After a robbery attempt at the Callender ranch, a shot is fired at the robber leaving on a horse. Later, Perry and Della, returning to Los Angles, witness a car turnover. Perry collects a box of possessions which contains a couple of ostrich feathers and a pair of shoes with the initials LF. He places a blind ad in the paper that brings first John Callender and then Arthur Sheldon followed by Cherie Chi-Chi looking for a seven year old palomino horse. The horse used in the robbery attempt belonged to Lois Fenton who is married to John Callender. Perry learns Cherie is a fan dancer who took over the name and act of Lois Fenton when Fenton married. Lois' brother is thought to have tried to steal some checks Callender is holding over Fenton. Sheldon, trying to help Lois, took a hotel room across from Callender. Perry has him leave and Paul's men take over watching Callender's room. When Perry and Paul try to contact Callender, they find him stabbed with his own sword. Perry's case is ... Written by
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Judy Tyler, the actress who plays Cherie Chi-Chi, died in an automobile accident before this episode aired. Incidentally, 'chi-chi' is period slang for 'breast'; it's surprising that the censors didn't demand a name change. See more
When Perry Mason is cross-examining "Chi-Chi" the judge asks the court reporter to read back Perry's question. The shot before this shows a water cooler and file cabinet behind the court reporter. The close up shot of the court reporter shows the water cooler but the file cabinet is blocked by a guard who is standing in front of it. He was not in the earlier shot. See more
[waiter gives Perry a package
"Just so you'll remember a grateful client, Lois. The real Cherie Chi Chi."
[Perry opens the package to find a feather fan
Well, you won't be needing me again. From now on, you'll be well-covered.