In a hunting and fishing village, Jefferson Pike tries to confront Denver Leonard, but Leonard refuses to see the old man. Pike steals a revolver from Leonard's car and shoots himself in the leg, intending to implicate Leonard. Leonard's ranch foreman, Hal Kirkwood, helps Pike dress the wound. When Pike arrives at his lodge, he finds his friend Hamilton Burger there so he drops the issue of the wound. Pike's son, Fred, was once a professional ice skater, but was injured in a car accident and can no longer perform. Leonard accuses Fred of forging his name to checks to cover his medical expenses. Asa Culver, the angel for a new ice show, rightly suspects his wife Vita of carrying on with Leonard. Leonard is killed and Pike arrested. By coincidence, Pike's friend District Attorney Hamilton Burger is vacationing in the area. Burger calls Perry Mason to defend his friend and recuses himself and his department from the case. The case is prosecuted by a special prosecuted appointed by the ... Written by
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The only 'Perry Mason' episode that William Hopper does not appear. See more
Immediately after Jefferson Pike shoots himself, there is no hole in his pant leg nor is there any blood. The hole and blood appear when he walks toward the car to return the gun. See more
Now, dad-blame it, let's have the WHOLE truth!