CTVA US Legal Drama - "Perry Mason" (Paisano/CBS) Season 5 (1961-62) Raymond Burr

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Starring Raymond Burr
Season 5 (CBS) (1961-62)
Episode Guide compiled by The Classic TV Archive
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################# Perry Mason ################
############## season 5 1961-62 ##############
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CBS Saturday 7:30pm ET (30 episodes)(124-153)

5.01 [124] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE JEALOUS JOURNALIST
(1961.09.02)
Written by Samuel Newman / Directed by John England
Guest Cast:
Linden Chiles ................. Joseph Davies, defendant
Claire Griswold ............... Kerry Worden, victim
Denver Pyle
Irene Hervey
Jan Merlin
Bek Nelson
Theodore Marcuse
Parley Baer
Paul Smith
Frieda Insescourt
Rexanne Arlen
Lee Giroux
James D. Nielson
Tom Harkness
Alex Bookston
Richard Geary
Joe Davies, a young newspaper publisher, is accused of killing Kerry Worden, who scorned his marriage proposal
and agreed to vote her crucial stock shares in favor of selling the newspaper left him by his grandfather.

5.02 [125] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE IMPATIENT PARTNER
(German title "Der fall mit dem gierigen Geschäfstpartner")
(1961.09.16) 9/16/61
Written by Adrian Gendot / Directed by Arthur Marks
Guest Cast:
Wesley Lau .................... Amory Fallon, defendant
Peter Adams ................... Ned Thompson, victim
Ben Cooper
Leslie Parrish
Lucy Prentis
Mary Young
Cheerio Meredith
Jack Betts
Dan Seymour
Cher Stratton
Barney Biro
Charles Stroud
Paula Courtland
Emory Fallon, an angry and suspicious man, hires Paul Drake to help him discover who was responsible for
a fire in his office that destroyed some valuable papers.

5.03 [126] Perry Mason: The Case of the Missing Melody (1961.09.30)
James Drury ................... Eddy King, defendant
Grant Richards ................ George Sherwin, victim
Constance Towers
Karl Held
Bobby Troup
Jo Morrow
Andrea King
Lorrie Richards
Crahan Denton
Walter Burke
Barney Kessel
Frederic Worlock
Owen McGiveney
Lee Miller
Richard Geary
Irving Mitchell
Tony Mafia
Jack Williams
Philip Harron
Perry Mason visits the world of jazz when the bride of Eddie King, a prominent bandleader, runs out
on her wedding to avoid the embarrassing pressure of a blackmailer.

5.04 [127] Perry Mason: The Case of the Malicious Mariner (1961.10.07)
Lee Farr ...................... Jerry Griffin, defendant
Robert Armstrong .............. Captain Bancroft, victim
Roy Roberts
Edward Binns
Kari Held
Scan McClory
Casey Adams
Penny Edwards
Victor Sen Yung
Tudor Owen
Robert S. Carson
George Ives
Kenneth MacDonald
Robert Foulk
Pitt Herbert
Douglas Evans
George Sawaya
Roy Jenson
Rollin Moriyama
Gordon Kee
A man who ordered a ship's cargo dumped faces lawsuits from several sources, including his own brother,
whose business future depends on the uninsured cargo.

5.05 [128] Perry Mason: The Case of the Crying Comedian (1961.10.14)
Tommy Noonan .................. Charlie Hatch, defendant
Liam Sullivan ................. Tom Gilrain, victim
Jackie Coogan
Gloria Talbott
Sue Ane Langdon
Med Flory
Stacy Harris
John Gallaudet
Alan Reynolds
Louis Mercier
Ray Dennis
Art Stroud
A successful comedian tries to shield a woman from his past when her manipulative husband is killed.

