Pete Mallory has invested most of his savings in a new road construction firm and is well on his way to making a profit on his first big contract. He's building a new access road connecting a lake to a new luxury holiday development. All is going well until the owner of the land on which the road is being built, Mr. Ames, gets a court order stopping them on the grounds they are trespassing. A quick review from a judge confirms that Mallory does not have a right of way and it soon becomes apparent that he has been had. Edward Parker who leased the construction equipment reclaims his equipment which will force Mallory into bankruptcy. After checking the maps and surveys he realizes someone switched surveys on him so he tracks down the people involved leading to Stuart Benton. He has an altercation with the resort developer, Stuart Benton, who is found dead sometime later by his wife and a deputy. Mallory is charged with murder and Perry Mason agrees to defend him after being recommended... Written by
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It seems rather hard to believe that Stuart Benton would name his bogus development Bentonville Park Estates; seldom does a con man publicize his connection with a scam by putting his own name on it. See more
Credits to the show has Bert Freed playing Edward Parker. However during the entire show he is called Harry Parker. See more