Trevor Harris returns to Los Angeles after a lengthy absence and decides to visit his wife only to find that she is seriously ill in the hospital. He also finds that two years before, she had him declared legally dead. He had left 10 years ago and had never been in contact, not even to send birthday messages to his two young children. After his wife dies, he asks Perry Mason to intervene in the custody of his children. He doesn't want custody for himself but feels Jill Garson would be the best candidate. The children are set to inherit $150 million and Harris' interference does't sit well with Edgar Thorne who manages their huge business empire. During a family meeting Harris explains his wishes but Thorne tells him that he has convincing proof that Harris embezzled $50,000 from the company in a white envelope in his safe. Later, after being told how to steal the envelope, Harris is seen leaving the house. When Thorne is murdered at that time, Harris is charged and Perry defends him. Written by
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When talking to the police, Clarence Henry (played by Max Showalter) quotes William Shakespeare's Henry V: "There is some soul of goodness in things evil." The rest of the quote, from Act IV, is ... "Would men observingly distill it out." See more