Sylvia Oxman is desperate to retrieve the $7,500 in IOUs she signed over at the Clover Club poker room. She is convinced that her ex-husband Frank Oxman will try to get his hands on them and use them to have her labeled an unfit mother thereby getting custody of their son Peter. Poker room owner Danny Barker isn't going to make it easy for her, however, suggesting that he will sell the IOUs to the highest bidder asking $25,000. Sylvia's grandmother Matilda Benson and her son Robert call on Perry Mason to seek his assistance on Sylvia's behalf and Perry and Paul drake are soon investigating. Perry runs a bluff on Danny Barker to force him to turn over the IOUs at face value. Danny's partner Charles Duncan intervenes to make sure they get their money but nothing untoward takes place. Before long Danny Baker is found dead in his office, killed with Sylvia's gun. Despite the odds, Perry takes on her case and roots out the real killer. Written by
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Ellen Corby enjoyed a long and varied career as a character actress with 262 titles in her imdb filmography. Among her more memorable roles: An Oscar nominated turn as Aunt Trina in I Remember Mama, Don Knotts' spinsterish school teacher in The Ghost and Mr. Chicken, Rod Taylor's no nonsense cook/housekeeper in the Doris Day spy spoof The Glass Bottom Boat and, of course, Grandma in the hit 1970s drama seriesThe Waltons, for which she won 3 Emmy awards. See more
Perry knew before going to the casino that Barker had started a bidding war over Sylvia Oxman's IOU's. Barker would already have contacted Frank Oxman to take his bid, so Perry should not have tried a bluff in which Paul Drake impersonates Frank (or, at least, should have expressed his doubts over whether it would work). See more
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