Perry Mason: Season 8, Episode 15

The Case of the Frustrated Folksinger (7 Jan. 1965)

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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
Robert H. Harris ...
Harry Bronson
Richard Garland ...
Lionel Albright
Joyce Meadows ...
Audrey Stemple
Chris Thompson
Al Siebring
Gale Robbins ...
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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Did the stalker do the crime?
31 December 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Bonnie Jones fresh from West Virginia arrives in Los Angeles and is looking for a gig as a folksinger. Usually those kind of people are not in the best financial situations, but Jones happens to be loaded. She gets a job at Gary Crosby's club and also brings in her own heckler, Mark Goddard from her neck of the woods who is a giving a real good imitation of a stalker.

She also signs with a talent agent Robert Harris who asks and gets a $50,000.00 check from her. It's 'up front' money he says, but he's got a lot of debts around and he needs the dough. Not for long since he winds up dead, Jones arrested and Raymond Burr has another client.

I have to say that Mark Goddard was the best in this story. He really looks and acts like one crazy fool who'd do anything. Did he do the crime though?

For that you have to watch this Perry Mason episode.

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