Perry Mason: Season 7, Episode 3

The Case of the Drowsy Mosquito (10 Oct. 1963)

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During a coroner's inquest in the mining town of Gold Gulch, Perry learns that con artists have been selling phony gold mines in the vicinity. To find out who's responsible, Perry disguises... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Tragg (credit only)
Arthur Hunnicutt ...
Sandy Bowen
Russell Collins ...
Banning Grant
Kathleen Crowley ...
Lillian Bradisson
Clinton Sundberg ...
Deputy Coroner Chute
Deputy Sheriff Connors
Archie Moore ...
Jason Sparks
Gerald Sommers
Robert Knapp ...
James Bradisson
Nell Wyatt
George Moffgat
Richard Derr ...
Hayward Small


During a coroner's inquest in the mining town of Gold Gulch, Perry learns that con artists have been selling phony gold mines in the vicinity. To find out who's responsible, Perry disguises himself as an old prospector. In the meantime, Paul Drake has been digging for clues, and his investigation leads him to discover the body of murdered local James Braddison. Written by

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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10 October 1963 (USA)  »

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A colorful cast in support
12 October 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

I'm in complete agreement with the previous reviewers on both issues he covered. This particular Perry Mason episode has one of the most recognizable group of character players ever assembled for one of the show's episodes. With them alone in it, you can't go wrong watching this episode.

And I agree with the fact that Perry Mason would have to be practicing law in different venues other than Los Angeles County Court. And he would have to be facing other adversaries as he is here with Garry Walberg as the local prosecutor in the Mojave Desert town of Gold Gulch.

An old prospector played for the gazillionth time by Arthur Hunnicutt comes to Los Angeles to bring Raymond Burr who takes Barbara Hale along to Gold Gulch on behalf of an old client Russell Collins. It seems as though Collins has both discovered something real valuable at an old mine site and people are trying to kill him.

But it's Collins's son-in-law who makes a nice living salting old played out mines and selling them to suckers who gets killed. Collins looks good for it though no one is charged. The venue for Burr's legal skills is a coroner's inquest presided over by Clinton Sundberg.

Besides those mentioned you will also find Ann Doran, Robert J. Wilke, Strother Martin, and former light heavyweight champion Archie Moore in the cast. You can't go wrong with this bunch.

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