Perry Mason: Season 9, Episode 18

The Case of the Golfer's Gambit (30 Jan. 1966)

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Jim Harrell is an aspiring pro at a golf club who must contend with the current pro Chick Farley who was kicked off the professional circuit for his behavior. Chick is killed with Jim's club after threatening Jim with blackmail.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Carl Reindel ...
Danny Bright
Dina Brandt
Harry Townes ...
Erwin Brandt
Phyllis Hill ...
Alma Farley
Chick Farley
Don Dubbins ...
Asst. D.A. Bill Vincent
Alan Reed Jr. ...
Jim Harrell
Bartlett Robinson ...
Edward 'Pat' Patterson
Gertrude Flynn ...
Rosalind - Mrs. Hedrick
Regina Gleason ...


Chick Farley is the pro at the local Pine Hills golf club. A onetime touring pro, Farley has made a lot of enemies. He's a boozer and a carouser, much to his wife Alma's regret and he owes money to several members. He has his current job based on the reputation of Alma who was an aspiring golfer herself but now drinks heavily. He wins the club's member only tournament on a technical rule violation by Jim Harrell. The more junior pro at the club, Jim Harrell, finds that $3000 worth of equipment is missing from the pro shop and he's sure it's a case of Farley pocketing the proceeds. However, he made the mistake of waiting two weeks to report the loss which makes Jim look guilt according to Chick. The club chairman would like nothing better than to see him fired and club member Irwin Brandt is tired of the constant passes he makes at his beautiful wife Dina Brandt. It's no surprise when Farley is found dead but when the police arrest Jim Harrell, Perry gets an anonymous envelope with ... Written by garykmcd

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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30 January 1966 (USA)  »

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"I call Hamilton Burger to the stand"
15 May 2013 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

This episode of Perry Mason finds Perry defending one junior golf pro accused of murdering the senior golf pro at the country club played by Dennis Patrick. It was Alan Reed Jr.'s wedge that was used to club Patrick to death and it was junior pro Reed that was found over the body.

This episode was interesting for because none other than Hamilton Burger is a member of the club and earlier that evening presented Patrick with the first prize money for winning a tournament. Later on Patrick called William Talman with information about a possible case. Just as Talman is telling Patrick to see him in the office next morning at 12:27 am. he hears the sound of a struggle and Patrick is dead. It's Talman who summons the police who find the body.

Patrick was truly a slime ball who had a host of people who would have liked to do him in. In fact Raymond Burr shows that any number of people could have done the deed. The key is the missing prize money which Talman had presented in cash to Patrick.

A good episode and interesting to see William Talman in the witness box.

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