Perry Mason: Season 7, Episode 9

The Case of the Festive Felon (28 Nov. 1963)

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Just prior to her death, family patriarch Bebe Brent leaves her nurse Hetty Randall a certified check for $1 million. She entrusted the check to her lawyer Justin Grover, but Hetty's never ... See full summary »



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Tragg (credit only)
Wesley Lau ...
Jon Hall ...
Max Randall
Madeline Randall
Carla Eden
Hetty Randall
Jeff Morrow ...
Lawton Brent
Ray Stricklyn ...
Reed Brent
Gilbert Green ...
Chester Brent
Elisabeth Fraser ...
Eloise Brent
Justin Grover


Just prior to her death, family patriarch Bebe Brent leaves her nurse Hetty Randall a certified check for $1 million. She entrusted the check to her lawyer Justin Grover, but Hetty's never received it and her daughter Madeline asks Perry Mason to look into it. Madeline learns the truth from her fiancé Reed Brent, Bebe's nephew, and she quickly makes an appointment to see Grover and find out what he is up to. When Grover is killed in a house fire that same night, Madeline is charged with murder and Perry defends her. Perry wants to know why Bebe would have left such a large sum to a nurse, but Hetty refuses to tell him. Written by garykmcd

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Case of the Obvious Suspect
21 May 2008 | by (Argentina) – See all my reviews

Kind of obvious Mason adventure is saved by being a virtual 1960's babefest. Madeline Randall (played by the beautiful Sherry Jackson of "Make Room for Daddy" fame) is about to marry into a seemingly wealthy family when she discovers a dying woman left her a check for one million dollars. However, the check has been kept a secret and not turned over to her because the money is being used to keep the dying woman's family company from going under and revealing some major embezzlement. When Madeline goes to demand her check, the guy holding it turns up dead and she's the number one suspect.

Script failure is the main problem with this one. Paul gets a embarrassing scene as he tries to get information out of the drop dead gorgeous assistant to the victim, Carla Eden (Kathie Browne) by trying to tempt her with a screen test. It comes off as very phony. Later Mason says he knows who the "mystery woman" is who was in on the embezzlement scheme and had an affair with the dead man. Hmm...wonder who it could be? Maybe Carla? The script doesn't really give any other suspects, so we have to wait for Mason to confront Carla on the witness stand, where she makes a bad verbal mistake, then doesn't learn from that and keeps talking when she should shut up.

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