Nancy Banks hires Perry Mason to hold five $50 tickets she has from the local racetrack. The race hasn't been run yet and, should she win, she wants Perry to collect her winnings for her. Her horse comes in a winner and, when Perry and Della go to the track to collect the winnings, Perry is immediately accosted by Marvin Fremont and policeman Sgt. McClanahan, who claim that Nancy's brother, Rodney, stole the money from his business to buy the tickets and therefore the winnings are his. Perry isn't buying any of it and remains calm while Fremont accuses him of being a crooked lawyer. Rodney is in jail for stealing the money and, at Nancy's request, Perry arranges for his bail. Perry, however, is frustrated by his client's refusal to be honest with him. When Fremont is found murdered in her hotel room, however, it's Nancy who is charged with murder and Perry defends her. His work is made harder by a trick she read in a mystery novel and mentioned to several people earlier. Written by
Did You Know?
When Perry is in bed and the phone rings, you can see a "ghost" imagine pass across the left side of the screen. It is actually a policeman coming from behind a corner from the previous scene at a police station that was faded into Perry's bedroom scene. See more
When the court reporter repeats D.A. Hamilton Burger's question to Rodney Banks, he says: "Question: 'All right, where did you get that money? Where did you get this bill?'" Burger didn't say, "All right." See more
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The flag is up... and they're off!