Girl
Synopsis:
A woman long oppressed by a bullying uncle is accused of poisoning him when
he threatens to tell her fiancee about the family's history of mental illness.

1.17 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE SUN BATHER'S DIARY
[verified on film]
11-Jan-58 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Gene Wang / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Ted Post / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Susan Morrow .......... Arlene Dowling (defendant)
Carl Betz .................. Dr. Chandler
Gertrude Michael ..... Helen Rucker
Peter Leeds ............... Bill Emory
Ralph Moody ............ George L. Ballard (victim)
Connie Cezon ............ Gertie
Kenneth MacDonald ...... Judge
Paul Brinegar ............ Tom Sackett
Walter Reed .............. Detective Myers
Nesdon Booth ........... Mr. Hartsel
Jon Locke ................. Sam Elliott
John Pickard ............ Sergeant Neil
Synopsis:
Perry Mason faces indictment for perjury when the simple job of locating
a house trailer for a young woman escalates into murder.

1.18 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE CAUTIOUS COQUETTE
[verified on film]
18-Jan-58 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Leo Townsend & Gene Wang / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Laslo Benedek / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Virginia Gregg ......... Sheila Cromwell
Donald Randolph ..... Stephen Argyle
Kipp Hamilton ......... Elaine Barton Pitkin (defendant)
Harry Jackson .......... Harry Pitkin (victim)
Chester Stratton ....... Bates
Sid Clute .................. Frederick Arms
James Seay .............. Ross Hollister (victim)
Sydney Smith ........... Judge Osborn
K.L. Smith ............... Joe Raymond
Brett Halsey ............. Robert Finchley
Ed Hinton ................. Sheriff Mark Daley
Stephen Ellsworth .... Sgt. Kenny
Ralph Sanford ........... Pat
Jeanne Bates ............. Western Union Clerk
Paul Hahn ................. Sgt. Davis
Weaver Levy ............ Jimmy
Jack Gargan .............. Court Clerk
Synopsis:
A woman is framed twice-once as a hit and run witness and as the chief
suspect in her estranged husband's murder.

1.19 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE HAUNTED HUSBAND
[verified on film]
25-Jan-58 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Gene Wang / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Lewis Allen / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Karen Steele ............. Doris Stephanak
Grant Richards ......... Jerry Heywood
Patricia Hardy .......... Claire Olger (defendant)
Fredd Wayne ............ Ernie Tanner (victim)
Helen Westcott ......... Marcia Greeley
John Hubbard ........... Michael Greeley (victim)
Harlan Warde ........... Harold Hanley
Herb Vigran ............. Charlie (Bartender)
Sydney Smith ........... Judge
Jack Gargan ............. Court Clerk
Synopsis:
Perry Mason must break an airtight case against his client, an accused
auto thief now charged with murder..

1.20 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE LONELY HEIRESS
[verified on film]
01-Feb-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Written by Donald S. Sanford / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Laslo Benedek / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Robert H. Harris ....... Edmund Lacey
Anna Navarro ........... Delores Coterro
L.Q. Jones ................. Charles Barnaby (victim)
Kathleen Crowley ..... Marilyn Clark a.k.a Marilyn Cartwright (defendant)
Richard Crane ........... George Moore
Betty Lou Gerson ...... Agnes Sims
Gail Kobe ................. Margo
Robert Williams ....... Lt. Kramer
Frank Wilcox ............ Judge
Robert McQueeney ........ Dr. L. J. Palmer
Synopsis:
The cards are stacked against him when Perry must defend an heiress accused
of murdering the gigolo responsible for her sister's death.

1.21 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE GREEN-EYED SISTER
[verified on film]
08-Feb-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Richard Grey / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Christian Nyby / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Connie Cezon ........... Gertie
Virginia Vincent ....... Harriet Bain (defendant)
Dan Riss .................. Arthur West
Robin Hughes .......... Addison Doyle
Tina Carver ............. Sylvia Bain
Carl Benton Reid ..... Ned Bain
James Bell ............... Jeremiah Josiah Stanley (victim)
Morris Ankrum ........ Judge
Dennis King, Jr. ....... Dr. Hanover
Alan Gifford ............ Dr. Fisher
Charles Tannen ........ Night Clerk
Leonard Bell ............ Taxi Driver
Jack Gargan ............. Court Clerk
Synopsis:
A plain young woman asks for Mason's help in protecting her father from
the blackmail demands of a private detective.

