Perry Mason (1957–1966)
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The Case of the Long-Legged Models 

Gambler Glenn Falkner is murdered by George Castle, who tries to collect a debt from Falkner's daughter, Stephanie. Castle is murdered and Stephanie is charged. The case becomes confusing when not one but three identical guns are involved.


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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Stephanie Falkner
Eva Elliott
Joe De Santis ...
George Castle
Michael Garvin Sr.
William Swan ...
Michael Garvin Jr.
Russell Thorson ...
Glenn Falkner
Ann McCrea ...
Margo Winter Garvin
Ray Walker ...
Bill - Used Car Salesman
Jack Harris ...
Court Clerk


After a night of gambling, Glenn Falkner's losing streak continues so he returns to his office. George Castle enters to present Falkner's IOU for immediate payment. He hopes to force Falkner to sell him a piece of valuable property for a cheap price but Falkner refuses to sell so Castle shoots him saying Falkner's daughter will sell. Later, Castle confronts Stephanie Falkner with the IOU but she refuses saying she must talk to her adviser Michael Garvin Sr. Castle visits Garvin's secretary Eva Elliott who he put in the job and has a bad history Castle knows about. Garvin and Stephanie visit Perry who then visits Castle to put pressure on Castle for a better price knowing he is squeezing Castle who made promises about the property. After leaving, he sees Stephanie enter Castle's building followed by the police and Lt. Tragg. Castle is dead. Garvin has three identical guns one of which is the murder weapon. His son has one, he keeps one in his safe and he carries one which he gave to ... Written by Anonymous

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Crime | Drama | Mystery





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17 May 1958 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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This episode reunites William Hopper and Alix Talton who earlier co-starred in "The Deadly Mantis." See more »


[first lines]
Joe - Stickman: And it's a winner. Winner on nine. He's alive.
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Not one of the better mysteries
29 July 2014 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

An unusual opening for this Perry Mason where gambler/racketeer Joe DeSantis murders Russell Thorson. Raymond Burr's eventual client Peggy McCay suspects DeSantis of killing her father and when DeSantis winds up dead it's only natural that the police suspect McCay. They even find a gun in her possession. Plus the fact that DeSantis was squeezing Thorson pretty heavily for gambling losses in Las Vegas.

It's pretty obvious who murdered DeSantis as a motive is given with the character that's clear as a bell. The real trick here is that the weapon used was one of three identical revolvers that car dealer Lyle Talbot has in his possession. When we figure out who has the weapon and how one of them came to murder Thorson the mystery is solved.

But not one of the better mysteries.

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