Perry Mason: Season 4, Episode 27

The Case of the Grumbling Grandfather (27 May 1961)

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A grandfather tries to warn his grandson David to stay away from a woman who was the secretary to the boy's dead uncle. David persists in helping her pay off her husband who is blackmailing her. When he is found dead, David is charged.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Lt. Tragg (credit only)
Dorine Hopkins
J. J. Gideon
Karl Held ...
Frances Rafferty ...
Sue Franks
Lawrence Comminger (as Gavin Mac Leod)
Phil Arthur ...
Si Farrell
Fifi D'Orsay ...
Woman Witness
John Gallaudet ...
Superior Court Judge
Kenneth MacDonald ...
Trial Judge (credit only)


J.J. Gideon is worried that his grandson David has taken up with the same woman that led his son, David's uncle, to possibly have embezzled $100,000 from their bank and eventually commit suicide. Gideon finds David in his office supposedly studying a law book but in reality he is there with her. David is quite in love with the older Dorine Hopkins who had worked at the bank until fired and now called back recently to assist forensic accountant Lawrence Comminger with a audit requested by J.J. Gideon. David has an altercation with Dorine's husband Tony when both catch Dorine who trying to move for the third time in three days. Dorine tells David that she needs $10,000 to pay Tony to get what he is holding over her but she won't reveal the details. Dorine informs David she raised the money on her own but Tony still refused to give her the manila folder with the documents. David decides to retrieve the documents himself but is knocked out after finding them. Later, when Tony is found ... Written by garykmcd

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Not Your Typical Mason, or Love Boat, or MTM Show
6 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This show boasts an amazing guest cast as Otto Kruger & Gavin Mcleoud both have prominent roles in this one. The plot is quite well written as well. Of course there is a murder but the plot has some black mail and a few other twists & turns along the way.

Otto Hruger is Grandpa trying to solve problems that his grandson has in choosing the wrong woman, and the mystery of the dead Uncle who appeared to have embezzled $100,000 dollars before he died & then committed suicide. Then the Grandson's Girlfriends husband is killed & the grandson is at the scene of the murder.

Grandpa is having a tough time as their attorney loses the preliminary to DA Burger. Then he calls Mason in to try & salvage the case & the Grandson. As for your Love Boat Captain who is short his crew here, he is a key witness on the stand helping to solve the case.

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