Perry Mason: Season 2, Episode 24

The Case of the Calendar Girl (18 Apr. 1959)

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Contractor George Andrews meets with political strongman Wilfred Borden about resolving the arbitrary inspection problems on the job. As he leaves, Andrews sideswipes a car, throwing a young woman into the driveway and Borden is murdered.

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William Talman ...
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Dolores Donlon ...
Dawn Manning
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George Andrews
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Loretta Harper
Dean Harens ...
Frank Fettridge
George N. Neise ...
Wilfred M. Borden (as George Neise)
Charles Tannen ...
Jasper Horn
Evelyn Scott ...
Beatrice Cornell
Ralph Moody ...
Harvey Dennison
Richard Gaines ...
Jon Lormer ...
Autopsy Surgeon (scenes deleted)
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Contractor George Andrews is having trouble with building inspectors on his construction site who tell him to ask Wilfred Borden for his help. Borden styles himself as being in public relations but is in fact a political fixer who won't hesitate to bribe officials who are giving clients a hard time. He is also an amateur photographer who works with models. They agree to a deal but as Andrews leave Borden's home, he's nearly run off the road by another car. He rushes to help and finds an attractive young woman lying on the grass. He gives her a ride home and then goes to Perry Mason's office for legal advice. Concerned that someone else might have been in the car, they head to Borden's house to try to find her but are locked out by dogs. Perry quickly determines the woman Andrews picked up was not who she said she was and the next day they learn that Borden is dead. Andrews is charged with murder when the police find the murder weapon in his car and Perry defends him. Written by garykmcd

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The murder victim was shot in the head according to a police report cited by Paul Drake, and in the heart according to courtroom testimony by a medical expert. See more »

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Lots of testimony in this episode, Della even takes the stand.
14 May 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

If you like courtroom testimony then you are going love this episode since we have many people called to the witness stand in order for Perry to find the true murderer and save his client from the gas chamber. It appeared that Hamilton Burger had the upper hand on Mr Mason until Perry kept asking questions which lead to the truth of the matter seeing the light of day.

The story, which is more complex than needed, centers around an owner of a construction company named George Andrews. He has been having trouble with surprise inspections and was told to go see a political Mr Fit-it, Wilfred Borden, that would solve his problem for the right amount of cash.

Mr Borden, which also had another hobby as a photographer, is found murdered after George Andrews visit which lead to George being a suspect. Then when Lt Tragg finds the murder weapon in the glove compartment of Mr Andrews' car it will lead to murder warrants.

There is a lot going on in this episode which includes a car wreck, a story of kidnap, a divorce, an injury and of course a photo. The viewer has to be one their toes to keep all the testimony separate and to find out who is telling falsehoods. Perry will finally solve the mystery when someone makes an error on the stand and will have his client walking free and the viewers feeling satisfied with the show. Good Watch.


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