Harry Bright and Chuck Clark have been partners for over 30 years and have made quite a bit of money. Harry is concerned that Clark's new young wife Margaret and her brother Howard Roper may be cheating him as well as his friend Chuck out of their money. He goes to see Chuck but as Chuck is gone he gets into a dispute with Howard ending with a shot fired by Bright into the ground. Harry consults Perry Mason who suggests he dissolve the partnership which would call for a complete accounting of all assets. Harry doesn't want to do that as he is clearly not angry or upset with his business partner, only the gold digger he married. Harry receives evidence from Salty Sims that Margaret and Howard aren't brother and sister and tells Chuck. When Margaret is found dead in her bedroom, Harry is charged with murder. The bullet in the body came from the same gun that a bullet found in the ground came from. Chuck asks Perry to defend Harry. Written by
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When Perry pulls up to Sally's gas station, Salty accidentally hits Perry's convertible with his hammer as Perry continues talking as if nothing happened. See more
At about the 44 min mark Perry fires a gun in the courtroom as a test. Before the test, the prosecutor had on a dark suit. After the gunshot the prosecutor can be seen in a light colored suit. The trial resumes and the prosecutor is again in a dark suit. Besides this, the entire spectator section changes after the test and back again as the trial resumes. The trial resumes the next day. The prosecutor is in his light suit and the spectators are the same as after the gunshot test the day before. See more
[responding to a car honking
Take your time now. Take your time.
Give me ten gallons, high-test.
We ain't got no high-test.