Perry Mason (1957–1966)
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The Case of the Dubious Bridegroom 

A lovely blonde hops over the wall onto Perry Mason's terrace. When confronted, she says her name is Virginia Colfax claiming to be a secretary next door. Next door, majority stockholder Edward Garvin is in a proxy fight with his ex-wife.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Hamilton Burger (credit only)
Lt. Tragg (credit only)
Betsy Jones-Moreland ...
Lorrie Garvin (as Betsy Jones Moreland)
Joan Tabor ...
Virginia Colfax (as Jean Tabor)
Patrick McVey ...
District Attorney W.B. Covington
Edward Garvin
Ethel Garvin
Thomas Browne Henry ...
George Denby
Frank Livesey
Assistant District Attorney Jarvis
Robert Nichols ...
Howard Scanlon
Rosa Turich ...


Perry Mason is taken by surprise while working late one night when a beautiful blond enters his office from the balcony. When Perry turns on the lights, she quickly tosses her revolver into a flower pot next door. She claims to be Virginia Colfax, a secretary who works in the office next door. She says she had to make a quick exit when her boss' wife showed up unexpectedly. The next day, the man from the office next door, Ed Garvin, consults Perry on a proxy battle with his ex-wife. He also assures Perry that he has only recently re-married and is certainly not having an affair with an attractive blond. When Garvin returns to his office he finds the gun which he locks in his desk as he must leave. When Perry determines that his quickie Mexican divorce may not be legal, he tells Garvin and his mew bride to go to Mexico and stay there until he can figure out just what is going on. The next thing Perry hears is that the first Mrs. Garvin has been found murdered in San Diego and Ed has ... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





Release Date:

13 June 1959 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The credit provided for Joan Tabor's character is her alias, Virginia Colfax, not her true name, Helen Bynum. See more »


Perry learns through Paul that a hotel in Mexico turns off its clock chimes after ten at night. Perry is a previous guest at that hotel and would already know that. See more »


[last lines]
Perry Mason: Oh, but I had an ulterior purpose in trying to find her.
Della Street: Oh?
Perry Mason: I was intrigued when Mr. Garvin said there was another Della Street. I thought you were the only one in the world.
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Voluptuous Blond on Perry's terrace
21 August 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Harry Ellerbe becomes a Perry Mason client when Raymond Burr finds a voluptuous blond played by Joan Tabor crossing over from the terrace on Ellerbe's window to the Perry Mason law office which is next door. Later we learn she's a private detective who thinks pretty fast on her feet.

But Ellerbe's got problems of his own. He may be a bigamist with an invalid Mexican divorce from K.T. Stevens who is the first wife and out for blood. She's even got a proxy war going to take control of the company. In all this Stevens winds up dead and it's Ellerbe and the second wife Betsy Jones-Moreland who are suspected.

What makes this episode stand out is the presence of Joan Tabor who was quite a knockout. Sad that she died so young. Check this episode and her out.

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