1.22 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE FUGITIVE NURSE
[verified on film]
15-Feb-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Al C. Ward & Gene Wang / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Laslo Benedek / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Sheppard Strudwick ....... Dr. Morris
Bethel Leslie ............ Janet Morris (defendant)
Dabbs Greer ............. Dave Kirby (victim)
Maxine Cooper ......... Gladys Strome
Jeanette Nolan .......... Mrs. Kirby
Woodrow Chambliss ....... Phil Reese
Helen Brown ............ Mrs. Strome
Anthony Lettier ......... Arthur Strome
Arthur Hanson .......... Lt. Brewer
Larry Blake .............. Smith
George Davis ........... Frederick
Sydney Mason .......... Detective Ralston
Lee Roberts .............. Detective Ron Jacks
Gil Frye .................... Marshall
Joey Ray ................... Workman
Jack Kenney .............. Detective
Owen Cunningham ...... Judge
Jack W. Harris ........... Court Clerk
Synopsis:
The bitter wife of a philandering doctor finds herself charged with murder when a man is killed
in her husband's small plane after she made sure a thermos of coffee was placed aboard.

1.23 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE ONE-EYED WITNESS
[verified on film]
22-Feb-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Robert C. Dennis / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Christian Nyby / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Angie Dickinson ...... Marian Gallagher Fargo (defendant)
Louis Van Rooten ..... Samuel Carlin
Dorothy Green ......... Diana Maymnard
Paul Picerni ............. Charles Gallagher
Eve Miller ............... Nora Kelly
Peter Adams ............. Arthur Fargo (victim)
Vincent G. Perry ....... Judge
Richard Benedict ...... Steve Daniels
Jan Arvan ................. Pierre Renault (victim)
Sam Gilman .............. George Danvers
Jean Del Val ............. Waiter
Ralph Montgomery ...... Bus Clerk
Jack W. Harris ......... Court Clerk
Ray Kellogg ............. Detective
John Sands ............... Charter Pilot
Doris Wiss ............... Suzie
Shirley Buchanan ...... Phone Operator
Synopsis:
A woman asks Perry Mason to deliver her final blackmail payment to a
man who denies everything and who is later found murdered.

1.24 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE DEADLY DOUBLE
[verified on film]
01-Mar-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Written by Samuel Neuman / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Constance Ford .......... Helen Reed
Denver Pyle ............... Robert Crane (defendant)
Carole Mathews ........ Cora Dunbar
Paul Langton .............. Harry Vance
Murray Hamilton ....... Johnny Hale
Abraham Sofaer ........ Dr. Maitland
Louise Truax ............. Sarah
Carleton G. Young ..... David Reed (victim)
Pierre Watkin ............ Judge
Frank Jenks ............... Cab Driver
Clark Howat ............. Sergeant Grant
Carlyle Mitchell ....... Dr. Desmond
Jack Gargan .............. Court Clerk
George E. Stone ........ George
Peter Opp ................. Johnson
Josef Elman .............. Tony
Kellogg Junge, Jr. ...... Tommy Redd
Synopsis:
Perry Mason is retained by a man and his sister after she has a dream about murdering
her ex-husband, and brings home a strange purse containing the murder weapon.

1.25 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE EMPTY TIN
[verified on film]
08-Mar-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Seeleg Lester / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Toni Gerry ............... Doris Hocksley Jackson (defendant)
Warren Stevens ........ Alan Neil (victim)
Olive Deering .......... Rebecca Gentrie
Benson Fong ............ Gow Loong
Mary Shipp .............. Mitiam Hocksley
Anthony Jochim ....... Elston Carr (victim)
Frank Wilcox ........... Judge
Otto Waldis .............. John Lowell
Bert Holland ............ Dr. Morton
Synopsis:
Doris Hocksley asks Perry Mason to represent her claim to money left her by her
mysterious father, but he ends up defending her against the charge of murdering
her father's former business partner, Adam Case.

