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 ################
############## season 1 1957-58 ##############
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CBS Saturday 7:30pm ET (39 episodes)(001-039)

1.1 [--] Perry Mason: The Case of the Restless Redhead (1957.09.21)
Whitney Blake ................. Evelyn Bagby, Defendant
Vaughn Taylor
James Buchanan
Ralph Clanton
Grandon Rhodes
Lorraine Martin
Gloria Henry
Dick Rich
Norman Leavitt
Helen Mayon
Jack Gargan
Clark Howat
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 (1957.09.28)
John McNamara ................. Peter Cole, Defendant
Harry Hickox .................. Phillip Kendall, Victim
John Archer
Nancy Hadley
Helen Mowery
Thomas B. Henry
Darryl Hickman
Hillary Brooke
Kenneth MacDonald
Tony Michaels
Clark Howat
Joey Ray
Fred Graham
Jack Harris
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.

1.3 [--] Perry Mason: The Case of the Nervous Accomplice (1957.10.05)
Maggie Hayes .................. Sybil Granger, Defendant
Richard Hale .................. George Lutz, Victim
Greta Thyssen
William Roarick
Robert Cornthwaite
Jean Nowell
Tyler McVey
Claudia Bryar
Norman Leavitt
Morris Ankrum
James Gavin
Gail Bonney
Robert Bice
George Eldredge
Sam Flint
Jack Harris
Mason defends a jealous wife accused of killing her husband's partner when she tries to save their marriage
by manipulating the business.

1.4 [--] Perry Mason: The Case of the Drowning Duck (1957.10.12)
Gary Vinson ................... Marv Adams, Defendant
Harry Landers ................. Donald Briggs, Victim
Paula Winslowe
Noland Leary
Carolyn Craig
Don Beddoe
Olive Blakeney
Victor Sutherland
Philip Tonge
Rusty Lane
Clifford Betelho
Carol Kelly
Tom London
Joseph Forte
Helen Hatch
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.

1.5 [--] Perry Mason: The Case of the Sulky Girl (1957.10.19)
Brian Hutton .................. Rod Gleason, Defendant
Raymond Greenleaf ............. Edward Norton, Victim
Connie Cezon .................. Gertie Lade, Mason's secretary
Olive Sturgess
Lillian Bronson
William Schallert
Robert Griffin
Howard Wendell
Paul Bryar
Frank Wilcox
Jack Gargan
Larry Thor
Bob Kline
Dick Winslow
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.

1.6 [--] Perry Mason: The Case of the Silent Partner (1957.10.26)
Anne Barton ................... Mildred Kimber, Defendant
Michael Emmet ................. Sam Lynk, Victim
Peggy Maley
Mark Roberts
Dan Seymour
Dan Sheridan
Cyril Delevanti
Henry Hunter
Joe Abdullah
Ed Stevlingson
Dawn Richards
Janet Stewart
Charles Franc
Don Anderson
also?
Jimmy McCallion
Jann Darlyn
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.

1.7 [--] Perry Mason: The Case of the Angry Mourner (1957.11.02)
Sylvia Field .................. Belle Adrian, Defendant
Eric Sinclair ................. Mark Cushing, Victim
Barbara Eden
Dorothy Adams
James Westerfield
Peter Nelson
Paul Fix
Joan Weldon
Eve McVeagh
Malcolm Atterbury
Jamie Forster
Addison Richards
Harry Tyler
William Boyett
Mason works during his vacation when a neighbor is accused is murdering a playboy who had been making
advances to her daughter.

