A wealthy man and a reporter conspire in a real estate swindle. An innocent reporter is framed and Ben defends.
Did You Know?
Matlock is offered a liquor drink from Nelson Adelson that Matlock refuses and replies to the effect that, "..all that stuff tastes like lighter fluid." In the hit 1958 film "No Time for Sergeants', starring Andy Griffith, his character states he never drank store bought liquor, only the corn grain and kerosene liquor his daddy made. When others can't believe how much Griffith's character drank without getting drunk, they end up mixing some Lighter Fluid to Griffith's drink in an attempt to get him intoxicated. See more
A subplot involved Matlock running a stop sign that he claimed he couldn't see because a bush obscured it. However, Matlock completed ignored the white stop line that was visible on the pavement which would have made his excuse worthless. (In Part 2, when he's in traffic court, even the officer doesn't mention the white stop line either.) See more