1.26 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE HALF-WAKENED WIFE
[verified on film]
15-Mar-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Stanley Niss / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Anton M. Leader / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Phyllis Avery ............ Marion Shelby
Stewart Bradley ....... Frank Lawton (defendant)
Barbara Lawrence .... Ellen Waring
Claude Akins ............ Phillip Dix
Jonathan Hole ........... Arthur Williams
Tom Palmer .............. Scott Shelby (victim)
Jason Johnson ........... Judge Ellsworth
Howard Petrie .......... Ben Parker
Peter Hansen ............. Howard Black
Paul E. Burns ............ Richy
Frederick Draper ...... Ted Young
Synopsis:
Perry Mason defends an Army comrade against charges that he murdered his
employer for the love of the man's wife.

1.27 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE DESPERATE DAUGHTER
[verified on film]
22-Mar-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Gene Wang / Story by Donald S. Sanford / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Arthur Hiller / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Gigi Perreau ............. Doris Bannister (defendant)
Robert F. Simon ........ Edward Bannister
Osa Massen .............. Lisa Bannister
Werner Klemperer .... Stefan Riker (victim)
Don Durant ............... Gary Marshall
Pierre Watkin ............ Judge
Wendell Holmes ....... Dr. Forbes
Robert B. Williams ...... Det. Quincey
Gere Craft ................. Helene
Ivan Bonar ................ Det. Marlowe
Paul Genge ................ Det. Davis
Patricia Mowry ......... Waitress
Jack Gargan .............. Court Clerk
Synopsis:
A young woman fakes amnesia, then confesses to murder to protect
her beloved stepmother from a blackmailer.

1.28 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE DARING DECOY [verified on film]
29-Mar-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Seeleg Lester / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Anton M. Leader / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
H.M. Wynant ............ Daniel Conway (defendant)
Marie Windsor ......... Linda Griffith
Jack Weston .............. Fred Calvert
Jacqueline Scott ........ Amelia Armitage
John Mack Brown ..... Warner Griffith
Natalie Norwick ....... Mavis
Grandon R. Rhodes .......Judge
Pamela Duncan ......... Rose Calvert (victim)
Louise Lorimer ......... Miss Eastman
Donald Foster ........... H.B. Varnell
Jack Gargan .............. Court Clerk
Synopsis:
Perry Mason uses the specialized memory for shoes of an elevator operator to clear his client
accused of murdering a secretary spying for a disgruntled ex-employee intent on implicating
him in some unsavory business deals.

1.29 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE HESITANT HOSTESS
[verified on film]
05-Apr-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Al C. Ward / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Christian Nyby / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Karen Sharpe ........... Inez Kaylor
Fred Sherman ........... Albert Sanders (defendant)
June Vincent ............. Martha Rayburn
Les Tremayne ........... Fred Archer
Ned Wever ............... Joe Gibbs
Betty Utey ................. Kim Lane (victim)
Robin Raymond ........ Secretary
Gil Frye .................... Det. Ralph Faulkner
Jacqueline Holt ........ Christine
Michael Mason ........ Larry Coles
Fay Roope ............... Judge
George Cisar ........... Mr. Wickett
Robert Karnes ......... Det. Purvis
Paul Serra ................ Court Stenographer
John Alvin ............... Sam Walsh
Synopsis:
Perry Mason must unmask the murderer of a dancer in order to free his
indigent client from charges of armed robbery.

1.30 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE SCREAMING WOMAN
[verified on film]
26-Apr-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Dick Stenger & Gene Wang / Story by Dick Stenger / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Ruta Lee ................... Connie Cooper
Berry Kroeger .......... Eugene Jarech
Josephine Hutchinson ........ Leona Walsh (defendant)
Arthur Shields ........... Dr. George Barnes
Marian Seldes ........... Mary K. Davis (victim)
Philip Ober ............... Ralph Davis
Karin Booth .............. Susan Marshall
Don Gardner ............. Bob Shroeder
Morris Ankrum ......... Judge Cameron
Phil Arnold ............... Apartment Manager
Richard Ryan ............ Mr. Hill
Jeanne Bates ............. Miss Clay
Marian Collier .......... Attendant
Jack Gargan .............. Court Clerk
Synopsis:
A ruthless woman steals a doctor's confidential diary and threatens to expose
his patients' secrets if he doesn't help her adopt a child.