5.06 [129] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE MEDDLING MEDIUM
(German title "Der Fall mit dem mittelmäßigem")
21Oct61
Directed by Arthur Marks
Sonya Wilde ................... Bonnie Craig, defendant
James Forrest ................. Phillip Paisley, victim
Mary LaRoche
Virginia Field
Kari Held
Kent Smith
Paul Smith
Ann Carroll
Lea Marmer
James Forrest
S. John Launer
James Chandler
Dr. Adrijah Purarich
Perry investigates the spirit world when he defends a young woman accused of killing a phony
spiritualist trying to cash in on the death of a wealthy woman's son. [ No Della Street]

5.07 [130] Perry Mason: The Case of the Pathetic Patient (1961.10.28)
Skip Homeier .................. Dr. Wayne Edley, defendant
Edward Kemmer ................. Leslie Hall, victim
Virginia Gregg
Frank Cady
Richard Eastham
Mort Mills
Peter Whitney
Bek Nelson
Wally Brown
Charles Irving
Maura McGivney
Wayne Heffley
Percy Helton
Bill Erwin
Thomas FreebainSmith
A doctor facing malpractice charges is accused of murdering the lawyer heading up the case against him.

5.08 [131] Perry Mason: The Case of the Traveling Treasure (1961.11.04)
Jeff York ..................... Scot Cabill, defendant
Arch Johnson .................. Kari Magovern, victim
Lisa Gaye
H.M. Wynant
Vaughn Taylor
Ron Kennedy
Addison Richards
Baynes Barron
Hardie Albright
Frank Gerstle
Robert Whiting
Gil Frye
Lee Miller
Tom Harkness
Richard Adams
Nacho Galindo
Jim Drum
Richard Geary
Tony Miller
Lionel Dante
Perry Mason defends a charter boat skipper against charges that he killed a client who had apparently been
using his boat to smuggle $500,000 in gold bullion out of the country. [ No Della Street ]

5.09 [132] Perry Mason: The Case of the Posthumous Painter (1961.11.11)
Lori March .................... Edna Culross, defendant
Britt Lomond .................. Jack Culross, victim
Carol Rossen
Stuart Erwin
George Macready
Kari Held
Jason Evers
James Griffith
Nelson Leigh
Paul Barselow
Vera Marshe
Don Lynch
Lee Miller
John McNamara
Chuck Hamilton
An artist whose work is just beginning to sell arranges a phony suicide that someone makes all too real

5.10 [133] Perry Mason: The Case of the Injured Innocent (1961.11.18)
Jess Barker ................... Walter Eastman, defendant
Alejandro Rey ................. Vincent Danielli, victim
John Conte
Frank Maxwell
Audrey Dalton
Linda Lawson
Phil Arthur
Raymond Bailey
Noel Drayton
S. John Launer
Pitt Herbert
Cindy Ames
Lee Miller
A lonely and confused young wife is accused of murdering the Italian racing driver who had been
scheming to kill her husband.

5.11 [134] Perry Mason: The Case of the Left-Handed Liar (1961.11.25)
Ed Nelson ..................... Ward Nichols, defendant
Les Tremayne .................. Bernard Daniels, victim
Leslie Parrish
Kari Held
Dabbs Greer
Alan Baxter
Joan Banks
Richard Derr
Maggie Pierce
Amzie Strickland
Kenneth MacDonald
John Harmon
Lee Miller
John Reach
Henry Hunter
Claude Stroud
Barbara Pepper
Wallace Rooney
Cynthia Patrick
A former football star faces charges that he a health-club owner.

5.12 [135] Perry Mason: The Case of the Brazen Bequest (1961.12.02)
Kari Weber .................... Charles Cromwell, defendant
William Allyn ................. Robert Haskell, victim
Alan Hewitt
Phyllis Avery
John Wilder
Barbara Stuart
Strother Martin
Will Wright
Mort Mills
Joseph Julian
James Millhollin
Charles Irving
Sally Mills
Nelson Olmstead
Morris Erby
Charles Tannen
Herbert Lytton
Dick Whittinghill
Richard Geary
Frank Behrens
Elvia Allman
Ernest Sarracino
Sandy Shaffer
A woman from his past past threatens a $1,000,000 endowment and Professor Cromwell's chances for appointment
to the presidency of the college where he's worked for many years.

