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"Perry Mason" The Case of the Glamorous Ghost (1962)

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Erle Stanley Gardner (story)
Samuel Newman (teleplay)
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Original Air Date:
3 February 1962 (Season 5, Episode 19)
A dazed woman found in a park in a raincoat says she has amnesia but her story makes no sense. She supposedly eloped with a man who is ultimately found dead in the same park. When she is charged, Perry has to dig deep to find the truth. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Lots going on in this episode- Good watch for viewers See more (3 total) »


 (Episode Cast) (in credits order)

Raymond Burr ... Perry Mason

Barbara Hale ... Della Street

William Hopper ... Paul Drake

William Talman ... Hamilton Burger

Ray Collins ... Lt. Tragg

Mary Murphy ... Eleanor Corbin

Jeanne Cooper ... Ethel Belan

Ziva Rodann ... Suzanne Granger

Merry Anders ... Sadie Hepner

Douglas Dick ... Walter Richey

Wesley Lau ... Lt. Andy Anderson

Coleen Gray ... Olga Jordan

Vinton Hayworth ... Homer Corbin

Kenneth MacDonald ... Judge

Jon Lormer ... Dr. Oberon
Jan Stine ... Boy
Judee Morton ... Girl
Don McGovern ... Policeman

George E. Stone ... Court Clerk
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Barton ... Courtroom Spectator (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Arthur Marks 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Erle Stanley Gardner  story
Samuel Newman  teleplay

Produced by
Jackson Gillis .... associate producer
Gail Patrick .... executive producer (as Gail Patrick Jackson)
Art Seid .... producer
Cinematography by
Robert G. Hager 
Film Editing by
John Faure  (as John D. Faure)
Casting by
Harvey Clermont 
Art Direction by
Lewis H. Creber  (as Lewis Creber)
Set Decoration by
Charles Vassar  (as Charles Q. Vassar)
Makeup Department
Annabell Levy .... hair stylist (as Annabell)
Irving Pringle .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Robert G. Stone .... assistant director
Art Department
Ray Thompson .... properties
Sound Department
Herman Lewis .... production sound mixer
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Evelyn Carruth .... wardrobe supervisor
Edward McDermott .... wardrobe supervisor (as Ed McDermott)
Other crew
M.E.M. Gibsone .... script supervisor
Samuel Newman .... story consultant

Series Crew
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Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Erle Stanley Gardner  creator

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Did You Know?

Olga Corbin, the defendant's sister, appears in the credits as Olga Jordan.See more »
Miscellaneous: The doors opens without Perry turning the knob.See more »


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13 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Lots going on in this episode- Good watch for viewers, 15 August 2012
Author: kfo9494 from United States

A lot going on in this episode as we get a little taste of blackmail, smuggling, falsehoods and murder all combined in 52 minutes. Then add a terrific mystery and you have a show worthy of a great 'Perry Mason' episode.

The story begins with a young women being found wandering around a park in a very strange state of mind. When the police arrive, the women passes out only to awake telling that she does not know her name.

Later her name is discovered to be Eleanor Corbin and was last heard when she called her family on her way for a quickie marriage in Las Vegas with a man named Douglas Hepner. Now she is in a hospital and the Corbin family wants Perry to investigate her whereabouts for the last few weeks.

It will not be long before Douglas Hepner's body will be found by police. He had been shot in the head with a gun that was owned by Eleanor. And to make matters worse, Perry finds out that his client, Eleanor Corbin, has been faking her memory lost and actually knew where the body of Douglas was located even before police. It will not be long before Lt Tragg and Lt Anderson come calling with warrants for murder.

With Paul Drake doing most of the investigating, Douglas Hepner will prove to be more than just a guy wanting marriage. Seems that he has done the Vegas marriage plan with more than just Perry's client as we are introduced to a women with the exact same marriage proposal as Eleanor's. This will lead Paul on a path of smuggled gems and blackmail.

By the time the show ends the viewer has been treated to a very nice mystery that is positively entertaining. Good watch for viewers.

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