Perry Mason (1957–1966)
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The Case of the Lover's Leap 

Roy Comstock is handling the finances in a real estate deal with Peter Brent. However, his divorce has distracted him so Peter is worried about losing his land. Roy supposedly commits suicide but Peter is charged with his murder.

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Valerie Comstock
John Conte ...
Roy Comstock
Carleton Carpenter ...
Peter Brent
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Willie
Maura McGiveney ...
Gloria Winters
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After Roy Comstock's wife, Valerie, divorces him getting a house, the boat and $350,000, his company Comstock Construction seems to go bankrupt. Soon after, Roy Comstock disappears with company executive Peter Brent left holding the bag. Brent had put up some of his land, 50 acres of prime oceanfront property near Cape Canaveral, as collateral for a company loan. Comstock's lawyer, F.J. Weatherby, has no idea where Roy Comstock might be and Peter approaches Perry Mason for assistance. Peter locates Comstock and they argue but Roy has left a suicide note saying he will drown himself and is now believed dead. Peter was seen jumping on the boat with Roy as Roy leaves the dock. It's all a scam being perpetrated by Roy and Valerie Comstock. When Roy is found dead however, it's Peter Brent who is charged with his murder and Perry defends him. Written by garykmcd

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4 April 1963 (USA)  »

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While Roy Comstock is making his getaway on his ex-wife's boat, Peter Brent scrambles aboard to prevent him from leaving the dock; Comstock punches Brent in the gut - but Brent reacts before the punch makes contact. See more »

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Gloria Winters: [on phone] I'm sorry, sir. Mr. Comstock is out.
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Julie Adams does excellent work in this exciting episode
2 October 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This episode returns the series to its roots as we get a nice mystery with some fine acting that combines to make a good show.

The episode begins with Roy Comstock, the owner of a development company, and his wife, Valerie, going through a nasty divorce. Valerie Comstock is set to take nearly all the property and money except for the company that will still be owned by Roy.

Roy appears to be heart-broken over the divorce and the company suffers to the point of closing its doors. This will default on ocean front property that was was placed as collateral by Peter Brent for a bank loan. So when Roy goes missing, Peter hires Perry to find Roy and try to stop the default on the loan.

Roy writes a suicide note and boards his ex-wife's boat. Peter Brent tries to intervene but gets knocked out 'cold' from a punch thrown by Roy. Later Roy's body is found in the ocean but the medical examiner determines that he was killed by a blow to the head instead of drowning. Peter Brent is the suspect and Perry will defend him in court. Perry believes there is more to the suicide than meets the eye. And could have been a ploy by the Comstock's that somehow went wrong.

Julie Adams that plays Valerie Comstock does an excellent job of bring the character to life. Ms Adams does well in playing a wide range of emotions that was needed in this story. A good mystery that the viewer will enjoy. Lots of excitement throughout the entire show.


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