"Perry Mason" The Case of the Nine Dolls (TV Episode 1960) - Plot Summary Poster

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  • 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 himself defending Peggy's aunt, Linda Osborne, who is accused of the murder.

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  • As Perry prepares to go to Scotland on vacation, a little girl arrives in his office asking him to determine who she is. His search takes him to Switzerland where he meets a woman who becomes his client after a murder.

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Perry is getting ready for a fishing trip to Scotland when Della tells him that he has a young lady potential client who needs his help...

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