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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31 October 2012 | by (brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** Only worth watching because of the two babes in it. The sweet as well as sexy blond Kathie Browne as aspiring actress Carla Eden and the #1 suspect in an arson murder case that Perry, Raymond Burr,is handling. The innocent,she's still a virgin, but gorgeous, especially in a one piece bathing suit, looking Sherry Jackson as Madeline Randall. It's Madeline who's caught at the scene of a fire where it's later discovered Justin Grover, John Howard, was fond murdered with his skull bashed in.

Claming that she was there to talk business with Grover about something that had to do with a one million dollars check he has for what turned out to be(Slight Spoiler) her mom Hetty Randall, Anne Seymour, when the lights went out, by her being bopped on the head, and then all hell broke loose. It's a flimsy case of murder against Madline at best yet she's indited for not only murder but arson and burglary as well by the local D.A's office!

As it turned out Perry didn't just get Madeline off, piece of cake for him, but reunited her with her long lost family members that she had no idea were related to her. As well as made it possible for her to get married with Deed Brent, Ray Stricklyn, by staying out of prison. Reed happens to be the son of the woman whom Madeline's mom Hetty was a private nurse and caring for Beabe Brent, Anne Barton. It's Beabe who left her the million dollars check that all the trouble and tension in this Perry Mason episode is all about. Leaving Hetty the million dollar check outraged Beabe's, who had since passed away, vulture like relatives who felt that it was them that deserved it!

***SPOILERS*** Perry as usual got to the bottom of this mess by not only getting Grover's killer, who together with him embezzled Beabe out of $150,000.00,to confess his or her crime but also made it possible for both Madline and Reed to get married legitimately without any embarrassing questions being asked. That's by Perry, in by him proving Madeline's innocence, also proved that her father whom she never knew the mysterious Uncle Max, Jon Hall, was in fact legitimately married to her mom Hetty Randall when Madline was born!

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