1.8 [--] Perry Mason: The Case of the Crimson Kiss (1957.11.09)
Sue England ................... Fay Allison, Defendant
John Holland .................. Carver L. Clement, Victim
Jean Willes
Frances Bavier
Gloria McGhee
Frank Wilcox
also?
Douglas Dick,
Joi Lansing
Douglas Evans,
John Harmon
Howard Culver
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 (1957.11.16)
Teleplay by Al C. Ward / Directed by Christian Nyby
Guest Cast:
Robert Ellenstein ............. John Addison, Defendant
Paul Cavanaugh ................ Edgar Ferrell, Victim
Catherine McLeod
Carol Leigh
Peggy Converse
James Anderson
Pierre Watkin
Russell Trent
Barbara Pepper
Robert Carson
Peggy Ivins
Jack Gargan
also?
Lee Miller
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 (1957.11.23)
June Dayton ................... Myra Davenport, Defendant
John Stephenson ............... Ed Davenport, Victim
Dan Williams
Sara Selby
Rebecca Welles
James Maloney
William Challee
Michael Fox
Keith Alan
Robin Morse
Martha Wentworth
Jack Kenney
Ed Jerome
Jack Harris
Connie Cezon
also?
Adams Williams
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 (1957.11.30)
Nancy Gates ................... Martha Bradford, Defendant
Bruce Cowling ................. Joe Bradford, Victim
Whit Bissell
Doris Singleton
Robert Clarke
Henry Corden
Francis McDonald
Frank Wilcox
Hal Taggert
Helen Stanley
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 (1957.12.07)
Peggy Castle .................. Sally Fenner, Defendant
David Lewis ................... George Adler, Victim
Joan Banks
James Nusser
James Griffith
John Cliff
Nadja Posey
Robert Tafur
Forrest Lewis
Troy Melton
Hal Taggert
Michael Kopcha
Irene Calvillo
Connie Cezon
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 (1957.12.14)
Robert Osterloh ............... Morey Allen, Defendant
Kay Faylen .................... Dixie Dayton, Defendant
Douglas Kennedy
Roxanne Arlan
Brian Hutton
Grandon Rhodes
Marc Krah
Lyn Guild
Than Wyenn
Jack Gargan
Connie Cezon
Morey Allen, the owner of Mason's favorite restaurant, asks the lawyer to represent himself and a
waitress named Dixie Day who seems to be implicated in the murder of a policeman.

