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
Did You Know?
This is based on the same premise as the season two show "The Case of the Foot-Loose Doll". See more
When Bruce Strickland is shot, the gun shown is a revolver with a silencer attached, and the sound of the shots is quite low. However, silencers are not effective with revolvers, as the sound escapes from the cylinder too, not just the barrel. 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.