Perry Mason: Season 7, Episode 18

The Case of the Nervous Neighbor (13 Feb. 1964)

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Charles Fuller hires Paul to find his mother. Paul does but she is wanted for murdering her husband. Due to amnesia from the incident Perry gets her off but then Charles is charged with murder of the man who tried to cheat him and his mom.

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Richard Rust ...
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Mary Browne
Katherine Squire ...
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Charles Fuller had hired Paul Drake to find his missing mother Alice. Paul has found her and knows her story. The woman was found badly beaten and unconscious in a field just outside Las Vegas some six months before. She's now living in Los Angeles but Paul also knows that the day she was found she was also responsible for killing her husband, William Bradley. She was upset as her son had lost a junior partnership because he was accused of embezzling funds from an account at the investment firm. Alice Bradley, as she was known, has lost her memory however and is living with a friend, Vera Hargrave, a nurse she met in the hospital. Lt. Anderson is also on her case and arrests her for having killed her husband. Perry Mason soon takes on her case. There were many witnesses to the murder but Perry manages to have the charges dismissed. The death of the man who received the junior partnership instead of Charles however, leads to Charles being charged with murder. Written by garykmcd

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How could Sheila forget she murdered her husband?
2 November 2012 | by (Buffalo, New York) – See all my reviews

Before he became a Perry Mason client Richard Rust had retained the service of the Paul Drake Detective Agency to find his mother who has been missing for six months. Good thing because that's an entry into obtaining the services of Raymond Burr and Rust will need them.

What Rust doesn't tell William Hopper is that mother Sheila Bromley is wanted for the murder of his stepfather. Now she's in an apartment in a senior citizen living center, cared for by Katherine Squire with a case of amnesia brought on by a blow to the head.

That was obtained during a violent quarrel with her late husband and because of that even with no memory of the events Raymond Burr gets her off of a murder charge with the unusual cooperation of William Talman.

Later on Paul Winchell playing a serious role and without his wooden companions of Jerry Mahoney and Knucklehead Smiff gets himself killed and violently. Winchell and Rust were rivals at the brokerage firm that Bromley's late husband was a partner in and he does look good for it. Winchell however is one slimy rat and met a more than likely deserved end.

A bit of Drake detective work and Mason's instincts in these matters uncovers the real culprit and it was a bit of a surprise to me as the perpetrator's role was somewhat subdued until the end.

Good script with good performances all around.


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