Perry Mason: Season 8, Episode 7

The Case of the Bullied Bowler (5 Nov. 1964)

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Paul's friend Bill Jaris and his brother are fighting the matron of their town to keep their bowling alley open. She uses a health outbreak as an excuse to close it but the country health inspector is murdered. Bill is charged.

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Perry Mason (credit only)
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Joe Kelly (as Michael Connors)
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Lt. Tragg (credit only)
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Bonnie Mae Wilmet
Jeff Donnell ...
Rose Carol
Milton Selzer ...
Dr. Max Taylor
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Alan Jaris
Robert Harland ...
Bill Jaris
Maurice Manson ...
Mayor Orson Stillman
Patricia Morrow ...
Marla Carol
Elizabeth Harrower ...
Sadie Noymann
Lonnie Blackman ...
Mrs. Marge Kelly
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Alan and Bill Jaris own the struggling County Corners bowling alley in the town of Tesoro that Bonnie Mae Wilmot is determined to close down. Wilmot, referred to locally as the Duchess, is from the once dominant family in the town and as far as she is concerned she's still in charge. She tries to get the mayor, Orson Stillman to shut it down and then the local medical officer, Dr. Max Taylor, after some people come down with amoebic dysentery. She also uses one of her workers to apply a little muscle to the owners. The alley is ordered closed for health reasons and a friend of Perry Mason and Paul Drake, visiting lawyer Joe Kelly, represents the Jaris brothers and manages to get a court order allowing them to remain open. During their investigation of the issues, they learn Bill married Wilmet's daughter but she died during childbirth in which Dr. Taylor was involved. Kelly soon suspects the same issue as Dr. Taylor is causing the sickness. When Taylor is found murdered in his office ... Written by garykmcd

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For episode #198 "Bountiful Beauty" and #265 "Fanciful Frail" Perry Mason's office phone number was shown in a screen shot - phone book as Madison 5-1190. In this episode (#218) "The Case of the Bullied Bowler"; Joe gives Paul the number: 271-2199. Paul repeats the number into the car phone then exclaims "That's Perry's number!" See more »

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Maurice Manson's character is credited as "Orson Stillman Mayor". See more »

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The Case of the Gutterball
30 June 2008 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

This takes place while Perry is in Europe (the next episode, "The Case of a Place Called Midnight") so its up to Paul Drake and his lawyer friend Joe Kelly (Mike Conners) to carry the ball.

Paul and Joe go down to Tesoro, where they discover Bonnie Mae Wilmot isn't satisfied with running MOST of the town. She wants to run it all, and that means closing a bowling alley run by Pauls friend Bill. Yeah, this is about a bowling alley.

A dysentery outbreak threatens to close the bowling alley and when the doctor who connects the outbreak to the bowling alley turns up dead, its up to Joe (Kelly, not Mannix) to defend Bill, the prime suspect.

Sorry, the bowling alley thing makes it seem like the Mason team is slumming a bit while Perry is away. According to the Perry Mason book, the producers strongly considered using Mike Conners to replace Burr for the next season if he refused to come back. Thank goodness Ray decided to do the next season. While I liked Conners as Mannix, he's a bit too blustery and brusque as Joe Kelly. Don't think it would have worked. This didn't.


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