After the death of her husband and partner Joe Doyle, Constant Doyle takes on a case involving a young man who knew her husband. Constant asks for Perry's help and he suggests she hire the ... See full summary »
Ben Matlock is a very expensive criminal defense attorney who charges $100,000 to take a case. Fortunately, he's worth every penny as he and his associates defend his clients by finding the real killer.
San Francisco attorney Stuart McMillan is named Commissioner of the San Francisco Police Department. With his pretty, but somewhat kooky, wife Sally, her hard-drinking housekeeper Mildred, ... See full summary »
Susan Saint James
Deputy Police Chief Brenda Johnson runs the Priority Homicide Division of the LAPD with an unorthodox style. Her innate ability to read people and obtain confessions helps her and her team solve the city's toughest, most sensitive cases.
Dr. Mark Sloan is a doctor at Community General Hospital, and he is a consultant for the police department. His son Steve Sloan is a detective for the department. He and his father, along ... See full summary »
Dick Van Dyke,
Barry Van Dyke,
After the death of her husband and partner Joe Doyle, Constant Doyle takes on a case involving a young man who knew her husband. Constant asks for Perry's help and he suggests she hire the Paul Drake Detective agency to aid in the case of the Otis Instrument Co. Written by
Jerry Oddo's next to last appearance (which was also a Perry Mason episode The Case of the Floating Stones televised November 21, 1963, the day before the Kennedy assassination). See more »
No, no go back to your fancy party, your fancy squares, I don't need you, get outta here. Go on get out.
It's alright Sergeant. I think I just lost a client, that's all. Goodnight Toughie.
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Other than the incredible Betty Davis, nothing to see here
I am sure that many people are going to love this episode just because the incredible Betty Davis plays the lead character in this show. And yes, she does an outstanding job playing the widow lawyer that defends a young man on murder charges. But the show was actually lackluster. The best part of the show was the last ten minutes when Ms Davis (Constant Doyle) breaks the case in open court but how we get to the real killer is what is called 'writers TV magic'.
The story is more complicated than needed as Constant Doyle (Ms Davis) defends a young, Carl Leonard, of murder when he is found stumbling over the dead man by none other than Paul Drake. But it is not a regular boy inside Carl Leonard, he is nearly a savant as he can remember numbers like he is some kind of 'Rain Man'.
This will be of most importance as Constant gets close to the end of the trial with things looking bleak. It will be Carl's magic with numbers and a use of a raincoat that will bring the case to a close.
Betty Davis was terrific as the woman lawyer who also had a small stake in the case. But it was everything in-between that was slow and complicated. Enjoyed watching Ms Davis take on the big boys at the court house but one time may be enough. Yet, we have three more weeks before Raymond Burr will return to take his rightful place as the lead defendant's lawyer on the series.
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