Perry, preparing to go to Scotland for a fishing vacation, takes on a very special client when 8 year-old Peggy Smith appears in his office and asks him to find out who she is. Perry learns that she attends a prestigious school and has been there since the age of 3. Her school and residential fees are paid automatically by the Tobler bank in Switzerland and twice a year she receives a lovely handmade doll from a Swiss toy shop. He flies to Switzerland but, due to Swiss law, he cannot find out who is funding Peggy's life. During a chance meeting with American tourists at the doll shop in Switzerland, Perry learns of little Peggy's family. While in Switzerland, he receives a doll with a broken neck and a note that the same thing can happen to little girls. After initially denying her existence, Perry eventually convinces her grandfather, Courtney Jeffers, that his daughter gave birth to the girl. Soon after, as the old man changes his will in Peggy's favor, he is killed and Perry finds ... Written by
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John Banner, seen here as "A. Tobler," is best remembered for his recurring role as bumbling prison guard Sgt. Schultz ("l see nothing!") in 168 episodes of the 1960s POW sitcom Hogan's Heroes. Ironically, Banner is famous for playing a Nazi, though he himself is Jewish. See more
The murder victim is a wealthy man who was about to change his will. A witness on the stand testifies that he and his wife were the only heirs to the original will, and the DA, presumably in possession of all the facts, does not correct him. Later it is revealed that there were at least two other heirs, one of whom turns out to be the murderer. See more
[testing out Perry's fly-rod
Hey, I wouldn't mind having this myself. Come in handy for snagging the olives out of martinis.