A young English woman, Linda Blake, arrives in Ladera looking for her father, Addison Blake. She was the product of a World War II liaison between Blake and her mother and had only become aware of his existence when going through her recently deceased mother's papers. She arrives to learn that her father had died several years before in a hunting accident. He had been quite wealthy but, as he died without a will and with no known relatives, his estate was sold and the funds went to the State of California. The newspaper he owned was bought by Clay Elliot who had recently printed negative stories about the local dairy, much to the annoyance of its manager, Floyd Grant. Rumors always blamed the dairy owner, Charles Lambert, for his death but Grant provided Lambert with an alibi at the time and he was never prosecuted. When Grant is found dead, Linda is charged with murder and Perry Mason defends her. Written by
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Barbara Hale's husband, Bill Williams, guest stars in this show. See more
When Perry and Paul are in the plant talking to Joe, Joe states that there is liquid ammonia in the tank, but the gauge is labeled nitrogen. See more
Excuse me. I'm looking for the office of a newspaper, the Ladera Ledger? Could you take me there, please?
You don't need me, miss. It's just up the street. Can't miss it.