The gorgeous Dianne Adler is a friend of Della who has quit her job when a man signed her to a modeling contract that Perry discovers allows the agent to take half of any money she comes into. When the agent is murdered she is charged.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Tragg (credit only)
Dianne Adler
Bruce Gordon ...
George Winlock
Montrose Foster
Paul Gilbert ...
Harrison Boring
Mrs. Winlock
Marvin Palmer (as Jonathan Lippe)
John Gallaudet ...
Larry J. Blake ...
Plainclothesman (as Larry Blake)
Jack Pepper ...


Della Street is amazed at her new friend Dianne Adler's ability to eat enormous amounts of food and yet keep her slim figure. Dianne grew up near a relative of Della but she has had a rough childhood with a sick mother and dead father. Della becomes suspicious when she spots a couple of men following Dianne so she calls Perry and Paul. Dianne finally admits to Della that she has signed a contract with promoter Harrison Boring to be the exclusive model for a new clothing line. The only requirement is that she gain 12 pounds. Perry doesn't like the sound of the contract she's signed and confirms his suspicions when he visits Montrose Foster who finds missing heirs in return for a percentage. Paul Drake realizes that Dianne is being followed by another private detective named Dillard hired by Marvin Palmer, who lives with his mother Mrs. Winlock and her husband Mr. Winlock. After Boring is killed, Dianne is charged with murder and it becomes apparent that the Winlocks have a secret they ... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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17 December 1964 (USA)  »

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There is a lot going on in this show- but turns out nice
10 December 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The eye candy of Ms Mary Ann Mobley is the best thing in this show as we get a tale of murder and false death to make for the mystery of the week. There is things we have to believe for 'show-sake' but at the end we are again treated to another nice episode.

The episode begins when Della is to meet with a young friend named Dianne Adler (Mary Ann Mobley) for dinner. Dianne is single living in LA after both of her parents died in separate accidents. When they meet for dinner Della finds Dianne, for some odd reason, is trying to gain weight. Seems that she has a contract with a man named Harrison Boring to be a model for a new line of clothing but needs to gain twenty pounds. When Perry reads the contract he believes that something is not right. He begins to follow up looking for the usual con-artist in the trail. What Perry finds is that Dianne's father, who was suppose to have drowned in a Lake Michigan accident, is still alive living under the name of Gregory Winlock, it will prove the reason for the contract.

Later a private investigator named Dillard (Michael Constantine) is watching the apartment of Harrison Boring when he calls Perry and reports that Harrison Boring had been murdered and Dianne Adler was the last person in the room. Dianne is arrested and charged with murder and Perry will defend her in court.

During the trial most of the evidence is pointed toward Dillard's notes as he was watching the apartment. And with a lot of circumstantial evidence Perry will magically work through the testimony and find the true murderer before time expires in the program.

There is a lot going on in this episode. Perhaps too much which makes the viewer accept anything and all things said by Perry as fact and by everyone else as suspicious. The story was good it just seemed to be crowded with things that had little if anything to do with the plot. Anyway a nice show.

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