Since the death of his wife, wealthy industrialist B.K. Doran has been living the high life. Expensive clothes, fine meals, exotic travel are all part of the package. It also includes a very attractive lawyer and companion in the form of Leslie Ross. Doran's son-in-law, Edward Lewis, is concerned about bad business decisions which include buying an obsolete plant in South America. He's also convinced Doran has misappropriated company funds, as well, and threatens to expose him at the next stockholders meeting. Doran tells Lewis that he plans to resign at the meeting but in reality, on the advice of Ross, he is setting up Lewis to take the fall but Lewis does not believe or trust Doran. Lewis consults Perry Mason on the matter who warns him to make sure his evidence of wrongdoing is solid. When Doran is killed, however, Lewis is charged with murder after being seen throwing the weapon in a pond. Perry defends him. Written by
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This is one of four Perry Mason episodes featuring Robert Armstrong, whose 183 title imdb filmography successfully transitioned from leading roles on the big screen to a skew of guest appearances on television in the 1950s and 60s. His TV credits include a 28 episode stint as the sheriff in State Trooper, and multiple gigs on nearly every seminal Western series. On the big screen, he appeared opposite Bob Hope in both My Favorite Spy and The Paleface, and was last seen in the 1964 teen exploitation flick For Those Who Think Young. Armstrong also has the distinction of having starred in 3 of the most successful "gorilla movies" of all time: The original 1933 King Kong, it's immediate sequel Son of Kong, and the obvious spin-off, Mighty Joe Young. See more
[to Doran who is being fitted for a suit
B.K., please, it's important.
B. K. Doran
This is a little too snug in the shoulders. Leslie, don't you think this is too much?
Please, B.K., we have to discuss this.
B. K. Doran
I don't have to do anything.