In Southern California, Perry Mason defends Barry Davis against charges that he killed his former boss, Mort Lynch. Barry is a mixed-up young man and he and Lynch had recently argued with young Barry quitting his job. Barry's uncle had been an associate of Lynch long ago and as Barry learned from having hired Paul Drake to look into his uncle's background, was quite a crook. Lynch was also running for Mayor and trying to shake up the local power structure in the town, controlled by Dell Harper. Barry had only recently been hired by Dell to dig up dirt on Mort Lynch and specifically how he got the money to start in business in the first place. An old counterfeit $10 bill found on Lynch is the clue that points to blackmail and a motive for murder. Written by
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Early in the show, Barry pushes Mort to the ground. This happens at night in a dark junkyard. The next day there is a photo of the push and it appears to have been taken during the day under the best light condition. See more