Howard Walters and his mistress, Janice Atkins, plan to rob Wade Taylor's company and fake Walters' death. Janice schemes with Roger Porter to double-cross Howard. Howard flies himself ... See full summary »
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Howard Walters and his mistress, Janice Atkins, plan to rob Wade Taylor's company and fake Walters' death. Janice schemes with Roger Porter to double-cross Howard. Howard flies himself across country, calls in a bogus mayday, and crashes the plane in the mountains. He breaks his leg, however, and has to hole up for seven weeks with a prospector, Zack Davis. Carole Taylor, Wade's daughter-in-law, asks Perry Mason to find her husband Andrew. The crashed plane is found with Andrew's body, dead from a gunshot. Howard unexpectedly shows up at Janice's apartment but she thought he was dead. Janice sends Carole and Howard's wife Ruth to his motel. Howard is killed and Carole is arrested. Perry must follow the money to solve the case. Written by
This show in the middle of Season 3 is again written by a team of writers who seem to be writing some good shows to supplement the 85 episodes or so that are based directly on Gardnener material during the series.
I mention Simon Oakland here as he is a well known character actor from quite a few TV series. By the time Simon started his acting career, he was already over 40 and by the time of his death in the 1980's he had logged a lot of television work including his boss role for Darren McGavin's "Night Stalker".
In this episode, he is involved with a woman trying to steal over $300,000 dollars. He murders someone with a plane and breaks his leg parachuting to safety. Interestingly, this part of the plot is used later in an episode of Columbo with guest star Johnny Cash.
From here though, it varies as this episode gets a lot done in 52 minutes. Mason has to work pretty hard to find out who has done it in this episode.
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