Ethel Andrews is a quiet woman, successful in her career at a financial management firm. She's understandably upset when her coworker, Bruce Strickland, leaves her standing at the altar. As if that weren't enough she learns that $50,000 she signed for is missing from the office accounts. She decides to look for Strickland who supposedly went on vacation. While driving she nearly has an accident causing another woman Peggy Sutton to run off the road and damage her car. Peggy Sutton, is herself on the run after she receives an anonymous phone call telling her the mob has put a contract out on her. Ethel needs time to find out what happened to the money so when Peggy suggests they switch identities for a week, she accepts. When Ethel has a flat in Peggy's car, the man who changes the tires finds a package in the trunk which Ethel discovers contains over $50,000. Peggy is soon killed in a car accident and Ethel approaches Perry Mason to help her get out of the jam she's in. He finds her ... Written by
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The actor who plays the hired killer is not credited even though he appears in three scenes and has lines in two of them. See more
Perry has to prod Lt. Drumm into realizing that someone may have entered Bruce Strickland's apartment with a key taken from his dead body. Considering that there was no apartment key on Strickland's body when it was found, Drumm should already have reached that conclusion. See more
Mr. Park Milgrave
And - and afterwards - when I took the keys, and found the money in his apartment - I thought I was safe!
A murderer is never safe, Mr. Milgrave. That idea is as false as this money you printed.