Perry Mason: Season 3, Episode 17

The Case of the Mythical Monkeys (27 Feb. 1960)

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A novelist sends her secretary to pick up a package at a remote cabin but in the driving rain her car becomes stuck. At a cabin a man denies knowing anything about a package but allows her to dry off. He disappears and a she finds a body.



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Episode cast overview, first billed only:
Mauvis Meade
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Gregory Dunkirk
Gladys Doyle
Lew Gallo ...
Richard Gilman
Joan Banks ...
Mrs. Manley
Caspar Pedley
John Reach ...
Dukes Lawton
Morrison Findlay
William Boyett ...
Kelton (as Bill Boyett)


In a driving rainstorm Gladys Doyle, secretary to successful novelist Mauvis Meade, struggles to the door of a remote cabin. A strange man in the cabin denies he has a package for Mauvis. He disappears into the night, and Gladys finds a dead man in the cabin. Mauvis herself arrives at her home to find the place in a shambles, and shyster Gregory Dunkirk is glad that incriminating materials he gave Meade for her latest novel have been stolen. Gladys appears and tells her boss about the dead man, who turns out to be a Las Vegas gambler, Joseph Manley. Gladys consults Perry Mason and is arrested for murder. Perry runs into Caspar Pedley being thrown out of Meade's apartment and later finds he is the brother-in-law of the dead man. It doesn't help that Meade won't back up Gladys' story. A scarf decorated with three mythical monkeys is found at the cabin with bullets in it, meant to implicate Mauvis in the crime. Other evidence points to Gladys. Perry must discover who is the framer, who ... Written by richardann

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This one is full of action and mystery- Very good episode
29 May 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a surprisingly good episode from the third season of "Perry Mason". The entire 52 minutes of the show will have you on the edge of your seat with all the action and mystery surrounding this story.

The episode centers around Marvis Meade (Beverly Garland). Ms Meade is a novelist that has just written a book that deals with salty parts of the underground activities. And doing research for the book perhaps gets to involved with the world in which she is writing.

One evening Ms Meade gets a call to meet a man in a cabin off the main road. She has reservations about the meeting and send her private secretary, Glady Doyle, in her absents. When Ms Doyle gets to the cabin she is reluctantly invited in by a middle age man. While the man makes some coffee, Ms Doyle retreats into a bedroom to change out of her wet clothes. Upon returning the middle aged man is no where to be seen . Ms Doyle begins looking inside the cabin only to find a man dead from gunshot wounds.

The next day Ms Doyle goes to see Perry about her discovery. With the help of Paul Drake, the cabin is found and Lt Tragg is called to the scene.

It only takes a short time before Lt. Tragg has found evidence linking Ms Doyle to the murder. Before long, Perry is in court defending Ms Doyle for murder.

That is not the only action going on in this episode. From many characters that are suspicious to action that may lead to federal charges- this episode is packed. From Della being assaulted to undercover officers, this show is one of the most interesting mystery we have seen in sometime.

It is a good time for all viewers. Due to all the excitement this episode goes by fast- So be ready for a good watch.

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