1.14 [--] Perry Mason: The Case of the Baited Hook (1957.12.21)
Judith Braun .................. Carol Alice Leeds/a.k.a. Carol Stanley, Defendant
George Neise .................. Albert Tydings, Victim
Geraldine Wall
Willard Sage
Mary Castle
Alfred Hopson
Peg Whitman
Lyle Latell
Frank Marlowe
Maurice McEndrew
Connie Cezon
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 (1957.12.28)
Susan Cummings ................ Lois Fenton Callender, Defendant
Hugh Sanders .................. John Callender, Victim
John Brinkley
Sydney Smith
Judy Tyler
Rusty Wescoatt
Bob Bice
Scott Elliott
Hugh Sanders
Herbert C. Lytton
Jim Nolan
Hal Taggert
Minerva Urecal
Dennis Moore
Connie Cezon
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 (1958.01.04)
Christine White ............... Nadine Marshall, Defendant
Alexander Campbell ............ Martin Wellman, Victim
Clem Bevans
Sherwood Price
Fay Baker
Barry Atwater
Walter Coy
Steven Geray
Joe Mell
Morris Ankrum
Lida Piazza
Maurice Manson
Paul Hahn
John Mitchum
Ashley Cowan
Jack Harris
Connie Cezon
Rickie Sorensen
Lelani Sorenson
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 (1958.01.11)
Susan Morrow .................. Arlene Dowling, Defendant
Ralph Moody ................... George L. Ballard, Victim
Carl Betz
Peter Leeds
John Locke
Paul Brinegar
Gertrude Michaels
Nesdon Booth
Kenneth MacDonald
John Pickard
Walter Reed
Hal Taggert
Connie Cezon
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 (1958.01.18)
Kipp Hamilton ................. Elaine Barton Pitkin, defendant
James Seay .................... Ross Hollister, Victim
Harry Jackson ................. Harry Pitkin, Victim
Virginia Gregg
Sidney Clute
Brett Halsey
Donald Randolph
Chester Stratton
Ed Hinton
Mike Mason
Ralph Sanford
K.L. Smith
Stephen Ellsworth
Paul Hahn
Sydney Smith
Weaver Levy
Jeanne Bates
Jack Gargan
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
(1958.01.25)
Directed by Lewis Allen
Guest Cast:
Patricia Hardy ................ Claire Olger, defendant
John Hubbard .................. Michael Greeley, victim
Fredd Wayne ................... Ernie Tanner, Victim
Karen Steele
Harlan Warde
Grant Richards
Helen Westcott
Herb Vigran
Sydney Smith
Jack Gargan
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 (1958.02.01)
Kathleen Crowley .............. Marilyn Cartwright/a.k.a. Marilyn Clark, defendant
L.Q. Jones .................... Barnaby Baker, victim
Anna Navarro
Richard Crane
Betty Lou Gerson
Robert H. Harris
Robert Williams
Robert McQueeney
Gail Kobe
Frank Wilcox
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 (1958.02.08)
Virginia Vincent .............. Harriet Bain, defendant
James Bell .................... Jeremiah Josiah Stanley, victim
Robin Hughes
Tina Carver
Carl Benton Reid
Dan Riss
Morris Ankrum
Dennis King, Jr.
Alan Gifford
Charles Tannen
Leonard Bell
Jack Gargan
Connie Cezon
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 (1958.02.15)
Bethel Leslie ................. Janet Morris, defendant
Dabbs Greer ................... David Kirby, victim
Jeannette Nolan
Maxine Cooper
Shepperd Strudwick
Lee Miller
Lee Roberts
Sydney Mason
Woodrow Chambliss
Owen Cunningham
Gil Frye
George Davis
Helen Brown
Anthony Lettieri
Arthur Hanson
Joey Ray
Jack W. Harris
Jack Kennedy
Larry Blake ??
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 (1958.02.22)
Angie Dickinson ............... Marian Gallagher Fargo, defendant
Jan Arvan ..................... Pierre Renault, victim
Peter Adams ................... Arthur Fargo, victim
Paul Picerni
Luis Van Rooten
Ray Kellogg
Dorothy Green
Eve Miller
Vincent G. Perry
John Sands
Jean Del Val
Jack W. Harris
Ralph Montgomery
Jean Moore
Sam Gilman
Richard Benedict
Doris Wiss
Shirley Buchanan
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 (1958.03.01)
Denver Pyle ................... Robert Crane, defendant
Charleton G. Young ............ David Reed, victim
Constance Ford
Murray Hamilton
Carole Mathews
Louise Truex
Carlyle Mitchell
Frank Jenks
Abraham Sofaer
Kellogg Junge, Jr.
Pierre Watkin
Jack Gargan
George E. Stone
Josef Elam
Paul Langton
Clark Howat
Peter Opp
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 Tim (1958.03.08)
Toni Gerry .................... Doris Hocksley Jackson, defendant
Anthony Jochim ................ Elston Carr, victim
Warren Stevens ................ Alan Neil, victim
Olive Deering
Otto Waldis
Benson Fong
Mary Shipp
Frank Wilcox
Bert Holland
Dean Casey
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-Awakened Wife (1958.03.15)
Stuart Bradley ................ Frank Lawton, defendant
Tom Palmer .................... Scott Shelby, victim
Phyllis Avery
Jonathan Hole
Barbara Lawrence
Paul E. Burns
Claude Akins
Peter Hansen
Jason Johnson
Howard Petrie
Frederick Draper
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 (1958.03.22)
Gigi Perreau .................. Doris Bannister, defendant
Werner Klemperer .............. Stefan Riker, victim
Robert F. Simon
Don Durant
Osa Massen
Gene Craft
Paul Genge
Ivan Bonar
Wendell Holmes
Pierre Watkin
Jack Gargan
Robert S. Williams
Patricia Mowry ?
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 (1958.03.29)
H.M. Wynant ................... Daniel Conway, defendant
Pamela Duncan ................. Rose Calvert, victim
Jack Weston
Jacqueline Scott
Natalie Norwick
Johnny Mack Brown
Louise Lorimer
Grandon Rhodes
Donald Foster
Jack Gargan
Marie Windsor
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 (1958.04.05)
Fred Sherman .................. Albert Sanders, defendant
Betty Utey .................... Kim Lane, victim
June Vincent
Les Tremayne
Karen Sharpe
Gisele Verlaine
Gil Frye
Ned Wever
Fay Roope
Michael Mason
George Cisar
John Alvin
Robert Karnes
Robin Raymond
Jacqueline Holt
Paul Serra
Lee Miller
Perry Mason must unmask the murderer of a taxi dancer in order to free his indigent client from charges
of armed robbery.