5.13 [136] Perry Mason: The Case of the Renegade Refugee (1961.12.09)
Dick Foran .................... Philip Kuiper/a.k.a. Harian Merrill, defendant
Paul Lambert .................. Lawrence Vander, victim
Ronald Long
Frank Overton
Karl Held
John Sutton
Donna Atwood
Denver Pyle
Jennifer Howard
John Gallaudet
William Boyett
Jo Summers
Robert Nash
Lee Miller
Victor Izay
Jon Lormer
Jesse Kilpatrick
A reporter on the trail of a missing Nazi officer is killed at a Catholic retreat by his one of his
chief suspects, the executives of a space technology company.

5.14 [137] Perry Mason: The Case of the Unwelcome Bride (1961.12.16)
Diana Millay .................. Sue Ellen Frazer, defendant
Bryan Grant ................... Gregson Frazer, victim
DeForest Kelley
Torin Thatcher
Gerald Mohr
Alan Hale
Melora Conway
Willis Bouchey
Ben Young
George E. Stone
Emile Meyer
Perry Mason comes to the aid of an unfortunate young woman disliked by her in-laws and accused
of murdering her irresponsible husband.

5.15 [138] Perry Mason: The Case of the Roving River (1961.12.30)
Sarah Marshall ................ Judge Bryant, defendant
Robert Lowery ................. Amos Bryant, victim
Pat O'Malley
Bruce Bennett
Kari Held
Paul Fix
Philip Ober
June Vincent
Harry Carey Jr.
Dirk London
Kelly Thordsen
Sherwood Price
Lewis Martin
Ed Prentiss
A young woman, trying to prove her claim to the land uncovered by a river's meanderings, is accused
of murdering her stepfather, the surveyor who drew up the original boundaries, with a homemade bomb.

5.16 [139] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE SHAPELY SHADOW
(German title "Der Fall mit dem schönen Schatten")
6-Jan-1962
Directed by Christian Nyby
Guest Cast:
Elaine Devry .................. Janice Wainwright, defendant
George Neise .................. Morley L. Thielman, victim
Robert Rockwell
Kari Held
Dorothy Green
Barbara Lawrence
Willis Bouchey
James Callahan
Ray Hemphill
John Dennis
John Ollie O'Toole
Olan Soule
A secretary asks Perry for advice when she comes to believe her boss is being blackmailed, but before
he can act for her, the boss, the money and the secretary disappear

5.17 [140] Perry Mason: The Case of the Captain's Coins (1962.01.13)
Jeremy Slate .................. Philip Andrews, defendant
Herbert Rudley ................ Ben Farraday, victim
Henry Beckman
Arthur Franz
Jay Novello
Joan Patrick
Parley Baer
Don Beddoe
Allison Hayes
Lauren Gilbert
Morris Ankrum
Eddie Quillan
Tom Palmer
Will J. White
Tara Lee
A young man is accused of killing his employer and stealing a pouch of foreign coins, including
the Malay States Commemorative medal, that could give him control of a large shipping company.

5.18 [141] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE TARNISHED TRADEMARK
(German title "Der Fall mit dem wertvollen Warenzeichen")
20-Jan-1962
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest Cast:
Karl Swenson .................. Axel Norstaad, defendant
Dennis Patrick ................ Martin Somers, victim
Malcolm Atterbury
Osa Massen
Marie Windsor
Philip Terry
Morgan Woodward
Edward Norris
Francis De Sales
S. John Launer
Don Dillaway
Robert Ball
Lisa Davis
William Tracy
Stafford Repp
Tommy Farrell
Thom Carney
James Hanson
Frank Hagney
Harry Strang
Ted White
A fiery Danish cabinetmaker finds himself accused of murdering the man who has been aggresively seeking
to take control of the Dane's furniture company.

