Albert Tydings has been stealing money from the a trust account belonging to Carol Stanley. His partner, Robert Dawson, demands it be repaid but Tydings has something on him that prevents Dawson from going to the police. Tydings took $60,000 out of the account and knows that the company clerk, Richard Ellis, has taken $20,000. He gives Ellis a day to return it. Tydings is found dead by Carol Stanley who had arranged a meeting with him to ensure her investments were safe but she and Dawson foolishly move the body. Late that night Dawson calls Perry and stops by with Stanley hid under a dark veil. He gives Perry two $1000 bills as a retainer. In addition he gives Perry half of a $10,000. Perry will receive the other half if his help is needed later. Abigail Leeds, who has known Carol since she was a baby, is a forthright woman who hires Perry Mason to sort this all out and make sure that Carol isn't convicted of a crime she did not commit. Written by
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The second time Clay's Grille was mentioned, Perry's regular hangout in the ninth season. See more
When Perry and Della have finished their investigation of the sunken car at the lake, Perry puts his arm on the back of the car seat and turns backwards, as if he is going to back up, yet when the car starts to move it goes forward about 18" before the camera cuts away. See more
Yes, Mr. Dawson. He's tied up with Ellis.