1.31 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE FIERY FINGERS
[verified on film]
03-May-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Laurence Marks / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Arthur Marks / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Mary La Roche .......... Vicky Braxton
Edward Norris .......... George Gordon
Lenore Shanewise ..... Nora Mae Quincey (defendant)
Susan Dorn ................ Louise Bainter Gordon (victim)
Fay Spain .................. Charlotte Lynch
Robert Burton ........... Dr. W. Fremont
Charles Lane ............. Dr. Williams
Sydney Smith ............ Judge
Connie Cezon ........... Gertie
Charles Davis ........... Dr. J. Meecham
Gilbert Frye .............. Detective
Jack Gargan .............. Court Clerk
Synopsis:
A slightly dotty practical nurse "borrows" some jewelry from her wealthy employer and
opens herself to blackmail pressure from the woman's estranged husband and a murder
charge when her employer dies of arsenic poisoning.

1.32 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE SUBSTITUTE FACE
[verified on film]
10-May-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Francis Cockrell / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by William D. Russell / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Lurene Tuttle ............ Anna Houser (defendant)
Maureen Cassidy ..... Laura Houser
Joan Tabor ............... Evelyn Whiting
Ralph Dumke ........... Roland Carter
Theodore Newton .... Carl Houser (victim)
Maurice Wells .......... Andrew Dale
Frank Wilcox ........... Judge Romley
Gavin Gordon .......... Capt. Walters
Donald Lawton ........ Daniel James
Noel Drayton ........... Purser
Stanley Farrar .......... Accountant
William Quinn ......... Christopher Walsh
Bobbie Collentine .... Marta Lawrence
Synopsis:
While on a cruise, Perry Mason and Della Street meet a woman who fears her husband has embezzled
$100,000, but she's accused of his murder when he's reported as having fallen overboard.

1.33 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE LONG-LEGGED MODELS [verified on film]
17-May-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Seeleg Lester / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Anton M. Leader / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Peggy McCay .............. Stephanie Falkner (defendant)
Alix Talton .................. Eva Elliott
Joe De Santis ............... George Castle (victim)
Lyle Talbot .................. Michael Garvin, Sr.
William Swan ............. Michael Garvin, Jr.
Russell Thorson .......... Glenn Falkner (victim)
Frank Wilcox .............. Judge
Ann McCrea ............... Margo Garvin
Ray Walker ................. Salesman
Jack Harris ................. Court Clerk
Billy Snyder ............... Stickman
Joey Ray ..................... Policeman
Carol Anderson ........... Model
Synopsis:
Perry Mason sets up some fancy tricks with several guns in an effort to protect his client, a young woman
accused of murdering the Las Vegas gambler who has been trying to pressure her father into selling some
valuable land.

1.34 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE GILDED LILY
[verified on film]
24-May-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Richard Grey & Gene Wang / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Peggy Knudsen .......... Sheila Bowers
Barbara Baxley ......... Enid Griffin
Mari Aldon ............... Anne Brent
Grant Withers ............ Stewart Brent (defendant)
Richard Erdman ........ Arthur Binney (victim)
Wally Brown ............. Harry Mitchell
Fay Roope ................ Judge Kyle
Alan Dexter .............. Dr. Cortley
Carleton Young ......... Dr. Parsons
Jack Gargan .............. Court Clerk
Cy Malis ................... Garage Attendant
Max Wagner ............. Janitor
Synopsis:
Stewart Brent faces a murder charge after the man blackmailing him and his new wife is murdered,
while his secretary, disappointed by his marriage, works tirelessly to free him..

1.35 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE LAZY LOVER
[verified on film]
31-May-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Francis Cockrell / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by William D. Russell / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Harry Townes ............ Bob Fleetwood
Frances Helm ............. Bernice Arthur
James Bell ................. P. E. Overbrook
Yvonne Craig ............. Patricia Faxon
Neil Hamilton ............ Bertrand Allred (victim)
Ann Lee ...................... Lucille Allred (defendant)
Kenneth R. MacDonald ...... Judge
Len Hendry ................. Officer
Synopsis:
Perry Mason defends a woman accused of murdering her spendthrift second husband.

