Todd and Jimmy Meacham anxiously await the return of their recently widowed Aunt Nellie to the United States. Their uncle Herbert died and they wish to pursue the planned conversion of the family estate, Hacienda Grande, into a residential subdivision that could generate $10 million in just a few years. Imagine their shock when she arrives with a new French husband, the much younger Pierre Dubois. Nellie is eccentric and flighty and refuses to talk business, and they're sure Dubois is a gigolo, so they try to tempt him to stray by hiring pretty French maid Marie Claudet. They know they have a rival for the development in Roger Brody, who has offered $2 million in cash for the land as is. Jimmy Meacham hires his good friend Paul Drake to go to Paris to see what he can learn about Nellie's new husband, but when Pierre Dubois is found dead floating in the pool, it's Marie Claudet who is charged with murder. Perry Mason agrees to defend her in court and find the true killer. Written by
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Did You Know?
John Larkin, the voice of Perry Mason on the radio, appeared in four episodes of this series. See more
In the courtroom, Perry addresses Nellie as "Mrs. Dubois". Perry knew that Pierre Dubois was already married and that his marriage to Nellie was therefore bigamous, so he should have addressed Nellie as "Mrs. Meecham", her former married name. See more