Perry Mason is meeting with Peter Warren, going over the final documents for Peter's divorce from his wife, Myrna. After Perry leaves, Peter receives a panic phone call from her. She's a chronic gambler and, after an incident at a Lake Tahoe casino, is afraid that casino enforcers are now after her. Her neighbor, Irene Prentice, had run into her at the casino and asked her to go to a show. While waiting to cash in her chips, a man in glasses asks to see Myrna, taking some chips from her and telling her she is in trouble. She runs out and runs over a casino employee who pulls a gun on her. Peter rushes to her house only to find her calm and collected and telling him it was all a mistake. Soon after, however, he returns to the house and finds her dead in her bedroom. Rather than call the police or tell Perry, he heads off to the casino she had been at the night before. It's clear that her death has to do with counterfeit casino chips that have been circulating in Nevada casinos. Chips ... Written by
Did You Know?
Coincidentally or not, the lead male and female characters in this episode have the same first names as the guest stars playing them: Peter Breck plays Peter Warren, and Myrna Fahey plays Myrna Warren. See more
When Peter Warren enters his wife's bedroom the second time, he fails to notice a dead body lying on the floor until he is well inside. The location of the body is such that he would have seen it as soon as he opened the door. See more
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Well, who were you expecting, honey, the FBI?