Donna Kress and Frank Thatcher have a spat. He will not divorce his wife. Driving home that night, Frank runs over and kills a pedestrian in the road, Alexander Collins. Under direction of old Henry Dameron, Frank's father-in-law, Tad Dameron, Frank's brother-in-law, takes care of the body. Frank, as "Danko," hires Paul Drake to deliver $25,000 to Collins' widow, but Paul finds out the gift is a set-up. Paul fights with "Danko" and is knocked out. When he revives, he finds Thatcher/Danko is dead, shot with Paul's gun. Paul calls Perry Mason and is charged with murder. He is further accused of blackmailing Thatcher with the hit-and-run incident. Perry fights Dameron money and influence in defending Drake. Written by
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This was Basil Ruysdael's next to last credited acting role as he would die 11 months after this telecast of complications following surgery. He was 82. See more
Perry... isn't there anything else you want you ask me?
Paul, the only real doubt I have about you is what you're going to say when you see my bill.