Scott Shelby is jealous of the attention he believes handy man Frank Lawton is paying to his wife Marion. Scott sneaks his shotgun out of the house in a golf bag after loading it being careful to put no fingerprints on the shells. At a location away from his home he fires one barrel of the double barrel gun and then returns it to the rack in his house. That night from the boat house he calls Frank for help and to get his shotgun as he cuts the phone line there. Frank hears a shot, dresses, and retrieves the shotgun. He runs to the boat house but finds no one until Marion arrives. Meanwhile, Perry receives a telegram from Frank saying his unlucky army buddy is about to be arrested for murder. Perry and Della leave to meet Frank only to find the sheriff's department there looking for the missing Scott Shelby. The telegram and Frank's writings force Det. Sgt. Phillip Dix to arrest Frank. Perry believes Shelby skipped town due to being in debt but when his body turns up, the burden of ... Written by
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By an odd coincidence, guest stars Barbara Lawrence and Phyllis Avery both retired from acting to become realtors. See more
Somebody sent Perry a telegram in Frank Lawton's name, but none of the principles knew Frank well enough to know that he had a history with Perry. See more
Pretty well-done on that side, Mrs. Shelby. How about a drink of water?
Oh, I'd love it.