5.19 [142] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE GLAMOROUS GHOST
(German title "Der Fall Mit schlönen Schmugglerin")
3-Feb-1962
Directed by Arthur Marks
Guest Cast:
Mary Murphy ................... Eleanor Corbin, defendant
Jeanne Cooper
Ziva Rodann
Merry Anders
Douglas Dick
Coleen Gray
Vinton Hayworth
Kenneth MacDonald
Don McGovern
Jon Lormer
Jan Stine
Judee Morton
George E. Stone
Perry Mason represents a client with amnesia who is also a suspect in a murder case.

5.20 [143] Perry Mason: The Case of the Poison Pen-Pal (1962.02.10)
Patricia Breslin .............. Karen Ross, defendant
Kathryn Givney ................ Wilma Gregson, victim
Joan Tompkins
Everett Sloan
Douglas Henderson
Bert Freed
Wright King
John Litel
Chrystine Jordan
Diane Mountford
Charles Cooper
Harry Jackson
Diana Darrin
Naomi Stevens
John McKee
Paul Genge
Richard St. John
Walter Kelly
Marshall Reed
Kathy Huber
Sherry Hall
Perry Mason is retained when two young pen pals necome pawns in a deadly game of stock manipulation and murder.

5.21 [144] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE MYSTIFIED MINER
(German title "Der Fall mit der myseriosen Minenbesitzerin")
24-Feb-1962
Directed by Francis D. Lyon
Guest Stars:
Kathie Browne ................. Susan Fisher, defendant
Michael Harvey ................ Ken Lowry, victim
Sheila Bromley
Josephine Hutchinson
Patrick Thompson
Carlos Rivas
Bartlett Robinson
Sheila Bromley
Stanja Lowe
John Gallaudet
Michael Harvey
Robert J. Stephenson
Helen Brown
Louise Lorimet
Lee Miller
Pitt Herbert
Lenny Geer
Maidie Norman
Howard Redman
Martin Dean
Christian Pasquez
A woman finds $200,00 in a shoe box but doesn't consult Perry until it disappears.

5.22 [145] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE CRIPPLED COUGAR
(German title "Der Fall mit dem gerstohlenen Geldamleichan")
3-Mar-1962
Directed by Jesse Hibbs
Guest Cast:
Bill Williams ................. Mike Preston, defendant
Noah Keen ..................... Harlow Phipps, victim
John Bryant
John Howard
Rita Lynn
John Bryant
Willis Bouchey
Simon Scott
Abigail Shelton
Tom Fadden
Florence White
Florence Wyatt
Joe Benson
A crippled entrepreneur plans an elaborate revenge on the man he blames for injuring him and stealing
$100,000 from their partnership.

5.23 [146] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE ABSENT ARTIST
(German title "Der Fall mit dem makelnden Maler")
17-Mar-1962
Directed by Arthur Marks
Guest Cast:
Wynn Pearce ................... Pete Manders, defendant
Mark Roberts .................. Gabe Philips/a.k.a. Otto Gervaert, victim
ZaSu Pitts
Pamela Curran
Richard Erdman
Victor Buono
Jay Barney
Arline Sax
Bill Zuckert
Carl Don
Lane Bradford
Barney Phillips
Patrick Waltz
Mabel Roe
Ann Staunton
Marshall Kent
Wes Bishop
A young cartoonist is accused of murdering the creator of a popular strip who was selling him the
strip for a song-and his girl friend.

5.24 [147] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE MELANCHOLY MARKSMAN
(German title "Der Fall mit dem schwermütigen Scharfschützen")
24-Mar-1962
Directed by Francis D. Lyon
Guest Cast:
Paul Richards ................. Ted Chase, defendant
Mari Blanchard ................ Irene Benson Chase, victim
Peter Baldwin
Jeff Donnell
William Schallert
Ann Rutherford
Jesse White
Cindy Robbins
John Harmon
Lon Lormer
Betsy Hale
San Lee Nernarth
Edward Ashley
John Straub
S. John Launer
A man anxious to rid himself of his greedy second wife steals a rifle from her boyfriend's sporting
goods store and plans to kill her.

