Judith Blair is a photographer's model who agrees to a late-night photo session with Jacob Kadar who specializes in calendar photos. Jacob gets to use his cousin Karl's posh photo studios in the evenings but Judith is there for a very specific reason: to get the racy photos that Jacob has been using to blackmail her sister Penny. She pulls a gun on him but he insists that everything was stolen a month before and he has no idea who might be blackmailing her now. While arguing, someone behind a door shoots Jacob and Judith runs out of the studio after dropping the gun. She tells Perry Mason everything that happened but he learns from Lts. Tragg and Anderson that the death has been ruled a suicide. Perry is caught between between solicitor-client privilege and his duties as an officer of the court but his dilemma is resolved when Judith is arrested after a photo of her shows her holding the gun is developed by the police. Perry defends her in court. Written by
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While testifying on the stand, Karl Kadar refers to the murder weapon, an American Smith and Wesson revolver, as a "standard European make". See more
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Wonderful, darling, wonderful. Exactly the effect I desire. A sea nymph, a maid just risen from the sea. And now one without the jacket, Judith, but with the same lovely expression of joyful abandon.
Spoofs The Maltese Falcon