Perry Mason: Season 6, Episode 4

The Case of the Double-Entry Mind (18 Oct. 1962)

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Perry's friend Beth Sandover is in a strained marriage so she asks Perry for help. When the woman who took her job is murdered, she is charged as her husband tries to preserve the $201,000 he embezzled from the company where they worked.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Wesley Lau ...
Clem P. 'Sandy' Sandover
Karl Weber ...
Frank Sellers
Enos Watterton
Paul Tripp ...
Steven Banks
Virginia Christine ...
Beth Sandover
Sally O'Hara - Secretary
Lita Krail
Richard Reeves ...
Cyril Potkin
Grandon Rhodes ...


"Sandy" Sandover is in many ways an ideal employee. A company accountant, he is fastidious in keeping his expenses low, always taking the train instead of flying to meetings and staying at the YMCA instead of a hotel. He's described as being probably the only senior employee who has never taken a personal trip at company expense. What no one realizes is that he has been embezzling money from the company so expertly that no one has ever noticed the missing $201,000, and the company books have passed all audits. He's hoping to run off with secretary Lita Krail, leaving behind his wife Beth, who happens to be a close personal friend of Perry Mason. When his embezzlement is nearly exposed by Krail trying to blame him for not depositing $45,000, he becomes irate. When Krail is found dead, Sandy admits to beating her with a large ashtray, but the autopsy suggests she was probably already dead when he did it as she was shot. When Beth Sandover fingerprints are found on the gun, she is ... Written by garykmcd

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18 October 1962 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.33 : 1
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Expanded somewhat in one of the Perry Mason feature films
6 January 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

The theme of this film is expanded somewhat in a Perry Mason feature film that had Jean Simmons and Gene Barry as guest stars two decades later. I'm not saying more on that subject.

Raymond Burr takes the case of an old friend Virginia Christine who is worried about some notes she found that might point to her as a blackmailer or her husband as an embezzler. Husband Stu Erwin has toiled for the same company for 20 years and he's basically something of a grind.

But Kathleen Hughes a secretary in the same firm is found dead, it's Christine who's glad to have Perry Mason as a friend and an attorney.

Hughes was something of a flirt and she led on any number of the men in the office. That means there's no shortage of suspects.

Bear in mind though that feature film of Perry Mason and remember the dynamics there.

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