5.25 [148] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE ANGRY ASTRONAUT
(German title "Der Fallmit dem anfälligen Astronauten")
7-Apr-1962
Directed by Francis D. Lyon
Guest Cast:
Robert Bray ................... Mitchell Heller, defendant
James Coburn .................. Major General Addison Brand, victim
John Marley
Jeanne Bal
Patricia Donahue
Steve Brodie
Robert Casper
Richard Grant
Ned Roberts
Tom Harkness
Richard Geary
A washed-up astranaut is suspected of killing the vindictive officer who had been pushing him beyond his limits.

5.26 [149] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE BORROWED BABY
(German title "Der Fall mit dem betrogenen baby")
14-Apr-1962
Directed by NOT KNOWN
Guest Cast
Kaye Elhardt .................. Virginia Talbot, defendant
Corey Allen ................... Lester Menke, victim
Maria Palmer
Sara Taft
Joan Petrone
Hugh Marlowe
Gregory Morton
El Brendel
Kenneth MacDonald
Nellie Burt
Charles Thompson
Lee Miller
Ed Stoddard
Someone leaves a baby in Perry's office, with a note begging him to care for the child and a distinctive
St. Christopher's medal.

5.27 [150] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE COUNTERFEIT CRANK
(German title "Der Fall mit der getürkten Geisteskranheit")
28-Apr-1962
Directed by Jerry Hopper
Guest Cast:
Otto Kruger ................... Gus Dalgran, defendant
Don Dubbins ................... Kenneth Dalgran, victim
Connie Hines
Jeannette Nolan
Don Dubbins
John Larkin
Burt Reynolds
Michael King
William Woodson
Paul Langton
Charles Irving
S. John Launer
Barney Biro
William Keene
John Hubbard
Russ Bender
Paul McGuire
David Saber
A man chnages company records to protect his dishonest nephew, then finds the boy has betrayed him.

5.28 [151] Perry Mason: The Case of the Ancient Romeo (1962.05.05)
Rex Reason .................... Steve Brock, defendant
Jeff Morrow ................... Frank Lachman, victim
Robert Comthwaite
Harry Von Zell
Patricia Huston
Antoinette Bower
K.T. Stevens
Kendrick Huxham
Donald Curtis
Willis Bouchey
Stafford Repp
Rosemary Day
Charles Stroud
An actor whose life has come to depend on the career of his leading lady is accused of murdering a
rival on stage with a prop sword.

5.29 [152] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE PROMOTER'S PILLBOX
(German title "Der Fall mit dem findegem Filmproduzenten")
19-May-1962
Directed by Jesse Hibbs
Guest Cast:
Linden Chiles ................. Herbert Simms, defendant
John Lasell ................... Charlie Cory, victim
Edmond Ryan
Dianne Foster
Geraldine Brooks
George Mathews
Ben Cooper
Ivan Dixon
John Gallaudet
Geraldine Wall
James O'Hara
Dan Seymour
Chuck Webster
Michael Fox
Danielle Aubrey
George Conrad
Kitty Kelly
An aspiring televison writer consults Perry when a dishonest producer steals his idea for a series,
but the job escalates to murder when the producer is killed.

5.30 [153] Perry Mason: THE CASE OF THE LONELY ELOPER
(German title "Der Fall mit der ehrbaren Erbin")
26-May-1962
Directed by Arthur Marks
Guest Cast:
Jana Taylor ................... Merle Telford, defendant
Jorja Cutright ................ Olivia Langley, victim
Joan Staley
Jack Ging
John Dall
Paul Tripp
Billy Halop
Carol Anderson
Ralph Reed
John Zaremba
Maurice Wells
Holly Harris
Pepper Curtis
Kenneth MacDonald
Perry Mason agrees to represent a young woman accused of murdering her guardian, who was refusing her
permission to get married.

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