1.30 [--] Perry Mason: The Case of the Screaming Woman (1958.04.26)
Josephine Hutchinson .......... Leona Walsh, defendant
Marian Seldes ................. Mary K. Davis, victim
Ruta Lee
Arthur Shields
Barry Kroeger
Philip Ober
Karin Booth
Don Gardner
Richard Ryan
Jack Gargan
Morris Ankrum
Phil Arnold
Marian Collier
Jeanne Bates
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 (1958.05.03)
Lenore Shanewise .............. Nora Mae Quincy, defendant
Susan Dorn .................... Louise Bainter Gordon, victim
May La Roche
Fay Spain
Jack Gargan
Sydney Smith
Edward Norris
Charles Lane
Gilbert Frye
Robert Burton
Jean Andren
Charles Davis
Connie Cezon
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 (1958.05.10)
Lurene Tuttle ................. Anna Houser, defendant
Theodore Newton ............... Carl Houser, victim
Donald Lawton
Maureen Cassidy
Ralph Dumke
Joan Tabor
Gavin Gordon
Noel Drayton
Frank Wilcox
Maurice Wells
William Quinn
Robbie Collentine
Stanley Farrar
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 (1958.05.17)
Peggy McCay ................... Stephanie Falkner, defendant
Russell Thorson ............... Glenn Falkner, victim
Joe deSantis .................. George Castle, victim
Alix Talton
Lyle Talbot
William Swan
Ray Walker
Frank Wilcox
Ann McCrea
Jack W. Harris
Joey Ray
Carol Anderson
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 (1958.05.24)
Grant Withers ................. Charles Stewart Brent, defendant
Richard Erdman ................ Arthur Binney, victim
Mari Aldon
Peggy Knudsen
Wally Borwin
Barbara Baxley
Alan Dexter
Jack Gargan
Max Wagner
Cy Malis
Fay Roope
Carleton Young
Lee Miller
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 (1958.05.31)
Ann Lee ....................... Lucille Faxon Allred, defendant
Neil Hamilton ................. Bertrand Allred, victim
James Bell
Yvonne Craig
Len Hendry
Phil Tead
Francis Helm
Harry Townes
Kenneth MacDonald
Perry Mason defends a woman accused of murdering her spendthrift second husband.

1.36 [--] Perry Mason: The Case of the Prodigal Parent (1958.06.07)
John Hoyt ..................... Joseph Harrison, defendant
Terry Becker .................. Philip Larkin, victim
Herbert Rudley
Fay Wray
Andra Martin
Ann Doran
Herbert Rudley
Virginia Field
Nancy Kulp
Morris Ankrum
Chet Stratton
Dean Casey
Michael Fox
Leo Needham
Terry Becker
Richard Bull

1.37 [--] Perry Mason: The Case of the Black-Eyed Blonde (1958.06.14)
Whitney Blake ................. Diana Reynolds, defendant
Judith Ames ................... Marian Shaw, victim
Phillis Coates
Jan Merlin
R.G. Armstrong
Irene Hervey
Grandon Rhodes
Ludwig Stossel
Frank Sully
Joe Dominguez
Casey Peters
Francis De Sales
Jack Lomas
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 (1958.06.21)
Alan Marshall ................. Duane Jefferson/a.k.a. James Kincaid, defendant
Jack Raines ................... George Baxter, victim
Joanna Moore
Joan Elam
Ben Wright
Hank Patterson
Harold Dyrenforth
Kenneth MacDonald
Connie Cezon
Frankie Darro
Jack Gargan
James Stone
Steve Carrothers
Red Morgan
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 (1958.06.28)
Edgar Stehli .................. Daniel Reed, defendant
King Calder ................... Monte Sewell/a.k.a. Maury Lewis, victim
Arthur Space
Joan Camden
Mary Anderson
Alan Lee
Kitty Kelly
Richard Aherne
Simon Scott
Richard Gaines
Morris Ankrum
Sid Tomack
James Nolan
Olan Soule
William Remick
Lee Miller
Ted Stanhope
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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