Perry Mason (1957–1966)
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The Case of the Frustrated Folksinger 

Backwoods Amy Jo Jennings arrives in LA to start a singing career. She is spotted by an agent who signs the naive girl to a contract. In reality she is a wealthy target the agent takes advantage of. When he is killed, she is charged.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Tragg (credit only)
Wesley Lau ...
Gary Crosby ...
Jazbo Williams
Bonnie Jones ...
Amy Jo Jennings
Lester Crawford
Harry Bronson
Richard Garland ...
Lionel Albright
Joyce Meadows ...
Audrey Stemple
Chris Thompson
Al Siebring
Evelyn Bronson


Perry Mason defends Amy Jo Jennings who is charged with murder after her agent, Harry Bronson, is found dead. Amy Jo had only recently arrived from Tennessee with aspirations to be a singer. She got work at a folk club with musician Jazbo Williams. She is followed by a disc jockey, Lester Crawford, from back home who has hounded her to marry him. He interrupts her act at Williams' club and at Bronson's office. Bronson had seen her singing at Williams' club and signed her to a contract but not before getting Amy Jo - in fact a young heiress to her family firm - to give him $50,000 as an investment in a summer musical she will star in. Bronson and his partner, Al Siebring, are deep in debt plus Bronson's wife is urged by her lover to divorce Bronson. Mary Jo had visited Bronson on the evening he was killed to get her money back after she learned that the lead role had also been promised to a well-known singer, Audrey Stemple. Several people had reason to want to see Bronson dead and ... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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7 January 1965 (USA)  »

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31 December 2013 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Can't believe I'm giving the original Perry Mason a one star rating, but this episode deserves it or less. Perry has had some unlikeable clients but this woman from Tennessee takes the cake. Her accent is ridiculous more hillbilly than the Beverly Hillbillies and she's stupid. I disliked her so much, I wanted her to be convicted, sorry, Perry. When Perry has a decent client, there is no show better, but this episode is watchable only because it is Perry Mason. Gary Crosby is not bad though and I usually find him irritating. Catwoman, Lee Meriwether and Major West from Lost In Space are also in this. Got to say Major West's southern accent is also one of the worse I've ever heard and I'm Southern myself. Watch this only if you love Raymond Burr, Della, Paul and the others as I do.

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