1.36 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE PRODIGAL PARENT
[verified on film]
07-Jun-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Written by Seeleg Lester & Gene Wang / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Arthur Marks / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Virginia Field ........... Irene Collaro
Herbert Rudley ......... George Durell
Fay Wray .................. Ethel Harrison
Andra Martin ............ Lorraine Stevens
Ann Doran ................ Claire Durell
John Hoyt ................. Joseph Harrison (defendant)
Terry Becker ............ Philip Larkin (victim)
Morris Ankrum ......... Judge
Nancy Kulp ............... Sarah Winslow
Chet Stratton ............. Mr. Alcorn
Michael Fox ............. Dr. Samuel Anders
Richard Bull ............. Court Reporter
Dean Casey ............... Det. Sanchez
Leo Needham ............ Officer Norton
Synopsis:
A divorced woman asks Perry to defend her ex-husband, who is accused of murdering
her son, but things are made complicated when she disappears.

1.37 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE BLACK-EYED BLONDE
[verified on film]
14-Jun-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Written by Gene Wang / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Roger Kay / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Whitney Blake .......... Diana Reynolds (defendant)
Irene Hervey ............. Helen Bartlett
R.G. Armstrong ......... Matthew Bartlett
Ludwig Stossel .......... Otto Kessler
Jan Merlin ................. Tony Davis
Phyllis Coates ............ Norma Carter
Judith Ames .............. Marian Shaw (victim)
Grandon Rhodes ....... Judge
Francis De Sales ....... Dr. Rose
Jack Lomas ............... Sgt. Brewster
Frank Sully ............... Cop
Joe Dominguez ......... Carlos Figueroa
Casey Peters ............. Bobby Carter
Synopsis:
A beautiful blonde with a black eye is accused of murdering her roommate, who had been
involved in a scheme to hide the existence of an estranged grandson..

1.38 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE TERRIFIED TYPIST
[verified on film]
21-Jun-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Teleplay by Robert C. Dennis, Philip MacDonald, Ben Brady / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Andrew V. McLaglen / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Alan Marshall ........... James Kincaid alias Duane Jefferson (defendant)
Joanna Moore ........... Patricia Taylor
Joan Elan .................. Mrs. Lumis
Ben Wright ................ Walter Lumis
Connie Cezon ............ Gertie
Jack Raine ................ George Baxter (victim)
Kenneth R. MacDonald ...... Judge
Harald Dyrenforth ..... Henrich
Hank Patterson .......... Jack Gilly
Jack Gargan ............... Court Clerk
James Stone ............... Jury Foreman
Frankie Darro ............ Elevator Operator
Red Morgan ............... Muscleman
Steve Carruthers ........ Duane Jefferson
Synopsis:
A woman masquerading as a temporary typist gets Mason involved in blackmail and murder at a
South African diamond company in his office building.

1.39 [--] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE ROLLING BONES
[verified on film]
28-Jun-1958 CBS Sat
Executive Producer: Gail Patrick Jackson / Producer: Ben Brady / Associate Producer: Sam White
Written by Gene Wang / Story Editor: Gene Wang
Directed by Roger Kay / Director of Photography: Frank Redman, A.S.C.
Guest Cast:
Joan Camden ........... Donna Knox
Mary Anderson ....... Arlene Scott
Edgar Stehli ............ Daniel Reed (defendant)
Arthur Space ........... Willard Scott
King Calder ............. Maury Lewis aka Monte Sewell (victim)
Kitty Kelly ............... Millie Foster
Simon Scott .............. George Metcalf
Richard Gaines ........ Judge Treadwell
Sid Tomack .............. Victor Kowalski
Morris Ankrum ......... Judge Morrisey
Richard Aherne ........ Dr. Norris
Alan Lee .................. Dave Kemp
William Remick ....... Herbert Walker
James Nolan ............. Attendant
Ted Stanhope ............ Court Clerk
Olan Soule ................ Teller
Lee Miller ................. State Trooper
Synopsis:
Perry Mason defends an old Alaskan prospector against charges of mental incompetence
and murder when his nephew fears he may give his fortune to a blackmailer.

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